Below is an article that presents a
case that American celebrities are acquiring Asian trophy wives. It all started
with Woody Allen.
Call it the Woody Allen Effect.
When the venerable director scandalously left Mia Farrow for her adopted
daughter, South Korean-born Soon-Yi Previn 35 years his junior he may as
well have sent out a press release: Asian-girl fantasy trumps that of Hollywood
Not two years after they tied the knot, media baron Rupert
Murdoch walked down the aisle with fresh-faced Wendi Deng 17 days after
finalizing his divorce from his second wife. Then, CBS head Leslie Moonves wed
TV news anchor Julie Chen; Oscar winner Nicolas Cage married half-his-age third
wife Alice Kim; billionaire George Soros coupled up with violinist Jennifer
Chun; and producer Brian Grazer courted concert pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen.
Add the nuptials of investment magnate Bruce Wasserstein to fourth wife Angela
Chao and the pending vows between venture capitalist Vivi Nevo and Chinese
actress Ziyi Zhang, and we've got a curious cultural ripple.