Ms. Bai Guang
(1921 - 1999)
Orginal name Shi Yong-fen, actress Bai Guang’s stage name referred to the beam of white light coming our from a film projector. Bai studied music in Tokyo Woman’s Christian University in Japan in 1938 until the outbreak of war. Later, she took the leading role in the film "East Asia, Road to Peace" (1938). On her return to Shanghai in 1943 she became a famous song-stress & actress. After the war she starred in “House Number 13” (1947), “Missing Document” (1948) and “She Married Three Times” (1948), all pertaining to her “femme fatale” image in Chinese cinema. In 1949, Bai came to Hong Kong and played in “A Forgotten Woman”(1949), “Blood Will Tell” (1949) and “A Strange Woman” (1950) and so on. She also founded Guoguang Film Company to director her own film "Fresh Peony" (1956). Bai was outstanding in interpreting seductive and dangerous roles and was known as "The Bewitching Beauty of All Ages". She also had a nonchalant yet sexy voice which was immortalised in movie theme songs and popular songs, like "Sigh Ten Times", "A Patch of Green on the East Mountain", "Waiting For You", "If You were Not Here" among many others. In 1959, Bai retired and moved to Malaysia.