Shu Qi on the red carpet at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony in April 2015. The actress began her acting career in soft porn before switching to the mainstream. Photo: SCMP Shu Qi on the red carpet at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony in April 2015. The actress began her acting career in soft porn before switching to the mainstream. Photo: SCMP
Shu Qi on the red carpet at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony in April 2015. The actress began her acting career in soft porn before switching to the mainstream. Photo: SCMP

Shu Qi in 5 unforgettable moments: the Taiwanese soft-porn actress who transitioned to award-winning star

The highest paid actress in Taiwan, who once appeared in the Chinese edition of Playboy magazine before going on to star in many mainstream movies and ad campaigns, turns 44 today

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
Shu Qi on the red carpet at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony in April 2015. The actress began her acting career in soft porn before switching to the mainstream. Photo: SCMP Shu Qi on the red carpet at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony in April 2015. The actress began her acting career in soft porn before switching to the mainstream. Photo: SCMP
Shu Qi on the red carpet at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony in April 2015. The actress began her acting career in soft porn before switching to the mainstream. Photo: SCMP
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