Tang Jun Hai

Ivy Ling Po

  • Name: Ivy Ling Po
  • Native name: 凌波
  • Given name: Jun Hai Tang
  • Also Known as: Hsiao Chuan, Siu Chuen, Hsiao Chuen, Ling Bor, Xiao Juan, Ling Bo, Ling Boh, Ivy Ling, Siu Juen, Hai Tang Jun
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 16, 1939
  • Age: 84
Ivy is one of the most famous actresses in Chinese cinema, and during the 1960s, she was in a series of films that are considered classics. Though by the thought of today (by Western audiences) to some degree for her action films, she was an all-around actress – most famous in her day for her Chinese Opera films in which she generally played a male.

Ivy Ling Po, known initially as Jun Hai Tang, was born in Amoy. At the age of 14, she began to appear in dialect movies under the alias of Xiao Juan. In 1950 after the Chinese Civil War was over, her adoptive parents came to HK, and within four years, Ivy appeared in her first film – "Love of Young People".

At this time in HK - films were made in either Cantonese or Mandarin – and tended to have different audiences and different stars. Ivy became one of the top stars of Mandarin films. After a few more films in the 50s, her parents forced her into a marriage with a wealthy older man – but it soon fell apart. Within a few years, she returned to film – joined the Shaw Brothers movie empire, and her string of successes began.

Ling was discovered by Li Han Hsiang while dubbing Huangmei Opera for the Shaw Brothers’ "The Dream of the Red Chamber". She starred in her first renowned movie, "The Love Eterne", later that year. Most of Ling’s movies were Huangmei Opera in which she usually appeared in male roles. Ling became the leading figure of the Huangmei Opera genre and the most favorite film star. The most representative ones in which Ling starred in include "Three Smiles" and "The Love Eterne".

The Love Eterne was a huge box-office success in Taiwan. The movie also won Ling the Special Performance Award at the 2nd Golden Horse Awards. Even today, Taiwanese media referred to Ling as “Brother Liang,” her role in The Love Eterne. Later, Ling was named the Best Actress at the 11th Asian Film Festival for her performance in Lady General Hua Mu-Lan. She was also named Best Actress at the 6th Golden Horse Awards for Too Late For Love, confirming her status as the leading cast in Chinese movies.

She later married another well-known actor – Chin Han (not the Chin Han from the 70s) – and though she was basically retired by 1971, she still made a few more appearances.

Gifted with her singing and acting talent, she sang and acted in all musicals in which she starred. Ling emigrated to Canada with her family in 1989 and rarely appeared on the screen.

