Sarah Young was approached in 1986 by a photographer in the street and agreed to pose for some trial pictures for the famous Page Three of the national newspaper The Sun. The positive response to the pictures led to an invitation for Sarah to join a modelling agency.
She appeared in her first pornographic photo shoot at age 18, modelling for Private magazine while in the Costa del Sol. In September 1989, Young traveled to Hannover, Germany to meet Hans Moser (aka Sascha Alexander), an established porn film director and producer and performed in the first of many films for him. They were married on the 13 January 1991 in Las Vegas, USA.
Young starred in over 200 films, winning a number of industry awards.
Also in 1992, Sarah opened her first sex shop. Situated on the Am Klagesmarkt, Hannover, and named Sarah Young Erotic Markt, there would eventually be eleven such shops in various German cities.
She was a guest on many German talk shows during the 1990s.
She was also hugely popular in Denmark and visited Copenhagen in March 1997, where she was interviewed by nearly all major newspapers and TV-stations (most famously NatMadsen on TV2), while her personal appearances at video shops etc. attracted huge crowds of fans.
Although the majority of the films that she appears in were made by, and for, her and her husbands company, Sarah Young Communications, she also performed in the period costume films Decameron − inspired by Boccaccio's bawdy tales of the same name − and Hamlet, both of which were filmed by the renowned director Franco Lo Cascio (as Luca Damiano) at the Piccolomini Castle, Balsorano, Abruzzo, Italy. She also went to Hungary to perform in a series of films for director Mario Bianchi (as Nicholas Moore), one of which, Sexy Killer, was loosely based on the 1990 Luc Besson film Nikita.
Having spent her career performing in, writing, producing and directing films, in 1997, as the porn industry began to switch to lower budget movies, Sarah Young decided to retire from the business. She divorced Sascha Alexander in 1999.