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Ivy Ling Po is a Actor Hongkongaise born on 16 november 1939

Ivy Ling Po

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Birth name Huang Yu-chun ()Huáng Yùjūn N̂g Jū-kun Wong4 Jyu6-gwan1
Nationality Hong kong
Birth 16 november 1939 (80 years)

Huang Yu-chun (born 16 November 1939 in Shantou, Republic of China), known by her final stage name Ivy Ling Po, is a retired Hong Kong actress and Chinese opera singer. She is best known for a number of mega-hit Huangmei opera films in the 1960s, especially The Love Eterne (1963) which made her an Asian superstar overnight. She played an important role in the entertainment industry for preserving the Huangmei opera art form.

She has used many names in her past. When she was a young child, she was sold to a family in Xiamen (Amoy), where she took on the name Jun Haitang (Chinese: 君海棠; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kun Hái-tông) and worked as a domestic maid. After reaching preadolescence, her foster mother forced her to enter the Hong Kong movie industry to exploit her. She first acted in Amoy Hokkien films under the stage name Xiaojuan (Chinese: 小娟; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Sió-koan), later in Cantonese films under the stage name Shen Yan (Chinese: 沈雁; Jyutping: Sam Ngaan), before finally entering the Shaw Brothers Studio to act in Mandarin films as (Ivy) Ling Po (Chinese: 凌波; pinyin: Líng Bō) and rising to superstardom.

Biography

Né en 1939, elle est adoptée par une famille qui émigre à Hong Kong. Elle commence sa carrière très jeune comme "Enfant star" dans le cinéma en dialecte hokkien puis cantonais. En 1962, elle est embauchée par la Shaw Brothers où elle assure le doublage des parties chantées du rôle de Jia Bao Yu dans le film Dream of the Red Chamber (1962) avant d'être remarquée par Li Han-hsiang et d'obtenir un rôle principal dans The Love Eterne qui s'avère un succès foudroyant et fait d'elle une star, notamment à Taïwan. Ses débuts à la Shaw sont rendus difficiles par l'hostilité que lui voue la star Betty Loh Ti. En 1963, quand Li Han-hsiang décide de quitter la Shaw pour monter sa propre société, il cherche à recruter une partie du personnel son ancien patron et son équipe fait des ouvertures dans ce sens à Ling Po, qui feint d'accepter mais révèle en réalité les manœuvres de Li à la direction de la Shaw par l'intermédiaire de Leonard Ho, un des cadres du studio, dont elle était alors la maîtresse. Elle remporte un prix d'interprétation en 1963 pour Lady General Hua Mu-lan. En 1966, elle épouse son collègue Chin Han (acteur hongkongais) ; elle subit à cette occasion des pressions de Run Run Shaw : réticent à ce mariage, il finit par y consentir à condition d'en être le témoin et qu'il soit organisé sous l'égide du studio ; finalement le couple se marie à Taïwan.

En 1969, elle tient l'un de ses derniers rôles masculins dans The Three Smiles, qui est considéré comme le dernier film de l'âge d'or du cinéma d'opéra du Huangmei ; elle joue ensuite des personnages féminins, qui obtiennent moins de succès. Elle obtient cependant un Golden Horse Award pour son rôle secondaire dans The Empress Dowager (1975).

Après 1975, elle quitte la Shaw et travaille pour la télévision et le cinéma à Taiwan. Le succès commercial du film Dream of the Red Chamber en 1978 lui rend son statut d'icône du cinéma.

Au cours des années 80 le couple met fin à sa carrière et émigre au Canada.

A partir de 2002, elle retrouve la scène pour une tournée d'une reprise en opéra chinois du film The Love Eterne dont elle reprend le rôle en compagnie de sa collègue et amie Hu Chin. Les deux partenaires, soudées par l'expérience du cancer du sein qu'elle ont subie au début des années 2000, continuent de se produire sur scène au moins jusqu'en 2016.

