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紅線女
Hung Sin-Nui  ♀
Aliases:  Hong Xian-Nu,  Hong Sin-Lui,  Hung Hsien-Nu,  Hong Sin-Loi
Born: December 27th, 1924 - Died: December 8th, 2013





 
Filmography (1947-2009)
 
  Producer (2 films)
    The Famous Beauty (1955)    
    Diao Man Gong Zhu Gang Fu Ma (2009)    
  Director (1 film)
    Diao Man Gong Zhu Gang Fu Ma (2009)    
  Actor (105 films)
    I'm Crazy About You (1947)    
    Unforgettable Love (1947) ... Kot Mo-Wah
    Love with No Result (1947) ... Fong
    A Fair Lady with Ill-fate (1948) ... Kam Fung-Chu
    The Butterfly Lovers (Part 1) (1948) ... Chuk Ying-Hoi
    The Judge Goes to Pieces (1948) ... Madam Tong
    The Butterfly Lovers (Part 2) (1948)    
    A Spoilt Brat (1948) ... Ming-Chu
    Beating the Matchmaker (1949) ... Hung Neong
    Zhuo Wenjun's Night Visit to Xiangru (1949) ... Cheuk Man-Kwan
    Night Hanging of Bai Furong (1949) ... Pak Fu-Yung
    Xiao Qing's Shadow (1949) ... Fung Siu-Ching
    One-Month-Old Celebration of Ma Si-Tsang and Hung Sin-Nui's Baby (1949) ... Herself
    Snow Storm in June (1949) ... Chow's wife
    How Song Jiang Slew His Mistress Yan Poxi (1950)    
    The Blundering General (1950) ... Chow Kit-Ching
    Wave of Jealousy (1950) ... Luk Suet-Bing
    A Wolf in the Girl's Fold (1950) ... Mei-Neung
    Lust of a Grand Lady (1950) ... Ah Kwai
    She Plunged to Her Death (1950)    
    The Amorous Lady (1950)    
    Wild Flowers Are Sweeters (1950)    
    The Blood Bee (1950)    
    Love Ended by the Blue Bridge (1950)    
    The Wages of Sin (Part 2) (1950) ... Cheung Hing
    The Wages of Sin (Part 1) (1950) ... Cheung Hing
    Kaleidoscope (1950)    
    The Seventh Stranger (1951)    
    An Unhappy Woman's Love Song (1951)    
    Zhang Junrui Murders Jia Baoyu for Love (1951)    
    Red and White Azaleas (1951)    
    Love's Captive (1951)    
    I Want to Be Famous (1951)    
    An Orphan's Sad Tale (1951)    
    Red and White Gold Dragons (Part 2) (1951)    
    Red and White Gold Dragons (Part 1) (1951)    
    Twelve Cheeky Girls (1951)    
    A Loving Father (1951)    
    A Dream of Red Mansions (The Dream of the Red Chamber) (1951)    
    The Wrongly Accused Lover (1951)    
    Poor Mother (1951)    
    Five Sisters (1951)    
    All Illusion of Paradise (1951)    
    The Last Blow (1951)    
    Good Marriage (1952)    
    A Melancholy Melody (Part 2) (1952)    
    Two Naughty Girls (1952)    
    Girl in Red (1952)    
    Red Rose, the Songstress (1952)    
    Red and White Peonies (1952) ... Hung-Ling
    The Lucky Amah (1952)    
    Seventh Fairy's Rendez-Vous with the Buffalo-Boy (1952)    
    Peach Blossoms Fount by Night (1952)    
    Sisters Two (1952)    
    Perfect Match (1952)    
    When Wishes Come True (1952)    
    Night of Romance (1952)    
    The Satisfactory Wedding (1952)    
    Private Lives of Opera and Movie Stars (1952) ... Herself
    A Melancholy Melody (Part 1) (1952)    
    A Sweet Girl's Fancies (1952)    
    Sisters-in-law in Danger (1952)    
    Foster-Daddy's Romantic Affairs (1952)    
    Amorous Happenings in the Splendid Hall (1952)    
    Romance from Heaven (1952)    
    The Flower Girl (1952)    
    Lucky Gathering (1953)    
    At Odds with Each Other (1953)    
    Opera Star Special (1953)    
    Soul of the Jade Pear (1953) ... Lily
    Music of Peace and Joy (1953)    
    A Mother's Tears (1953)    
    The Temporary Wife (1953)    
    The Impatient Bride (1954)    
    Sound of Music (1954)    
    Spring's Flight (1954)    
    The Earth (1954)    
    Neighbours All (1954)    
    The Hills Divide Us (1954)    
    Autumn (1954) ... Maid, Chu Man
    Like the Clouds' Swift Passage (1954)    
    The Courtship Game (1954)    
    Humanity (1955)    
    Love (Part 2) (1955)    
    Love (Part 1) (1955)    
    The Pretty Tigress (1955) ... Pak Yim-hung/Pak Lan-chi
    It So Happens to a Woman (1955)    
    Backyard Adventures (1955) ... Blind singer
    The Matchmaker (1955) ... Ah Fun
    Everlasting Love (1955)    
    In Different Lands We Still Long for Each Other (1955)    
    Fleeting Riches (1955)    
    The Famous Beauty (1955)    
    A Country Bumpkin Takes a Trip (1955)    
    Fire (1956)    
    The Peach-Blossoms Are Still in Bloom (1956) ... Tao
    Romance at the Western Chamber (1956)    
    Wilderness (1956)    
    Butterfly Couple (1959)    
    Guan Han Qing (1960)    
    An Ideal Couple (1960)    
    Romantic Night of Hong Kong (1961)    
    Heart to Heart (1962)    
    The Legend of Lee Heung Kwan (1990)    
    Diao Man Gong Zhu Gang Fu Ma (2009) ... [Voice]
  Presenter (1 film)
    Diao Man Gong Zhu Gang Fu Ma (2009)    
  Writer (1 film)
    Diao Man Gong Zhu Gang Fu Ma (2009)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Hung Sin Nui learnt the art of Cantonese Opera from her aunt Ho Fu Lin. She was spotted by the famous actor Ma Shi Tsang and became a leading actress at the age of 15. Hung played alongside Ma in productions like The Spoiled Brat and Her Groom, Bitter Phoenix, Sorrowful Oriole, Wang Zhaojun Marries beyond the Great Wall and so on. Hung went back to Guangzhou with Ma Shi Tsang in 1955 and joined the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Troupe.

