Ching Ha  Lam

Brigitte Lin

  • Name: Brigitte Lin
  • Native name: 林青霞
  • Given name: Lam Ching-Ha
  • Also Known as: Lin Qing Xia, Lin Ching Sia, Lin Ching Hsia, Lin Ching Tsar, Venus Lin, Brigette Lin, Lin Ching Yar, Lin Chin Hsia, Lin Chan Hsia, Lam Cheng Ha, Lin Ching Shya
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 3, 1954
  • Age: 69
An actress of striking intensity and fierce dedication to family life, Taiwanese-born Brigitte Lin has thrilled audiences since her earliest film appearances in the early '70s. From the hopelessly romantic films of her early career to the powerful and mysterious costume fantasies of her later roles, Lin's stunning beauty and powerful screen presence lent themselves successfully to both the romantic and the fantastic.

Born in Taiwan, Lin attended Taiwan Chingling Girls' Secondary School in her early years and later enrolled at Tanjiang General Education College. After being spotted by a film producer on the streets of Taipei in 1972, Lin made her film debut in Outside the Window, though due to legal complications, the film went unreleased. It was through her role in Window that Lin would find real-life romance with co-star Chin Han, though Han's marital status prevented the couple from pursuing their relationship despite various rumors and insinuations. Her formal debut and initial exposure came with her second film, Yun Piao Piao (Floating Clouds), a few short years later. Moving to California in the late '70s to escape the rumor mill and attend some college courses, Lin was romanced by and engaged to Charlie Chin, though the relationship soon fell through, due in part to Chin Han's divorce. It was shortly after this time that Lin's roles began to shift from the romantic to the fantastic, most notably with her role in director Tsui Hark's masterful, standard-setting fantasy Shu Shan (1983) (Lin would again team with Hark for the acclaimed Peking Opera Blues in 1986).

Through the remainder of the '80s and into the '90s, Lin's career expanded as she became a staple of Hong Kong action/fantasy cinema. It was during this period that Lin made many of the films that would bring her familiarity to Western audiences. Her roles in the popular Swordsman films and as the striking title character in the art-house hit The Bride With White Hair and its sequel showcased an actress with dynamic abilities who could send shivers through audiences with her fearsome gaze. Lin won best actress at the Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan for her role in Red Dust (1992) and also won acclaim for her role as Asia the Invincible in East is Red (1992).

