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于素秋
Yu So-Chau  ♀
Aliases:  Yu Su-Qiu,  Yu Suqiu,  Yu So-Chow
Born: July 9th, 1930





 
Filmography (1948-1990)
 
  Actor (251 films)
    Daughter of Zorro (1948)    
    Revenge of the Great Swordsman (1949)    
    Encounter at Hongbi (1949) ... Hua Bilian
    How Fong Kong Heroine Got into a Bloody Fight on Flying Cloud Pagoda (1950)    
    The Heroine (Part 2) (1950)    
    Three Girl Musketeers (1950)    
    A Brave Heroine Called Tigress (1950) ... Pak So-Chau
    Fong Sai-Yuk in a Marriage-Fixing Boxing Contest (Part 2) (1950) ... Cho Pan-Neung
    The Burning of Red Lotus Monastery (1950) ... Kam Luen-Chu
    Fong Sai-Yuk in a Marriage Fixing Boxing Contest (Part 1) (1950) ... Chor Pan
    The Heroine (Part 1) (1950)    
    The Thirteen Grand Tutors (1951)    
    The Shrew Must Have Her Way (1951)    
    A Handsome Hero and His Double (1951)    
    Five Great Heroes from Shaolin (1951)    
    A Woman as Sharp as a Blade (1951)    
    The Five Heroes' Deadly Spears (1951)    
    Amazon on the Sea (1951)    
    The Scarlet Hero (1951)    
    White Whirlwind, the Heroine (1951)    
    The Magical Flying Swordsman (1951)    
    How the Heroine of Deserted River Shattered the Centipedes Militia (1951)    
    Two Roaming Sisters (1951)    
    Bloody Fight by the Golden Sand Beach (1952)    
    Heroine in Red (1952)    
    An Extraordinary Hero, Black Swirling Wind (1952)    
    Song of Courtship (1952)    
    The Legend of Madame White Snake (1952)    
    A Heroine from Emei Mountain (1952)    
    A Tale of Laughter and Tears (1952)    
    White Snake Fable (2nd Chapter) (1952)    
    The Precious Sword and the Magic Bow (1952)    
    The Story of Qin Liangyu (1953)    
    Hero of Deserted River (1953)    
    Mulan Joins the Army (Remake) (1953)    
    Hero of Deserted River (1953)    
    A Midsummer Night's Love (1953)    
    Heroes Revenge (1953)    
    The Young Heros (1953)    
    Our Match-Maker, the Sword (1954)    
    Iron-man's 3 Visits to the Hero from Emei Mountain (1954)    
    Blood-Stained Flowers (1954)    
    Three Swordswomen (1954)    
    White-Dappled Snake (1954)    
    How Four Heroes from Guangdong Avenged Their Father's Death (1955)    
    How Four Heroes from Guangdong Stormed the Pagoda of Pomegranate Flowers (1955)    
    The Strange Adventures of a Strange Man (1956)    
    The Strange Hero, Part 1 (1956)    
    The Heroine of Deadly Darts (1956)    
    Beauty and Sword (1956)    
    The Strange Hero, Part 2 (1956)    
    Red Butterfly the Heroine (1957)    
    The Flag Which Conquered 7 Provinces (1957)    
    The Male and Female Swords (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957) ... Chun Wu Niang
    Devil's Sword (1957)    
    How Oriole the Heroine Caught the Murderer (1959)    
    How Oriole the Heroine Solved the Case of the Three Dead Bodies (1959)    
    The Strange Hero Conquered the Dragon (1960)    
    The Deadly Whip of Bones (1960) ... Pak Mui-Fa
    Bachelors Beware (1960) ... Shen Wan Hong
    The Snow Peak Nymph (1960) ... Pak Mui-Fa
    The Story of Wong Ang the Heroine (1960)    
    The Battle between the Dragon and the Tiger (1960)    
    Miss Cranery Vs. the Flying Tigers (1960)    
    Tao Lung Fighting Against Fin Kum Kong (1960)    
    Apartment Murder (1960)    
    Two Orphans Conquered the Dragon at Tianshan (1960)    
    House No. 13 (1960)    
    Sword and 9 Rings (Part 1) (1961)    
    Female General Mrs. Yang (1961)    
    Lodging of a Complaint Before the Imperial Court by the Young Amazons (1961)    
    Leung Hung Yuk's Victory at Wong Tin Tong (1961)    
    Lui Po (1961)    
    Secret Book (Part 2) (1961) ... So Fei Fung
    White Hair Girl of Miu Shan (Part 2) (1961) ... Chun Tsi-Hing
    Combat Between Seven Swords and Five Dragons (1961)    
    White Hair Girl of Miu Shan (Part 1) (1961) ... Chun Tsi-Hing
