Raven Tao is an entertainment industry personality of English/Polish - Nepalese/ Chinese descent, raised in Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Recognised across Asia for her international modelling campaigns as well as her quirky character on Fox Movies Premium, Channel [V] International and social media, she is the founder of Hong Kong's first luxury corsetry brand, Pearls & Arsenic.
Raven's reach as a social media Influencer grows organically via her Instagram @raventao, educational Youtube channel on corsetry, and fashion writing on CorsetsAndCouture.NET
Starting her career as a teen fashion model, Raven found instant success starring in campaigns across Asia, with her vivacity and enthusiasm seeing her scouted for a coveted position as producer/presenter at MediaCorp's Top 40 station, 987fm, and as an onscreen television host for HBO and AXN.
Her timeless image and multi-cultural visage makes her a popular choice for luxury brands. She is especially sought after for international campaigns and has worked with global clients such as Bulgari, Mont Blanc, Olay, Sprite, Sunsilk, Samsung, Mercedes Benz, Cartier, Vidal Sassoon and many others seeking to appeal to ever wider international audiences.
This same elegance combined with an ambiguous multi-cultural look and thoughtful, intelligent character has led Raven to be considered a strong screen presence by directors. Acting in movies and short films, she is has been lauded by directors as having 'immense talent' and stars only in carefully selected roles.
Acting work includes A Wishing Tree by director Ankie Lau Heung Ping, with press tours in China and martial arts indie feature film Stop Hit II by director Dr. Z. Previous acting appearances include guest role in All About Love by acclaimed director Ann Hui, leading role of Sarifah in German-Malaysian co-production Reunited in Malaysia by director Helmut Metzger, and guest appearance in Damon Dash's kung fu short Beef & Broccoli.
As a presenter, she has interviewed artists like Simple Minds, Michael Buble, Ian Brown, Electric Eel Shock, The 5,6,7,8’s, Regurgitator, Danny Avila, Feeder and Kaskade amongst others, and hosts live broadcasts in Hong Kong.
Noteable projects include a semi-global campaign for Olay, guest starring in 'All About Love' by critically acclaimed director Ann Hui, starring as lead actress in German-Malaysian movie 'Reunited in Malaysia', MC'ing the globally broadcast W Hong Kong's 5th Anniversary Party, shooting a celebrity campaign for luxury accessories brand MW-Giorgio Fedon and hosting the Channel V show Tokyo Luxe, to name but a few.
Raven completed an education in legal studies while taking an active role as ambassador for luxury real estate company Engel & Voelkers. She created Hong Kong's first luxury corsetry brand, Pearls & Arsenic - featured on Asia's Next Top Model and multiple magazine covers- before returning to her métier to explore new mediums of media.
Today this charismatic, engaging and vibrant beauty can be seen live broadcasting on Twitter Live (Periscope) and fashion writing at CorsetsAndCouture.NET
She is an advocate of financial literacy and promotes rescue animal adoption with her @PoshBunnies instagram account featuring adopted bunnies from the SPCA and Hong Kong Rabbit Society.
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