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Brigitte Lin

Highest Rated:   100% The Bride With White Hair (1993)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% Ashes of Time Redux
  • Murong Yin/Murong Yang
2008
90% 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 Dung fong bat baai 2: fung wan joi hei (Swordsman III: East Is Red)
  • 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 East Is Red
  • Actor
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 Do ma daan (Peking Opera Blues)
  • Actor
1986
83% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force)
  • Actor
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

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