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Alison Chang Yen
Zhang Yan,  Cheung Yin,  Alison Chang Yen,  Allyson Chang Yen,  real name: Zhang Yan-Ping
Born: 1946 (China)





 
Filmography (1961-1986)
 
  Actor (17 films)
    Teenage Beat (1961)    
    Dream of the Red Chamber (1962) ... Xi Chun
    The Four Sisters (1963)    
    The Dancing Millionairess (1964) ... Dancer
    The Last Woman of Shang (1964) ... Dancing girl
    The Lotus Lamp (1965) ... Chiu Erh
    The West Chamber (1965) ... Rui's page
    The Joy of Spring (1966) ... Zhang Yan
    That Man in Chang-An (1967) ... Hong Er
    Swan Song (1967) ... Anni Ge
    They All Fall in Love (1967) ... Suzie Wong
    Susanna (1967) ... Lin Hsiao Ting
    The Mirror and the Lichee (1967) ... Yi Chun
    Hong Kong Rhapsody (1968) ... Lin Yu Lan
    The Love Auction (1970) ... Ballet dancer [Joy of Spring footage]
    Liao Zhong-Kai (1984)    
    Dr. Sun Yat Sen (1986) ... Suen Foo-Yan
 
 
Biography
 
  Born as Chang Xiao-Yen, Alison Chang Yen was born in 1946 and a native of Chaoshan in Guangdong Province. She was still schooling at an English college when she joined Shaw Brothers at age 15, along with Chin Ping, Margaret Hsing Hui, Angela Yu Chien, Cheng Pei-Pei, Fang Ying and Li Ching. Chang graduated high school in 1963, and was sent to further her study in drama and dancing at the Toho Academy of Performing Arts in Japan, along with Chin Ping and Margaret Hsing Hui. With her pretty and outgoing appearance, Chang was typecasted as the spoiled little sister in her earlier films, such as "Teenage Beat", "Imposters" and "The Four Sister", which earned her the monikers 'Little Wildcat' and 'Little Mermaid' for her excellent swimming and waterskiing.

From the Celestial DVD release of "That Man in Chang-An".