New Zealand waitress Geeling Ng played Bowie’s object of affection in the video that was banned in many countries. She later said in Q magazine June 2009: "Can I point out, contrary to popular belief, David and I did not have sex on the beach! It was shot at 5am and the water was freezing and wasn't a great lubricant and we were being watched by a film crew and joggers passing by. Not very romantic. David and I started dating soon afterwards, but I didn't enjoy the lack of privacy." She is now a TV presenter.