Cheng Pei Pei

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Cheng Pei Pei

Name: 鄭佩佩 (郑佩佩) / Cheng Pei Pei (Zheng Pei Pei) / Cheng Pui-Pui / Betty Cheng / Regina Yuan
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 4th Dec 1964
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Family: Daughter/singer/dancer Marsha Yuan and daughter/actress Eugenia Yuan (原丽淇)

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Cheng Pei-pei (born 4 December 1946 in Shanghai) is a Chinese actress best known for her performance in the seminal 1966 King Hu wuxia film Come Drink with Me. She continued to play expert swordswomen in a number of films throughout the 1960s. In 2000, she returned to international attention with her role as Jade Fox in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (which also marked the first time that she had been cast in a villain role in a martial arts film). She followed this up with her portrayal of Long Po in the 2004 television miniseries Watery Moon, Hollow Sky, which was shown on Asian-American television as Paradise. She continues to work for Zhouyi Media in mainland China.

Filmography

Ancient Chinese Series

Movies

  • The Last Woman of Shang (1964) ... one of the dancing girls
  • The Lotus Lamp (1965) ... Liu Yan-Chang
  • Come Drink With Me (1966) ... Golden Swallow
  • Blue Skies (1967) ... Chen Yun
  • The Jade Raksha (1968) ... Leng Qiu Han (The Jade Raksha)
  • The Flying Dagger (1969) ... Yu Ying
  • Wing Chun (1994)
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon as Jade Fox (2000)
  • Naked Weapon as Faye Ching (2002)

(Only small selection. Extremely long but important list for this actress here: HKMDB)

Trivia

Actually started out being a ballerina before becoming a Wuxia actress.

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