Yeh is also a very popular singer--probably the grand matron on HK pop music. Has a long term association/friendship with singer/actor George Lam.
She was born and lived in Taiwan until she was four years old. After graduating from high school in Canada (where her father was a physics teacher) Yeh moved to Hong Kong where she recorded her first music album, and a few months later she made her HK debut in "Marianna" in 1982. She won the Hong Kong Film Award with James Wong (Best Original Film Song) for "A Chinese Ghost Story" in 1987, and was nominated three times. Was also nominated as Best Actress in 1986 for "Peking Opera Blues". In 1997 she married her mentor George Lam.