Kara Hui Ying Hung

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Kara Hui Ying Hung

English name: Kara Hui / Kara Hui Ying Hung
Alternative Names: 惠英紅 / Wai Ying Hung (Hui Ying Hong)/ Claire Wai /Claire Wai Ying Hung
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1960-Feb-03
Birthplace: Shandong, China
Star sign: Aquarius
Chinese zodiac: Rat
Ethnicity: Manchu


Hui's family moved to Hong Kong in 1966 and she started working at night clubs at fourteen.[3] In her interview on Be My Guest, Hui revealed her family lost their savings from her father's business acquaintances.[4] Left penniless, Hui's mother, herself and her siblings were forced to peddle goods on the streets of Hong Kong. In the early years, Hui's family resided in the poor shanty town of Rennie's Mill.
After working at nightclubs, Hui was discovered by film director Lau Kar-leung and cast in Lau's Challenge of the Masters (1976). After that, she participated in various films of Lau with whom she also was rumoured to have had an affair.
Hui reached her career apex in My Young Auntie (1982), for which she was awarded the Best Actress Award in the 1st Hong Kong Film Awards. She won the Best Actress Award for the second time at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards.
Hui is the sister of actor Austin Wai (passed away on October 4, 2012).


Ancient Chinese Series


  • The Brave Archer (1977)
  • Chinatown Kid (1977)
  • The Brave Archer Part 2 (1978)
  • Invincible Shaolin (1978)
  • Shaolin Hand Lock (1978)
  • Swordsman and Enchantress (1978)
  • The Deadly Breaking Sword (1979)
  • Dirty Ho (1979)
  • The Ghost Story (1979)
  • The Last Judgment (1979)
  • Life Gamble (1979)
  • Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)
  • The Scandalous Warlord (1979)
  • The Tigress of Shaolin (1979)
  • Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
  • Return to the 36th Chamber (1980)
  • Tiger and the Widow (1980)
  • The Duel of Century (1981)
  • Martial Club (1981)
  • My Young Auntie (1981)
  • Sword Stained with Royal Blood (1981)
  • The 82 Tenants (1982)
  • Buddha's Palm (1982)
  • Cat Vs. Rat (1982)
  • The Emperor and the Minister (1982)
  • Long Road to Gallantry (1984)
  • New Tales of the Flying Fox (1984)
  • Vengeance of Six Dragons (1992)
  • Kung Fu Mistress (1994)
  • Legendary Assassin (2008)
  • Kung Fu Wing Chun (2010)
  • A Chinese Ghost Story (2011)

This is an inclompete list, whith focus on Wuxia and Kungfu. For the complete list see the external links down below.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 29th Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Actress (2010)
  • 1st Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Actress (1982)
  • 46th Golden Horse Awards (2009)
  • Vladivostok International Film Festival (2010)
  • 4th Asian Film Awards (2010)

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