    Killing of the Villains (1961)    
    Lady 'Lightning' Among Swordsmen (1961)    
    Hound Murderer Case (1961) ... Inspector No. 5
    Meeting on the Weedy River (1961)    
    Sword of Vengeance (Part 2) (1961) ... Cheung Lai-Wah
    The Three Chivalrous Girls of Kwan Tung (1961)    
    Heroes of the Five Sacred Mountains (1961)    
    The Breakthrough (1961)    
    The Invincible Iron Fan (1961)    
    Intense Moment (1961)    
    The Attack of the Five Fairies Monastery (1961) ... Pak Mui-Fa
    Nocturnal Mission of Three Kunlun Swordswomen (1961)    
    Secret Book (Part 1) (1961) ... So Fei Fung
    Sword of Vengeance (Part 1) (1961) ... Cheung Lai-Wah
    Sword and 9 Rings (Part 2) (1961)    
    Young Sparrow in Fright (1962) ... Law Wai-Fong
    The Combat between the Fire Dragon and the Two Generals (1962)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 2) (1962)    
    Hung Suen-Kiu (1962)    
    The Snake-girl and the Flying Monster (1962)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 1) (1962)    
    The Heroine Teases Jin Long, the Hero (1962)    
    The Blonde Hair Monster (1962) ... Wong Ngan
    Hunting for the Murderer (1962) ... Lau Man-Ying, Lau's daughter
    Pledge of the Twin Blades (Part 2) (1962)    
    Pledge of the Twin Blades (Part 1) (1962)    
    Magic Mirror, Mythical Pearl (Part 2) (1962) ... Lee Hon-Mui
    Magic Mirror, Mythical Pearl (Part 1) (1962) ... Lee Hon-Mui
    Story of the Sword (1962) ... Lee Tsi-Lin
    The Road to the West (1962)    
    Murder in the Bathroom (1962)    
    The Male Bride (1962)    
    The Birth of the Monkey King (1962)    
    How the Ape Girl Stole the Lotus Lamp (1962)    
    The Invisible Heroine (1962) ... Sze Miu-Ngo
    Three Swords and the Sky Monster (1962)    
    Duel on the Black Tiger Mountain (1962)    
    Matrimonial Storm (1962) ... Yuet-ying
    Giving Birth on the Bridge (1962)    
    The Shadow Boxer (1962)    
    Two Scholars in Contention for Their Love (1962)    
    Huit Chin Moh Tien Leng (1962)    
    Huit Chin Moh Tien Leng Part 2 (1962)    
    Two Scholars in Contention for Their Love (1962)    
    The Desperado, Part One (1962)    
    Hero of the Twin Swords and the Magic Whip (1962)    
    8 Roaming Heroines (Part 2) (1962)    
    8 Roaming Heroines (Part 1) (1962)    
    Duel on Mount Dragon (1962)    
    The Hero of Guangdong's Treasure-hunt (1962)    
    Secret Book (Part 3) (1962) ... So Fei Fung
    How Zhong Wuyan Conquered the West (1962)    
    The Tigress' Adventures in the Capital (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Golden Coat (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Iron Wild Goose (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Golden Coat (Part 2) (1963)    
    Golden Scissors (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Claws of Horror (1963)    
    The Sword Couple (1963)    
    The Dragon Sword (1963)    
    The Magnificent Ones (Part 2) (1963)    
    A Lady Pickpocket (1963)    
    The Flying Sword (1963)    
    Three Heroines (Part 2) (1963)    
    Three Heroines (Part 1) (1963)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 4) (1963)    
    The Tigress' Adventures in the Capital (Part 2) (1963)    
    The Magnificent Ones (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Iron Wild Goose (Part 2) (1963)    
    Marching Down the South (Part 2) (1963)    
    Valiant Pan An (1963)    
    Marching Down the South (Part 1) (1963)    
    Killing the Sister-in-law (1963) ... Lam Ying-Ngo
    The Murderous White-boned Blade (1963)    
    Seven Swords Shock the World (1963)    
    The Claw and the Whip (1963)    
    The Black Centipede (1963) ... Kwai Yuk-kiu
    The Sword of the Palace (Part 1) (1963)    
    Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (Part 2) (1963)    
    Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Magic Whip (1963)    
