Anna May Wong (I) (1905–1961)

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Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star, was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California, to laundryman Wong Sam Sing and his wife, Lee Gon Toy. A third-generation American, she managed to have a substantial acting career during a deeply racist time when the taboo against miscegenation meant that Caucasian ... See full bio »

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Known For

Daughter of Shanghai Lan Ying Lin
Piccadilly Shosho
Chu Chin Chow Zahrat
The Toll of the Sea Lotus Flower


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 1960-1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
A-Hsing / Ah Sing
- Dragon by the Tail (1961) ... A-Hsing
- Hong Kong and Little Joe (1960) ... Ah Sing
 1960 Portrait in Black
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
China Mary
- China Mary (1960) ... China Mary
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Lu Yang / Madam Lu Yang
- Mission to Manila (1959) ... Lu Yang (as Anna Mae Wong)
- The Lady from South Chicago (1959) ... Madam Lu Yang
 1956-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Mayli / Clerk
- The Deadly Tattoo (1958) ... Mayli
- The Chinese Game (1956) ... Clerk
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Madame Chu
- So That's Who It Was (1958) ... Madame Chu
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Chinese Woman
- The Letter (1956) ... Chinese Woman
 1951 The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong (TV Series)
Mme. Lui-Tsong (1951)
 1949 Impact
Su Lin Chung
 1942 Lady from Chungking
Kwan Mei
 1942 Bombs Over Burma
Lin Ying
 1939 Island of Lost Men
Kim Ling
 1939 King of Chinatown
Dr. Mary Ling
 1938 When Were You Born
Mei Lei Ming (Aquarius)
 1938 Dangerous to Know
Madame Lan Ying
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Lan Ying Lin
 1934 Limehouse Blues
Tu Tuan
 1934 Java Head
Taou Yuen
 1934 Chu Chin Chow
 1934 Tiger Bay
Lui Chang
 1933 A Study in Scarlet
Mrs. Pyke
 1932 Shanghai Express
Hui Fei
 1931 Daughter of the Dragon
Ling Moy
 1930 Road to Dishonour
Hai Tang
 1930 Flame of Love
Hai-tang (all versions)
 1930 Der Weg zur Schande
Hai-Tang, Star einer chinesischen Gruppe
 1930 Elstree Calling
Self / Katherina in Taming of the Shrew
 1929 Pavement Butterfly
 1929 Piccadilly
 1928 Song
 1928 Chinatown Charlie
Mandarin's Sweetheart
 1928 Across to Singapore
Singapore Woman (uncredited)
 1928 The Crimson City
 1928 Souvenirs (Short)
The Captain's Chinese Love
 1927 Streets of Shanghai
Su Quan
 1927 The Devil Dancer
 1927 The Chinese Parrot
Nautch Dancer
 1927 Why Girls Love Sailors (Short)
Delamar (scenes deleted)
 1927 Old San Francisco
A Flower of the Orient
 1927 The Honorable Mr. Buggs (Short)
Baroness Stoloff
 1927 Mr. Wu
Loo Song
 1926 The Desert's Toll
 1926 The Silk Bouquet
Dragon Horse
 1926 A Trip to Chinatown
 1926 Fifth Avenue
Nan Lo
 1925 His Supreme Moment
Harem Girl in Play (uncredited)
 1925 Forty Winks
Annabelle Wu
 1924 Peter Pan
Tiger Lily
 1924 The Alaskan
 1924 The Fortieth Door
 1924 The Thief of Bagdad
The Mongol Slave
 1923 Thundering Dawn
Honky-Tonk Girl
 1923 Drifting
Rose Li
 1923 Mary of the Movies
Anna May Wong (uncredited)
 1922 The Toll of the Sea
Lotus Flower
 1921 Bits of Life
Toy Sing, Chin Chow's Wife
 1921 Shame
Lotus Blossom
 1920 Outside the Law
Chinese Girl (uncredited)
 1920 Dinty
Half Moon (uncredited)
 1919 The Red Lantern
Eurasian woman (uncredited)
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Wrote the preface to the book "New Chinese Recipes". See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anna Mae Wong


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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In Photoplay (June 1923): I couldn't find a taxi, and I haven't got a car myself. I ruined the last one I had trying to beat a motor cop to a bridge. I beat him all right, but I missed the bridge. See more »


She starred in the first full length color movie The Toll of the Sea (1922). See more »


Was known for taking everyday items and making them part of her clothing or accessories.

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