Brigitte Lin

Brigitte Lin

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Bride With White Hair (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) (1992)
  • Birthday: Nov 3, 1954
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • An actress of striking intensity and fierce dedication to family life, Taiwanese born Brigitte Lin has thrilled audiences since her earliest film appearances in the early '70s. From the hopelessly romantic films of her early career to the powerful and mysterious costume fantasies of her later roles, Lin's stunning beauty and powerful screen presence lent itself successfully to a both the romantic and the fantastic. Born November 3, 1954, in Taiwan, Lin attended Taiwan Chingling Girls' Secondry School in her early years and later enrolled at Tanjiang General Education College. After being spotted by a film producer on the streets of Taipei in 1972, Lin made her film debut in Outside the Window, though due to legal complications, the film went unreleased. It was through her role in Window that Lin would find real-life romance with co-star Chin Han, though Han's marital status prevented the couple from pursuing their relationship despite various rumors and insinuations. Her formal debut and initial exposure came with her second film, Yun Piao Piao (Floating Clouds) a few short years later. Moving to California in the late '70s to escape the rumor mill and attend some college courses, Lin was romanced by and engaged to Charlie Chin, though the relationship soon fell through, due in part to Chin Han's divorce. It was shortly after this time that Lin's roles began to shift from the romantic to the fantastic, most notably with her role in director Tsui Hark's masterful, standard-setting fantasy Shu Shan (1983) (Lin would again team with Hark for the acclaimed Peking Opera Blues in 1986). Through the remainder of the '80s and into the '90s, Lin's career expanded as she became a staple of Hong Kong action/fantasy cinema. It was during this period that Lin made many of the films that would bring her familiarity to Western audiences. Her roles in the popular Swordsman films, and as the striking title character in the art-house hit The Bride With White Hair and its sequel, showcased an actress with dynamic abilities who could send shivers through audiences with her fearsome gaze. Lin won best actress at the Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan for her role in Red Dust (1992), and also won acclaim for her role as Asia the Invincible in East is Red (1992). 1994 found Lin in the first of two collaborations with colorful Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai with her role in Ashes of Time, and brought the publicly unexpected marriage of Lin to businessman Michael Zing. Though she appeared in a few more films, Lin stated that she was retiring from the entertainment industry to dedicate herself to her marriage and her newborn daughter, making her final career appearance as the mysterious woman in the blonde wig in Wong Kar Wai's Chungking Express (1994).

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79% Ashes of Time Redux Murong Yin/Murong Yang 2008
87% Chungking Express Drug Dealer 1996
No Score Yet The Three Swordsmen Ming Kim 1994
No Score Yet Deadful Melody Snow 1994
No Score Yet Xin tian long ba bu zhi tian shan tong lao (Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens)(8 Guardians of Buddhism) Li Chou-shui/Chong-hoi 1994
No Score Yet Semi-Gods and Semi-Devils Actor 1994
No Score Yet Boys Are Easy Yuk Hing 1993
No Score Yet The Bride With White Hair 2 Lien Ni-Chang 1993
No Score Yet Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau (The Eagle Shooting Heroes) Third Princess 1993
No Score Yet Swordsman III: East Is Red (Dung fong bat baai 2: fung wan joi hei) Master Asia 1993
100% The Bride With White Hair Lien Ni Chang 1993
No Score Yet Black Panther Warriors Ching Ching 1993
71% The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) Asia the Invincible 1992
No Score Yet Dragon Inn (Xin long men ke zhan) Mo 1992
No Score Yet Handsome Siblings Eva More 1992
No Score Yet Swordsman II Asia the Invincible 1992
No Score Yet Red Dust Actor 1990
No Score Yet Web of Deception Actor 1989
No Score Yet Starry Is the Night Actor 1988
No Score Yet Lady in Black Chan May Fung 1987
No Score Yet Thirty Million Rush Actor 1987
No Score Yet Dream Lovers Cheung Yuet-Heung 1986
No Score Yet Peking Opera Blues Actor 1986
No Score Yet True Colors Actor 1986
92% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) Selina Fong 1985
86% Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke) Countess 1983
No Score Yet Fire Dragon Actor 1983
No Score Yet Fantasy Mission Force (Mai nei dak gung dui) (Dragon Attack) Lily 1982
No Score Yet Faster Blade Poisonous Darts Actor 1982
No Score Yet Ba bai zhuang shi (800 Heroes) Actor 1977
No Score Yet Long Way From Home (Chang qian wan lu) Actor 1975


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