Wong, Faye
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Faye Wong

[ Wong, Faye ]
Profile and general info
Family name: Wong
Country: Hong Kong
Birth date: Friday, August 8, [47 years old]
Birth place: Peking, China
Bio
Faye Wong (WONG Faye) is a Hong Kong actress, born on Friday, August 8, 1969, in Peking, China.
Trivia
  • One of the biggest pop singers in Asia.
  • Has a daughter (Dou, Jing-tong) with 'Dou, Wei'
  • Left Hong Kong at the early stages of her career to study music, and literature. She left because she lost herself and wanted to revive her personality. After several months, she returned and released the "Coming Home" album, which turned her career around into new heights.
  • Recorded three albums before her first studio album "Shirley Wong". These albums are extremely difficult to find to this day.
  • Faye Wong fans like to call themselves "Fayenatics". This term "Fayenatics" derived from a popular Internet mailing list back in 1997. Some of the members of the mailing list recorded a double disc album called "Fayenatics - The Album", which Faye Wong received a copy of, as she mentioned in an interview with CNN the following year.
  • During her career she has sung in several languages such as Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, French and English.
  • Teresa Teng is one of her idols.
  • Her first name "Faye" can mean "Fairy", "Princess", and "Queen" in English.
  • Went by the name "Shirley Wong" for her first three studio albums.
  • Some of her favorite artists include: Cranberries, Cocteau Twins, Air, Sinead O'Connor, and The Sundays.
  • Is known internationally for her 1 million dollar song, "Eyes on Me". Theme to Final Fantasy 8.
  • She has entered into the Guiness Book of World Records as the best-selling Cantopop female. With an estimated 9.7 million of her 20 albums sold by March 2000.
  • First Canto-Pop female to hold a concert in Nippon Budokan, Japan.
  • She was contracted previously with Cinepoly/Universal, and EMI to release her newest albums. She is currently contracted with Sony.
  • She usually wears a red string around her right hand. She is a Buddhist, and the red string symbolizes Buddhism.
  • She used to be the main spokesperson for Pepsi in Asia.
  • Her personal favorite song is "Kisses In The Wind", featured on her "Coming Home" album.
  • Her eyeglasses prescription is 40 degrees.
  • Her song "To Love" was banned in Malaysia and China because the song talked about smoking Opium.
  • Singer Na Ying is one of her best friends.
  • Spokesperson for Baleno, a clothing company.
  • Some of her fashion is very much inspired by the style of Bj
Filmography
As an actress:
  • 2012 Da nao tian gong
  • 2004 2046 as Wang Jing-wen
  • 2004 Dai sing siu si
  • 2002 Tian xia wu shuang
  • 2001 Usokoi
  • 2000 Luen chin chung sing
  • 2000 Toshinden xinde chansheng
  • 1994 Chung Hing sam lam as Faye
  • 1993 Yuen chun hap
  • 1991 Beyond ri zi zhi mo qi shao nian qiong
  • 2006 Paris, je t'aime
  • 2000 Get Carter
  • 1999 Final Fantasy VIII
  • 1994 Chung Hing sam lam
  • 2001 Xiao ao jiang hu
As a composer:
  • 2006 Paris, je t'aime
  • 2000 Get Carter
  • 1999 Final Fantasy VIII
  • 1994 Chung Hing sam lam
  • 2001 Xiao ao jiang hu

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Movies

Filmography

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20462046

2046

as Wang Jing Wen/Android on 2046 Train

Year: 2004

Chungking ExpressChungking Express

Chung Hing Sam Lam

as Faye

Year: 1994

 




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