| ||Hong Kong film star Chen Sisi who passed away on the 7th due to
complication from cancer at the Shanghai Huadong Hospital at the age of 69. Over her over 30 film, decade long career she has performed in many movies, she was best known for her role Qiu Xiang in THREE CHARMING SMILES (SAM SIU).
Chen Sisi was originally named Chen Limei. Born in Shanghai in
1938, her ancestral home was Ningbo, Zhejiang. Later she and her family moved to Hong Kong.
In 1954 she joined the Great Wall Film Company and has performed in many classic films, including the Shi Hui starred MING PHOON (MING FUNG) as Wan'Er, THE JADE BOW (WAN HOI YUK GUNG YUEN), YING KU
(SEUNG CHEUNG WONG YING GU), etc. Yet the most memorable had to be her role of QIu Xiang in THREE CHARMING SMILES, which won the audience over.
This film also has launched her film career to its peak as she became a
red hot top tier star. At the time she, Xia Mong, and Shi Hui became the
Great Wall Film Studio's "Three Princesses".
Ng See Yuen yesterday expressed sorrow upon learning Chen Sisi's
passing. He said that Chen Sisi was a representative of the previous
generation Hong Kong film professionals. His first film MAD KILLER (FUNG KONG SAT SAU) in 1971 starred Chen Sisi's husband Gao Yuan. At the time Chen Sisi constantly visited the set. At that time he saw the already retired Chen Sisi for the first time and felt that she did not have any star arrogance at all and was very friendly. |
(No Top Ten Box Office site, October 11, 2007)