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1. Joan Chen Joan Chen Actress, The Last Emperor Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (A.K.A. "The Little Flower") won China's Best Actress award...
2. Kar Wai Wong Kar Wai Wong Writer, In the Mood for Love
3. Shengyi Huang Shengyi Huang Actress, Kung Fu Hustle Huang Sheng Yi was born and raised in Shanghai. She graduated from Beijing film academy in 2001. Her father lived and studied in USA in the earlier 90s. Her mother is an editor who works for a famous newspaper office in Shanghai.
4. Vivian Wu Vivian Wu Actress, The Last Emperor Vivian Wu was born in Shanghai, China, in 1966 as Wu Jun Mei. She started acting at age 15 with the Shanghai Film Studio, and then later studied Travel Industry Management at Hawaii's Pacific University. After that she played 'Wen Hsiu' in the Oscar-winning The Last Emperor directed by Bernardo Bertolucci...
5. Tsai Chin Tsai Chin Actress, Memoirs of a Geisha Tsai Chin, pinyin Zhou Caiqin is an actor, director, teacher and author, best known in America for her film role as Auntie Lindo in The Joy Luck Club. The third daughter of Zhou Xinfang, China's great actor in the last century, she was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London (first Chinese student) and later earned a Master Degree at Tufts University...
6. Angelababy Angelababy Actress, Tai Chi Zero Angela Yeung Wing, also known by her stage name Angelababy, has made a career in Hong Kong as an actress and a model. Born in Shanghai to her half- Chinese/German father and Chinese mother, she moved to Hong Kong at age 13 and took her stage name Angelababy as a composition of her legal given name Angela and her family given nickname "Baby".
7. Ai Wan Ai Wan Actress, Rush Hour
8. Terence Young Terence Young Director, Dr. No Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron, set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". His original story was devised while listening to a concert in an army training camp...
9. Jing Lusi Jing Lusi Actress, The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines Jing Lusi was born in Shanghai and moved to England with her parents at the age of five. She first appeared on stage when she was 10 at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, alongside Phillip Schofield in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'. Lusi's debut appearance in film was in the award winning feature film Breathe alongside Ricci Harnett...
10. Roy Chiao Roy Chiao Actor, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
11. Pei-pei Cheng Pei-pei Cheng Actress, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
12. Nina Li Chi Nina Li Chi Actress, Tiger on Beat Nina Li was one of the most distinguished Chinese leading ladies in late 80s and early 90s, and was renowned for her ravishing sex appeal which earned her the reputation of being "Marilyn of the East". She was born as Li Chi (Li Zhi) on the last day of 1961 in Shanghai. During her childhood, she was greatly influenced by her father...
13. Irene Tsu Irene Tsu Actress, The Green Berets Renowned actress Irene Tsu was born April 5, 1943, in Shanghai, China. Her father was a banker and her mother a painter. When the Communists took over China the family left for Taiwan, then Formosa. They later emigrated to New York City, where Irene attended Mamoroneck Elementary and studied ballet...
14. Xiaoshuai Wang Xiaoshuai Wang Director, Beijing Bicycle
15. Mike Medavoy Mike Medavoy Producer, Black Swan Sample some of the best American films over the past forty years and there's a good chance Mike Medavoy played a role in the success of many of them. From agent to studio chief to producer, he has been involved with over 300 feature films, of which 17 have been nominated and 7 have won Best Picture Oscars®, as well as numerous international film festival awards...
16. Olga Georges-Picot Olga Georges-Picot Actress, The Day of the Jackal
17. Kenneth Tsang Kenneth Tsang Actor, Rush Hour 2
18. Edward Yang Edward Yang Writer, Yi Yi Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. Growing up in Taipei...
19. Mario Machado Mario Machado Actor, RoboCop 2 Mario Machado has been a fixture of television, film, and radio for over thirty years, and as a news anchor, reporter, narrator, actor, commentator, and producer, he has worked in virtually all aspects of broadcasting. Born in Shanghai, China of both Chinese and Portuguese ancestry, Mario made television history when...
20. J.G. Ballard J.G. Ballard Writer, Empire of the Sun
21. Zheng Cao Zheng Cao Director, Yang cheng qi yu ji
22. Run Run Shaw Run Run Shaw Producer, Blade Runner Run Run Shaw was born in Shanghai, China on October 4, 1907. He went into the filming industry with his brother, Runme Shaw, and established the Shaw Organization in 1926 and the Shaw Studios (formerly South Seas Film studio) in 1930. In 1967, Shaw established the famous Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) station in Hong Kong...
