Cynthia Khan

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Cynthia Khan
Cyntha Khan by Santxe.JPG
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name 杨丽菁 (simplified)
Birth name Yang Li-Tsing
Born (1968-12-13) 13 December 1968 (age 45)
Chiayi County, Taiwan
Occupation Film actress

Yang Li-Tsing, better known by her stage name Cynthia Khan, is a Taiwanese actress and martial artist born on December 13, 1968 in Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Early life[edit]

Khan studied Chinese and jazz dance at school. At the age of 17, she won a national talent contest run by a Taiwainese television station. Later she practised taekwondo, achieving a high level in this martial art.

Film career[edit]

In 1987, she signed a contract with Hong Kong film studio D & B to replace actress Michelle Yeoh and made her film debut in In the Line of Duty 3. The film was a box office success and started her long career. Sequels and other films followed, many of them in the girls with guns genre, most notably In the Line of Duty 4: Witness, directed and choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping and co-starring Donnie Yen.

Origin of stage name[edit]

Her screen name is a combination of the names of established Hong Kong stars Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh (then known as Michelle Khan), whom she replaced in the In the Line of Duty movie series.[1]

Filmography[edit]

  • Flag of Honor (1987)
  • Three Headed Monster (1988)
  • In the Line of Duty 3 (1988)
  • Split of the Spirit (1989)
  • In the Line of Duty 4: Witness (1989)
  • In the Line of Duty 5: Middle Man (1990)
  • Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
  • Queen's High (1990)
  • The Transmigration Romance (1991)
  • The Perfect Match (1991)
  • In the Line of Duty 6 (1991)
  • In the Line of Duty VII (1991)
  • The 13 Cold Blooded Eagles (1992)
  • Zen of Sword (1992)
  • Death Triangle (1992)
  • Super Lady Cop (1992)
  • It's Now or Never (1992)
  • The Inspector Wears Skirts IV (1992)
  • The Avenging Quartet (1992)
  • Eternal Fist (1992)
  • Deadend of Besiegers (1992)
  • The 13 Cold-Blooded Eagles (1993)
  • Blade of Fury (1993)
  • Pink Bomb (1993)
  • Madam City Hunter (1993)
  • Ultimate Revenge (1995)
  • Tough Beauty and the Sloppy Slop (1995)
  • Angel on Fire (1995)
  • Only the Strong Survive (1995)
  • Yes, Madam 5 (1996)
  • Righteous Guards (1998)
  • Hurricane Bullet (2003)
  • Radical (2003)
  • Super Player (2010)

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cynthia Khan Lai Ching, Hkcinemagic.fr

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