Gregor's Top 30 Shaw Brothers Stars Male/Female

by Movie-Mate | created - 01 Oct 2016 | updated - 21 Aug 2018 | Public

1. Chia-Hui Liu

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Chia-Hui Liu was born on August 22, 1951 in Guangdong, China as Jin-Hsi Shin. He is known for his work on Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978).

2. Lung Ti

Actor | Ying hung boon sik

Lung Ti was born on August 19, 1946 in Guangdong Province, China as Tam Fu Wing. He is an actor and director, known for A Better Tomorrow (1986), The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) and Dynasty of Blood (1973). He has been married to Min-Ming Tao since May 22, 1975. They have one child.

3. Pei-Pei Cheng

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Pei-Pei Cheng was born on December 4, 1946 in Shanghai, China. She is an actress and producer, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Lilting (2014) and Come Drink with Me (1966).

4. David Chiang

Actor | Ci Ma

David Chiang was born in Suzhou, China on June 29, 1947. His mother Hung Wei and father Yim Dut were very popular movie stars. Young David began his acting career at a very early age, appearing in black & white films while he was only 4 years old. "John" is David's real English name, while "David" ...

5. Chia-Liang Liu

Actor | Jui kuen II

Chia-Liang Liu was born on August 1, 1936 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He is known for his work on The Legend of Drunken Master (1994), My Young Auntie (1981) and Legendary Weapons of China (1982). He was married to Jing-Jing Yung and Hsiu-Hsia Ho. He died on June 25, 2013 in Hong Kong, China.

6. Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Actor | Lat sau san taam

Philip Kwok began his career as a circus acrobat and worked in the Peking Opera, unlike many others, he had not aspired to work in the film industry. He began working as a stuntman and eventually worked his way into leading roles. His performance in Boxer Rebellion caught Director Chang Cheh's ...

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7. Hua Yueh

Actor | Da zui xia

Hua Yueh was born on July 13, 1942 in Shanghai, China as Leung Lok Wah. He was an actor and writer, known for Come Drink with Me (1966), The Monkey Goes West (1966) and Three Kingdoms (2008). He was married to Ni Tien. He died on October 20, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

8. Kuan-Tai Chan

Actor | Can que

Kuan-Tai Chan is an actor, known for Crippled Avengers (1978) and The Stop Hit II, the Art of Invincibility (2017).

9. Sheng Fu

Actor | Jue dai shuang jiao

Born Chang Fu-Sheng to a wealthy family on October 20th, 1954, in Hong Kong. His English adopted name was Alexander. He was the ninth of 11 siblings. He was considered his father's favorite. Unlike the rest of his family, he showed little interest in academic and had no desire to try his hand in ...

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10. Lieh Lo

Actor | Tian xia di yi quan

Born in Indonesia to Cantonese parents, Lo migrated to Hong Kong in his teens, where he attended acting school and in 1962 joined the Shaw Bros. film company. By 1969 he had become the first kungfu superstar, preceding the legendary Bruce Lee. He acted in more than 100 films, usually cast as ...

11. Jimmy Wang Yu

Actor | Wu xia

Jimmy Wang Yu was born on March 28, 1944 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. He is an actor and producer, known for Dragon (2011), Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) and The Dragon Flies (1975). He was previously married to Jeanette Lin Tsui.

12. Kara Wai

Actress | Wu xia

Born Kara Hui Ying-Hung on in Shandong, China. Her Family moved to Hong Kong in 1966 and she started working at night clubs at fourteen. Her family lost their savings from her father's business acquaintances. Being left penniless, Hui's mother, herself and her siblings were forced to peddle goods ...

13. Tung-Shing Yee

Director | Wong Gok hak yeh

Tung-Shing Yee was born on December 28, 1957 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for One Nite in Mongkok (2004), Shinjuku Incident (2009) and I Am Somebody (2015). He was previously married to Mandy Law.

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14. Feng Ku

Actor | Wu Song

Feng Ku was born on July 3, 1930 in Shanghai, China as Szu Wen Chen. He is an actor, known for Tiger Killer (1983), Death Kick (1970) and Dai zui de nu hai (1983).

15. Lung Wei Wang

Actor | Shao Lin yu Wu Dang

Lung Wei Wang was born on July 14, 1949 in China. He is an actor and director, known for Shaolin and Wu Tang (1983), Hong Kong Godfather (1985) and Escape from Brothel (1992).

16. Hoi Sang Lee

Actor | Hao xia

Hoi Sang Lee is known for his work on Last Hurrah for Chivalry (1979), The Invincible Armour (1977) and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978).

17. Norman Chu

Actor | Shao Lin san shi liu fang

Norman Chu was born on May 6, 1955 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and director, known for The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), Tiger on Beat (1988) and Duel to the Death (1983).

18. Meng Lo

Actor | Yip Man 3

Meng Lo was born on August 4, 1952 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong as Kwan-Lam Law. He is known for his work on Ip Man 3 (2015), Ip Man 2 (2010) and Hard Boiled (1992).

