Chingmy Yau

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Chingmy Yau
Chinese name 邱淑貞 (traditional)
Chinese name 邱淑贞 (simplified)
Pinyin Qiū Shūzhēn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Jau1 Suk1-zing1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Panyu, Guangdong, China
Born (1968-05-16) 16 May 1968 (age 47)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–1999
Spouse(s) Shen Jiawei (1999-)
Children 3
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yau.

Chingmy Yau Suk-zing (born 16 May 1968) is a retired Hong Kong actress. She entered the Hong Kong film industry after competing in the 1987 Miss Hong Kong Beauty Pageant.

She was one of the leading actresses in the late 1980s and early 1990s, next to Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin and Cheung Man. She was cast in a series of Category III films, though she never appeared nude in any of them. The most notable of these was Naked Killer (1992).[1][2] During the height of her success, she regularly starred alongside superstars like Jet Li, Andy Lau, Stephen Chow, Ekin Cheng, and Jackie Chan.

Yau received four Hong Kong Film Award nominations for her acting: for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for Lee Rock, and for Best Actress in 1993 for Naked Killer, in 1996 for I'm Your Birthday Cake, and in 1999 for Hold You Tight.[3]

In 1999 she married Hong Kong fashion designer Shen Jiawei, founder of Hong Kong-based fashion company I.T. They have three children together.

Partial filmography[edit]

– Sources:,[4][5]


  1. ^ Pete Tombs (1998). Mondo Macabro: Weird and Wonderful Cinema Around the World. St. Martin's Press. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-0-312-18748-4.  Excerpts available at Google Books.
  2. ^ Linda Ruth Williams (2005). The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema. Indiana University Press. pp. 388–389. ISBN 978-0253218360.  Excerpts available at Google Books.
  3. ^ Hong Kong Film Awards (accessed 2015-05-05).
  4. ^ "Chingmy Yau". Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chingmy Yau". Retrieved April 4, 2010. 

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