Lee came from a big family of ten children, with her being the seventh child. To help her parents feed the family when she was a child, she and her siblings used to make and sell handicrafts. Out of her parents' 10 children, Lee was known to be the only one to possess a different look since her childhood with a Eurasian-like face, creating rumors that she wasn't her parents' biological daughter. The rumors were untrue but it did give Lee a low self-esteem about her origins then and even made her suicidal on that matter once.
Lee once worked as an air-stewardess before entering the entertainment industry.