Ms. Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia
Actress Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia is born in Taiwan and was spotted by talent scouts at age 17, when she just left high school. She took up the leading role in "Outside the Window" (1973) and began her on screen career. From the 1970s to early 1980s, Lin made over 50 movies, mainly of the romance genre, of which 12 were adapted from Chiung Yao's popular novels. She was one of the best loved actresses in Hong Kong and Taiwan alike. In 1982, Lin made "Zu, Warrior from the Magic Mountain" (1983) and "All the Wrong Spies" (1983) in Hong Kong and continued her career here ever since. She starred in "Police Story" (1985), "Dream Lovers" (1986), "Peking Opera Blues" (1986), "Starry is the Night" (1988) and many other films. Her performance in "Red Dust" (1990) won her the Best Actress Award of the 27th Golden Horse Awards. The 1992 production "Swordsman II" saw Lin masqueraded as a male villain called Asia the Invincible. The film itself brought about a craze for costumed action movies. Lin married and retired in 1994, on completion of films such as "The Bride with White Hair" (1993), "Chung King Express" (1994), "Ashes of Time" (1994) and so on. Lin engaged her pastimes in writing and authored two books thus far, namely “In and Out of the Window” (2011) and “Cloud Goes, Cloud Comes” (2014).