hi, can u please list/name some southeast asian- especially Filipina- actors
H! Coincidentally I’ve been thinking of finally making a tag page for the blog based on actors’ ethnicities. The list is not full, obviously - just those actors I know and have on this blog, also here are only actors that work in Western TV/Film industry:
Actors of Filipinx descent:
Rudy Robles(1906–1970) - one of the first Filipino actors to appear in Hollywood movies. Robles was born in Tacloban. He began his schooling in the Philippines and then emigrated to the United States. He completed high school and college in California, where he excelled in debating and acting. Producer Samuel Goldwyn reportedly discovered and gave him the screen name Rudy Robles, whilst he was working as a bellhop at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Hollywood. His credits include pre- and post-World War II films, as Lt. Yabo in The Real Glory, starring Gary Cooper and David Niven. Among his uncredited roles are The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942), Wake Island (1942), Manila Calling (1942), Nocturne (1946), and Singapore (1947), starring Ava Gardner and Fred McMurray. Robles also played a Filipino assassin in the 1942 film Across the Pacific. After the war, he returned to the Philippines, where he raised a family and started to produce, direct and star in his own films. One of his last on-screen appearances was in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1956. (x)
Lea Salonga - singer and actress best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses. Last seen on TV - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, as Aunt Myrna (cameo).
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Malaysian actress, best known for performing her own stunts in the Hong Kong action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s. Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she was chosen by People as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 1997.
She is best known in the Western world for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, playing Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy Award-winning Chinese-language martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in 2000. In 2008, the film critic website Rotten Tomatoes ranked her the greatest action heroine of all time. (X)
“Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (born 6 August 1963), is a Malaysian actress, best known for performing her own stunts in the Hong Kong action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s. Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she was chosen by People as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 1997.“ [Wikipedia]
Basically, you probably know Tan Sri Yeoh Choo-Kheng from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” a fantastic film highlighting her supreme flying abilities. You also know her as Mameha (a.k.a. the Epitomized Lady of Grace and Charm) from “Memoirs of a Geisha.” She has starred in countless films (actually infinity) and has so many extremely badass awards there’s no way we could cover them all. So here are a few amazing facts about her:
One of the only female stars whom Jackie Chan lets do her own stunts. (That’s right, this woman does her own stunts. Be afraid.)
Known informally as the Queen of the Martial Arts.
Former Miss Malaysia
Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from the Royal Academy of Dance (London, England).
Was essentially knighted by her birth country. (Hence the “Tan Sri” before her name.)
This lady is perfection. (Source: me)
So, if you don’t appreciate Michelle Yeoh, why are you following this blog? I’d be afraid if I were you because this lady might come ask you to coffee to talk about why you don’t love her and then kick your ass.