Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress, born on August 6, 1962. Michelle Yeoh has been shocking audiences with her physical skill as a martial artist and her expressive talent as an actor over the course of a career spanning nearly four decades.
Let us look back to some of her best marvelous works of all time,
10. ‘Yes, Madam!’ (1985)
Yeoh plays Inspector along with Carrie Morris to chase the thieves in ‘Yes, Madam!’. The film was the first installment of Hong Kong’s In the ‘Line of Duty’ film series. This series featured powerful female police officers and gave rise to the “girls with guns” subgenre of Hong Kong action movies.
The actress shows off her martial arts skills sharing the screen with Jackie Chan. This movie is a Hong Kong action-comedy where she is an Interpol officer and is seen doing dangerous stunt work.
8.‘Wing Chun’ (1994)
This perfect action-packed martial art movie marks one of Yeoh’s markable collaborations with one of the best directors and stuntman Woo-Ping Yuen. the movie also stars Donnie Yen in action along with Yeoh.
7.‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ (1997)
The talented actress starring along with Pierce Brosnan played a strong women character with the jaw-dropping action of her. She justified the role with great acclaim from critics and 007 bond lovers.
6.‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ (2000)
This movie is a massive hit directed by Ang Lee. Yeoh portrayed a warrior’s role against Chow Yun-fat, unable to express their love for each other. The story revolves around the centuries-old sword Green Destiny. The film is internationally acclaimed for one of the best fight sequences in the history of cinema. Yeoh received various nominations for Best Actress for her work in the movie which includes the BAFTAs and the Saturn Awards.
5.‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ (2005)
This film is an adaptation of Arthur Golden’s novel with a story based on the 1920 period time about Japanese women. Yeoh plays Mameha, the matriarch who trains Chiyo(Zhang Ziyi) serving as a geisha.
4.‘The Lady’ (2011)
It was a great challenge for Yeoh to portray a real-life figure Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese politician, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Directed by Luc Besson the film reached worldwide recognition earning Yeoh the best actress nomination for a Satellite Award.
3. ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ (2018)
The first major Hollywood movie to feature a majority Asian cast in 25 years. She played the role of a mother. This movie was based on the romantic comedy 2013 novel of the same name.
2. ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ (2021)
Yeoh made her appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by taking on the role of a mythical warrior who demonstrated how much of a dance martial arts battle can be. Yeoh’s eccentric character Ying Nan educated the men in the movie—including Simu Liu’s titular hero Shang Chi—that success is not simply derived from physical power. Yeoh is the guardian of the magical realm known as Ta Lo.
1. ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ (2022)
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is a science-fiction film directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The movie follows Yeoh acting as Ming who is caught in a quantum entanglement, allowing her to experience different timelines and parallel universes simultaneously. Yeoh received the prestigious best actress award for her role in the movie at the Oscars 2023.