    The Big Revenge (Part 1) (1963)    
    A Gathering of Heroes (1963)    
    A King's Caprice (1963)    
    The King of Swords (1963)    
    Little Dragon Girl Teases White Snake Spirit (1963)    
    The Invincible Sword (1963)    
    The Tiger in Hunting (1963)    
    The White-Bone Sword (Part 3) (1963)    
    The Sword of the Palace (Part 2) (1963)    
    Sword and Pen (1963)    
    Whose Son Is He? (1963)    
    Determination (1963)    
    A Goddess' Sword (1963) ... Pak Yue Wan
    The Golden Hairpin (Part 1) (1963)    
    The Big Revenge (Part 2) (1963)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 4) (1964)    
    Assassination of the Prince (Part 2) (1964)    
    Assassination of the Prince (Part 1) (1964)    
    Spy No. 13 (1964)    
    She's a Musketeer (Part 2) (1964)    
    She's a Musketeer (Part 1) (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 3) (1964)    
    The Iron Goddess of Mercy (1964)    
    The Skeleton Whip (1964)    
    The Sword from the Sea (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Sword from the Sea (Part 1) (1964)    
    A Hero Is Born (Part 2) (1964)    
    A Hero Is Born (Part 1) (1964)    
    Palace of Evil (Part 2) (1964)    
    Palace of Evil (Part 1) (1964) ... Yuen Yuk-Hok/Yuen Chun-Lan
    Sword of the Buddha's Warrior (1964)    
    The Killing Sword (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Beauties (1964)    
    Three Tigers (Part 2) (1964)    
    Three Tigers (Part 1) (1964)    
    The Killing Sword (Part 1) (1964)    
    The Flying Fox (1964)    
    The 9 Phoenixes of the City (1964)    
    Buddha's Palm (Part 2) (1964) ... Yuk-Wah
    Buddha's Palm (Part 1) (1964)    
    Musketeers Plundering South Yangtze (1964)    
    Spring Blossoms (1964)    
    Striking the King (1964)    
    The Golden Hairpin (Part 3) (1964)    
    The White-boned Pin (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Rainbow Pass (1964)    
    The White-boned Pin (Part 1) (1964)    
    Golden Scissors (Part 2) (1964)    
    The Tomb of the Roses (Part 1) (1964)    
    The Tomb of the Roses (Part 2) (1964)    
    All are Happy (1964)    
    Beautiful Heaven (1964)    
    Seven Fights with Nine Tail Fox (1964)    
    The Invincible Book from Heaven (Part 2) (1965)    
    Agent 101 (1965)    
    Wonder-Girl (Part 1) (1965)    
    The Invincible Book from Heaven (Part 1) (1965)    
    Pursuit of the Murderer in the Dog-racing Court (1965)    
    Powerful Sword, Magical Flute (Part 1) (1965)    
    Two Mouthy Ladies from the North and South (1965)    
    The Furious Buddha's Palm (1965)    
    The All-powerful Flute (Part 2) (1965)    
    The All-powerful Flute (Part 1) (1965)    
    The Invincible Kid Fong Sai-yuk (1965)    
    A Mysterious Murder (1965)    
    Priceless Sword (Part 2) (1965)    
    Priceless Sword (Part 1) (1965)    
    Monkey Saint Versus Eight Fairies (1965) ... Sorceress Ho
    Three Lady Musketeers (1965)    
    Twin Swords (1965)    
    Burning of Pingyang City (1965)    
    A Magic Pearl in a Haunted Valley (1965)    
    The Heroic Pair (1965)    
    Competing Heroes (1965)    
    Eighteen Powerful Swords (1965)    
    Dial 999 for the Three Murderers (1965)    
    Heaven, Hell, Crystal Palace (1965)    
    Wonder-Girl (Part 2) (1965)    
    Powerful Sword, Magical Flute (Part 2) (1965)    
    The Treacherous Lady Killer (1966)    
    Fire Dragon and the Mythical Pearl (1966)    
    An Avenger's Tale (Part 2) (1966)    
    An Avenger's Tale (Part 1) (1966)    
    The One-Armed Swordsman (1966)    
    Hero of Midland (1966)    
    Golden Monk (1966)    
    The Flying Killer (1966)    
    The Lady Spy (1966)    
    The Three Swordsmen (1967)    
    Decree of the Fire Dragon (1968) ... Nip Ling-Yee
    Secret Agent No. 1 (1970)    
    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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