Sunday, 20 March 2011
Popular name Tiara Jacquelina
Birth date October 3, 1967
Birth place Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Occupation Actress, Producer and Singer
She rose to fame in Puteri Gunung Ledang, the biggest budget movie in Malaysia to date, in which she played the lead role, and sang the theme song, "Asmaradana". Besides gracing the stage or appearing on camera, Tiara Jacquelina is the Managing Director of Enfiniti Productions, a Malaysian company in the arts & entertainment and television production fields.
Jacquelina was born Jacqueline Eu in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to a Burmese Chinese father and Indonesian Chinese mother. She has been involved in the arts at a very early stage, and while at school, was part of the Theatre Society, the Literary Society, and was the President of the Film Society. She first began her film career in 1988. In 1995, costarred with Academy Award winner, Frances McDormand, who played the lead role in the movie, Beyond Rangoon. In the 12th Malaysia Film Festival that year, she won the best actress award in the movie, Ringgit Kasorrga, a social drama concerning a sex scandal involving a politician and young models. In 2004, she appeared in Puteri Gunung Ledang. The movie was No. 49 on the short-list of the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards in 2004. Following the success of the movie, Jacquelina moved on to translate it on to the stage with the successful Puteri Gunung Ledang: The Musical.