Chrissie Chau (born 22 May 1985 in Chaozhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese actress and celebrity model from Hong Kong. Chau achieved widespread fame after the release of her portrait albums in 2009 and 2010. Her film career began after she starred in the horror film Womb Ghosts (2009); Chau has starred in 20 productions in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
Chau won four “Most Searched Photos on Yahoo!” in 2009–2012, “Yahoo! Entertainment Spotlight Person” in 2009 and “Most Popular Actress Award” in Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards. She received “Award of Merit: Leading Actress” from The Accolade Competition in 2011 for her performance in Beach Spike.
Chau first drew attention following “After 90s’ Girls” in Hong Kong from the survey held by YMCA 2010. The report showed surveyed girls think that Chau has a high IQ and is optimistic and bold, whilst Chau ranked 16th in 2010 LIVAC Celebrity Roasters of Cross-Straits Media announced by HKIEd, a title for which she has received substantial media attention.
Chau emigrated from Chaozhou to Hong Kong with her family when she was 10. She states that she worked in a fast-food restaurant when she was 15, and then as a shop assistant in Causeway Bay earning HK$3,000 (about US$380) a month.
Chau is arguably Hong Kong’s most famous pseudo-model, or lang mo, She began pseudo-modelling after she won the runner-up title in the 2002 Comics Festival ‘Game Girl’. She rose to prominence as the poster girl for Slim Beauty slimming boutique. In a TV commercial for the boutique, Chau rips off her clothes, revealing a bikini underneath, to ‘stop the traffic’ while she crosses the road in the business district of Central. In 2009, she released a limited edition life-sized poster with her likeness– dressed in lingerie– printed on the cover, at HK$560 (about US$72) apiece.
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