23. Sharla Cheung Sharla Cheung Actress, King of Beggars 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...
24. Betty Sun Betty Sun Actress, Fearless
25. Dan Vadis Dan Vadis Actor, Bronco Billy
26. Edward Judd Edward Judd Actor, First Men in the Moon The British character actor Edward Judd was born to British parents in 1932 in Shanghai, China, where he began acting on stage as a teenager. Before he was 16, he was in England making his film debut in The Hideout, closely followed by Maniacs on Wheels and The Outsider. During the 1950s, Judd achieved modest fame on the English stage and continued his film career...
27. Ye Lou Ye Lou Director, Suzhou River Ye Lou was born (in 1965) and grew up in Shanghai, a city he would film beautifully in his Suzhou River (Suzhou River). After studying cinema at the Beijing Film Academy, the gifted young man debuted in the film career as an assistant director, a producer and a short subjects director. His second feature Zhou mo qing ren (Weekend Lover) was both a public and critical success...
28. Ching-Ying Lam Ching-Ying Lam Actor, Mr. Vampire Ching-Ying Lam was born on December 27, 1952 in Shanghai, China, the third of six children. He attended Shun Yi Association Elementary School in Hong Kong for 2 years. He later attended the Chun Chau Drama Society to learn Peking Opera, where he portrayed female roles and did stunt-doubling for actresses...
29. Gert Voss Gert Voss Actor, Der Kopf des Mohren
30. Danny Lee Danny Lee Actor, The Killer Danny Lee Sau-Yin, was born in 1952 in Shanghai. Lee did not do so well in school and sometimes dropped out to help support his family by working. While growing up, he held policemen in high regard and so, upon graduating high school, he tried entering the police academy, but could not complete the courses...
31. Dawn Greenhalgh Dawn Greenhalgh Actress, The Virgin Suicides
32. Ming Yao Ming Yao Self, Linsanity
33. Mary Hayley Bell Mary Hayley Bell Writer, Whistle Down the Wind
34. Dicky Cheung Dicky Cheung Actor, Last Hero in China Dicky Cheung Wai-kin (born 8 February 1965) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. Career He entered show business in the early 1980s, signing a contract with television station TVB. He won the 3rd annual New Talent Singing Awards in 1984. Up until the mid 90's, Dicky struggled for many years working as a low-paid actor...
35. Pauline Chan Pauline Chan Actress, From Beijing with Love Born in Shanghai, China, as Pinyin Chen Baolian, Pauline Chan emigrated to Hong Kong at age 12 with her mother when her parents divorced. A beautiful young girl, it didn't take long for photographers and agents to notice her and she began modeling at 15. In 1990 she entered the Miss Asia beauty pageant...
36. Josephine Siao Josephine Siao Actress, The Legend One of the best-loved and respected members of the Hong Kong film community, for her long acting career, her stable family life and her devotion to charities, Siao successfully managed successive transitions from child star (she made her film debut at age 7) to leading lady, and then to distinguished character actress...
37. Yili Ma Yili Ma Actress, Cold War
38. Ying-Chieh Han Ying-Chieh Han Actor, The Big Boss When Yin-Chieh Han was 3 years old, he moved to Beijing and from 9 to 18 years old joined a Pekin Opera group. In 1946, he went to Shanghai and debuted in the film industry at 19 years old as stuntman that same year. Next year he left the movies temporarily to do martial arts and circus exhibitions in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively...
39. Yi Lu Yi Lu Actor, Seven Swords
40. Mu Fei Mu Fei Director, Spring in a Small Town
41. Serge Lazareff Serge Lazareff Writer, Home and Away
42. Kuang Ni Kuang Ni Writer, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
43. Paul Chun Paul Chun Actor, Fist of Legend
44. Hung Lieh Chen Hung Lieh Chen Actor, Come Drink with Me
45. Meng Hua Ho Meng Hua Ho Director, Goliathon
46. Kaiji Tang Kaiji Tang Actor, 35 and Counting
47. Grace Chang Grace Chang Actress, Qing chun er nu Grace Chang is better known as Ge Lan to fans of her Chinese language movies. She was born in 1934 in Nanjing, China. Growing up in Shanghai, she was trained in classical Beijing opera before moving with her family to Hong Kong aged 15. Her first feature debut was Seven Sisters in 1953. Two years later...
48. Judy Dan Judy Dan Actress, And Baby Makes Four: Part 1
49. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, The Goddess
50. Lydia Shum Lydia Shum Actress, Drunken Tai Chi 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...
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