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Anita Yuen Wing Yee

 
 
 
 
Other names : 袁咏仪
袁詠儀
Yuan Yong Yi
Anita Yuen
Yuen Wing Yee
 
Birthdate : 4/9/1971
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong
Activities : Voice dubbing (1), Actress (58), Cameo (2)

Biography

Before getting into film, she hosted shows for TVB but in 1992 she made her film debut in the wonderfully silly comedy, Days of Being Dumb (for which she won the HKFA Best Newcomer award). After some not very memorable appearances in very diversified films, C'est la vie mon chéri (1993) is her first success. In this melodrama, she played the role of a young musician victim of a cancer who would give again the taste of living to Lau Ching-wan . The couple could seem atypical, but it works. The young woman imposes a character all in frankness, able to pass from the laughter to the tears in one moment. For her nothing seems impossible and she affirms her faith in the existence with a strength such as her optimism becomes communicative. Merry and mischievous, she has often a childish behavior.

Thus in He's a Woman, she's a man (1994) she makes puppets speak to put in scene the problems which worry her. It must be said that in certain films, too much puerility is very unbearable. But the character also preserves the capacity much more appreciable to show amazement and enthusiasm of childhood. In He's a Woman, she's a man, for example, Anita, disguised as a boy to approach Rose her preferred singer , has during a good part of film flabbergasted eyes in front of the world of the pop stars. Her curiosity, her spirit would attract Leslie Cheung, the producer and lover of Rose, very disturbed by this "boy" who brings him news in a finally monotonous existence. And it is there that the dramatic actress of comedy must use all her talent to express this joy of living and this capacity of amazement.

On the screen, Anita is thus basically smart and noisy. Obviously the showing off is never very far and becomes even in Chinese Feast (1995) the stake of a caricatural higher bid. Thus the scene where her character tries to cover with her voice the taking off of the planes symbolizes the spectacular side, even invading of the character. In this context, the men appear more passive. For Lau Ching-wan or Leslie Cheung in above mentioned films, they do not have to force their talent since their partner plays for two! This merry nature is the single tool of the seduction of this idealized girl. Whereas Wu Xia Pian swim in sensuality, being filled with fatal women, the dramatic comedy carefully avoids tackling sex. Admittedly, Anita made love with Lau Ching-wan in C'est la vie mon cheri, but the seduction is not in any case sexual. The girls played by Anita and the others appear like reassuring beings for the man who doubts. Neither prostitute, nor mother, they live platonic loves. However, one doesn't believe that these girls do not have any concern in the existence. All have their problem, whose stake will provide the frame of the intrigue. Thus, victim of a cancer in C'est la vie mon cheri, Anita must fight against the disease. In Tri-star (1996), she played the role of a prostitute, (without customer so), without money. This girl hides behind her good mood a vulnerable side, which makes her more pleasant, her partner devoting itself to help her. Several actresses, following the example of Anita Yuen, played this kind of girls. Let us quote Charlie Young in The Lovers (1994) or Love In The Time Of Twilight (1995), Faye Wong in Chungking Express or Hsu Chi in When I Look Upon The Star (1998). True stereotype of the modern Chinese woman, some directors ended up wondering themselves about this model offered by the cinema to the spectators.

Tsui Hark denounces the Western side of the model in Chinese Feast . Even if he appreciates the emancipation, the director, disfiguring Anita under make-up and colors of extravagant hair, shows that by borrowing the way of life of the Westerners this young woman looks like nothing any more since she is quartered between two cultures which she doesn't assimilate. More radical, Daniel Lee confronts this character of fairy tale with the hard reality of the divorce in Till Death Do Us Parts (1998).

This time the character of Anita can only sink in the pit, her dreams of eternal love being impossible. Therefore even if this character is pleasant, it is only one character of cinema which is not in any case ready to face the real world. She has dated actor Julian Cheung for a number of years. (Th)
 
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Filmography
 [ Voice dubbing - Actress - Cameo ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All ) Year  Activity (  Year - Title )
 
Voice dubbing
 Chinese Ghost Story : The Animated Movie, A 1997 Voice dubbing
 
Actress
 Deathday Party, The 2014 Actress
 Ip Man Final Fight 2013 Actress
 Love Experience 2013 Actress
 72 Tenants Of Prosperity 2010 Actress
 Protégé 2007 Actress
 Love Trilogy 2004 Actress
 36th Chamber Of Southern Shaolin 2003 Actress
 Karate Girls 2003 Actress
 New Adventures Of Chor Lau Heung, The 2001 Actress
 Don't Look Back... Or You'll Be Sorry 2000 Actress
 Dragon Heat 2000 Actress
 Enter The Eagles 1998 Actress
 Hong Kong Night Club 1998 Actress
 Till Death Do Us Part 1998 Actress
 He Comes From Planet K 1997 Actress
 Up For The Rising Sun 1997 Actress
 Wedding Days, The 1997 Actress
 Age Of Miracles, The 1996 Actress
 God Of Gamblers 3 : The Early Stage 1996 Actress
 Hu Du Men 1996 Actress
 Till Death Do Us Laugh 1996 Actress
 Tristar 1996 Actress
 Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star 1996 Actress
 Who's The Woman, Who's The Man 1996 Actress
 01:00 A.M. 1995 Actress
 Chinese Feast, The 1995 Actress
 Golden Girls, The 1995 Actress
 I Want To Go On Living 1995 Actress
 Just Married 1995 Actress
 Thunderbolt 1995 Actress
 Tragic Commitment 1995 Actress
 Tricky Business 1995 Actress
 Crossings 1994 Actress
 Crystal Fortune Run 1994 Actress
 From Beijing With Love 1994 Actress
 He And She 1994 Actress
 He's A Woman, She's A Man 1994 Actress
 I Will Wait For You 1994 Actress
 I’ve Got You Babe ! 1994 Actress
 It’s A Wonderful Life ! 1994 Actress
 Taste Of Killing And Romance, A 1994 Actress
 Tears And Triumph 1994 Actress
 True Hero, The 1994 Actress
 Whatever You Want 1994 Actress
 Wrath Of Silence, The 1994 Actress
 C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri 1993 Actress
 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father 1993 Actress
 Incorruptible, The 1993 Actress
 Last Hero In China 1993 Actress
 Legend Of The Liquid Sword 1993 Actress
 Prince Of The Portland Street, The 1993 Actress
 Sword Stained With Royal Blood, The 1993 Actress
 Tom, Dick And Hairy 1993 Actress
 Two Of A Kind 1993 Actress
 Warrior's Tragedy, A 1993 Actress
 Days Of Being Dumb, The 1992 Actress
 Handsome Siblings 1992 Actress
 Talk To Me Dicky 1992 Actress
 
Cameo
 Anna Magdalena 1998 Cameo
 Heaven Can't Wait 1995 Cameo
 

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 Anita Yuen Wing Yee pictures :  (Hide)
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star
Tricky Business
A Taste Of Killing And Romance
Crystal Fortune Run
The Incorruptible
The Prince Of The Portland Street
The Prince Of The Portland Street
The Sword Stained With Royal Blood
 
 Other Anita Yuen Wing Yee pictures :  (Hide)
Protégé (1)
Enter The Eagles (1)
Till Death Do Us Part (1)
The Wedding Days (1)
God Of Gamblers 3 : The Early Stage (2)
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star (7)
The Chinese Feast (5)
Thunderbolt (1)
Tricky Business (1)
A Taste Of Killing And Romance (2)
 
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