Top 20 Actresses in Hong Kong Cinema History

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Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning first runner-up...
 
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Cherie Chung
Cherie Chung was born on February 16, 1960 in Hong Kong. She was third runner-up in the 1979 Miss Hong Kong Pageant and entered the film industry afterward, becoming one of Hong Kong's most popular and beautiful actresses. Chung would go on to appear in dozens of comedy and drama movies, most notably starring along side actor Yun-Fat Chow in a host of films...
 
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Michelle Yeoh
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London...
 
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Anita Mui
With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called the "Madonna of Hong Kong")...
 
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Carina Lau
Actress, 2046
Carina Lau moved to Hong Kong with her family at the age of 14 and at the the time could not speak the local Cantonese and was often teased by other people the "Mainland Girl". She would eventually gave her best effort to learn the language and then was re-accepted at the TVB actors training program when she had improved her speaking ability...
 
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Maggie Siu
Actress, PTU
 
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Joey Wang
Joey Wang grew up in her native Taiwan, where she was spotted by a talent scout for a modeling agency. Her height and delicate beauty made her one of the most popular Taiwanese models, and Wang went on to have a successful film career. Her ethereal elegance was used to great effect by director Ching Siu-tung in A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) and its sequels...
 
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Sharla Cheung
Actress, Feng man lou
Sharla Cheung Man is of Shanghainese origin. She was discovered by Jing Wong, who cast her in many of his productions in the early 1990s. After appearing in God of Gamblers, Cheung was propelled to stardom for her role in the Stephen Chow smash hit All for the Winner. She soon became a highly popular Hong Kong actress and immediately found herself working almost non-stop...
 
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Chien-Lien Wu
Wu Chien-Lien was born on July 3, 1968 in Taipei. Inspired by Fame (USA 1980) she entered the Taipei National University of Art after finishing high school she earned tuition money during the summer by singing commercial jingles and back-up vocals. Famous actress Sylvia Chang happened to come across a striking photograph of her at the record company where Wu worked and sent it along to Johnnie To...
 
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Faye Wong
Her mother (now deceased) was a singer and her father a mining engineer. They moved with her older brother to Hong Kong when she was 18 and she began to take singing lessons. Her teacher introduced her to Cinepoly Records, where she first recorded under the name Wong Jing Man and was given the English name Shirley Wong for three albums...
 
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Gigi Lai
Gigi Lai Chi, is a Hong Kong actress under contract to the TVB television channel. Gigi is very well known for her beautiful image and her love of beauty, the Hong Kong media has dubbed her the nickname "Goddess of Beauty." In the past, Gigi would turn down roles if they affected her appearance on screen...
 
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Charlie Yeung
Charlie Yeung was first cast to star in a jewelry commercial with pop idol Aaron Kwok in 1993, and thus began her versatile career. Within a year, she appeared in various movies including acclaimed director Kar-Wai Wong's Ashes of Time, and released her first album which won her The Most Promising Newcomer award...
 
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Qi Shu
Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress. She has also received a nomination for Best Actress from the Golden Horse Awards. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous ("Gorgeous")...
 
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Maggie Q
Actress, Nikita
Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani...
 
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Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung (Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi) was born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese father and a half Cantonese-half British mother. Her parents divorced when she was little after which she was sent to Australia for studies. She graduated from RMIT Holmes College. Her career began in 1998, when she was offered to appear in a TV commercial advertising lemon tea...