Isabella Leong

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Isabella Leong
Isabella in 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese name 梁洛施
Pinyin Liáng Luòshī (Mandarin)
Jyutping Leong4 Lok3-sze1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Luisa Isabella Nolasco da Silva
Ancestry Zhongshan, Guangdong, China[clarification needed]
Born (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 27)
Other name(s) Isabella Leong
Isabella Leung
Luisa Isabella Leung
Leung Lok-si
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Partner(s) Richard Li (2007 - 2011)
Children Ethan Li Cheung Tsz (李長治)
H. Li, N. Li

Luísa Isabella Nolasco da Silva (born 23 June 1988), better known as Isabella Leong, is a Hong Kong-based Macanese actress and former singer.


Leong's father was a descendant of a prominent Macanese family of Portuguese-English heritage, and her mother is Chinese. At age 12, Leong left school in order to sign a contract with Emperor Entertainment Group as a teenage model.[1]

She later began singing and released her debut album, Isabella when she was 16 years old. Isabella did not achieve the success hoped for and Leong subsequently debuted with acting. From 2005 to 2007, she made a string of films including The Eye 10, Bug Me Not!, Isabella, Diary, and Spider Lilies.

Leong won her first American film role in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which was released in 2008.[2]

EEG contract dispute[edit]

Emperor Entertainment Group filed a lawsuit in the High Court on 3 April 2008 to seek damages from Leong for breaking a 10-year contract which Leong's mother signed for her when she was only 12 years old. Leong filed a writ against the company on 27 April.[1] In November 2008, the legal battle between Leong and EEG ended in an out-of-court settlement, with the star "free to pursue her career".[3]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, Leong met Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, son of billionaire Li Ka-shing, when she was 20 and he was 41. The couple met on a movie set.[4] In April 2009, Leong gave birth to their first son. For this, Leong was allowed to use Li's family mansions in San Francisco. They also provided her with an entourage of care-givers, including five bodyguards, four full-time nannies and a personal attendant.[5] Channel News Asia noted some speculation about a large pre-nuptial agreement.[5] A 100-day-old banquet was held for her son from July 9–11, 2009, for three consecutive days, with some of the city's celebrities like Stanley Ho and his second wife Lam Wan Ying, and Tsang Yam Pui and his wife spotted in attendance.[6]

In June 2010, Leong gave birth to Li's twin sons in San Francisco.[7]

In March 2011, Leong announced that she and Richard Li have ended their relationship. They both declared that the split is amicable and that they will both take care of their children.[8][9]


Album # Album Information
1st Isabella - First Album Versions A, B, C
2nd I am Isabella (EP)
3rd To Find Love (EP)
4th I am Isabella (Complete Version)
5th Say Goodbye... Luisa (DualDisc) (CD+DVD)
  • Release Date : 15 August 2006
  • Language : Cantonese
  • Subtitle : Traditional Chinese
  • Package Weight: 210 g
  • Publisher : Emperor Entertainment Group (HK)


Isabella Photo Album
EEG Artiste Crystal - Isabella
Post Card - Isabella
Isabella Artiste Profile


Year Title Role
2004 Sunshine Heartbeat
Girl asking for fortune
2005 The Eye 10
見鬼 10
Bug Me Not!
Dragon Squad
Kong's daughter
A Chinese Tall Story
Red Child
2006 McDull, the Alumni
Wing Yan
Cheung Bik-Yan
Dragon Tiger Gate
Diary (film)
Leung Wing Na/Ho Lai Yee
The Knot
Wang Xiao-rui
2007 Simply Actors
Spider Lilies
2008 Missing
Chen Xiao-Kai
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Lin
2015 12 Golden Ducks
Murmur of the Hearts

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Fantasporto (2006)

Golden Bauhinia Awards (2006)


Hong Kong Film Awards (2005)

Hong Kong Film Awards (2007)

Hong Kong Film Awards (2007)

  • Best Supporting Actress for Diary

Golden Bauhinia Awards (2007)

  • Best Supporting Actress for Diary


  1. ^ a b South China Morning Post. We paid nothing to settle: Emperor. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  2. ^ Isabella to fight Mummy 3.
  3. ^ South China Morning Post. Deal frees starlet from Emperor Group fold. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  4. ^ "Isabella Leong’s former lover tycoon Richard Li breaks silence on split". Channel News Asia. March 2011.
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^
  7. ^ Xinhuanet: Isabella Leong gives birth to twin sons
  8. ^ "Isabella Leong announces split from tycoon Richard Li - Channel NewsAsia". 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  9. ^ "Talk of other women way off the money, says Li - The Standard". 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  10. ^ "Isabella Leong". Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  11. ^ "Isabella Leong". Retrieved 2010-03-23. 

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