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Brigitte Lin

Brigitte Lin

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    • November 3rd, 1954
Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia (Chinese: 林青霞; pinyin: Lín Qīngxiá; born 3 November 1954) is a Taiwanese actress. She was a popular actress, regarded as an icon of Chinese cinema,[1] who acted in both Taiwanese and Hong Kong films. She retired in 1994, although she had a minor role in the 1998 film Bishonen. She was born in Taipei, and was "discovered" in 1972 by a film producer, and first appeared in many Taiwanese romance films based on the novels of Chiung Yao. Her movie debut is in Chuangwai. She later switched over to making movies in Hong Kong. At the height of her popularity she was arguably one of the most sought-after actresses in the Chinese film industry. She starred in more than 100 movies. In Hong Kong movies, Lin made a career of playing transgender roles: in Peking Opera Blues she plays a tomboy who dresses in male Western clothes; in New Dragon Gate Inn she is a woman who dresses as a man, and in Swordsman II and III she plays a male character who castrates himself for power and so is now slowly turning into a woman. She had a good working relationship with Tsui Hark, acting in many of the films he directed (like Peking Opera Blues) and produced (Swordsman II). She married businessman Michael Ying in 1994 and left the film industry. She has two daughters, born in 1997 and 2001. She made her first public appearance since her marriage at a screening of Ashes of Time Redux at the 2008 New York Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brigitte Lin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (17 Credits)

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1998Bishonen as Narrator
1994The Maidens of Heavenly Mountains as Li Chou-Shui / Li Chong-Hoi
1994Chungking Express as Woman in blonde wig
1994Ashes of Time as Murong Yang / Murong Yin
1993Swordsman III: The East Is Red as Asia the Invincible (or 'Dong Fong But Bai')
1993The Bride with White Hair as Lien Ni Chang
1993The Bride with White Hair II as Lien Ni Chang
1993The Eagle Shooting Heroes as Third Princess
1992Swordsman II as Asia the Invincible (Dong Fang Bu Bai)
1992Dragon Inn as Yau Mo-yan
1992Royal Tramp II as Divine Lady of Dragon Sect
1992Royal Tramp as Divine Lady of Dragon Sect
1990Red Dust as Shen Shao-Hua
1986Peking Opera Blues as Tsao Wan
1985Police Story as Selina Fong
1983Fantasy Mission Force as Lily
1983Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain as Ice Queen

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