Alternative names: Christy Chung Lai Tai, Christy Cheung, Christy Chung, Christy Chung Lee Ching, Chung Lee Ching Profession: Actress
Voted by FHM Magazine readers as the No. 1 Sexiest Woman in Asia, Christy Chung started her career in the entertainment business in 1993. She won the Miss Chinese Montreal title in the Miss Chinese Beauty Pageant when she was still in her final year of university. In the same year, representing Montreal, she was crowned the 1993 Miss Chinese International in Hong Kong, a pageant organized by TVB (one of the main television broadcasters in HK). Christy immediately attracted attention from movie directors and was offered various roles. Though she never thought she would become a movie star, Christy decided to stay in Hong Kong and pursue a career as an actress. She has appeared in over 20 movies in Hong Kong, proving she has talent to match her sheer beauty.In the late 90's she married, had a baby girl and took a three-year leave from the film industry.
After becoming a household name in Hong Kong, Christy has set her sights on the international market. She completed work on her first international feature film, the Indian/European-backed SAMSARA in the last quarter of 2000. SAMSARA, shot in Leh, high in the Himalayas, is co-produced by Pandora Film, the company who made the Oscar-winning THE PIANO in 1995.
Christy followed this up with a starring role in the Thai-Hong Kong co-production JAN DARA, one of Applause Pictures' first projects, which is a tale of sex and retribution helmed by the acclaimed Thai director Nonzee Nimibutr. Christy plays the luscious Khun Boonlueang. JAN DARA achieved both critical and commercial success in Hong Kong and has been distributed in numerous other countries, heightening Christy's international profile. Christy will next be seen in Jackie Chan's HIGHBINDERS.
Courtesy of Applause Pictures
Attended Antoine-Brossard High School in Brossard (suburb of Montreal), Quebec
Daughter Yasmine born in January 1998 during the Ice Storm in Montreal; Chung gave birth in a hospital powered by back-up generators and stayed an extra three days in the hospital because she had no heat in her -20 degree home.
Had a choice between becoming a weather girl for SRC, the French national broadcaster, or going to Hong Kong to launch her career.
Native French speaker, also speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin (both learned for her career), Vietnamese.
Parents are Vietnamese, of Chinese origin.
Spokeswoman for Marie France Bodyline.
Student at UQAM in tourism.
Voted the Sexiest Woman in Asia 2000 by FHM Magazine.
Winner of Miss Chinese International 1992.
Christy Chung is half Chinese, half Vietnamese - with her father being Chinese and her mother being Vietnamese. Both parents were from Vietnam. Christy did not learn Cantonese or Mandarin until later on (for her career).
As an actress:
2010 Bruce Lee
2004 Jing xin dong po
2004 Gwai ma kwong seung kuk
2003 Tian long ba bu
2003 The Medallion
2001 Jan Dara
2001 Asian Charlie's Angels
2000 Tejing xinrenlei 2
2000 Chung wa diy hap
2000 Tau mung
1998 Liu mang yi sheng
1997 Zui jia pai dang zhi: Zui jie pai dang
1997 Yin yang lu
1997 97 ga yau hei si
1996 Sik san
1996 Tai ji quan
1996 Yun cai zhi li xing
1995 Wang Jiao de tian kong
1995 Hu meng wei long
1995 Mao xian you xi
1995 Pan ni qing yuan
1994 Zhu guang bao qi
1994 Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
1994 Poh waai ji wong
1994 Bai fa mo nu zhuan II
1994 Jiu pin zhi ma guan: Bai mian Bao Qing Tian
1994 Ren yu chuan shuo
1994 Shen tan Mo Lu
1993 Ji jun sam sap lok gai ji Tau tin wun yat
1984 Lian ai de tian kong
2005 Hong Kong Express
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