• China Chow is an actress and model
• Born in London, England, she is the daughter of the late jewelry designer and model Tina Chow, and chef Michael Chow
• She is currently in a relationship with rock icon Billy Idol
• She has appeared in magazines such as Vogue and Maxim and acted in the film "The Big Hit"
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $10 million
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Date Of Birth||April 1974|
|Fact||Siblings: One younger brother, Maximillian Chow, and one younger half-sister, Asia.|
- 1 Who is China Chow?
- 2 China Chow Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence
- 5 Do You Know How Rich China Chow Is?
- 6 China Chow Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Children
- 7 Internet Popularity
- 8 China Chow mom, Tina Chow
- 9 General Info
- 10 Family
- 11 Accomplishments
- 12 Social profile links
- 13 Facts
- 14 Pictures
- 15 Movies
Who is China Chow?
China Chow was born on the 15th of April 1974, in London, England, and is an actress and model, perhaps still best known to the world as Keiko Nishi in the action-comedy film “The Big Hit” (1999), and for her appearances in such popular magazines as Vogue and Maxim, among many other differing accomplishments.
China Chow Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Happy Birthday to my baby brother @unicornwrangler ???❤️
Posted by China Chow on Friday, April 21, 2017
Inspired by her mother’s success, China launched her modeling career in the mid- 90s. Discovered by Roger Museendem, China spent several years building a name for herself in Japan, primarily modeling for Shiseido cosmetics. Gradually she becoming more popular, which resulted in deals with Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, among other popular fashion houses. She soon moved to magazine appearances as well, and became one of Harper’s Bazaar’s “It Girls” in 1996, and the same year featured in the December edition of Vogue’s “The Next Best-Dressed List”.
Rise to Prominence
DOUBLE FISTING @LONGCHAMP BY @ITSJEREMYSCOTT ??? pic.twitter.com/ME9opT2zut
— CHINA CHOW (@China_Chow) November 6, 2015
Do You Know How Rich China Chow Is?
Although inactive since the second half of the 2000s, many have remembered China as one of the sexiest girls of the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Her popularity has certainly contributed to her wealth, so let’s see just how rich China Chow is today. As of mid- 2018, China’s net worth is estimated at over $10 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?
TUG OF WAR!!!! On @MOCAlosangeles red carpet. In @Moschino by @ITSJEREMYSCOTT pic.twitter.com/kWdwkTztJr
— CHINA CHOW (@China_Chow) June 1, 2015
China Chow Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Children
When it comes to her personal life, China has been quite open about ups and downs that happen to her behind the camera, sharing all the major details about her life with her fans. She is in a relationship with the rock icon Billy Idol, though the two haven’t shared their plans for the future. Before Billy Idol, China was seen with several other celebrities, including Mark Wahlberg and Steve Coogan.
Since launching her career, China has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter, though she is also no stranger on Facebook. Her official Instagram page has over 45,000 followers, with whom China has shared details from her personal life, including her relationship with Billy Idol, among many other posts. China can also be found on Twitter, with close to 10,000 followers, sharing her opinions and ideas, such as her support towards “ProjAngelFood”. China is also active on Facebook, on which she has around 8,500 followers. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress and model, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages.
China Chow mom, Tina Chow
Now that we have covered all the major information about China, let’s share some information about her mother, Tina Chow. Real name Bettina Louis Lutz, she was born in Lakeview, Ohio USA, and was a model, reaching prominence in the ‘70s and ‘80s and attaining fashion icon status. The daughter of Walter Edmund Lutz, of German, and Mona Furuki, of Japanese ancestry, she has a sister Adelle Lutz, now an actress and costume designer.
In her teens, the whole family moved to Japan, where she was discovered by a modeling agent, who secured her a gig with the Japanese cosmetic line Shiseidom and she gradually became more. She was the muse of such fashion designers as Yves St. Laurent, and Andy Warhol was one of many who painted pictures of her. Tina was an AIDS activist for the better part of her life, as many of her friends succumbed to the terrible disease. She herself contracted a disease in the mid- ‘80s following an affair with French aristocrat, Kim D’Estainville, and passed away at only 41 years of age from complications from AIDS at her home in Pacific Palisades.
|Full Name||China Chow|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Date Of Birth||April 1974|
|Parents||Michael Chow, Tina Chow|
|Siblings||Maximillian Chow, Asia Chow|
|Movies||Frankenfish, Blessings, Spun, Sol Goode, Head over Heels, The Big Hit|
|TV Shows||Work of Art: The Next Great Artist|
Social profile links
|1||Maternal niece of actress/costume designer Adelle Lutz.|
|2||Following in the footsteps of her mother and her aunt, China also modeled for Shiseido cosmetics.|
|3||Siblings: One younger brother, Maximillian Chow, and one younger half-sister, Asia.|
|4||Holds a B.A. in Psychology from Scripps College.|
|5||Eschewed the party scene to take care of her mother, who was dying of AIDS in the early 1990s (Tina Chow passed away in January 1992).|
|6||Maternal niece of singer David Byrne (of The Talking Heads fame), who is married to Tina Chow's sister, Adelle Lutz.|
|7||Daughter of the late Tina Chow, a fashion icon of the 80s, and Michael Chow.|
|8||Had no prior acting experience before her first role in The Big Hit (1998).|
|9||Niece of actress Tsai Chin and Adelle Lutz.|
|10||After the original pilot for the tv show "Young Americans" was filmed the producers cast Chow as an additional character named Paige. However, she backed out at the last minute and the character was dropped.|
|Burn Notice||2007||TV Series||Lucy Chen|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||2004||Video Game||Katie Zhan (voice)|
|Frankenfish||2004||TV Movie||Mary Callahan|
|Carnival Sun||2003||Short||Brian's Girlfriend|
|Blessings||2003||TV Movie||Jennifer Foster|
|Sol Goode||2003||Amber Stevens|
|That '70s Show||2001||TV Series||China|
|Head Over Heels||2001||Lisa|
|The Big Hit||1998||Keiko Nishi|
|Philomena||2013||very special thanks|
|2012 New Now Next Awards||2012||TV Special||Herself|
|Work of Art: The Next Great Artist||2010-2011||TV Series||Herself - Host & Judge|
|Digital Death/Buy Life||2010||Video short||Herself|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|America's Next Top Model||2009||TV Series||Herself - Guest Judge & Supermodel|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia