Jewel De'Nyle, real name Stephany Schwarz, was born in Wetmore, Colorado and her mother is porn star De'Bella. She had aspirations to become a mainstream actress but changed her focus to adult films after deciding she was going to 'take it by storm' in 1988. Jewel worked as a stripper and feature dancer throughout her career.
Jewel has been married 5 times, most notably to Mike Long (aka Michael Stefano) (2002 - separated 2003), Peter North (1998 - 2000) and also Joshua Bendell (1995 - 1996), James Weaver and Jeremy ?. She retired from performing in 2004 but continues to produce and manage talent for the adult industry.