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Valerie Chow - Wikipedia
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Chow was born and raised in Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada, the only child to an upper-middle-class family. Her father was a property developer whom she describes as "tough, direct, and self-disciplined. As a newcomer, she drew some controversy for her role in the Category-III box office hit Twenty Something , which dealt with sexually explicit themes considered shocking for a former beauty queen. Her career however, took a sharp turn when she played the much maligned role of a "homewrecker" in a hugely popular television series.
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The image of seductress came to be closely associated with Chow, perhaps further fuelled by earlier rumours of her alleged affair with Tony Leung Chiu Wai then already dating long-time partner Carina Lau , whose music videos and album cover she also featured in. The more notable of these were that of the female terrorist in Jing Wong's High Risk , a moderately successful box-office hit, and a guest appearance in Tsui Hark 's acclaimed wu-xia feature The Blade.
In late , she left the Hong Kong film industry to pursue a career in Hollywood, adopting a more racially ambiguous screen name, Rachel Shane. More substantially, she became the first Chinese spokesmodel for Revlon US in , appearing in national print and tv ad campaigns alongside Halle Berry , Salma Hayek , and Melanie Griffith. She is to be followed by Lucy Liu.
Chow eventually returned to Hong Kong in , where she joined the media communications department at Lane Crawford ,  although continued to act part-time. The following year saw her return to the small screen in the ATV series, Healing Hearts , in which she played the role of a lawyer. The role briefly revived her career, leading to several magazine covers and an ad campaign with Neutrogena Hong Kong.
Since , Chow has, for the most part, left the entertainment industry. For the next seven years, she would continue to work as publicist for the Pedder Group, the shoes and accessories division of Lane Crawford.
Looking back on her career in , Chow remarks:. I rounded off this experience as vice-president, marketing.