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19. Sheng Chiang

Actor | Wu du

Born Chiu Kang-sang on April 4, 1951 in Taiwan. Chiang had family problems from a young age. His family was too large and his parents could not look after him properly, so he was sent to the Fu Sheng Opera School in Taipei, Taiwan. During his time here, he had met friends which would become part of...

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20. Chien Sun

Actor | Wu du

Chien Sun was born on January 26, 1955 in Taiwan. He is known for his work on Five Deadly Venoms (1978), The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979) and Bastard Swordsman (1983).

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21. Feng Lu

Actor | Cha shou

Feng Lu was born on May 5, 1953 in Taiwan as Chu Chiu-hsue. He is known for his work on The Masked Avengers (1981), Five Deadly Venoms (1978) and Lei tai (1983).

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22. Siu-Ho Chin

Actor | Jing wu ying xiong

Siu-Ho Chin was born on January 26, 1963 in Hong Kong. He is known for his work on Fist of Legend (1994), Tai-Chi Master (1993) and The Masked Avengers (1981). He has been married to Sin-Ming Yau since 2001. They have one child. He was previously married to Sharon Kwok.

23. Hou Hsiao

Actor | Pi li shi jie

Hsiao Hou was born in Henan China in 1958 and was schooled in the Chinese Opera by the famous Fan Kuk-Fa in Bejing as a very young child. He was discovered by Lar Kar-Leung (Liu Chia-Liang) in 1978 and later became a disciple of the martial artist/director for a number of years. His astonishing ...

24. Szu Shih

Actress | Long hu hui feng yun

Szu Shih was born on October 24, 1953 in Taiwan. She is an actress, known for Heroes of Sung (1973), Black Tavern (1972) and Xiao du long (1972).

The Lady Hermit

25. Ching Lee

Actress | Yu mei ren

Ching Lee was born on November 8, 1948 in Shanghai, China as Guo Ying Li. She was an actress and producer, known for The Mermaid (1965), Jing jing (1967) and San xiao (1969). She died in February 2018 in Hong Kong.

Have Sword Will Travel

26. Lily Li

Actress | Nian hua re cao

Lily Li was born on June 14, 1950 in Hong Kong. She is an actress, known for Crazy Sex (1976), The Young Master (1980) and The Web of Death (1976).

27. Jason Piao Pai

Actor | Qi jian

Jason Piao Pai is known for his work on Seven Swords (2005), Sun diu hap lui (1995) and Shu jian en chou lu (1981).

28. Tien-Chi Cheng

Actor | Ren zhe wu di

Tien-Chi Cheng was born as Kuo-ao Cheng. He is known for his work on Five Elements Ninjas (1982), Fighting Ace (1979) and Ghostly Love (1989).

29. Kuan-Chun Chi

Actor | Da e ke

Chi Kuan-Chun was one of the top Shaw Brothers stars to have a successful post-Shaws career in the 1970s. Chi began studying martial arts at the age of 12 and after learning for nearly a decade, was chosen to play a stuntman in a Hollywood film. Soon after, he became one of the top talents for Shaw...

30. Alex Man

Actor | Dang doi lai ming

Alex Man was born on July 25, 1957 in Guangdong, China. He is an actor, known for Hong Kong 1941 (1984), Gangland Odyssey (1988) and Rouge (1987). He has been married to Kwok Ming Lai since 2002. They have one child. He was previously married to Tien Niu.

31. Yue Wong

Actor | Lan tou He

Yue Wong was born in 1955 in Hong Kong, China. He is known for his work on Dirty Ho (1976), The Proud Youth (1978) and Tian guan ci fu (1985). He died on May 17, 2008 in Hong Kong.

32. Nancy Yen

Actress | Chu Liu Xiang

Prior to being known as an established female star in Hong Kong action films, Taipei raised Yen Nan Hsi was known as Yen Ju-Ju who at age 17 on contract with Union Film Company was hailed in the Asia Film Festival as the most promising new actress in the little seen independent melodrama 'Tears of ...

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33. Lily Ho

Actress | Nu sha shou

Lily Ho was born on November 25, 1946 in Taiwan. She is an actress, known for Nu sha shou (1971), Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972) and The Golden Knight (1970).

Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan

34. Ping Chen

Actress | Da lao qian

Ping Chen was born on July 7, 1947 in Taichung, Taiwan. She is an actress, known for Da lao qian (1975), Big Bad Sis (1976) and The Vengeful Beauty (1978).

The Vengeful Beauty

35. Ping Chin

Actress | Chui si tian e

Ping Chin was born on May 3, 1949 in Beijing, China as Xiao-Ping Chen. She is known for her work on Swan Song (1967), The Magnificent Trio (1966) and Trail of the Broken Blade (1967). She died on September 6, 2017 in Hong Kong.

Honorable Mention

36. Pan Pan Yeung

Actress | Chor Lauheung

Born in Hong Kong of Shanghai and Sechuan parents. Started martial arts and Chinese opera training when she was 4 year-old, and later at the Fan Kok Fa opera academy. Learned different styles from top masters, including Lee Kwan Hung, of Choy Lay Fatt kung fu; Dan Inosanto of jeet kune do; western ...

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