Ms. Miranda Yang
(1933 - 2016)
Original name Yang Meng, Miranda Yang is one of the most popular actresses in the history of Hong Kong cinema. Born in Shanghai, Miranda moved to Hong Kong in 1947 and joined the Great Wall Movie Enterprises Ltd through the introduction of her school mate Mao Mei (aka Christine Yuen, daughter of Great Wall’s producer Yuen Yang-an). Her sophistication and style were unique among her peers at the time and gained immediate fame with "A Night-Time Wife" (1951) at the age of 17. She went on to take leading roles in a long list of films which include “A Torn Lily” (1953), “Sunrise”(1956), “The Wedding Night” (1956), “Those Bewitching Eyes” (1958), “The Eternal Love”(1960), “Bride Hunter” (1960), “Princess Falls in Love” (1962) and “My Darling Princess” (1964), etc. In a film career spanning 17 years, Miranda has starred in 41 films. Of these, her performance in "Peerless Beauty" (1953) and "A Widow's Tears" (1956) won her First Class Individual Achievement Award given by the Ministry of Culture, the People's Republic of China. In 1978, Miranda founded Bluebird Film Company with partners and produced highly acclaimed movies such as "Boat People" (1982) and "Homecoming" (1984), both of which won the Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards.