Jade Blue Eclipse is a former San Francisco-based performance artist/contortionist/acrobat born in Nagasaki, Japan. She was left behind by her mother at 13 in San Francisco, because Jade felt that she wouldn't fit in in Japan (her mother wasn't a US citizen) She supported herself as a bicycle messenger, stripper, and sex worker. She has appeared in a number of pornographic films, such as Asianatrix and Kung Fu Girls even though her preference at the time was stated as being lesbian.
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 of 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 on a spiritual journey in the Amazon Basin.
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.
- Jade-Blue's Official web page
- SF Weekly Article on Jade Blue
- Jade-Blue at the Internet Movie Database