Ms. Hung Sin Nui
(1927 - 2013)
Original name Kwong Kin-lim, Hung Sin Nui learnt the art of Cantonese opera from her aunt Ho Fu Lin and adopted the stage name of Siu Yin Hung while performing in Sing Sau Nin Opera Troupe. It was opera master Leng Siu Fung who granted her the stage name Hung Sin Nui. During Sino-Japanese war, she was spotted by famous operatic actor Ma Si-tsang and became a leading actress at the age of 15. Hung played alongside Ma in many stage productions and soon developed her own “Hung-Style” singing tone. She started playing roles in cinema in 1947, popular in roles of unyielding and pouting women, as in “The Judge Goes to Pieces” (1948), “The Spoiled Princess” (1948) and “Wild Flowers are Sweeter” (1950). She was also one of the founding members of Union Film Enterprises Limited and took up key roles in “Autumn” (1954) and “Eternal Love” (1955). She also acted in the first film of Kong Ngee Motion Picture Production Company, titled “The Rouge Tigress” (1955) and Mandarin film “It So Happens to a Woman” (1955). In 1955, she went back to Guangzhou with Ma Si-tsang and devoted herself in Cantonese Opera performing and educational work. She had acted in over 90 films both in Hong Kong and the Mainland, the last one being “The Legend of Lee Heung Kwan” (1990), a Cantonese opera film made in Hong Kong.