Kelly Hu is a former model and Miss Teen USA who starred as the sorceress Cassandra in the action movie The Scorpion King (2002). Hu, of Chinese-American descent, kicked around TV during the late ’80s and ’90s, guest-starring in shows such as Growing Pains and Melrose Place. In the mid 1990s she was a regular on the series Nash Bridges, and then had a leading role in the short-lived 1998 series Martial Law. Still active in TV shows, cartoons, video games and the occasional movies, her film roles include the nasty kidnapper Sona in Cradle 2 the Grave (2003, with rapper DMX), the evil henchwoman Lady Deathstrike in the X-Men sequel X2 (2003, with Hugh Jackman) and a detective in Stiletto (2009).
Hu was named Miss Teen USA of 1985, becoming the first person of Asian descent to hold the title… She also was Miss Hawaii USA of 1993… Wu played the “Philadelphia Cream Cheese Girl” in a series of popular TV ads in Italy.