|Shaw Yum Yum: I didn't want to undress. I wanted to be an actress. Most films, I had to make I had to strip. I kept it to myself a lot. When I was young I wasn't very happy. Regardless of how much money I made I never was happy. That's why I stripped in the films so people can hire me.
When Shaw Brothers loan out actors to Golden Harvest, I was the first one. I was able to go to Cannes. One day an Italian met me on the elevator and called me ‘Lovely China Doll'. The next day I was dubbed ‘Lovely China Doll' in the press.
The Taiwan film industry didn't accept me. They thought I was a spy from Mainland China . Since I represented Golden Harvest that would have meant Golden Harvest's films wouldn't be allowed to enter Taiwan . Taiwan was a major market. I was asked to attend a meeting and they told me to say that I was neither from Shaw nor Golden Harvest and that I represented a Canadian Company and didn't know a single thing. It was a huge event at Cannes. I suddenly became an international star. If anybody asked if I was affiliated with Shaw or GH, I would deny it. After Cannes , the Taiwan industry blackmailed me. They couldn't hire me, since many of the HK films were going to Taiwan . I called my friends and they all said they couldn't help me, they needed to make money. I suddenly became a nobody. The company didn't mind I still had the initial deposit of my salary. I was mad. One time, I was MC of a Comedy Variety Show at ATV. At first they were concerned that I was blacklisted and there were family members watching. I always wanted to leave the film industry, but at this point I wanted to stay. I would take any role even if it was a villain. When I was cast as a villain, I would cherish the opportunity to be the best bad person.