Ms. You Min
(1932 - 1996)
Original name Bi Yu-yi, You Min was the eldest daughter of the famous Cantonese opera actor Pak Yuk-tong. She learnt Cantonese opera from his father as a child, and appeared on stage together. In 1952, she joined Shaw & Son, played in "Anything Can Happen" (1952), "Beyond the Grave" (1954), "Tradegy of Vendetta" (1955) and other films. In 1958, You switched to MP & GI to star in "Her Tender Heart" (1959) and "All in the Family" (1959), which made her the Best Actress twice in a row at the Asian Film Festival. In 1961, she became the first ever Best Actress of the Golden Horse Awards with "Sun, Moon and Star, Part One and Two" (1961). Other films she starred in include “Song without Words” (1961) and “Father Takes a Bride” (1963). When MP & GI explored joint production with Japan’s Toho Co Ltd, Lucilla became leading lady in the love trilogy: “A Night in Hong Kong” (1961), “Star of Hong Kong” (1963) and “Honolulu, Tokyo, Hong Kong” (1963), her graceful outlook made her very popular in Japan. In 1964, she retired and got married after completion of “Romance of the Forbidden City” (1964).