Ms. Grace Chang
Original name Cheung Yuk-fong, Grace Chang was born in Nanjing and grew up in Shanghai, moved to Hong Kong in 1949. She took Western style vocal training when she was a child. Later she praticed Kunqu under Yu Zhenfei, the Kunqu maestro. She enrolled in the actor's training course at Tai Shan Films Company in 1952. Her debut performance was "The Seven Maidens" (1953) and she took the leading role in "It Blossoms Again" (1954) the following year. She joined MP & GI in 1957, where she soon rose to stardom. Grace's acting skill is all-emcompassing, for example the optimistic and lively girl in "Mambo Girl" (1957), the coquettish and beautiful singer in "The Wild, Wild Rose" (1960) or the bitterness in "Sun, Moon and Star, Part One and Two" (1961), no doubt she was praised as “Lady of Versatility”. Beloved titles include “Air Hostess” (1959) and “Because of Her” (1963). Grace Chang's singing and dancing skills were also excellent, and her appearance in American TV’s Diana Shaw show was widely remembered for her gracious performance. Famous numbers include "Mambo Girl", "Carmen", "Jajambo" which were still sang by many nowadays. She got married at 1961 and retired after starring in "Between Tears and Smiles" in 1964, having made over 30 films in her film career.