Fong Fong Siao

Josephine Siao

  • Name: Josephine Siao
  • Native name: 蕭芳芳
  • Also Known as: Xiao Liang, Xiao Fang Fang, Siu Leung, Siu Fong Fong, Siao Liang, 萧亮, 萧芳芳, 蕭亮
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: March 13, 1947
  • Age: 76
Josephine Siao Fong-Fong was born as Siao Liang in Luzhi in Suzhou, Jiangsu. At the age of two, she was brought to Hong Kong by her parents.

Siao's first movie appearance was at age six, and she became one of the biggest teen idols in Hong Kong during the late 1960s, along with frequent co-star Connie Chan Po-chu. The two were often cast in wuxia films as disciples of the same master and sometimes—when Connie played the male lead—as young heroes in love. Back in the 1960s, Josephine's and Connie's fans maintained a heated rivalry. News of their fans getting into catfights was not uncommon in those days.

Unlike many child stars, Siao made a successful transition to adult stardom, remaining one of Hong Kong's most prolific and popular actresses. She was also one of the directors (co-directing with Leung Po-Chih 梁普智) and writers of Jumping Ash (跳灰). This film is regarded as a prelude to the Hong Kong New Wave in the 1980s by film critics.

Having largely missed out on formal education because of her acting career as a child, Siao pursued her studies in later years despite the handicap of increasing deafness and the demands of raising a family (she has two daughters by her second husband). During this time she made fewer films, but her output included highly praised work such as her award-winning performance in Summer Snow (1995) as a middle-aged housewife trying to cope with a father suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

Western fans of martial arts films will probably know her best from the Fong Sai-yuk films made in 1993, in which she played Jet Li's kung fu–fighting mother. (These films were released on Western DVD as The Legend.)

