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Cheng Pei-pei is a Actor Chinoise born on 4 december 1946 at Shanghai (Chine)

Cheng Pei-pei

Cheng Pei-pei
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Birth name 郑佩佩Zhèng Pèipèi
Nationality Chine
Birth 4 december 1946 (73 years) at Shanghai (Chine)

Cheng Pei-pei (born 4 December 1946) is a Mainland China-born Hong Kong actress perhaps best known for her performance in the 1966 King Hu wuxia film Come Drink with Me.

Biography

Née à Shanghai, elle émigre à Hong Kong (alors colonie britannique) en 1961 et entre l'année suivante à l'école d'acteurs de la Shaw. Elle commence le tournage de son premier film, The Lotus Lamp (sorti en 1965), dans lequel elle joue un rôle masculin dans la lignée de la star Ivy Ling Po. Le tournage est cependant interrompu car la star du film, Lin Dai, doit se rendre en Corée pour un autre film. Cheng part alors à Taïwan tourner deux films, Lovers' Rock (qui obtient un prix au 12e Asian Fim Festival) et Song of Orchid Island.

Elle devient une star en 1966 avec le film de King Hu, Come Drink with Me dans lequel elle joue le rôle de l'Hirondelle d'or. Elle est alors choisie par le réalisateur en raison de sa formation de danseuse, et malgré sa méconnaissance des arts martiaux. Elle reprend ce rôle dans le wu xia pian de Chang Cheh, Le Retour de l'hirondelle d'or (Golden Swallow). Sous contrat avec les Shaw Brothers, elle tourne avec les plus grands réalisateurs du studio : King Hu, Chang Cheh, Lo Wei, Ho Meng-hua, Umetsugu Inoue.

En 1971, elle décide de mettre fin à sa carrière et émigre aux États-Unis pour se marier. Elle tente cependant un retour en 1973 avec Tie wa, mais le film est un échec. Il lui faut attendre le milieu des années 1980 et surtout les années 1990, pour que, portée par la vogue du cinéma asiatique et grâce à l'arrivée d'une nouvelle génération de réalisateurs qui l'admirent, elle revienne dans les productions de Hong-Kong. Ang Lee lui rend hommage dans Tigre et Dragon en lui donnant le rôle de Jade la Hyène.

Best films

Usually with

Ku Feng
Ku Feng
(7 films)
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(5 films)
Wu Ma
Wu Ma
(5 films)
Yueh Hua
Yueh Hua
(5 films)
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cheng Pei-pei (35 films)

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Actress

Mulan
Mulan (2020)

Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Liu Yifei, Gong Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jason Scott Lee, Ron Yuan
Roles The Matchmaker
Rating26% 1.31741.31741.31741.31741.3174
Lorsque l’Empereur de Chine publie un décret stipulant qu’un homme de chaque famille du pays doit intégrer l’armée impériale pour combattre des envahisseurs venus du nord, Hua Mulan, fille ainée d’un vénérable guerrier désormais atteint par la maladie, décide de prendre sa place au combat. Se faisant passer pour un soldat du nom de Hua Jun, elle se voit mise à l’épreuve à chaque étape du processus d’apprentissage, mobilisant chaque jour un peu plus sa force intérieure pour explorer son véritable potentiel… Commence alors pour Mulan un voyage épique qui transformera la jeune fille en une guerrière aux faits d’armes héroïques, honorée par tout un peuple reconnaissant et faisant la fierté de son père.
Goldstone
Goldstone (2016)
, 1h50
Origin Australie
Genres Thriller, Crime, Western
Actors Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, Cheng Pei-pei, David Wenham, David Gulpilil
Roles Mrs. Lao
Rating63% 3.197313.197313.197313.197313.19731
L'inspecteur aborigène Jay Swan arrive dans la petite localité minière de Goldstone, perdue au cœur du désert australien, pour retrouver une jeune femme portée disparue. Il fait connaissance avec un jeune policier, Josh, et il est aussitôt attaqué dans sa chambre d'hôtel. Un climat hostile s'installe et la communauté le rejette et le menace. Swan, à l'aide de Josh, est prêt à tout pour découvrir la vérité concernant la jeune femme et s'apprête ensemble à s'attaquer au réseau de crime et de corruption, impliquant la maire, la mine et le Conseil des terres aborigènes, pour rétablir la justice et sauver la terre de ses ancêtres.
Lilting
Lilting (2014)
, 1h31
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romantic drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-pei, Morven Christie, Peter Bowles
Roles Junn
Rating71% 3.598993.598993.598993.598993.59899
Lilting tells the story of a mother’s attempt at understanding who her son was after his untimely death. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of his lover. Together, they attempt to overcome their grief whilst struggling against not having a shared language.
My Wedding and Other Secrets, 1h28
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Michelle Ang, Matt Whelan, Cheng Pei-pei, Mark Ferguson, Mike Ginn, Kenneth Tsang Wing Kong
Rating61% 3.0980253.0980253.0980253.0980253.098025
A Romeo and Juliet story set in Auckland, New Zealand, Emily Chu (Michelle Ang) is the daughter of traditional Chinese parents, whose only wishes are that she marries a good Chinese boy and becomes a doctor. But life seems to have other ideas for Emily, who dreams of becoming a world-famous director and falls in love with a white boy from university, James Harrison (Matt Whelan).
Speed Angels, 1h57
Genres Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Rene Liu, Cecilia Cheung, Tang Wei, Cheng Pei-pei, Kazuki Kitamura, Jimmy Lin
Roles Auntie Fen
Rating44% 2.220252.220252.220252.220252.22025
Taxi driver Xiaoyi (Tang Wei) is discovered by a race car coach and becomes a member of the racing team Speed Angels.
Legendary Amazons, 1h48
Directed by Frankie Chan
Genres War, Action
Actors Richie Ren, Cecilia Cheung, Cheng Pei-pei, Liu Xiaoqing, Yukari Oshima, Kathy Chow
Roles She Taijun
Rating44% 2.227242.227242.227242.227242.22724
The film is set in early 11th century China during the reign of Emperor Renzong of the Song dynasty. The emperor neglects state affairs and indulges in personal pleasures, while the government sinks into corruption and war continues to rage on at the borders of the Song dynasty. The Song dynasty is being invaded by the armies of the rival state of Western Xia.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, 1h36
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Kristin Kreuk, Chris Klein, Neal McDonough, Robin Shou, Moon Bloodgood, Josie Ho
Roles Zhilan
Rating37% 1.8531951.8531951.8531951.8531951.853195
Chun-Li moves from San Francisco to Hong Kong with her family. While practicing to be a concert pianist, she learns Wushu from her father, businessman Xiang. For a while, her life is perfect until one night, Xiang is attacked and abducted by M. Bison's henchmen in front of Chun-Li.
Basic Love
Basic Love (2009)
, 1h46
Directed by Oxide Pang et Danny Pang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Cheng Pei-pei
Roles Ling's grandmother
Rating53% 2.663072.663072.663072.663072.66307
A romantic story symphonized with the song of a triangular relationship between Ling (Elanne Kong), June (Janice Man) and Rex (Rex Ho). Ling got leukemia since she was a child; she hides the true feeling and health condition from her best friends, Rex and June. June who moved from China to HK when she was little, assists her mom to make a living hardily resulting in a self-contained character. The two girls are completely different in personality, yet they're frank with each other. June feels for Rex. Meanwhile, June seems to overlook an admirer, Hee (Xu Zheng Xi). It's graduation time, they're standing in front of the crossroad to their future, and none of them takes a step closer to change their relationship, until the day when Ling is admitted to the hospital, the long compression of emotion is broken.
Blood Ties
Blood Ties (2009)

