Career as an Actress

Michelle Yeoh, is a famous Malaysian actress who later rose to fame from the 1990’s up to this time. Before she became an actress, she actually joined in some pageants in Malaysia, her hometown. And she was crowned as Miss Malaysia on 1983. At that time, she was only 20 years old! When she began to star in a series of Hong Kong action films, her name started to be recognized not only in her own country but even in many countries around the world including United States.

From the time she entered the acting industry, she had many other projects and endorsements almost every year. Her first movie which is an action movie was in 1985. Actually, she didn’t have any background in martial arts or was she a trained martial artist. But then, she did it relying on her talent in dancing and with the help of her on-set trainers. Her dance moves in her films was truly amazing! After getting married to Dickson Poon in 1988, she retired from acting but returned after their divorce.

In China and the United States, she became more famous because of the success of her films such as the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000 and The Touch in 2002. She worked with many famous actors too including Jackie Chan and James Bond. Before she decided to enter the film industry, she had a brief dance career and won beauty pageants in her own country and in Australia where she won the title Miss Malaysia and Miss Moomba. She’s really so talented!