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芳艷芬
Fong Yim-Fen  ♀
Aliases:  Fong Yim-Fun,  Katie Yang
Born: 1928





 
Filmography (1950-1966)
 
  Actor (159 films)
    The Story of Tung Siu-Yen (1950) ... Tung Siu-Yen
    A Girl Named Liang Lengyan (Part 2) (1950) ... Leung Lang-Yim
    A Girl Named Liang Lengyan (Part 1) (1950) ... Leung Lang-Yim
    The Flower Drops by the Red Chamber (1950)    
    Hongling's Blood (Part 2) (1951)    
    Hongling's Blood (Part 1) (1951)    
    She Says ''No!'' to Marriage (1951)    
    Charming Night (1952) ... Leung Lai-Wah
    Everyone's Darling (1952)    
    Beautiful Matching (1952)    
    Bride a la Mode (1952) ... Fung Ah-Heung/Fung Yim-Hung
    Spring Is in Town (1952)    
    Her Perilous Adventures (1952)    
    She Said ''No!'' to Marriage But Now She Says ''Yes'' (1952)    
    Paying Nocturnal Mourning to White Lotus (1952)    
    Mis-Matched Love Birds (1952)    
    Return of the Soul (1952)    
    All the Love Heaven Allows (1952)    
    Nothing Counts But Love (1952)    
    Lonely Moon on a Lonely Bed (1952)    
    A Second Visit to the City of Love (1952)    
    Private Lives of Opera and Movie Stars (1952) ... Herself
    Money Will Come Somehow (1952)    
    Joyous Reunion (1952)    
    Radiant Love (1952)    
    Filial Piety That Moved the Heaven (1952)    
    A Couple in Love (1952)    
    A Perfect Match (1952)    
    A Song of Everlasting Sorrow (1952)    
    The Love Chain (1952)    
    When Pretence Becomes Reality (1953)    
    Woman in Grief (1953)    
    The Crushed Flower (1953)    
    A Cadet in Love's Battle (1953)    
    Unexpected Luck (1953)    
    Men's Hearts (1953)    
    Swallows' Return (1953)    
    Music of Peace and Joy (1953)    
    Another Chance for Love (1953)    
    The Prude (1953)    
    Darling (1953)    
    Rich and Happy (1953)    
    Romantic Spell (1953)    
    A Buddhist Recluse for 14 Years (1953)    
    Flowers of Wealth (1953)    
    A Schoolar's Love-Song (1953)    
    The Scholar Tang Bohu and the Maid Qiuxiang (1953)    
    The Rendez-Vous (1953) ... Chow Lai-wan
    Happy Marriage (1953) ... Wan/Cousin Luk Yin-Wan
    Joys of Love on a Spring Night (1953)    
    The Expectant Wife (1953)    
    Tears for an Absenty Love (1953)    
    Romantic Night (1953)    
    A Sweet Love-Affair (1953)    
    The Female White Golden Dragon (1953)    
    A Houseful of Treasures (1954)    
    Mrs. Cheng (1954)    
    Sound of Music (1954)    
    Motherly Love (1954)    
    Grand View Garden (1954) ... Lam Doi-Yuk
    The Elopement (1954)    
    Grief Stricken for Me (1954)    
    Pretty Girl from Kuala Lumpur (1954)    
    A Family of Eight in One Bed (1954)    
    Do Unto Others as They Do to You (1954)    
    Homeward Bound! (1954)    
    The Tragic Death of Lin Daiyu (1954) ... Lam Doi-Yuk
    The 10 Year Search for the Missing Husband (1954)    
    The Faithful Wife (1955)    
    A Sister's Heart (1955)    
    The Poisonous Rose (1955)    
    Her Unrequited Love (1955)    
    Village Girl (1955) ... Mei
    The Eternal Peony (1955)    
    The Rich Girl and Her Double (1955) ... Ho Mei-Ling/Ah Fei
    Why Should a Nice Girl....? (1955)    
    Resurrection (1955) ... Ah Hing
    Honeymoon (1955)    
    The Full Moon (1955)    
    Silver Phoenix (1955)    
    Backyard Adventures (1955) ... Lover
    Till Death Us Do Part (1955)    
    Romance Lasting Seven Lives (1955)    
    Crossroads (1955)    
    A Beauty's Flourishing Fragrant (1955) ... Luk Yim-Hung
    Lovers' Eternal Union (1956)    
    Too Late for Divorce (1956)    
    An Actress in War (1956)    
    Oriole's Song (1956) ... Mei-Yuk
    Son of a Noble Family (1956)    
    Moonlight (1956)    
    Life and Death Together (1956)    
