Jade Blue Eclipse is a former San Francisco-based performance artist/contortionist/acrobat born in Nagasaki, Japan. Following unsuccessful green card applications and her younger brother's continued health problems, her mother and brother returned to Japan from San Francisco, California when she was thirteen. She stayed behind.[2] She supported herself as a bicycle messenger, stripper, and prostitute.[2] She has appeared in a number of pornographic films, such as Asianatrix and Kung Fu Girls.[3] She identified herself as a lesbian "for years" but has also stated that she has relationships with men.[2]

Career

She became involved in circus performances as an acrobat, and Cirque du Soleil wanted to hire her for Zumanity, its Las Vegas show devoted to eroticism, acrobatics, and sensuality. She was unable to take the offer because she wasn't an American citizen. She worked various jobs, but her immigration status prevented her from taking on any regular employment. Eventually she started her own crime scene cleaning business using the identity of someone who had died at birth in Hawaii. In August 2006, she was arrested by a special agent with the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service. She then fled the country, and is apparently in the Amazon.[2][4][5]

Homage

William Gibson named a character "Jade Blue Afterglow" in an episode of the X-Files titled "First Person Shooter" as an uncredited homage to Jade.