Hungry Like The Wolf was shot in Sri Lanka as the band had a vision of jungles and exotic women. EMI invested $200,000 to send the group there, but keyboardist Nick Rhodes remained behind to finish the mixing of the Rio album while the rest of the band began filming the video; Rhodes flew straight to Sri Lanka after handing over the final masters to EMI.

The video features shots of jungles, rivers, elephants, cafes and marketplaces evoking the atmosphere of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. In the video, singer Simon Le Bon's head rises in slow motion out of the river as rain pours down. He then chases a beautiful tiger-like Indian woman played by Bermudian model Sheila Ming, from open markets in the city through obstacles in the jungle. During the chase, Le Bon has his face mopped by a young boy and overturnes a bar room table, culminating in a final chase and struggle in a jungle clearing, which is sexually suggestive. In the meantime, the other band members hunt for Le Bon.

MTV named "Hungry Like The Wolf" the fifteenth most-played video of the network,and was eleventh on the century-end MTV "100 Greatest Videos Ever Made"."Hungry Like the Wolf" won the Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video at the 26th Grammy Awards, making it the first video to ever win that award. In 2001, VH1 rated it thirty-first on the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos".

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