Chyna birthname Joan Marie Laurer was born on December 27, 1969, and died on April 20, 2016.
He was an American professional wrestler, actress, glamour model, bodybuilder and pornographic film actress.
In 1997, she first rose to distinction in the professional wrestling promotion the World Wrestling Federation, where she performed under the ring name Chyna and was billed as the “Ninth Wonder of the World” (André the Giant was already billed as the eighth).
Chyna was know as one of the founding member of the stable D-Generation X, she held the WWF Intercontinental Championship (the only female performer to do so) twice and the WWF Women’s Championship once.
Laurer was also the first woman to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events, as well as to become number one contender to the WWF Championship.
She gained singles victories over several prominent male wrestlers, including multiple-time world champions Triple H, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and Jeff Jarrett, Chyna has left “a lasting legacy as the most dominant female competitor of all time”.
She left the WWF in 2001, Chyna wrestled sporadically, with New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2002 and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2011.
Besides wrestling, Laurer appeared in Playboy magazine twice, as well as numerous television shows and films.
During 2005, Laurer was a cast member on VH1’s The Surreal Life, which led to several other celebrity reality appearances on the network, including The Surreal Life: Fame Games in 2007 and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2008.
Chyna passed away at 46 yrs old.