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Lydia Shum (1945–2008)

With her signature wing-tip frame coke bottle glasses and imposing coif, 'Zaftig' TV-movie comedienne and celebrity personality Lydia Shum also known as 'Ah-Fay' to her fans stands out as one of the most recognizable and endearing entertainment icons in Hong Kong society whose celebrity ubiquity has spanned nearly 5 decades since she began her ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2007 Phua Chu Kang (TV Series)
 2003 Miss Du Shi Niang
Dame
 2002 Living with Lydia (TV Series)
Lydia Lum
 1997 Mei mei tin wong (TV Series)
Tong Yuen-yuen
 1997 Xi qi bi ren
Lam Siu-Fa
 1997 Jian fei lu xing tuan
Feifei (as Dian Xia Shen)
 1995 Heng wen dao pi niu wen chai
Spring Kong Liu Taai
 1993 Shui hu xiao zhuan
Fat Fiary
 1993 Jie da huan xi
Lily
 1992 Fu gui huang jin wu
Mrs. Bill
 1991 The Banquet
Aunt Bill (as Lydia Sham)
 1991 Fu gui ji xiang
Madonna
 1990 Miss Asia Pagaent 1990 (TV Movie)
Host
 1989 Tou qing xian sheng
Mrs. Yu (as Lydia Shum Tin-Ha)
 1989 Eat a Bowl of Tea
Mrs. Chan (as Lydia Sham)
 1989 Zai jian wang lao wu
Yuk's Mother
 1989 Fu gui zai san po ren
Mrs. Bill
 1988 Fu gui zai po ren
Mrs. Bill
 1988 Nan bei ma da
Bi Shizhu
 1988 Zui jia nu xu
Ying's Mother
 1988 Shuang fei lin men
Luk Siu-Fung / Chor Siu-heung
 1988 Tiger on Beat
Department store staff (as Sun Tin Ha)
 1987 The Seasons (TV Mini-Series)
 1987 Mei nan zi
Patsy
 1987 Fu gui bi ren
Mrs. Bill
 1986 Shanghai Express
Han's Wife
 1983 The Lost Generation (Cameo)
 1982 Yu mao san xi jin mao shu
Pa Mao (Guest star)
 1981 Lau man wong dai (TV Series)
Concubine Bo
 1980 Jup do bo (TV Series)
Housebreaker's wife
 1977 Chu shu
 1976 Ni xi de ji
 1976 Dai Mung Sing
 1976 Bei Shao lin
 1975 Shi san bu da
 1975 Lang wen
 1975 Lao nu ri ji
 1974 Yu chao
 1974 Tian tang
 1974 Iron Head (as Tilly Sung)
 1974 Hai yan
 1973 Chat sup yee ga fong hak
Shanghai Po
 1973 Chun man Dan Mai
Tina - George's Fiancee
 1973 Da mi tan
Fei-po
 1972 The Lizard
 1970 Xue fu xin chao
Lui Tat-Jan
 1969 Xiao wu shi
 1969 Fu lu shou
 1969 A Big Mess
 1969 Fei nu zheng zhuan
Girl inmate (as Dianhsia Shen)
 1968 Nu er guo
Shape-shifted Pigsy
 1968 The Great Singer
Luk Mei Mei
 1967 Mo fu qing chun
Fei Fei
 1967 Xin chen san wu niang
Chun Tao
 1967 Na ge shao nu bu duo qing
Yim Kwok Sin
 1967 Yan yang tian
Actress in Musical Troupe
 1967 Hua yue jia qi
Fung Ying
 1967 Yu mian nu sha xing
Chan Kwong Ying
 1965 Bai lian deng
Qin Guanbao
 1965 Xiao yun que
Woman mistakenly photographed by Shitai
 1963 Yang Nai Wu yu Xiao Bai Cai
Ge Shan-ku (as Tien Hsia Shen)
 1963 Feng huan chao
Hsia Lien
 1962 Xi shi zhong zhong
Li-hua
 1962/II Hong lou meng
Little Fool
 1961 Mang mu de ai qing
Student
 1960 Yi shu tao hua qian duo hong
Fourth sister
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sun Tin Ha | Lydia Sham | Dian Xia Shen | Dianhsia Shen | Tien Hsia Shen | Tien-hsia Shen | Tin-Ha Shum | Tilly Sung | Lydia Shum Tin-Ha | Lydia Sum Tin-Ha
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Trivia:

She was the first wife of Adam Cheng Siu Chau, by whom she had one daughter in the 1980s. After their divorce, she returned to films and television. She was co-host of the Hong King Film Award ceremonies for several years, TV host, and singer. See more »

Trademark:

Dark framed glasses and big hair

Nickname:

Ah-Fay See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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