Usually with

Run Run Shaw
Run Run Shaw
(9 films)
Li Han-hsiang
Li Han-hsiang
(3 films)
Doe Ching
Doe Ching
(3 films)
Chin Han
Chin Han
(4 films)
Tien Feng
Tien Feng
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ivy Ling Po (18 films)

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Actress

Rice Rhapsody, 1h46
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sylvia Chang, Mélanie Laurent, Ivy Ling Po, Maggie Q, Steph Song
Roles Grandma
Rating65% 3.2951453.2951453.2951453.2951453.295145
The film is set in Singapore's Chinatown. It is narrated by Jen Fan, owner of a successful restaurant. Her signature dish is "Chicken Rice"-in fact she is rather well known for it. Jen has three sons. Daniel and Harry are gay, and Jen is determined the youngest, Leo, does not go the same way. She enlists the help of her friend Kim-Chui, who owns a nearby restaurant. He is less successful than Jen, but is in love with her. Leo has become her life, she is pinning all her hopes of grandchildren on him. She and Kim-Chui hatch a plan that involves bringing Sabine, a female French exchange student, to stay at Jen's house.
The Last Tempest, 1h58
Directed by Li Han-hsiang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Ti Lung, Lisa Lu, Ivy Ling Po, Yueh Hua, Wang Hsieh, Ouyang Sha-fei
Roles Empress Jin Feng
Rating67% 3.350553.350553.350553.350553.35055
Après la défaite de l'empire face aux barbares de l'est lors de la guerre de 1895 , le jeune et influençable empereur Guangxu se lance dans une frénésie de réformes inspirées par des conseillers extrémistes dogmatiques, notamment Tan Si-tong et Kang You-wei.
The Empress Dowager, 2h45
Directed by Li Han-hsiang
Origin Hong kong
Actors Lisa Lu, Ti Lung, David Chiang, Ivy Ling Po, Ku Feng
Roles Empress Chin Feng
Rating71% 3.5870653.5870653.5870653.5870653.587065
Although the Empress Dowager Tzu-hsi of the Ching Dynasty had promised her nephew, Emperor Kuang-hsu that he had complete autonomy, he found that this was not the case as he attempted to exert his authority over corrupt eunuchs and officials who undermined him with the backing of the Empress Dowager. Young, inexperienced and without a strong cadre of loyal officials to support him, he tries to juggle affairs both public and private. His loveless marriage to Empress Chin Feng and dislike of the Empress further leaves him all the more bereft of any power lever. His only bright spark in a cold gloomy palace was his love for Concubine Chen and a young eunuch who wholeheartedly supports him.
The 14 Amazons, 2h4
Origin Hong kong
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Ivy Ling Po, Lisa Lu, Chen Yanyan, Betty Ting Pei, Ouyang Sha-fei, Eric Tsang
Roles Mu Kuei Ying
Rating66% 3.3438653.3438653.3438653.3438653.343865
The Yang family, men and women, had served their country (Song Dynasty) loyally for generations. During the war with Western Xia, General Yang Tsung-pao is ambushed and killed. His death leaves his only son, Yang Wen as the only male heir left to the Yang family. His widow, Mu Kuei-ying, the grand matriarch and the entire family set out to avenge his death and defend the country. Due to the interference of a corrupt official, Wang Ching, the Yangs were unable to have the emperor's consent to use the imperial army.
The Crimson Charm
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Ivy Ling Po, Chang Yi, James Tien, Ku Feng, Sammo Hung, Lam Ching Ying
Roles Yu Fang-Fang
Rating64% 3.246533.246533.246533.246533.24653
The film is the tale of a noble swordsman and a one-armed swordswoman who find themselves up against the evil Crimson Charm gang of thieves and thugs.
Duel for Gold, 1h40
Directed by Chu Yuan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Chin Han, Ivy Ling Po, Lo Lieh, Sammo Hung
Roles Yu Yen
Rating68% 3.4354253.4354253.4354253.4354253.435425
Six swordsmen, including two sisters and their husbands, a ranger and a security man, are after millions of taels of gold stored in a secure vault in Datong Prefecture, and betray and outwit each other during their quest.
A Cause to Kill
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Lisa Chiao Chiao, Ivy Ling Po
Roles Sin Lei
Rating66% 3.318533.318533.318533.318533.31853
Raw Passions, 1h25
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller
Actors Ivy Ling Po, Wang Hsieh
Roles Mrs Lin Man Ying

