Even now, the interest in her appears not to have waned: her own DVD about her life is due to be released soon.
In fact, what happened to Divine Brown reads like an X-rated version of the movie Pretty Woman.
She tells how she moved from a modest apartment in her native Oakland, California, to a fourbedroom home (with three bathrooms) near Beverly Hills with her "manager" (she refuses to call him her "pimp") and father of her children, one "Gangsta" Brown.
At one time or another, according to tonight's episode of Hollywood Lives, the garage housed a Rolls-Royce and a Mercedes Benz.
Under different circumstances, we might never have discovered the identity of the celebrity who was later described as sounding like "the Prince of Wales"; or the hooker who performed a (£37) "trick" for him.
But their encounter was interrupted by a tap on the window.
That's where Min Xiurong, 48, was arrested Wednesday on a prostitution charge, police said.
She bought a mink coat on Rodeo Drive and wore diamond earrings, and diamonds around her neck, ankles, even on her feet. "It helped me turn my life into something positive.
I was blessed that it could get me out of that lifestyle."Today, she and "Gangsta" - known to his mother as Alvin C Brown - are friends but are no longer a couple.
The beam of a torch was shinning in their eyes and a voice was telling them to "please step out of the car". They were on a routine patrol in the red light district of the Strip. The driver, you see, kept pushing his foot down on the brake pedal during his illicit tryst with the prostitute.
Their attention had been drawn to the BMW because the brake lights kept flashing "on and off" ... "I guess he was having a really good time," she says.