Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:
Shu Qi is among the most famous Asian actresses in the world, known for her roles in populist fare (the first “Transporter” film) as well as arthouse material (several Hou Hsiao-Hsien projects). But the Taiwanese-born beauty got her start as a nude model in the ’90s; she’s even appeared in few softcore movies.
Looking at Qi today — she appears in Stephen Chow’s latest nutball extravaganza, “Journey to the West” — you wouldn’t guess that she’s knocking on the door of 40. She’s still as slim and as sylph-like as she was all those years ago.
The movie stuff is just one part of Qi’s portfolio; she’s also forged a career as a big-time fashion model. Have any American actresses started out doing erotic material and ended up as movie stars and fashion plates? There must be a few. The pre-Hollywood Demi Moore posed nude for some European magazines, but that wasn’t exactly a career . . .
Enjoy the nakedness below the fold. Have a good weekend.