Ivy Ling Po joue le rôle da la femme dévouée d'un homme sur lequel est exercé un chantage pour une relation amoureuse illicite, qui découvre une mine de supercheries, trahisons, extorsion et des meurtres se succédant...
The Three Smiles, 1h54
Directed by Yueh Feng
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Ivy Ling Po, Chen Yanyan, Paul Wei Ping-Ao
Roles Tang Bo Hu / Hua An
Rating67% 3.3855553.3855553.3855553.3855553.385555
Tang Bo Hu (Ivy Ling Po) was a talented and well-educated scholar. Well-to-do and famous in the Jiangnan region, he cared nothing for fame and fortune but spent his time roaming the country, enjoying leisure, poetry and song.
Too Late for Love
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Actors Ivy Ling Po
Roles Chen Su-Fen

Su Fen, a young and frail girl, looked forward to her wedding with her fiancé, Li Kuo-liang. The happy couple's bliss was cut short when war broke out. Kuo-liang was summoned to fight at the front lines. In his absence, Su Fen discovered she had tuberculosis. This did not please her mother-in-law who was looking for a healthy daughter-in-law to bear sons to continue the family name. She forced Su Fen to divorce her son and leave. When Kuo-liang returned on leave, he was angry and in despair for he still loved Su Fen very much. He went to look for her and was prevented from seeing her by her furious father. To his father-in-law, he swore his undying love for Su Fen, vowing never to marry another and left to return to the front lines. Su Fen suffered a lapse after failing to see Kuo-liang in time.
Song of Tomorrow
Directed by Doe Ching
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ivy Ling Po, Paul Wei Ping-Ao
Roles Su Ling

After her father's death, Su Ling (Ivy Ling Po) struggles to support her ill mother and disabled brother, but Mr. Su's former student Chiang Sung-ping (Chiao Chuang), a virtuoso drummer, does everything to help them. With Chiang's help, Su Ling becomes a skilled singer and performs in nightclub with him. They fall in love, but one day Su learns that Chiang is dependent on a drug to help him focus. Chiang promises that he would quit, but soon Su finds out otherwise and breaks up with him. Later, after listening to Chiang's explanation, Su realizes how they love each other and is determined to help him recover from the drug addiction. They get married and go to a resort for their honeymoon. Everything is blissful, but the possibility of her husband smoking the substance again is always in the back of Su's mind.
The Mermaid, 1h35
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Mermaids in film, Musical films
Actors Ivy Ling Po
Roles Scholar Zheng Zhan
Rating69% 3.4955053.4955053.4955053.4955053.495505
Zhang Zhen's family had fallen on hard times but remembering the bethrothal agreement between his father and the prime minister, Master Chin, he set off for his fiance's home. When he arrived, he was distressed to receive a cold reception from his future father-in-law, who looked down on him because he was poor and was willing to fulfill his promise only after Zhang Zhen had successfully become the top scholar. He bade Zhang Zhen to stay at the Green Waves Study and prepare.
Inside the Forbidden City, 1h38
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Ivy Ling Po, Tien Feng
Roles Kou Zhu
Rating67% 3.3635053.3635053.3635053.3635053.363505
While passing through the town of Caoqiao, the famous Song Dynasty official Bao Zheng is stopped by a villager on behalf of his blind mother. Bao discovers that the blind woman was Consort Li, a concubine of the late Emperor Zhenzong.