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Yu So-Chau
Yu Su-Qiu,  Yu Suqiu,  Yu So-Chow,  Yu Xiao-Feng,  "Black Peony"
Born: July 9th, 1930 (Beijing, China) - Died: May 12th, 2017





 
Filmography (1948-1990)
 
  Actor (252 films)
    Daughter of Zorro (1948)    
    Encounter at Hongbi (1949) ... Hua Bilian
    Revenge of the Great Swordsman (1949) ... Liu Yu-Fei
    The Heroine (Part 1) (1950) ... Fong Yuk-Kam
    Three Girl Musketeers (1950)    
    The Heroine (Part 2) (1950) ... Fong Yuk-Kam
    Fong Sai-Yuk in a Marriage Fixing Boxing Contest (Part 1) (1950) ... Chor Pan
    The Burning of Red Lotus Monastery (1950) ... Kam Luen-Chu
    Fong Sai-Yuk in a Marriage-Fixing Boxing Contest (Part 2) (1950) ... Cho Pan-Neung
    How Fong Kong Heroine Got into a Bloody Fight on Flying Cloud Pagoda (1950)    
    A Brave Heroine Called Tigress (1950) ... Pak So-Chau
    The Thirteen Grand Tutors (1951) ... Mrs. Tang
    Two Roaming Sisters (1951)    
    How the Heroine of Deserted River Shattered the Centipedes Militia (1951)    
    The Magical Flying Swordsman (1951)    
    White Whirlwind, the Heroine (1951)    
    The Scarlet Hero (1951)    
    Amazon on the Sea (1951)    
    The Five Heroes' Deadly Spears (1951)    
    A Woman as Sharp as a Blade (1951)    
    Five Great Heroes from Shaolin (1951)    
    A Handsome Hero and His Double (1951)    
    The Shrew Must Have Her Way (1951)    
    White Snake Fable (2nd Chapter) (1952)    
    The Precious Sword and the Magic Bow (1952)    
    A Tale of Laughter and Tears (1952) ... Kwan Sau-Ku
    A Heroine from Emei Mountain (1952)    
    The Legend of Madame White Snake (1952)    
    Bloody Fight by the Golden Sand Beach (1952)    
    Song of Courtship (1952)    
    An Extraordinary Hero, Black Swirling Wind (1952)    
    Heroine in Red (1952)    
    The Young Heros (1953)    
    Heroes Revenge (1953)    
    Hero of Deserted River (1953)    
    The Story of Qin Liangyu (1953)    
    Mulan Joins the Army (1953)    
    A Midsummer Night's Love (1953)    
    Hero of Deserted River (1953)    
    Vindication (1954)    
    White-Dappled Snake (1954)    
    Our Match-Maker, the Sword (1954)    
    Three Swordswomen (1954)    
    Blood-Stained Flowers (1954)    
    Iron-man's 3 Visits to the Hero from Emei Mountain (1954)    
    How Four Heroes from Guangdong Stormed the Pagoda of Pomegranate Flowers (1955)    
    How Four Heroes from Guangdong Avenged Their Father's Death (1955)    
    Beauty and Sword (1956)    
    The Heroine of Deadly Darts (1956)    
    The Strange Hero, Part 1 (1956) ... Gan Lian-Zhu
    The Strange Adventures of a Strange Man (1956)    
    The Strange Hero, Part 2 (1956) ... Gan Lian-Zhu
    Devil's Sword (1957)    
    Red Butterfly the Heroine (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957) ... Chun Wu-Niang
    The Male and Female Swords (1957)    
    The Flag Which Conquered 7 Provinces (1957)    
    How Oriole the Heroine Solved the Case of the Three Dead Bodies (1959) ... Wong Ang
    How Oriole the Heroine Caught the Murderer (1959) ... Wong Ang
    House No. 13 (1960)    
    The Strange Hero Conquered the Dragon (1960)    
    Two Orphans Conquered the Dragon at Tianshan (1960)    
    Apartment Murder (1960) ... Wong Ang
    Tao Lung Fighting Against Fin Kum Kong (1960)    
    Wong An Vs. the Flying Tigers (1960) ... Wong Ang
    The Battle between the Dragon and the Tiger (1960)    
    The Story of Wong Ang the Heroine (1960) ... Wong Ngung/Wong Ang
    The Snow Peak Nymph (1960) ... Pak Mui-Fa
    Bachelors Beware (1960) ... Shen Wan Hong
    The Deadly Whip of Bones (1960) ... Pak Mui-Fa
    Nocturnal Mission of Three Kunlun Swordswomen (1961)    
    The Attack of the Five Fairies Monastery (1961) ... Pak Mui-Fa
    The Invincible Iron Fan (1961)    
    Intense Moment (1961) ... Leung Mei-fun, Leung Mei-lan
    The Breakthrough (1961)    
    Heroes of the Five Sacred Mountains (1961)    
    Sword and 9 Rings (Part 1) (1961)    
    The Three Chivalrous Girls of Kwan Tung (1961)    
    Sword and 9 Rings (Part 2) (1961)    
    Sword of Vengeance (Part 1) (1961) ... Cheung Lai-Wah
    Sword of Vengeance (Part 2) (1961) ... Cheung Lai-Wah
    Meeting on the Weedy River (1961)    
    Secret Book (Part 1) (1961) ... So Fei Fung
    Hound Murderer Case (1961) ... Inspector No. 5
    Lady 'Lightning' Among Swordsmen (1961)    
    Killing of the Villains (1961) ... Law Ying
    White Hair Girl of Miu Shan (Part 1) (1961) ... Chun Tsi-Hing
