Greta Chi

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Greta Chi
Born  Denmark, Copenhagen
Other names Chi Ke Ping, Greta Maxwell
Years active 1959 - Present

Greta Chi (born Chi Ke Ping, in Copenhagen, Denmark), is an actress who was active in the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S.[1]

Biography[edit]

The daughter of a Chinese diplomat father and a German mother, she had some cachet as an "exotic" starlet in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared in supporting parts in lower budget U.S. and foreign movies, as well as some television shows.

Even though she had only one starring role in the movie Lisette (Fall Girl) in 1961 with John Agar, she is best known for her role as Ling-Ling - a Siamese cat transformed into a human by Samantha Stephens in an early episode of Bewitched.

She was also an exclusive model in the early '60s, traveling between Europe and the U.S.

One of her well known dates in the business was the actor Gardner McKay.

Personal life[edit]

She is still acting, currently living in Lucerne, Switzerland, where she has spent most of her life. She got married and her name changed to Greta Maxwell.

Her father founded a Chinese restaurant named Li Tai Pe, which became very popular among arts, cinema and theatre personalities in all Switzerland. After her parents' deaths, she became the owner and manager of the restaurant.

Filmography[edit]

  1. Five Gates to Hell (As Yoette) (1959)
  2. Lisette (Fall Girl) (As Lisette) (1961)
  3. La Reina del Chantecler (As Mata Hari) (1962)
  4. Fathom (As the KGB Major Jo May Soon) (1967)
  5. Farewell to Manzanar (Documentary) (1976)

Television appearances[edit]

  1. The Brothers Brannagan (As Tina in The Key of Jade) (1960)
  2. Adventures in Paradise (As Tara in The Beach at Belle Anse) (1962)
  3. Bewitched (Ling-Ling) (1965)
  4. The Rogues (As Rinl in Our Men in Arawat and The Golden Ocean) (1965)
  5. Burke's Law (As Kara in The Prisoners of Mr. Sin) (1965)
  6. Get Christie Love! (in Deadly Justice) (1974)
  7. Police Story (As Barbara Chang in Year of the Dragon: Part 2) (1975)

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