David Bowie: 25 of Artist's Most Unforgettable Onscreen Moments

Five decades of star turns and innovative clips from rock's ultimate video artist

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"China Girl" (1983)

Bowie had MTV on lock during his Let's Dance phase, with a string of Mallet-helmed videos – most splashingly, this satire of the delusions and dangers of sexual obsession. Actress Geeling Ng stars as the object of desire whom Bowie can only see in terms of his own masks. It climaxes in an extended sex scene on the beach – censored by MTV, which didn't care to display Bowie's ass, God-given or not. 

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