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October 19, 1986|William Hall

She may be the only six-foot tall Chinese actress in Hollywood, but it isn't hurting the career of Shakti.

You saw the Hong Kong-born beauty--who also happens to be an expert in the martial art of Mal-Aikido--in "Volunteers" (as Tom Hanks' bodyguard). She'll also be in "Golden Child" (a seeress pointing Eddie Murphy to fortune). And she's just finished tackling nasty Triads in Cannon's action thriller, "Three Kinds of Heat," in Elstree, England.

A U.S. resident since the age of 8 (she's now 25), says it's hard to find roles, but still likes being tall: "The view's much prettier."

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