Chinese actresses who were born in 1936

Here are 5 famous actresses from China were born in 1936:

Tsai Chin

Tsai Chin (November 30, 1936 Tianjin-) also known as Irene Chow, Tsai Chin Chow, Zhōu Cǎiqín, Caiqin Zhou, Tsai Chin Zhou, 周采芹 or Zhou Caiqin is a Chinese actor, singer, author, teacher and voice actor.

She started her acting career in Hong Kong and then went on to work in many international films, including "The World of Suzie Wong", "You only live twice", and "Memoirs of a Geisha". Tsai Chin also appeared in several British television shows such as "The Champions" and "Doctor Who."

Apart from her acting career, Tsai Chin is also a renowned singer in the Chinese community, with her music spanning across a variety of genres, including Mandarin pop, jazz, and theatrical plays. Her hit songs include "The Ding Dong Song," "Forgotten Times," and "Heart of Gold."

Tsai Chin has also authored several books, including "Chinatown Girl," which is an autobiographical account of her life, and "The Baby-sitters Club," which is part of a popular children's book series.

In addition to her numerous artistic endeavors, Tsai Chin has also been a devoted teacher of Chinese culture and language. She has conducted workshops and taught classes on Chinese poetry, literature, and calligraphy in over 30 countries.

Diana Chang Chung Wen

Diana Chang Chung Wen (August 10, 1936 Hubei-) also known as Diana Chang or Zhongwen Zhang is a Chinese actor.

She was born in Hubei, China but spent much of her early life in Taiwan before eventually settling in the United States. Chang began her career as a dancer and choreographer before transitioning to acting.

Chang is perhaps best known for her role in the Broadway production of "The World of Suzie Wong" in 1958, which earned her a Theatre World Award. She went on to appear in numerous other stage productions, as well as film and television roles. Notable works include the films "Flower Drum Song" and "The Love Eterne," as well as appearances in TV shows such as "Hill Street Blues" and "Cagney & Lacey."

Chang has also authored several books, including the memoir "The Frontiers of Love" and the novel "The Love Wife." She is considered a pioneer for Asian-American actors and writers in Hollywood, and her contributions to the entertainment industry have been recognized with awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Arts Alliance.

Zhenyao Zheng

Zhenyao Zheng (November 7, 1936 Lingbi County-) also known as Zheng Zhenyao or Zheng Zhen-Yao is a Chinese actor.

He was a graduate of the Shanghai Theater Academy and began his acting career in 1960. Zheng became one of the most respected actors in China and was often referred to as a "national treasure." He has appeared in over 130 films and television shows, including "A World Without Thieves" and "Farewell My Concubine," which won the Palme d'Or award at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. Zheng has also received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival. Beyond his work in film and television, he has also been active in theater and as a voice actor, lending his voice to numerous animated films.

Mingqi Li

Mingqi Li (February 20, 1936 Dandong-) also known as Li Ming Qi is a Chinese actor.

Li Mingqi is one of the most renowned actors in China's film and television industry. He started his acting career in 1965 with the film "Conspiracy on the Train." He has since then appeared in over a hundred films, TV series, and theater productions. Mingqi is known for his roles in several successful Chinese films, including "Family," "Yellow Earth," "Farewell My Concubine," and "The Emperor's Shadow." Mingqi has won several awards for his acting, including the Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor in 1991. Mingqi's contribution to Chinese cinema has made him a national treasure in China. He is a senior member of the China Film Association and is regarded as one of the most respected actors in the industry.

Shugui Shi

Shugui Shi (October 1, 1936 Harbin-) is a Chinese actor.

Shugui Shi is a highly renowned and respected Chinese actor who has made a significant contribution to the entertainment industry in China. He was born on October 1, 1936 in Harbin, a city located in Northeast China. Shi began his acting career in the 1950s, and he quickly established himself as a versatile actor who could play a wide range of characters. Over the years, he has appeared in many popular films, television shows, and theater productions. Some of his most notable performances include his roles in "The Rainbow," "Evening Rain," and "The New Year's Sacrifice." Shi has won many awards throughout his career, including the Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor, the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actor, and the China Drama "Plum Blossom" Award. Despite his success, Shi remains humble and continues to inspire the younger generation of actors in China.

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