The 'Goddess' (as Ruan Ling-Yu)
(as Lily Yuen Ling-Yuk)
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
Ruan Ling-Yu | Lily Yuen Ling-Yuk | Ruan Lingyu | Lily Yuan | Lily Yuen
Did You Know?
Ruan was China's leading actress in the 1930's. Her penultimate film, _A New Woman (1934)_, portrayed the 1921 suicide of silent film actress 'Ai Xia(I)' as being due to mistreatment in the Chinese press. It was a success in the film critic community but overall, the press was offended by the negative light in which the film depicted it. Ruan was soon despised by the press and her affairs with ...