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Brigitte Lin

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.


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Born:
Nov 3, 1954 In Taipei, Taiwan
Movie/TV Credits:
99
First Appeared:
In the movie Outside the Window 1973-08-24
Latest Project:
Movie The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse 2016-03-04
Known For
Poster of Ashes of Time
Poster of Chungking Express
Poster of The Legend of the Swordsman
Poster of Fire Dragon
Filmography
Movie The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse Herself (archive footage) 2016-03-04
Movie Peony Pavilion Narrator 2001-12-07
Movie Bishonen Narrator 1998-09-11
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Herself (archive footage) 1996-08-30
Movie The Maidens of Heavenly Mountains Li Chou-Shui / Li Chong-Hoi 1994-05-03
Movie Deadful Melody Snow 1994-01-08
Movie Chungking Express Woman in blonde wig 1994-07-14
Movie The Three Swordsmen Ming Jian / Sword 1994-07-15
Movie Ashes of Time Murong Yang / Murong Yin 1994-09-16
Movie Fire Dragon Ha / Fire Dragon 1994-08-13
Movie The Eagle Shooting Heroes Third Princess 1993-02-05
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Herself 1993-01-01
Movie Swordsman III: The East Is Red Asia the Invincible (or 'Dong Fong But Bai') 1993-08-04
Movie The Black Panther Warriors Chin Chin 1993-11-18
Movie Boys Are Easy Ching Siu Tung 1993-08-12
Movie The Bride with White Hair 2 Lien Ni Chang 1993-12-22
Movie The Bride with White Hair Lien Ni Chang 1993-08-26
Movie Dragon Inn Yau Mok Sau 1992-01-01
Movie The Peach Blossom Land Unknown 1992-02-14
Movie Royal Tramp 2 Divine Lady of Dragon Sect 1992-09-24
Movie The Legend of the Swordsman Asia the Invincible (Dong Fang Bu Bai) 1992-06-26
Movie Handsome Siblings More 1992-12-11
Movie Red Dust Shen Shao-Hua 1990-11-23
Movie Web of Deception Jane Lin 1989-10-05
Movie Starry Is the Night To Caimei 1988-10-13
Movie Flag of Honor 1987-10-07
Movie Lady in Black May 1987-01-11
Movie The Thirty Million Dollar Rush Sister Maria 1987-07-02
Movie Dream Lovers Cheung Yuet-Heung 1986-04-25
Movie True Colours May 1986-12-18
Movie Peking Opera Blues Tsao Wan 1986-09-06
Movie Seven Foxes Unknown 1985-10-03
Movie Police Story Selina Fong 1985-12-14
Movie The Other Side of Gentleman Jo Jo 1984-06-28
Movie Be Careful Sweetheart Unknown 1984-01-25
Movie 午夜蘭花 Unknown 1983-02-02
Movie Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain Countess 1983-02-05
Movie Night Orchid Unknown 1983-01-01
Movie Black and White Unknown 1983-01-01
Movie All the Wrong Spies Bridget 1983-03-31
Movie Fantasy Mission Force Lily 1983-02-13
Movie Fire Dragon Lily 1983-09-02
Movie The Four Sheepish Dummies Unknown 1983-04-02
Movie Phoenix the Raider 1982-01-01
Movie Pink Force Commando Jackal 1982-01-01
Movie Lily Under the Gun Unknown 1982-01-01
Movie The Switch Unknown 1982-02-07
Movie Burn Phoenix Burn Wei Yen-jan 1982-01-25
Movie Seven Black Heroines Black Fox 1982-07-03
Movie Love Massacre Ivy 1981-03-26
Movie The Women Soldiers Unknown 1981-08-27
Movie 碧血黃花 Unknown 1980-06-11
Movie Poor Chasers Shen Jung 1980-02-16
Movie The Marigolds 1980-03-29
Movie The Wild Goose on the Wing Tao Tan-feng 1979-03-24
Movie 一颗红豆 Unknown 1979-01-23
Movie Return of Monsoon 1979-07-04
Movie By Love Obsessed 1979-10-25
Movie 彩霞满天 Unknown 1979-12-13
Movie An Unforgettable Day Unknown 1979-11-29
Movie The Misty Moon 1978-02-07
Movie 绿色山庄 Unknown 1978-06-14
Movie Birds Are Singing Everywhere 1978-07-08
Movie Love of the White Snake White Snake 1978-09-15
Movie Love's Many Faces 1978-08-12
Movie Morning Fog Unknown 1978-07-30
Movie 温馨在我心 Unknown 1977-02-02
Movie The Love Affair of Rainbow Unknown 1977-01-01
Movie Cloud of Romance Tuan Wanlu 1977-02-20
Movie There's No Place like Home Unknown 1977-02-20
Movie The Dream of the Red Chamber Jia Baoyu 1977-10-26
Movie Orchid in the Rain 1977-10-06
Movie Love in My Heart 1977-06-21
Movie The Autumn Love Song Unknown 1976-01-31
Movie Come Fly with Me Liu Yen-mei 1976-01-01
Movie Forever My Love Unknown 1976-03-27
Movie The Chasing Game Unknown 1976-08-25
Movie Different Love Sung Hsiao Yu 1976-04-17
Movie Love By Post Unknown 1976-09-25
Movie My Funny Intern 1976-08-04
Movie The Unforgettable Character Unknown 1975-06-05
Movie The Life God Unknown 1975-04-26
Movie Little Sister-in-law Unknown 1975-01-01
Movie Hot Wave Unknown 1975-06-06
Movie Misty Drizzle 1975-03-28
Movie True Love Unknown 1975-07-05
Movie He Loved Once Too Many Unknown 1975-08-30
Movie Run Lover Run Hsu Li Ping 1975-10-24
Movie Eight Hundred Heroes Yang Hui Min 1975-08-23
Movie Long Way from Home Unknown 1974-02-20
Movie Gone with the Cloud Unknown 1974-02-06
Movie Moon River Unknown 1974-01-01
Movie Love, Love, Love 1974-06-28
Movie News Hen Unknown 1974-12-05
Movie Green Green Meadow Unknown 1974-12-20
Movie Ghost of the Mirror Unknown 1974-10-04
Movie Girl Friend Hsia Hsiao-tsan 1974-12-12
Movie The House for Love Unknown 1974-11-08
Movie Outside the Window Chiang Yen Yung 1973-08-24