Lhakpa Tsamchoe

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Lhakpa Tsamchoe
Born Lhakpa Tsamchoe
1972
India
Nationality Tibetan
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1997 – present
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Spouse(s) Michael Gregory (m. 2001)

Lhakpa Tsamchoe (born 1972) is an Indian born Tibetan actress. She is the first Tibetan woman ever to break into mainstream film; most famous for starring alongside Brad Pitt and David Thewlis in the 1997 Hollywood blockbuster Seven Years in Tibet, in which she played Pema Lhaki, a Tibetan tailor and wife of Austrian mountaineer, Peter Aufschnaiter.[1]

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  • 1999: She starred in another French-made, American distributed Nepali adventure movie, Himalaya (French title: Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef), in which she was one of the leading characters.
  • 2006: In the India film Milarepa, set in the Spiti Valley close to the border between India, Pakistan, and Tibet, she played a supporting role as Aunt Peydon during the formative years of the famed protagonist, Milarepa (1052–1135), who is one of the most widely known Tibetan saints.

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