Lee Chin is a famous Hong Kong film actress. She participated in projects of the Shaw Brothers studio. The actress was especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Lee held the title of "Queen of Asian Cinema".
Biography and personal life
Li Ching was born on November 8, 1948 in Shanghai. The actress died at the age of 69 on February 22, 2018. She died in Hong Kong. The star's real name is Li Guoying. She was the youngest child in a large family. She had 8 brothers and sisters. When she was 5 years old, her family moved to Hong Kong. Since childhood, the actress starred in the projects of the Shaw Brothers studio. At the age of 15, she enrolled in acting classes at this film company. After Lee received several supporting roles. She played with Linda Lin Dai and Lin Bo. When the actress was 16 years old, she was invited to play a big role in the film "Fairy of the Lake". For this work, Chin won the Best Actress award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival.
The actress has starred in films of all genres - musicals, dramas, action films, historical and erotic. She could be seen in Zhang Che's paintings. Lee has appeared in kung fu movies. Chin's collaboration with the Shaw Brothers film company lasted until the mid-1970s. Then she starred in several more films and herself was engaged in the production of films. In 1983, the queen of Asian cinema announced the end of her career. Together with the roles, her love story ended. She met with her colleague Ti Lun. Together they played in 5 films. Long Ti married actress Man-min Tao. In 1980, they had a son - actor Sean Tam.
Chin closed in on herself and stopped attending film events. She was not seen in public, she did not give interviews and did not express a desire to communicate with colleagues from the film industry. Her only past life friend is director Meng Hua Ho. The last years of the actress's life were very difficult. She was diagnosed with oncology. The body of a lonely star of Asian cinema was discovered some time after death due to the characteristic smell that wafted from her apartment.
In 1964, the actress played in the film Between Laughter and Tears. The drama is about the love between a student and a singer. They wanted to present a beautiful and talented girl to the leader of the gang, but her chosen one managed to save his beloved. In the same year, the actress could be seen in the film "The Last Woman of Shana". The drama has been shown in Hong Kong, the United States and South Korea. Lee's next role took place in the film "The Story of Xiu Sang." The director and screenwriter of the musical film is King Hu.
The following year, Chin played two leading roles in the musical fantasy film The Fairy of the Lake. The director of the film is Li Kao. The actress's partners on the set were Ivy Ling, Chen Yunhua, Kwong Chi Chung and Miao Ching. Chin then played Lingzhi in The Lotus Lamp. The director and screenwriter of the drama is Feng Yue. The actress could be seen in the film "The Western Chamber". The character of the actress is the maid Hung Niang. According to the plot of a musical melodrama, the scientist falls in love with the daughter of the former prime minister.
Later, Li was invited to the 1965 musical "Palace Secrets of the Song Dynasty". According to the plot, a blind woman comes to an appointment with a judge and tells her difficult story. The following year, Chin could be seen in the movie Knight of Knights. Action adventure director - Sit Kwan. Lee played the lead role in the drama "Wild Woman". The heroine of the actress is Jin Xiaofang. This lively beauty decided to marry only for the fact that in the art of singing she can be compared with herself. Then there was the main role in the 1967 film Sweet Revenge. The action begins with the reception of a wealthy person in the house. During the holiday, his house was robbed. The thief managed to wound, but he disappeared. The offender got into the neighboring house where the doctor lives. The officer's son decided to frame the doctor and accuse him of deliberately hiding the thief. He did this to eliminate his rival. The slanderer is in love with the doctor's bride.The perpetrator rescues the doctor to restore justice.
Then the actress played the main female role in the historical drama "The Emperor with My Face." This is the story of the twin of the emperor who seized power. Later, Li was seen in Meng Hua Ho's family melodrama Shanshan. Then she starred in the film "Theft of the sword." The plot tells the story of a precious sword that was despicably stolen. Chin landed a role in Lien Seo. This is a drama about a beautiful girl who avenged her father's death. She killed the enemy and then fell into the well and died. In 1968, Chin starred in the film Hong Kong Rhapsody. In the same year, she could be seen in the painting "Sword to Sword". 1969 brought her roles in the films Five Assassins, Indomitable Fist, Deadly End, and If I Have a Sword, I Can Travel.
In 1970, Lee could be seen in Whose Child is in Class? Chin's character is the administrator Helen Lee. The plot tells the story of how a school chemistry teacher began caring for a child who was abandoned. By coincidence, his youthful love became the administrator of the school where the chemist works. In the same year, the actress starred in the film "Valley of the Fangs". Lee has a leading role in this action adventure. This is a story about a naive emperor, an insidious minister and a scientist, who was imprisoned without fault. The following year, Chin appeared in The Eagle King, The New One-Armed Sword Bearer, The Snow Girl's Revenge, and The Long Pursuit. In 1972, she starred in the movie 14 Amazons. This adventure drama is about female warriors. Then she was invited to the picture "The Fugitive". In the center of the plot are friends who live off robberies. Then there were roles in the films "Besieged", "Sexy Danish Girls", "Happy Trio", "Sinister Seductresses" and "Golden Lion". In 1978, the actress could be seen in the drama A New Dream in the Red Chamber. The drama is directed by Han Ching.