    Combat Between Seven Swords and Five Dragons (1961)    
    White Hair Girl of Miu Shan (Part 2) (1961) ... Chun Tsi-Hing
    Secret Book (Part 2) (1961) ... So Fei Fung
    Lui Po (1961)    
    Leung Hung Yuk's Victory at Wong Tin Tong (1961)    
    Lodging of a Complaint Before the Imperial Court by the Young Amazons (1961)    
    Female General Mrs. Yang (1961)    
    Huit Chin Moh Tien Leng (1962)    
    Huit Chin Moh Tien Leng Part 2 (1962)    
    Hero of the Twin Swords and the Magic Whip (1962)    
    How Zhong Wuyan Conquered the West (1962)    
    The Shadow Boxer (1962)    
    Giving Birth on the Bridge (1962)    
    Matrimonial Storm (1962) ... Wu Yuet-Ying
    Secret Book (Part 3) (1962) ... So Fei Fung
    The Hero of Guangdong's Treasure-hunt (1962)    
    Three Swords and the Sky Monster (1962)    
    Duel on the Black Tiger Mountain (1962)    
    The Invisible Heroine (1962) ... Sze Miu-Ngo
    How the Ape Girl Stole the Lotus Lamp (1962)    
    Two Scholars in Contention for Their Love (1962)    
    Two Scholars in Contention for Their Love (1962)    
    The Birth of the Monkey King (1962)    
    Duel on Mount Dragon (1962)    
    The Male Bride (1962)    
    Young Sparrow in Fright (1962) ... Law Wai-Fong
    Murder in the Bathroom (1962) ... Fong Mei-Ling
    The Road to the West (1962)    
    Story of the Sword (1962) ... Lee Chi-Lin
    The Combat between the Fire Dragon and the Two Generals (1962)    
    Magic Mirror, Mythical Pearl (Part 1) (1962) ... Lee Hon-Mui
    Magic Mirror, Mythical Pearl (Part 2) (1962) ... Lee Hon-Mui
    Pledge of the Twin Blades (Part 1) (1962)    
    Pledge of the Twin Blades (Part 2) (1962)    
    Hunting for the Murderer (1962) ... Lau Man-Ying, Lau's daughter
    The Blonde Hair Monster (1962) ... Wong Ngan/Wong Ang
    The Heroine Teases Jin Long, the Hero (1962)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 1) (1962)    
    8 Roaming Heroines (Part 1) (1962)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 2) (1962)    
    8 Roaming Heroines (Part 2) (1962)    
    The Snake-girl and the Flying Monster (1962)    
    Hung Suen-Kiu (1962)    
    Seven Swords Shock the World (1962) ... Black-clad Lady Knight Lui Yuk-yin
    The Tiger in Hunting (1963)    
    The Invincible Sword (1963)    
    The King of Swords (1963) ... So Wan-Neung
    Little Dragon Girl Teases White Snake Spirit (1963)    
    A King's Caprice (1963)    
    A Gathering of Heroes (1963)    
    The Big Revenge (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Big Revenge (Part 2) (1963)    
    Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Magic Whip (1963)    
    Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Sword of the Palace (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Sword of the Palace (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Black Centipede (1963) ... Kwai Yuk-kiu
    The Claw and the Whip (1963)    
    The Murderous White-boned Blade (1963)    
    Killing the Sister-in-law (1963) ... Lam Ying-Ngo
    Marching Down the South (Part 1) (1963)    
    Valiant Pan An (1963)    
    Marching Down the South (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Iron Wild Goose (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Iron Wild Goose (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Tigress' Adventures in the Capital (Part 1) (1963)    
    Whose Son Is He? (1963)    
    The Tigress' Adventures in the Capital (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Magnificent Ones (Part 1) (1963)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 3) (1963)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 4) (1963)    
    Three Heroines (Part 1) (1963)    
    Three Heroines (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Golden Coat (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Golden Hairpin (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Golden Coat (Part 2) (1963)    
    A Lady Pickpocket (1963)    
    The Flying Sword (1963)    
    Sword and Pen (1963)    
    The Magnificent Ones (Part 2) (1963)    
    A Goddess' Sword (1963) ... Pak Yue Wan
    Determination (1963)    
    The Dragon Sword (1963)    
    The Sword Couple (1963)    
    The Claws of Horror (1963) ... Ting Sau-lan, White-haired Goddess
    Golden Scissors (Part 1) (1963)    
    The White-boned Pin (Part 1) (1964)    
    Golden Scissors (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Rainbow Pass (1964)    
    The White-boned Pin (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Golden Hairpin (Part 3) (1964)    
