Saturday, 19 March 2011
Popular name Erra Fazira
Birth name Fazira binti Wan Chek
Birth date February 9, 1974
Birth place Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Occupation Actress, Singer and Model
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Dark brown
Title(s) Miss Malaysia World 1992
Erra won the title of Miss Malaysia 1992 and represented Malaysia in Miss World 1992 in South Africa.
Miss Fazira was the Miss Malaysia/World in 1992. She was also the 3rd runner up for Miss South East Asia for the 1992/1993 session. Erra Fazira became well-known during the mid-nineties, in particular after starring in the romantic drama Sembilu, a film which grossed $4.2 million, opposite Awie (a popular Malaysian singer and actor). After receiving many popularity awards, she won the Malaysian Film Festival Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in Soal Hati. Her films, which include romantic comedies such as Mr. Cinderella, Gila Gila Pengantin, Cinta Kolestrol, Cuci, and crime/action films such as KL Menjerit 1, Gerak Khas The Movie and Castello, have collectively brought box office receipts of over $70 million, making her the most successful Malaysian actress in terms of local box office receipts. She has been dubbed as Malay Film Primadonna since 1994 because of her success in the Malaysian film industry.