Directed by Chai Yee Wei
Origin Singapore
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Cheng Pei-pei, Kenneth Tsang Wing Kong
Roles Madam Lee
Rating56% 2.84632.84632.84632.84632.8463
Gangs bribed policeman Shun's boss Woon sir and friend Shen, then raped his wife Ah Mei and killed both. Within the week after their death, Shun and Ah Mei controlled the bodies of Shun 's younger sister Qing and mother Madam Lee to take revenge on those people involved.
Kung Fu Killer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Osric Chau, Lim Kay Tong, Anya Wu, Cheng Pei-pei
Roles Myling
Rating49% 2.463112.463112.463112.463112.46311
Après vingt ans à voyager de par le monde, White Crane revient pour la première fois au temple dans lequel il a été élevé, Wudang. Mais alors qu'il pensait trouver la paix, le temple est attaqué par des soldats obéissant aux ordres de Kahn, un seigneur de guerre local. Prêt à tout pour venger son maître, White Crane part à Shangai et rencontre Melle Marshall, une chanteuse de cabaret, elle aussi investie d'une mission...
They Wait
They Wait (2007)
, 1h29
Directed by Ernie Barbarash
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Ghost films, Serial killer films
Actors Terry Chen, Jaime King, Cheng Pei-pei, Michael Biehn, Yee Jee Tso, Vicky Huang
Roles Aunt Mei
Rating53% 2.6515252.6515252.6515252.6515252.651525
Married couple Sarah (King) and Jason (Chen), and son Sammy (Oey), travel to Vancouver for the funeral of Uncle Raymond (Foo). During this time, Sammy begins to see ghosts and falls gravely ill, his illness coinciding with the Chinese festival of Ghost Month. After traditional western medicine fails to help Sammy, Sarah turns to a mysterious pharmacist who tells her that her son is held in a death grip by a living corpse. Sarah now must find what the spirits want before the last day of Ghost Month, or Sammy will be lost forever.
House of Harmony, 1h30
Origin Singapore
Actors Maggie Q, Cheng Pei-pei, Andrea Jonasson, Francis Fulton-Smith, Zhu Houren, Claudine Wilde
Roles Amah
Rating61% 3.0527053.0527053.0527053.0527053.052705
Singapore in the 1920s sets the stage for the dramatic romance between a young Asian woman (Fann Wong) and a married American industrialist (Philippe Brenninkmeyer). It is a love doomed by laws and tradition, but which yields a child, Harmony (Maggie Q).
Naked Weapon, 1h32
Directed by Ching Siu-tung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Rape in fiction, Martial arts films
Actors Maggie Q, Anya Wu, Daniel Wu, Cheng Pei-pei, Andrew Lin Hoi, Monica Lo
Roles Faye Ching
Rating55% 2.761422.761422.761422.761422.76142
The movie opens with the assassination of a man of unknown identity. A team of three CIA officers, including Jack Chen (played by Daniel Wu), a rookie, watch through surveillance as a sexy female assassin named Fiona Birch (Marit Thoresen) enters the man's heavily guarded apartment suite and, after having sex with him, kills him by breaking his spine with her bare hands. As she makes her escape in her white Porsche 911 GT3, her car is hit by a rocket. As the officers rush over to extricate her from the wreckage, a woman in a limousine shoots her to death.