Under her leadership, the group gave performances of historical dramas like Chu Yuan, Guan Hanqing, and The Tragedy of Lee Heung Kwan, all with Hung being the leading actress. She also founded the Hongdou Cantonese Opera Troupe where she trained and mentored a large number of Cantonese Opera actors and actresses. Besides on stage performances, Hung was also a film actress and appeared in over ninety films, including The Judge Goes to Pieces, A Mothers Tears, Everlasting Love, Wilderness, The Pretty Tigress, Searching the School and Guan Hanqing. In 1998, the Guangzhou city government built the Hungxiannu Art Center, to commemorate and preserve all the documentations of her contribution to the art of Cantonese opera, so that it can be admired and emulated by generations to come.
- Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hung was born to a family of Cantonese opera performers in the Guangdong city of Kaiping, and embarked on her own opera career under her aunt's mentorship at the age of 12. Born Kuang Jianlian (Kwong Kin-lin in Cantonese),, she took on her stage name, a traditional phrase signifying marriage and relationships which translates as "Red Line Girl", at the age of 14. Hung relocated to Hong Kong during the second world war. She ventured onto the big screen in 1947 and went on to make more than 90 films. They helped establish her as one of the biggest stars of Cantonese opera and Hong Kong cinema. At the peak of her career, Hung returned to Guangzhou and joined the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Troupe. During the Cultural Revolution, the opera star found herself condemned and banished from the troupe to work as a street sweeper. The opera star was branded as "Black Line Girl" A Guangzhou resident saw Hung being criticised during one of the "struggle sessions" that characterised the years of turmoil. "A blackboard was hung on her neck the public threw rubbish at her, calling her opera poisonous and branding her a capitalist roader". (SCMP article)