1994 found Lin in the first of two collaborations with colorful Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai with her role in Ashes of Time and brought the publicly unexpected marriage of Lin to businessman Michael Zing. Though she appeared in a few more films, Lin stated that she was retiring from the entertainment industry to dedicate herself to her marriage and her newborn daughter, making her final career appearance as the mysterious woman in the blonde wig in Wong Kar Wai's Chungking Express (1994). Edit Biography
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2008 Ashes of Time Redux
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Murong Yang / Murong Yin (Support Role)
Murong Yang / Murong Yin
Support Role
7.4
1994 Ashes of Time
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Murong Yang (Support Role)
Murong Yang
Support Role
7.4
1994 The Three Swordsmen
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ming Kim (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
1994 Chungking Express
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
{Story 1} [Woman in blonde wig] (Main Role)
{Story 1} [Woman in blonde wig]
Main Role
8.4
1994 Fire Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ha / Fire Dragon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1994 The Dragon Chronicles - The Maidens
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Main Role
6.8
1994 Deadful Melody
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
"Snow" (Main Role)
"Snow"
Main Role
7.2
1993 The Bride With White Hair 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Lien NiChang (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1993 The Black Panther Warriors
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Ching Ching (Main Role)
Ching Ching
Main Role
7.1
1993 The Bride With White Hair
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Lian Nishang (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1993 Boys Are Easy
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Ching Siu Ting (Main Role)
Ching Siu Ting
Main Role
7.1
1993 The Eagle Shooting Heroes
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Third Princess (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1993 The Swordsman 3: The East Is Red
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Main Role
7.0
1992 Royal Tramp 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Long Er [Divine Lady of Dragon Sect] (Main Role)
Long Er [Divine Lady of Dragon Sect]
Main Role
7.6
1992 Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring
Taiwanese Movie, 1992,
Yun Zhifan (Main Role)
Main Role
9.0
1992 New Dragon Gate Inn
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Yau Mo-Yan (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
1992 Royal Tramp
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
[Divine Lady of Dragon Sect] (Guest Role)
[Divine Lady of Dragon Sect]
Guest Role
7.7
1992 The Swordsman 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Main Role
7.7
1992 Handsome Siblings
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1990 Red Dust
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Shen Shao-Hua (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1989 Web Of Deception
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Jane Lin (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
1988 Starry Is the Night
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
To Chui Mei (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
1987 Flag Of Honour
Taiwanese Movie, 1987,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1987 The Thirty Million Dollar Rush
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Sister Maria (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
1987 Lady In Black
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
May (Main Role)
May
Main Role
7.1
1986 True Colours
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
May (Support Role)
May
Support Role
0.0
1986 Peking Opera Blues
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Main Role
7.8
1986 Dream Lovers
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Cheung Yuet-heung (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
1985 Police Story 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Salina Fong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1984 The Other Side Of A Gentleman
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
Jo Jo (Main Role)
Jo Jo
Main Role
6.0
1984 Lover and Sword
Taiwanese Movie, 1984,
Ling Er (Main Role)
Ling Er
Main Role
7.7
1984 Golden Queen's Commandos
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
Black Fox (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1983 Big Surprise of 1938
Taiwanese Movie, 1983,
"Robber Robin" (Main Role)
"Robber Robin"
Main Role
0.0
1983 Faster Blade, Poisonous Darts
Taiwanese Movie, 1983,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1983 All The Wrong Spies
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
Bridget (Main Role)
Main Role
10.0
1983 Fantasy Mission Force
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
Lily (Main Role)
Lily
Main Role
5.8
1983 Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
Main Role
7.3
1983 Black and White
Taiwanese Movie, 1983,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1982 The Switch
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
Shen Yin-Pai (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1982 Burn Phoenix Burn
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
Wei Yan Ran (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1982 The Deadly Angels
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
Fung (Main Role)
Fung
Main Role
0.0
1982 Pink Force Commando
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
Jackal (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1982 Lily Under The Muzzle
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
Li Xiao Han (Main Role)
Li Xiao Han
Main Role
4.0
1981 Love Massacre
Hong Kong Movie, 1981,
Ivy (Main Role)
Ivy
Main Role
6.5
1980 The Marigolds
Taiwanese Movie, 1980,
Hua Pei Yu (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1980 Poor Chasers
Taiwanese Movie, 1980,
Shen Rong (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1980 Magnificent 72
Taiwanese Movie, 1980,
[Lin's wife] (Main Role)
[Lin's wife]
Main Role
0.0
1979 Love Under a Rosy Sky
Taiwanese Movie, 1979,
Yin Tsai Chin (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1979 The Choice of Love
Taiwanese Movie, 1979,
Ka-Li (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1979 The Wild Goose on the Wing
Taiwanese Movie, 1979,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1979 A Love Seed
Taiwanese Movie, 1979,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1979 A Journey Of Love
Taiwanese Movie, 1979,
Lin Lei (Main Role)
Lin Lei
Main Role
0.0
1979 Off to Success
Taiwanese Movie, 1979,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1978 Love of the White Snake
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
White Snake (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1978 Everywhere Birds Are Singing
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
(Main Role)
Main Role
5.0
1978 The Misty Moon
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
Liu Ling Shan (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1978 Morning Fog
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
Tu Hsiao Meng (Main Role)
Main Role
5.0
1978 The Story of Green House
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1977 The Dream of the Red Chamber
Hong Kong Movie, 1977,
Ga Bo Yuk (Main Role)
Ga Bo Yuk
Main Role
7.4
1977 Come Fly with Me
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Liu Yen Mei (Main Role)
Liu Yen Mei
Main Role
0.0
1977 Cloud of Romance
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Tuan Wan Lu (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1977 Orchid in the Rain
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Chiu Meng (Main Role)
Chiu Meng
Main Role
0.0
1977 The Love Affair of the Rainbow
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Zhang Xiao Hong / "Rainbow" (Main Role)
Zhang Xiao Hong / "Rainbow"
Main Role
0.0
1977 My Sweet Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1977,
Li Huifen (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1976 The Chasing Game
Taiwanese Movie, 1976,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1976 My Funny Intern
Taiwanese Movie, 1976,
Dr. Fong (Main Role)
Dr. Fong
Main Role
0.0
1976 Eight Hundred Heroes
Taiwanese Movie, 1976,
Yang Hui Min (Main Role)
Yang Hui Min
Main Role
0.0
1976 Different Love
Taiwanese Movie, 1976,
Sung Hsiao Yu (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1976 Forever My Love
Taiwanese Movie, 1976,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1976 Autumn Love Song
Taiwanese Movie, 1976,
Zhi Jun (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
1975 Run Lover Run
Taiwanese Movie, 1975,
Hsu Li Ping (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1975 He Loved Once Too Many
Taiwanese Movie, 1975,
Shui Chiao (Main Role)
Shui Chiao
Main Role
0.0
1975 The Life God
Taiwanese Movie, 1975,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1975 Misty Drizzle
Taiwanese Movie, 1975,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1975 Little Sister-in-law
Taiwanese Movie, 1975,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1975 The Unforgettable Character
Taiwanese Movie, 1975,
Tu Hsiao Shuang (Main Role)
Tu Hsiao Shuang
Main Role
0.0
1974 Girl Friend
Taiwanese Movie, 1974,
Hsia Hsiao Chan (Main Role)
Hsia Hsiao Chan
Main Role
0.0
1974 Moon River
Taiwanese Movie, 1974,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1974 Ghost of the Mirror
Taiwanese Movie, 1974,
Su Su / Yau Ying (Main Role)
Su Su / Yau Ying
Main Role
0.0
1974 Love, Love, Love
Taiwanese Movie, 1974,
Lin Chun Chun (Main Role)
Lin Chun Chun
Main Role
0.0
1973 Outside the Window
Taiwanese Movie, 1973,
Jiang Yan Rong (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 Up Idol Season 1
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
7.8
1989 Celebrity Talk Show Season 1
Hong Kong TV Show, 1989, 13 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
13
(Ep. 2)
Guest
0.0
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  • First Name: Ching Ha
  • Family Name: Lam
  • Native name: 林青霞
  • Also Known as: Lin Qing Xia, Lin Ching Sia, Lin Ching Hsia, Lin Ching Tsar, Venus Lin, Brigette Lin, Lin Ching Yar, Lin Chin Hsia, Lin Chan Hsia, Lam Cheng Ha, Lin Ching Shya
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 3, 1954
  • Age: 69

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