    The Story of Little Cabbage and Yang Naiwu (1956)    
    Pleasure Daughter (1956)    
    Funny Girl (1956)    
    Spring Comes Back (1956)    
    Feather Fan Under Spring Lantern (1956)    
    She's Not the Real Lady (1956)    
    Joyous Wedding (1957)    
    An Orphan Raised on Love (1957)    
    The Nymph of the River Lo (1957)    
    I Cannot Love You (1957)    
    The Pipa's Lament (1957)    
    Loving Enemies (1957)    
    Return on a Snowy Night (1957)    
    The Reunion (1957)    
    Best Fortune (1957)    
    Spring's Joyous Blessings (1958)    
    Beauty Fades from Twelve Ladies' Bower (1958) ... Lee Hoi-yin, Siu-yin
    The Story of Yutangchun (1958)    
    The Seven Good Wives (1958)    
    Flower of the Night (1958)    
    A Wife of Nobility Is Never Free (1958)    
    Lady Wen's Return to the Han People (1958)    
    Wealth Always Follows Woe (1958)    
    Madame Qin Xianglian (1958)    
    Red Maid, the Matchmaker (1958) ... Hung Neung
    The Story of a Chaste Woman (1958)    
    How Third Madam Educated Her Son (1958)    
    The Playboy Emperor and the Dedicated Meng Lijun (1958)    
    The Tragic Story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (1958) ... Chuk Yingtai
    Swallows Come Home (1958)    
    Her Prosperous But Selfish Husband (1958)    
    The Scarlet Mark (1958)    
    Lovers' Tears (1958)    
    A Buddhist Recluse for 14 Years (1958)    
    Why Not Return? (1958)    
    Mother's Broken Heart (1958)    
    The Fairy Shepherdess (1958)    
    Radiant Phoenix (1958)    
    The Sweep-Stakes Seller (1958)    
    The Rich Young Lady (1958)    
    The Merry Phoenix (1958)    
    Happy Reunion (1958)    
    The Beautiful Ghost's Grievance (1959) ... Kung Lai-Wan
    The Moonlight and Pi-pa of the Borderland (1959)    
    The Dream Meeting Between Emperor Wu of Han and Lady Wei (1959)    
    Regret from the Spring Lantern and Feathered Fan (1959)    
    Sweet Dew on a Beautiful Flower (1959)    
    Story of Wang Baochuan (1959)    
    How Madam Zhao Went Far and Wide in Search of Her Husband (1959)    
    Follow the Husband (1959)    
    Misguided Love (1959)    
    Sweet Girl (1959)    
    Snow Storm in June (1959)    
    Swallow the Poison with a Smile (1959)    
    Blood, Love, Tears (1959)    
    Heaven Brought Us Together (1959) ... Yip Shan-Chung
    Gui Zhi Sues (1959)    
    The Brave Daughters of Han (1959)    
    Love Follows Fortune (1959)    
    Twelve Beauties' Tricks on the Scholar (1959)    
    Twin Lotuses (1959)    
    Dai Heung Lei Cheut Sing (1961)    
    Romantic Night of Hong Kong (1961)    
    Heart to Heart (1962)    
    Joy to the World (1963)    
    Compilation of Dacheng Colours (1963)    
    Four Sisters (1966) ... [Movie clip]
 
 
Biography
 
  Fong Yim Funs virtuosity and distinctive singing style made her the Queen of Cantonese Opera in the fifties, according to many. Her on screen career spanned in 10 years with performances in Cantonese Opera films such as A Buddhist Recluse for 14 years, The Nymph of River Lo, The Tragic Story of Leung Shan Pak and Chu Ying Toi, Snow in June, Sweet Dew on a Beautiful Flower.

Fong also starred in a number of contemporary dramas like Pretty Girl from Kuala Lumpur, Mrs. Cheng, The Rich Girl and Her Double, The Sweepstakes Marriage and so on.

In 1953, When Hong Kong Cantonese Opera professionals were planning to establish The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, Fong donated the money required for the purchase of the property where it was going to be seated. In 1984, Fong founded the Kwan Fong Charitable Foundation and has since been involved in many charitable activities. In 2003, she was granted the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

- Hong Kong Tourism Board

Biography (gstage.com)