Chingmy Yau

Biography

​Born May 16, 1968 as Yau Suk Ching, Chingmy Yau get her start in the entertainment industry by participating in beauty pageants. It was after her appearance at the Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant in 1989 (where she took the "Miss Photogenic" trophy) that she began to get film offers. Most of her early work consisted of her playing goody-two-shoes roles in romantic comedies until notorious film-maker Wong Jing took Yau under his wing -- and into his bed, even though he was married at the time. Yau became one of the queens of Category III (Hong Kong's version of the NC-17 rating, given to movies with high doses of sex and/or violence) films, through her roles in movies such as the deliciously sleazy Naked Killer (1992). However, unlike most Cat III actresses, she never appeared fully nude.

Rumors abounded that Wong Jing (who either directed or produced almost every film Yau was in at the time) had strict control over what Yau could or could not show. Despite Wong's restrictions, Yau continued to heat up the screen in her roles. She even lent a bit of "real" sensuality to the usually sexually tame Jackie Chan in 1992's City Hunter (where she sports almost the exact same outfit as worn by Lara Croft in the hit video game "Tomb Raider"). Gambling never seemed as sexy as when Yau combined kung-fu with wagering in God of Gamblers Returns (1994). Yau provided excellent comic relief (and got back a bit at the hounding Hong Kong press) as well as providing a nice bit of "eye candy" by portraying an annoying tabloid TV reporter in High Risk (1995). Despite her attempts to diversify her acting portfolio, she is still best known for her roles in ultra-sleazy exploitation flicks such as Raped by an Angel (1993).

The Hong Kong tabloid press is well-known for being rabid, especially towards actresses, and Chingmy Yau was no exception. Almost from the beginning of her film career, Yau was hounded by reporters claiming that she had slept her way into the film industry, and critics were always quick to cut her down. By 1997, when she publicly announced her and Wong Jing's breakup, no one was really surprised and most people expected her to retire outright. She has continued to work -- albeit at a much slower pace, now doing about one movie a year. But it seems as if Yau is following the lead of many other Hong Kong actresses who shot to fame and left just as quickly. She recently tied the knot to a fashion designer, and if the marriage goes well, she may never work again.

​Born May 16, 1968 as Yau Suk Ching, Chingmy Yau get her start in the entertainment industry by participating in beauty pageants. It was after her appearance at the Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant in 1989 (where she took the "Miss Photogenic" trophy) that she began to get film offers. Most of her early work consisted of her playing goody-two-shoes roles in romantic comedies until notorious film-maker Wong Jing took Yau under his wing -- and into his bed, even though he was married at the time. Yau became one of the queens of Category III (Hong Kong's version of the NC-17 rating, given to movies with high doses of sex and/or violence) films, through her roles in movies such as the deliciously sleazy Naked Killer (1992). However, unlike most Cat III actresses, she never appeared fully nude.

Rumors abounded that Wong Jing (who either directed or produced almost every film Yau was in at the time) had strict control over what Yau could or could not show. Despite Wong's restrictions, Yau continued to heat up the screen in her roles. She even lent a bit of "real" sensuality to the usually sexually tame Jackie Chan in 1992's City Hunter (where she sports almost the exact same outfit as worn by Lara Croft in the hit video game "Tomb Raider"). Gambling never seemed as sexy as when Yau combined kung-fu with wagering in God of Gamblers Returns (1994). Yau provided excellent comic relief (and got back a bit at the hounding Hong Kong press) as well as providing a nice bit of "eye candy" by portraying an annoying tabloid TV reporter in High Risk (1995). Despite her attempts to diversify her acting portfolio, she is still best known for her roles in ultra-sleazy exploitation flicks such as Raped by an Angel (1993).

The Hong Kong tabloid press is well-known for being rabid, especially towards actresses, and Chingmy Yau was no exception. Almost from the beginning of her film career, Yau was hounded by reporters claiming that she had slept her way into the film industry, and critics were always quick to cut her down. By 1997, when she publicly announced her and Wong Jing's breakup, no one was really surprised and most people expected her to retire outright. She has continued to work -- albeit at a much slower pace, now doing about one movie a year. But it seems as if Yau is following the lead of many other Hong Kong actresses who shot to fame and left just as quickly. She recently tied the knot to a fashion designer, and if the marriage goes well, she may never work again.

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Known Credits 54

Birthday 1968-05-16

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Also Known As

  • Chingmy Yau Suk-Ching
  • 邱淑貞
  • Chingamy Yau
  • Yau Shu-Tsing

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1999 Raped by an Angel 4: The Rapist's Union as Woman in intro
1998 Hold You Tight as Ah Moon / Rosa Gao
1997 Lawyer Lawyer as Lotus Shui
1996 Feel 100% ... Once More as Gobby
1996 4 Faces of Eve as Nurse/Cherry Chan
1996 Bodyguards of the Last Governor as Siu Dau
1996 Satan Returns as Chan Shou-Ching
1996 Young and Dangerous 2 as Ding Yiu / Ting Siu-Yiu
1996 Street Angels as Tung Yen
1996 Blind Romance as Yim Tung Tung
1995 I'm Your Birthday Cake as Cher Lo
1995 Legendary Couple as Lui Chi Lan
1995 Meltdown as Helen
1995 The Saint of Gamblers as Yuen-Fan
1995 Lover of the Last Empress as Hui Yu Lan/Empress Tzu Hsi
1994 1941 Hong Kong on Fire as Law Mong-Dai
1994 God of Gamblers' Return as Hoi Tong
1994 Return To A Better Tomorrow as Chili
1994 Modern Romance as Chanel
1994 The Modern Love as BoBo
1994 Legend of the Red Dragon as Red Bean
1993 The Evil Cult as Siu Chiu
1993 Ghost Lantern as Siu Fu Yung
1993 Boys Are Easy as Ching Siu Sze
1993 Future Cops as Chun May
1993 Psycho Killer
1993 City Hunter as Saeko
1993 Millionaire Cop as Shun
1993 Raped by an Angel as Yau Yuk-nam
1993 Legend Of The Liquid Sword as Flowerless
1992 Naked Killer as Kitty
1992 Royal Tramp 2 as Princess King Ning
1992 She Starts the Fire as Wendy
1992 Deadly Dream Woman as Jane
1992 Casino Tycoon II as Mrs Ho Mei
1992 Royal Tramp as Princess King Ning
1992 Lee Rock III
1992 Truant Heroes as Kwan Tak Hing/Ng Siu Yuen
1992 Casino Tycoon as Mei
1991 Lee Rock II as Rose / Ha
1991 Lee Rock as Rose
1991 Money Maker as Koh Tau Tau
1991 Tricky Brains as Banana Fung
1990 My Neighbours are Phantoms as Sandy
1989 The Romancing Star III as Ching
1989 Ghost Busting as Yip Ling
1989 Happy Together as Cherry's housemate
1989 Mr. Fortune as Cha Kit Ching
1989 Perfect Match as Gynaecologist
1989 They Came to Rob Hong Kong as Jenny Tung
1988 The Crazy Companies 2 as Tau Tau/Amy
1988 How To Pick Girls Up! as Xiao Beibei
1988 The Crazy Companies as Beanie
1988 Mr. Possessed as Wawa

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