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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1951Lakeview, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 24 January 1992New York City, New York, USA  (AIDS)
Birth NameBettina Louise Lutz

Mini Bio (1)

Tina Chow was born Bettina Louise Lutz to a Japanese mother and a German-American father in 1951. In her teens, she and her sister, Adelle Lutz, enjoyed success as models for Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido's advertising campaign. This was a primer for Tina's future status as a major fashion icon of the 1980s.

She married restaurateur Michael Chow in 1972, and had two children with him: China Chow (born in 1974), who is now an up-and-coming actress, and Maximillian Chow (born in 1977).

Throughout their marriage, Tina helped Michael run his successful restaurant chain, "Mr. Chow's", and enjoyed the benefits of fame and celebrity. The couple lived an elite and exciting nightlife, and were considered to be quite prominent in the New York art world (artist friends included the late Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Michael Chow (1972 - 1990) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Younger sister of costume designer/actress Adelle Lutz and ex-sister-in-law of former Talking Heads leader, David Byrne.
Mother, with Michael Chow, of China Chow (actress) and Maximillian Chow.
Was considered a major fashion icon throughout the 1980s, for her keen fashion sense and an illustrious career as both a fashion model/designer, and later, as a jewelry designer.
Dated actor Richard Gere in the 1980s.
Daughter of Japanese mother and German-American father.
Former sister-in-law of actress Tsai Chin.
Her beauty made her a favorite of some of her artist friends; Andy Warhol did a few portraits of her.
Tina's daughter China Chow (who was in her teens when Tina was ill) personally cared for her in her final days; China later said that her mother dealt with her illness with great dignity and strength.

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