Yang Lina

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Yang Lina
Chinese name 楊莉娜 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨莉娜 (simplified)
Pinyin Yáng Lìnà (Mandarin)
Born Singapore
Other name(s) Lina Yang
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984-early 2000s
Children 2 children

Yang Lina (Chinese: 杨莉娜, born 1962 or 1963—died March 20, 2010), also known as Lina Yang, was a Singaporean actress whose credits included dramas such as Samsui Women and An Ode To Life.[1] She was often cast as conniving, plotting characters.[1]

Yang became an actress in 1984 after previously working as a bank employee.[1] She had attended an acting class with her sister, actress Yang Libing, and then joined the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, which is now part of MediaCorp.[1] Her most well known roles included the 1986 film, Neighbours, and Samsui Women.[1]

She married her husband, a make-up artist, in 1992.[1] She took two professional breaks from acting to give birth to her two daughters.[1]

Yang opened a hair salon with her sister in 2004.[2] She was diagnosed with uterine cancer during the late 2000s, but continued to act sporadically.[1] Her last role was in the second season of Perfect Cut, in which she portrayed a wealthy, lonely woman who was dying from AIDS.[1] She died of cancer in the home of her younger sister, Yang Libing, on March 20, 2010. Her age was unknown. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and sister.[1]


Incomplete list

  • 1984
    • Youth 年轻人
  • 1985
    • Men From The Past 大侠吴三奇
    • Takeover 人在旅途
    • Home is Where Love Is 吾爱吾家
  • 1986
    • The Samsui Women 红头巾
    • Neighbours 芝麻绿豆
  • 1987
    • Painted Faces 戏班
    • Strange Encounters 奇缘 之《塞外胡笳》
  • 1988
    • The Last Applause 舞榭歌台
  • 1989
    • Turn of the Tide 浮沉
  • 1991
    • Guardian Angel 爸爸怕怕
  • 1993
    • Ride the Waves 卿本佳人
    • Web of Deceit 鹤啸九天
  • 1994
    • Lethal Duo 天使追辑令
    • Fiery Lover 烈火情人
    • Legendary White Snake 白蛇后传
    • Dr Justice 法医故事 之《焚火新娘》
    • Truly Yours 聪明糊涂心
  • 1995
    • The Morning Express 阳光列车
    • The Teochew Family 潮州家族
    • Dr Justice II 法医故事II 之《双尸花月夜》
  • 1996
    • Triad Justice 飞越珍珠坊
    • A Different Live 妈姐情缘
  • 2004
    • An Ode to Life 三十风雨路
  • 2009
    • Perfect Cut 2 一切完美2


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Yang Lina dies of cancer". The Straits Times. March 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Former Mediacorp actress Yang Lina dies of cancer". AsiaOne. 21 March 2010.