    Striking the King (1964)    
    Spring Blossoms (1964) ... Fong Kim-Ying
    Musketeers Plundering South Yangtze (1964) ... Wong Tsi-Ping
    Beautiful Heaven (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 1) (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 2) (1964) ... Yuk-Wah
    The 9 Phoenixes of the City (1964)    
    The Flying Fox (1964)    
    The Killing Sword (Part 1) (1964)    
    Three Tigers (Part 1) (1964)    
    Three Tigers (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Beauties (1964)    
    The Killing Sword (Part 2) (1964)    
    Sword of the Buddha's Warrior (1964)    
    Palace of Evil (Part 1) (1964) ... Yuen Yuk-Hok/Yuen Chun-Lan
    Palace of Evil (Part 2) (1964)    
    A Hero Is Born (Part 1) (1964)    
    A Hero Is Born (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Sword from the Sea (Part 1) (1964)    
    The Sword from the Sea (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Skeleton Whip (1964)    
    The Iron Goddess of Mercy (1964)    
    The Tomb of the Roses (Part 1) (1964)    
    The Tomb of the Roses (Part 2) (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 3) (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 4) (1964)    
    She's a Musketeer (Part 1) (1964)    
    She's a Musketeer (Part 2) (1964)    
    Seven Fights with Nine Tail Fox (1964) ... Nine-tailed Fox
    Spy No. 13 (1964) ... Wu Lai-sheung
    Assassination of the Prince (Part 1) (1964)    
    Assassination of the Prince (Part 2) (1964)    
    All Are Happy (1964)    
    Eighteen Powerful Swords (1965) ... So-So
    The Heroic Pair (1965)    
    Competing Heroes (1965)    
    A Magic Pearl in a Haunted Valley (1965)    
    Burning of Pingyang City (1965)    
    Heaven, Hell, Crystal Palace (1965)    
    Twin Swords (1965)    
    Three Lady Musketeers (1965)    
    Monkey Saint Versus Eight Fairies (1965) ... Sorceress Ho
    Priceless Sword (Part 1) (1965)    
    A Mysterious Murder (1965) ... Yiu Kwok-Ying
    Priceless Sword (Part 2) (1965)    
    The Invincible Kid Fong Sai-yuk (1965)    
    The All-powerful Flute (Part 1) (1965)    
    The All-powerful Flute (Part 2) (1965)    
    The Furious Buddha's Palm (1965)    
    Dial 999 for the Three Murderers (1965) ... Wu King-Chu
    Two Mouthy Ladies from the North and South (1965)    
    Agent 101 (1965)    
    Powerful Sword, Magical Flute (Part 1) (1965)    
    Powerful Sword, Magical Flute (Part 2) (1965)    
    Wonder-Girl (Part 1) (1965)    
    Wonder-Girl (Part 2) (1965)    
    Pursuit of the Murderer in the Dog-racing Court (1965) ... Lam Hang-ling
    The Invincible Book from Heaven (Part 1) (1965)    
    The Invincible Book from Heaven (Part 2) (1965)    
    Ye Guang Shuang Fei Xia (1965)    
    The Flying Killer (1966) ... Ma Chau-Wan
    Golden Monk (1966)    
    Hero of Midland (1966)    
    The Lady Spy (1966) ... Ma Chau-Wan
    The One-Armed Swordsman (1966) ... Fourth Madam
    An Avenger's Tale (Part 1) (1966)    
    An Avenger's Tale (Part 2) (1966)    
    The Treacherous Lady Killer (1966)    
    Fire Dragon and the Mythical Pearl (1966)    
    The Three Swordsmen (1967)    
    Decree of the Fire Dragon (1968) ... Nip Ling-Yee
    Secret Agent No. 1 (1970) ... Fashion show moderator
    Kung Fu Vs. Acrobatic (1990) ... Woman in intro (From Buddah's Palm 1964)
 
 
Biography
 
  born in Beijing

Honoured on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong in 2004

Lives now in San Francisco with her five children

Yu So Chow comes from a family of actors. Her father was the famous Peking Opera actor Yu Jim Yuen, and she apprenticed for female warrior roles in Peking Operas at the age of eight.

She made her stage debut at nine, when she performed Northern Style martial arts. In the Peking Opera The Legend of the White Snake, Yu demonstrated her footwork with twelve Red-Tasselled Spears.

From 1948 onwards, she made a total of over 200 films, of which over one hundred seventy were action movies, amongst which are The Five HeroesDeadly Spears, Three Swordswomen from Northeast, Mythical Crane, Magic Needle, The Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery, The Golden Hairpin, and Buddhas Palm. The rest of her appearances are in Cantonese operas, detective stories and modern day action movies.

In 1966, Yu married with famous Cantonese Opera actor Mak Bing Wing. She retired from the limelight after that.

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