Sunday, 20 March 2011

Michele Yeoh

Popular name           Michelle Yeoh 杨紫琼
Birth name               Yang Zi Chong
Original name           Yeoh Chu-Kheng
Birth  date                August 6, 1962
Birth place                Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Height                      5' 4" (1.63 m)
Occupation               Actress and Dancer
Spouse(s)                 Jean Todt (engaged)

Personal Info and Career
Yeoh spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy as a teenager. After a brief dance career, she won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant title in her native country and the Miss Moomba beauty pageant title in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1980s. Her first on camera work was a 1984 commercial with martial arts star Jackie Chan. In 1985, she began making action movies with D&B Films of Hong Kong. She was first billed as Michelle Khan, then later, Michelle Yeoh. Never a trained martial artist, she relied on her dance discipline and her on-set trainers to prepare for her martial arts action scenes.

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