Candice Yu

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Candice Yu
Native name Chinese: 余安安 (Yu On On)
Born Yu De Ying
(1959-10-22) 22 October 1959 (age 57)
British Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976 - present
Spouse(s) Chow Yun-fat (1983-1983)
Henry Lee Junior (1987-2003)

Candice Yu (Yu On On) born Yu De Ying on 22 October 1959) is a Hong Kong film actress and occasional singer,[1] best known for her films with Shaw Brothers Studio of the 1970s and 1980s. She was the first wife of Hong Kong actor, Chow Yun-fat.

Film career[edit]

Yu made her debut in film at the age of 16 in "Let's Rock" and was instantly signed by the Shaw Brothers Studio in 1976 after starring in the film Massage Girls with Chow Yun-fat, her future husband and in Forever and Ever alongside Alan Tang.[1] Between 1977 and 1979, she starred in six of Chu Yuan's sword films, including Death Duel, The Sentimental Swordsman, Legend of the Bat, Murder Plot, and two Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre films.[1]

In the late 1970s, Yu also began appearing on television, notably the Rediffusion TV series Reincarnated, and her appearances as Princess Xiang Xiang in the martial arts series Book and Sword.[1] In 1984 she portrayed a lesbian in the film Lust For Love of a Chinese Courtesan.[1]

In 1992, Yu had a cameo role in Swordsman 2, directed by Tsui Hark.

In 2005, Yu came out of retirement to appear in Derek Yee's film 2 Young. She has since rekindled her career, appearing in two films in 2006 Rob-B-Hood and My Name Is Fame and four films in 2007, including Whispers And Moans, House of Mahjong, Exodus, and Beauty And The 7 Beasts.[2]

Yu received her first Hong Kong Film Award nomination in 2007 for Best Supporting Actress in the film My Name is Fame. In 2011, Yu received a 30th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in Once a Gangster. In 2012, Yu received a Hong Kong Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre's Boundless Movement.

Personal life[edit]

In 1983, Yu married Chow Yun-fat, a notable Hong Kong actor, but the marriage only lasted several months.[2] In 1987, Yu remarried Henry Lee Junior, a Hong Kong businessman and had two children.[2] Yu divorced Henry Lee Junior in 2003 after 16 years of marriage.[3]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Yu On On". Hong Kong Movie World Biography. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Candice Yu On On". HKcinemagic. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  3. ^ (traditional Chinese (HK))捱過破產 難忍外遇 余安安、李萬祺離婚兩月 20 April 2003.

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