Cynthia Rothrock

Cynthia Rothrock

  • Highest Rated: 100% Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Eye for an Eye (1996)
  • Birthday: Mar 8, 1957
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The self-proclaimed Queen of Martial Arts Films and Kung-fu Video Queen, quick-fisted Cynthia Rothrock has been crushing skulls and thrilling international action fans since her high kicking debut in Yes, Madam in 1985. Her lightning speed and adrenalized bone-crushing rivals that of such well-known action stars as Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris -- only Rothrock can take down an army of baddies in three-inch heels.Born in Delaware in 1957, Rothrock gained appreciation for martial arts from an early age. At 13, she began taking lessons, and soon after was encouraged by parents and teachers to enter competitions to showcase her unique abilities. Soon earning her first black belt of at least five in varying disciplines, Rothrock would eventually earn a coveted spot in the Black Belt Hall of Fame and Kung-Fu Insider Hall of Fame. She began taking interest and developing skills in multiple disciplines, including Northern Shaolin (classical Chinese), Eagle Claw (Chinese), and Tang Soo Do (Korean) to name a few. Mastering various techniques and disciplines ultimately led Rothrock to becoming the undefeated World Karate Champion in both forms and weapons competitions from 1981 to 1985, and would eventually catch the attention of Hong Kong-based Golden Harvest Productions, who cast Rothrock opposite kung-fu queen Michelle Yeoh in Yes, Madam (1985). Though she had appeared in a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial in the early '80s, it was Madam that sent Rothrock's cinematic career into overdrive with Hong Kong audiences. Attempting to broaden her appeal to action fans in her native country, Golden Harvest backed China O' Brien and China O' Brien II in 1990. Though her efforts failed to draw significant box-office returns in the U.S., Rothrock's more than 30 cinematic ventures proved to have a lucrative shelf life on the home video market. Working tirelessly with some of the most prolific actors and directors of varying genres (including the likes of Sammo Hung, Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse, and John Schlesinger) Rothrock has released an average of three films a year since her introduction to international audiences in 1990. Throughout her cinematic career, Rothrock has continually appeared in some of the most prolific martial arts publications in the world, constantly promoting and reinforcing her image as a deadly beauty with a killer kick.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Actor 2019
No Score Yet Death Fighter Actor 2017
No Score Yet A Doggone Hollywood Actor 2017
No Score Yet Death Fighter Valerie 2017
No Score Yet Asian Ghost Story Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Martial Arts Kid Cindy Producer 2015
No Score Yet Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine Kandra Syn 2015
No Score Yet White Tiger Valerie 2014
No Score Yet Mercenaries Actor 2014
No Score Yet Badass Showdown Ivy 2013
No Score Yet Santa's Summer House Nanna 2012
No Score Yet Zong heng tian xia (Honor and Glory) Actor 2012
No Score Yet X-Treme Fighter Actor 2005
No Score Yet Attitude for Survival Actor 2005
No Score Yet X-Treme Fighter Sally/The White Dragon 2005
No Score Yet Top Fighter: Lethal Lady Actor 2004
No Score Yet Lost Bullet (Bala Perdida) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Modern Warriors Actor 2002
No Score Yet Tiger Claws III Actor 2001
86% Outside the Law Julie Cosgrove Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet Redemption Erin Murphy 2001
No Score Yet Manhattan Chase Actor 2000
No Score Yet Top Fighter 2: Deadly China Dolls Actor 1999
No Score Yet Martial Law Actor 1998
No Score Yet Night Vision Kristin O'Connor 1998
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon Actor 1998
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Bertha Jo 1997
No Score Yet Tiger Claws II Actor 1997
No Score Yet Sworn to Justice Janna 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Tina 1996
No Score Yet Deep Cover (Checkmate) Actor 1996
No Score Yet American Tigers Herself 1996
No Score Yet Guardian Angel Actor 1994
No Score Yet Fatal Passion Actor 1994
No Score Yet Fast Getaway II Lily 1994
No Score Yet Cinema of Vengeance Actor 1994
No Score Yet Lady Dragon 2 (Angel of Fury) Kathy Gallager 1993
No Score Yet Angel of Fury Nancy Bollins 1993
No Score Yet Rage and Honor II: Hostile Takeover Kris Fairchild 1993
No Score Yet Undefeatable Kristi Jones 1993
No Score Yet Irresistible Force Charlotte Heller 1993
No Score Yet Martial Law 2: Undercover Billie Blake 1992
No Score Yet Lady Dragon Kathy Galagher 1992
No Score Yet Rage and Honor Kris Fairchild 1992
No Score Yet China O'Brien 2 Actor 1992
No Score Yet Honor and Glory Tracey Pride 1992
No Score Yet 24 Hours to Midnight Devon Grady 1992
No Score Yet Tiger Claws Linda Masterson 1991
No Score Yet Fast Getaway Lilly 1991
No Score Yet Martial Law Billie Blake 1990
No Score Yet Miao tan shuang long (City Cops) Actor 1989
No Score Yet China O'Brien II China O'Brien 1989
No Score Yet Shi jie da shai (Righting Wrongs II: Blonde Fury) (Female Reporter) Cindy 1989
No Score Yet The Inspector Wears Skirts (Ba wong fa) (Top Squad) (Tyrant Flower) Madam Lo 1988
No Score Yet China O'Brien China O'Brien 1988
No Score Yet No Retreat, No Surrender II Terri 1988
No Score Yet Fight to Win Actor 1987
No Score Yet Righting Wrongs Cindy Si 1986
No Score Yet Above the Law (Zhi fa xian feng) Actor 1986
No Score Yet Mo fei cui (Jade Crystal) (The Magic Crystal) Cindy 1986
No Score Yet And, There You Are Actor 1986
No Score Yet Tai yang zhi zi (Prince of the Sun) Actor 1968
No Score Yet Angel the Kickboxer Producer Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
Enforcer II
  • 1996

QUOTES FROM Cynthia Rothrock CHARACTERS

Kristi Jones
I'll keep an eye out for you, Stingray.
Nick DiMarco
Yeah, see ya!