Chyna is a former wrestler, actress and body builder. Chyna first rose to prominence upon debuting in the professional wrestling promotion the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1997, where she performed under the ring name Chyna and was billed as the "Ninth Wonder of the World". A member of the stable D-Generation X, she held the WWF Intercontinental Championship. and WWF Women's Championship, and was the first female wrestler to participate in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring events. In January 1999, Chyna was the thirtieth entrant in the Royal Rumble, becoming the first woman ever to enter the contest. In June 1999, Chyna became the first woman to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament. Chyna then feuded with Chris Jericho over the belt, defeating him at the Survivor Series. Since leaving the WWF in 2001, Chyna has wrestled sporadically, most notably with New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2002 and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2011.
Outside of her wrestling profile, Laurer has appeared in Playboy magazine twice, acas well as numerous television shows and films. In 2005, Laurer was a cast member on VH1's The Surreal Life.