Angela Mao

Angela Mao

Highest Rated: 95% Enter the Dragon (1973)

Lowest Rated: 95% Enter the Dragon (1973)

Birthday: Sep 20, 1950

Birthplace: Taiwan

In 1973, Angela Mao played Bruce Lee's doomed sister Su Lin in "Enter the Dragon." Yet, while her cameo was pivotal to the most famous kung fu movie ever made, Mao was only paid $100 for her efforts. She was already a major star in Hong Kong action cinema by the time she paired with Lee, although she had started out studying Peking Opera at the age of five, as her father was the celebrated actor Mao Yung Kang, who had escaped from China to Taiwan the year she was born. In addition to training for 14 years in stagecraft, Mao also took lessons in the Korean martial art hapkido and this led both to her discovery in the late 1960s by director Huang Feng and a contract with the famous Golden Harvest company. Following the "wuxia pian" swordplay picture "The Angry River," Mao was teamed in 1972 with Carter Wong and Sammo Hung in "Hapkido," after which she became known as "Lady Kung Fu." She acquired another nickname after the 1972 revenge flick, "Lady Whirlwind," and further hits followed, including "The Himalayan," "Dance of Death" (with fight scenes choreographed by Jackie Chan), and master director King Hu's "The Fate of Lee Khan." Mao also collaborated with ex-007 George Lazenby on "Stoner" and reunited with Wong on "When Taekwondo Strikes" and "The Association" and Hung on "Broken Oath," which influenced Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" duology. However, after a short spell in Taiwanese actioners, Mao married actor Kelly Lau and retired.

Highest rated movies

Enter the Dragon

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Filmography

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Dynamite Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Blasters Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Association Fang Chu/Lui Ying (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ninja, the Violent Sorceror Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 8% Return of the Tiger Chang Hung's Partner (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snake Deadly Act Brothel Madam (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Oath Unknown (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 50% Lady Whirlwind Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fist Too Fast Chin Lun (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of Shaolin Bandit Queen (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swift Shaolin Boxer Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragon Connection Violet (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel with the Devils Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel in the Desert Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taekwondo: Sting of the Dragon Masters Wan Ling-ching (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tournament Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Taekwondo Strikes Wan Ling-ching (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stoner Angela Li Shou-Hua (Character) - 1974
95% 91% Enter the Dragon Su Lin (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Kung Fu Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 61% Hapkido Kao Yu Ying (Character) - 1972

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