Yuen Qiu

Yuen Qiu

Highest Rated: 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Lowest Rated: 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Despite training alongside future Hong Kong martial arts stars Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung in the 1960s, it took actress Yuen Qiu over 40 years to achieve stardom in the city-state's male-dominated film industry. Alongside Chan and Hung, Qiu began her martial arts education at the famous Chinese Drama Academy at the age of 10. The physically taxing regimen was so difficult Qiu tried to run away halfway through her seven years of training, but was caught and received 30 lashes. After graduating, Qiu became a female stuntwoman, receiving her first small credited part in 1973's early Jackie Chan vehicle "Fist of Anger." Dissatisfied with the quality of her parts in movies, Qiu continued acting sporadically until 1985 before retiring to concentrate on raising her two children. Her unexpected comeback nearly 20 years later was an accident: while accompanying a friend to an audition for a part in Stephen Chow's martial arts comedy "Kung Fu Hustle," she was spotted smoking by the director. Chow cast her as a chain-smoking, bullying landlady married to a meek husband played by her old classmate Yuen Wah. The flamboyant part brought her back into the public eye and Qiu has worked steadily ever since, often paired with Wah.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet My Alien Girlfriend Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 50% Delete My Love Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 79% Kung-Fu Academy Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 27% The Lady Iron Chef Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 60% Kung Fu Mahjong 2 Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 49% Kung Fu Mahjong Auntie Fei/Dorlina (Character) - 2005
90% 89% Kung Fu Hustle Landlady (Character) $17.1M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadly Silver Ninja Unknown (Character) - 1978

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