A former singer, Shaw Yin-Yin expanded her repertoire into acting in 1972 and made her daring debut as a sexpot in "A Haunted House" in 1975. Shaw joined Shaw Brothers in 1976 and appeared in many of the studio's erotic films. Among the films she appeared in, most of them were Lu Chi's best hits, such as "The Mysterious Lady Killer" and "Starlets For Sale". She also starred in Li Han-Hsiang' erotica "The Scandalous Warlord" and "Love Swindlers". In the 1980's Shaw also started appearing in variety shows of Rediffusion TV. Shaw' daring performances brought her into international attention and received many offers from overseas directors.