(Source: hkcinemagic) Edit Biography
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
1978 Dream of the Red Chamber
Movie
0.0
Music Editor
Year Title Type Rating
1967 The Pearl Phoenix
Movie
0.0
1966 Dawn Will Come
Movie
0.0
1965 Inside the Forbidden City
Movie
0.0
1964 The Crimson Palm
Movie
6.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1988 Eight Thousand Li of Cloud and Moon
Taiwanese Drama, 1988, 40 eps
Lady Yao (Support Role)
40
Lady Yao
Support Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2005 Rice Rhapsody
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
[Grandma] (Support Role)
[Grandma]
Support Role
7.5
1987 The Golden Swallow
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
"Old Lady" (Main Role)
"Old Lady"
Main Role
6.0
1987 Master Hui Neng, Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism
Taiwanese Movie, 1987,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1983 The Lost Generation
Taiwanese Movie, 1983,
[Mr Tsun's sister] (Guest Role)
[Mr Tsun's sister]
Guest Role
0.0
1982 Rescue from Hades
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
"Goddess of Mercy" (Guest Role)
"Goddess of Mercy"
Guest Role
0.0
1982 New Pilgrims to the West
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
1982 One Stripe Two Stars
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1982 Zhuang Yuan Mei
Chinese Movie, 1982,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1981 Consolidated Dougherty
Taiwanese Movie, 1981,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1978 The Prominent Eunuch Chen Ho
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1978 Dream of the Red Chamber
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
Jia Bao Yu (Main Role)
Jia Bao Yu
Main Role
0.0
1976 Crossroad
Taiwanese Movie, 1976,
Susan (Main Role)
Susan
Main Role
0.0
1975 The Empress Dowager
Hong Kong Movie, 1975,
Empress Chin Feng (Support Role)
Empress Chin Feng
Support Role
7.6
1975 It's All in the Family
Hong Kong Movie, 1975,
Hsu Chih Wen (Main Role)
Hsu Chih Wen
Main Role
0.0
1975 The Chinese Amazons
Taiwanese Movie, 1975,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1973 Flight Man
Taiwanese Movie, 1973,
Yu San Mei (Support Role)
Yu San Mei
Support Role
4.0
1972 The 14 Amazons
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
Mu Gui Ying (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
1972 The Mighty One
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
Hsiao Chu (Main Role)
Hsiao Chu
Main Role
0.0
1972 Finger of Doom
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
[Clan's long-haired lady] (Main Role)
[Clan's long-haired lady]
Main Role
0.0
1971 Duel for Gold
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
Yu Yen (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1971 The Crimson Charm
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
Yu Fang Fang (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1971 The Silent Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1970 The Younger Generation
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
Mei Shu Ching (Main Role)
Mei Shu Ching
Main Role
0.0
1970 A Cause to Kill
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
Sin Lei (Main Role)
Sin Lei
Main Role
0.0
1969 Raw Passions
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
Lin Man Ying (Main Role)
Lin Man Ying
Main Role
0.0
1968 Forever and Ever
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
Li Xiao Wen (Main Role)
Li Xiao Wen
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Mirror and the Lichee
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Chen Bo Qing / Chen San (Main Role)
Chen Bo Qing / Chen San
Main Role
0.0
1967 Song of Tomorrow
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Su Ling (Main Role)
Su Ling
Main Role
0.0
1967 Too Late for Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Chen Su Fen (Main Role)
Chen Su Fen
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Joy of Spring
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1966 The Perfumed Arrow
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
Wen Fei Wo (Main Role)
Wen Fei Wo
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Mating Season
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
[Guest performer] (Guest Role)
[Guest performer]
Guest Role
0.0
1966 Dawn Will Come
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
Wen Shu Zhen (Main Role)
Wen Shu Zhen
Main Role
0.0
1965 The West Chamber
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Zhang Jun Rui (Main Role)
Zhang Jun Rui
Main Role
0.0
1965 Inside the Forbidden City
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Kou Chu (Main Role)
Kou Chu
Main Role
0.0
1965 Vermillion Door
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Wu Mei Bo (Main Role)
Wu Mei Bo
Main Role
0.0
1965 The Grand Substitution
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
(Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
1965 The Mermaid
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Zhang Zhen (Main Role)
Zhang Zhen
Main Role
7.4
1965 Temple of the Red Lotus
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
"Red Lady Swordswoman" (Main Role)
"Red Lady Swordswoman"
Main Role
7.2
1964 The Female Prince
Hong Kong Movie, 1964,
Qin Feng Xiao (Main Role)
Qin Feng Xiao
Main Role
0.0
1964 The Crimson Palm
Hong Kong Movie, 1964,
Lin Chao Te (Main Role)
Lin Chao Te
Main Role
6.0
1964 Lady General Hua Mulan
Hong Kong Movie, 1964,
Hua Mulan (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1964 Between Tears and Laughter
Hong Kong Movie, 1964,
Kwan Sau Chu (Main Role)
Kwan Sau Chu
Main Role
0.0
1963 A Maid from Heaven
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
Dong Yang (Main Role)
Dong Yang
Main Role
0.0
1963 The Love Eterne
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
Liang Shan Bo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1958 Discarded Body in a Bathroom
Hong Kong Movie, 1958,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1956 Dream of Red Chamber
Hong Kong Movie, 1956,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
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Ivy Ling Po

Tang Jun Hai
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  • First Name: Tang
  • Family Name: Jun Hai
  • Native name: 凌波
  • Also Known as: Hsiao Chuan, Siu Chuen, Hsiao Chuen, Ling Bor, Xiao Juan, Ling Bo, Ling Boh, Ivy Ling, Siu Juen, Hai Tang Jun
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 16, 1939
  • Age: 84

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