Elaine Yiu

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Elaine Yiu
Background information
Chinese name 姚子羚
Pinyin Yáo Zǐlíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping yiu3 Zi2 Ling4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Yiu Wai-ling
Jiu4 Wai6 Ling4 (Cantonese)
Ráo Huìlíng (Mandarin)
Born (1980-11-21) 21 November 1980 (age 36)
British Hong Kong
Occupation Actress, presenter
Years active 2002–present
Ancestry Chaozhou, Guangdong, China

Elaine Yiu Tse-ling (born 21 November 1980) is a Hong Kong television actress and presenter.


Yiu entered the entertainment industry after winning the TVB8 Presentator Contest in 2002, subsequently signing a management and filming contract with TVB. From 2002 to 2004, Yiu hosted Mandarin-language television programmes for TVB8. Yiu's acting debut was in the 2003 teen drama Hearts of Fencing, portraying the nerdy girl Man Man. In 2005, Yiu earned critical praise as Chloe Cheng in Revolving Doors of Vengeance. She earned her first leading role in Safe Guards, starring opposite Steven Ma, in 2006.

At the "2015 TVB Star Awards Malaysia", Elaine Yiu clinched "My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role" and "My Favourite TVB Drama Character" awards with her stellar acting as Vivian Cheung Wai-man (張慧芸) in "Raising the Bar"(四個女仔三個BAR). Elaine's red-hot winning streak continued two weeks later in Hong Kong when she snagged the coveted "Best Supporting Actress" honor at the "2015 TVB Anniversary Awards" with her character, "Imperial Consort Yim (炎貴妃)" in "Captain of Destiny" (張保仔).

Personal life[edit]

Yiu attended RMIT University and majored in computer science.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Drama and Character Results
2015 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Supporting Actress Captain of Destiny (Imperial Consort Yim) Won
2015 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role Raising the Bar (Vivian Cheung Wai-wan) Won
2015 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Top 16 Favourite TVB Drama Characters Raising the Bar (Vivian Cheung Wai-wan) Won


Television dramas
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hearts of Fencing "Man Man" Lam Suet-man
2004 Sunshine Heartbeat Cameo
To Catch the Uncatchable Bebe Lai Siu-man
2005 Revolving Doors of Vengeance Chloe Cheng Ho-yee Nominated – TVB Award for Most Improved Actress (Top 5)
2006 Always Ready Cally Ko Ho-oi
Safe Guards Lee Cheung-fung
Maidens' Vow Lily Cheung Lei
2007 The Ultimate Crime Fighter Maria Keung Nga-chui
2008 The Gentle Crackdown II Tong Shui
The Seventh Day Jade Yeung Hau-yee
A Journey Called Life Hana Cheung Hoi-na
Speech of Silence Kary Chai Kar-yi
Last One Standing Mandy Tong Hoi-man
2009 Burning Flame III Minnie Cheuk Man
2010 In the Eye of the Beholder Shek Lau Nominated – TVB Award for Most Improved Actress (Top 5)
Ghost Writer Lau Sum-yin Nominated – TVB Award for Most Improved Actress (Top 5)
When Lanes Merge Vivian Cho Mei-wai Nominated – TVB Award for Most Improved Actress (Top 5)

Nominated – TVB Award for Best Supporting Actress (Top 15)

Beauty Knows No Pain Pinky Wong Cameo (Episode 20)
Can't Buy Me Love Chor Kiu Cameo (Episode 15)
Some Day Ivy Ling Mei-sze Cameo
2011 Only You "KaKa" Erica Episodes 27–30
Face to Fate Ng Mau-dan Previously warehoused; released overseas August 2006
The Life and Times of a Sentinel Man-kwan, the Imperial Noble Consort
2011–12 Bottled Passion Ko Yee-kiu
2012 King Maker Tung Yuk-kiu
2012-13 Missing You young Hui Yuk-mui
2013 Sergeant Tabloid So Sing-pui Episode 19–21
Warehoused; released overseas April 2012
Slow Boat Home Chan Ah-lai Guest appearance
A Change of Heart Yip Wing Yan
2014 Outbound Love Hong Yi-kiu
Swipe Tap Love Choi Yin
Shades of Life Tung Ngoi Ting
Rear Mirror Mui Man Yee
2015 Raising the Bar Vivian Cheung
Every Step You Take Yuen Yuen
Captain of Destiny Imperial Consort Yim
Angel In-the-Making Sylvia To
2015-16 The Executioner Yuen So-sam

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