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Cheng Pei Pei

 
 
 
 
Other names : 鄭佩佩
Cheng Pui Pui
Jeng Pooi Pooi
Zheng Peipei
Zhèng Pèipèi
Zheng4 Pei4 Pei4
 
Birthdate : 4/12/1946
Nationality : China
Workplace : Hong Kong, USA
Activities : Producer (1), Actress (62), Cameo (3), (1)

Biography

Cheng Pei-pei is one of those rare names in cinema who returns to thrill and surprise audiences again and again. Born in Shanghai in 1946, Cheng relocated to Hong Kong when she was 14. Armed with a high school education and six years of ballet training, Cheng joined the Shaw Brothers’ performing arts training course, which served as a springboard for her into a career as an actress with Shaw Brothers.

Dancer, she is trained at the studios of Shaw Brothers. Heroin of lot of wu xia pian of the Sixties, she was seen as the queen of the wu xia. Excellent actress, charming, she was quickly noticed by King Hu who offers to her the first role in Come Drink With Me. Lo Wei, the other great director of this time used her in lot of movies.

She made her film debut playing a male in The Lotus Lamp in 1963, but quickly made her screen presence felt when she starred in Pan Lei’s Lover’s Rock later that year.

During her years at Shaw Brothers, she made over 20 movies of which most were wuxia (martial arts) films. Cool but passionate, poised but lethal, Cheng carved herself an unbreachable niche as the “Queen of Swords” in classics such as Come Drink With Me, Golden Swallow, Dragon Swamp, and The Lady Hermit.

She left her successful career and moved to the U.S. to get married after making The Lady Hermit in 1971. She returned to Hong Kong for good in 1992, working in television, until Taiwanese auteur Ang Lee cast her as the Jade Fox in the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The film brought her the best supporting actress award in the Hong Kong Film Awards and took her career to new international heights.

Source : Celestial Pictures
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 - 1960 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Scroll Of Wing Chun White Crane 2014 Actress
 Coming Back 2011 Actress
 Legendary Amazons 2011 Actress
 Let Love Come Back 2011 Actress
 Speed Angels 2011 Actress
 Treaty Of Double Bed, The 2011 Actress
 Flirting Scholar 2, The 2010 Actress
 Here Comes Fortune 2010 Actress
 Basic Love 2009 Actress
 Street Fighter : The Legend Of Chun-Li 2009 Actress
 Kung Fu Killer 2008 Actress
 Jun Zi Hao Qiu 2007 Actress
 They Wait 2007 Actress
 Counting House, The 2006 Actress
 Insuperable Kid 2005 Actress
 Miracle Box, The 2004 Actress
 Sex And The Beauties 2004
 Book And Sword, Gratitude And Revenge 2002 Actress
 Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger 2002 Producer, Actress
 Naked Weapon 2002 Actress
 Young Hero Fong Sai Yuk, The 2002 Actress
 Shadow Mask 2001 Actress
 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Actress
 Lavender 2000 Actress
 Fist Power 1999 Actress
 Four Chefs And A Feast 1999 Actress
 Man Called Hero, A 1999 Actress
 Truth About Jane And Sam, The 1999 Actress
 Spirit Of The Dragon 1997 Actress
 How To Meet The Lucky Stars 1996 Actress
 Top Fighter 2 1996 Actress
 Wong Fei Hung Series : The Final Victory 1996 Actress
 From Zero To Hero 1994 Actress
 Gods Must Be Funny In China, The 1994 Actress
 Kung Fu Mistress 1994 Actress
 Lover's Lover 1994 Actress
 Wing Chun 1994 Cameo
 Flirting Scholar, The 1993 Actress
 Kidnap Of Wong Chak Fai 1993 Actress
 Painted Faces 1988 Actress
 All The King's Men 1983 Actress
 Whiplash 1974 Actress
 None But The Brave 1973 Actress
 Lady Hermit, The 1971 Actress
 Shadow Whip, The 1971 Actress
 Brothers Five 1970 Actress
 Lady Of Steel 1970 Actress
 Dragon Swamp 1969 Actress
 Flying Dagger, The 1969 Actress
 Golden Sword, The 1969 Actress
 Raw Courage 1969 Actress
 Golden Swallow 1968 Actress
 Jade Raksha, The 1968 Actress
 That Fiery Girl 1968 Actress
 Blue Skies 1967 Actress
 Dragon Creek, The 1967 Actress
 Hong Kong Nocturne 1967 Actress
 Operation Lipstick 1967 Actress
 Thundering Sword, The 1967 Actress
 Come Drink With Me 1966 Actress
 Monkey Goes West, The 1966 Cameo
 Princess Iron Fan 1966 Actress
 Lotus Lamp, The 1965 Actress
 Song Of Orchid Island 1965 Actress
 Last Woman Of Shang, The 1964 Cameo
 Lover's Rock 1964 Actress
 

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Gallery
 
 Cheng Pei Pei pictures :  (Hide)
Sex And The Beauties
Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger
Naked Weapon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
A Man Called Hero
The Truth About Jane And Sam
Spirit Of The Dragon
Wing Chun
The Flirting Scholar
The Lady Hermit
The Lady Hermit
The Shadow Whip
Brothers Five
Raw Courage
Golden Swallow
Come Drink With Me
Princess Iron Fan
Legendary Amazons
Insuperable Kid
That Fiery Girl
 
 Other Cheng Pei Pei pictures :  (Hide)
They Wait (1)
Sex And The Beauties (1)
Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger (1)
Naked Weapon (1)
Fist Power (1)
The Truth About Jane And Sam (1)
The Flirting Scholar (1)
The Lady Hermit (8)
The Shadow Whip (5)
Dragon Swamp (7)
 
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 The daughter kicks back : Interview with Marsha Yuen (preview)
HK talents > Actors > Other actors and actresses
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 14/3/2006
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 1  - index
   
 
 
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