KOMPAS.com - A SINGAPORE-BORN porn actress has been found dead in her apartment in the small city of Monrovia in Southern California.
Police were called to the apartment of Miss Felicia Lee, 31, better known by her stage name Felicia Tang, on Sept 11 at noon. She had been beaten and suffocated.
Her boyfriend, Brian Lee Randone, 45, whom she was living with, was charged with torture and murder last Tuesday. Randone called the police to report that his girlfriend was unconscious, said the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the area's newspaper.
It reported that Randone is a former preacher and once starred in a Fox reality television show called The Sexiest Bachelor In America.
His next hearing will be on Sept 29 in the Pasadena Superior Court and he is being held in lieu of a US$2 million (S$2.8 million) bail. He has no previous police records in the area.
Neighbours did not report anything unusual on the day Miss Lee's body was found. Investigators interviewed said there was no known history of domestic violence between the couple. It is not clear how long they were together.
According to her biographies on the Internet, Miss Lee was born on Oct 22, 1977, and was raised in Singapore. She later moved to Perth, Australia, where she attended a private Catholic girls' school for two years.
Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, when she was 13. At 19, the 1.68m-tall teenager started to model for fashion catalogues and bikini calendars while pursuing a course in marketing and business administration in college.
She was reportedly an online adult top draw from 2001 to last year. She starred in several Playboy TV shows such as Naked Sports, 7 Lives Xposed and Buckwild, and appeared in several erotic DVD movies, including Asian Fever and Hotel Decadence.