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Cynthia Rothrock



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine
  • Kandra Syn
2016
No Score Yet Asian Ghost Story
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Martial Arts Kid
  • Cindy
  • Producer
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 Top Fighter 2: Deadly Fighting Dolls
  • 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 American Tigers
  • 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 Tiger Claws III: The Final Conflict
  • Actor
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 American Tigers
  • Herself
1996
No Score Yet Deep Cover (Checkmate)
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Guardian Angel
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Fatal Passion
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Bloody Mary Killer
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Cinema of Vengeance
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Fast Getaway II
  • Lily
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 Honor and Glory
  • Tracey Pride
1992
No Score Yet 24 Hours to Midnight
  • Devon Grady
1992
No Score Yet China O'Brien 2
  • Actor
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 Blonde Fury
  • Actor
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 Yes, Madam!
  • Inspector Carrie Morris
1985
No Score Yet Tai yang zhi zi (Prince of the Sun)
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Angel the Kickboxer
  • Actor
  • Producer

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