Siao has retired from show business since 1997 in favour of her work in child psychology. In particular, she is a noted campaigner against child abuse, and founded the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation, which she now chairs, in 1999. She is also a published author. Edit Biography
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
1976 Jumping Ash
Movie
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2020 Keep Rolling
Hong Kong Movie, 2020,
(Support Role)
Support Role
8.0
1997 Mahjong Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Sau Din (Main Role)
Sau Din
Main Role
8.0
1996 Stage Door
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Lang Kim-Sum (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
1995 Summer Snow
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
May Sun (Main Role)
May Sun
Main Role
0.0
1993 Always On My Mind
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Yin (Main Role)
Yin
Main Role
8.5
1993 Fong Sai Yuk 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Miu Chui Fa (Support Role)
Miu Chui Fa
Support Role
7.7
1993 Fong Sai Yuk 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Miu Chui Fa (Main Role)
Miu Chui Fa
Main Role
7.8
1992 Fist Of Fury 1991 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Peony / Ngou Chat (Support Role)
Peony / Ngou Chat
Support Role
7.6
1984 A Friend From Inner Space
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
(Main Role)
Main Role
10.0
1982 The Perfect Match
Hong Kong Movie, 1982,
Hsiao Chu Chu (Main Role)
Hsiao Chu Chu
Main Role
0.0
1982 Plain Jane to the Rescue
Hong Kong Movie, 1982,
Jenny (Main Role)
Jenny
Main Role
0.0
1980 The Spooky Bunch
Hong Kong Movie, 1980,
Ah Gee (Main Role)
Ah Gee
Main Role
0.0
1976 Jumping Ash
Hong Kong Movie, 1976,
Pui Shan (Main Role)
Pui Shan
Main Role
0.0
1974 Girl Friend
Taiwanese Movie, 1974,
Meng Ya Ping (Main Role)
Meng Ya Ping
Main Role
0.0
1974 Hiroshima 28
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
Imai Yoshiko (Main Role)
Imai Yoshiko
Main Role
0.0
1974 Rhythm of the Wave
Taiwanese Movie, 1974,
Dannie Sung (Main Role)
Main Role
5.0
1970 To Crack the Dragon Gate
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
Fong Pik Yee (Main Role)
Fong Pik Yee
Main Role
0.0
1969 Four Darling Daughters
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
Woo Yuet Wah (Main Role)
Woo Yuet Wah
Main Role
0.0
1969 Sword of Emei
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
Law Fung Ying (Main Role)
Law Fung Ying
Main Role
0.0
1969 The Romantic Girl Who Plays Hard-to-Get
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1969 Teddy Girls
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
Josephine Hsu (Main Role)
Josephine Hsu
Main Role
6.0
1968 Joy to the World
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
Lam Fung Hwa (Main Role)
Lam Fung Hwa
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Blue Bees
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1967 Golden Skeleton
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Lam Chun Nei / Agent SAA9 A (Main Role)
Lam Chun Nei / Agent SAA9 A
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Golden Cat
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Golden Cat (Main Role)
Golden Cat
Main Role
0.0
1967 Lady in Pink
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Kwok Siu Lan (Main Role)
Kwok Siu Lan
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Professionals
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Kam Ngau/"Gold Gull" (Main Role)
Kam Ngau/"Gold Gull"
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Legend of Gods and Goddesses
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Lady Killer
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Wong Fuk Mui / "Bat Girl" (Main Role)
Wong Fuk Mui / "Bat Girl"
Main Role
0.0
1967 Maiden Thief
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Wong Ka Yuk (Main Role)
Wong Ka Yuk
Main Role
0.0
1967 Seven Princesses
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
Luk Sau King (Main Role)
Luk Sau King
Main Role
0.0
1967 How the Sacred Fire Heroic Winds Defeat the Fire Lotus Array
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
To Kuen Yee (Main Role)
To Kuen Yee
Main Role
0.0
1967 Lau Kam Ding: The Female General
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1967 The Three Swordsmen
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1966 The Heroic Tribe (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Heroic Tribe (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Young and Furious 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Young and Furious 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Aftermath of a Fire 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Banner of the Twin Phoenixes 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Aftermath of a Fire
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Banner of the Twin Phoenixes 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Avenger's Tale 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Avenger's Tale
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Return of the Golden Bat
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Golden Bat
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Colourful Youth
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
Helen Tong (Main Role)
Helen Tong
Main Role
0.0
1966 Monkey King and the Imps
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
Miu Chi (Main Role)
Miu Chi
Main Role
0.0
1966 Romance of a Teenage Girl
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
Yuk Han | Bo Ying (Main Role)
Yuk Han | Bo Ying
Main Role
0.0
1966 Sacred Fire, Heroic Wind
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
To Kuen Yee (Main Role)
To Kuen Yee
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Infernal Gate 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Sacred Fire, Heroic Wind 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
To Kuen Yee (Main Role)
To Kuen Yee
Main Role
0.0
1966 The Infernal Gate
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Eternal Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Jade in the Red Dust 3
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Jade in the Red Dust (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Jade in the Red Dust (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1966 Romance of the Sword
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
Liu Kit Fong (Support Role)
Liu Kit Fong
Support Role
0.0
1965 Chai Kung Versus Vampire
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Yim Sheung (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1965 The Furious Buddha's Palm
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1965 Beautiful Queen of Hell 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1965 Beautiful Queen of Hell
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1965 The Hero and the Beauty 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Ku Piu Heung (Support Role)
Ku Piu Heung
Support Role
0.0
1965 The Hero and the Beauty
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1965 Monkey Saint Versus Eight Fairies
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Yiu Kam (Main Role)
Yiu Kam
Main Role
0.0
1965 The Adventures of Nazha
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
Nazha (Main Role)
Nazha
Main Role
0.0
1964 Seven Fights with Nine Tail Fox
Hong Kong Movie, 1964,
"Jade Hare Spirit" (Main Role)
"Jade Hare Spirit"
Main Role
0.0
1964 Golden Scissors 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1964,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 Golden Scissors
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 Half a Sword (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
Sum Nam Sze (Support Role)
Sum Nam Sze
Support Role
0.0
1963 Half a Sword (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
Sum Nam Sze (Support Role)
Sum Nam Sze
Support Role
0.0
1963 The Conquering Sword
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 The Magnificent Ones 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
1963 Red Thread Steals a Precious Box
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1963 The Golden Coat - Part 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 The Golden Coat - Part 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 Grievances of a Family
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
Chan Siu Fan (Support Role)
Chan Siu Fan
Support Role
0.0
1963 The Tiger in Hunting
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 The Magnificent Ones
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 Marching Down the South 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 Marching Down the South
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 The Killing Flag (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
Seung Pik Wan (Support Role)
Seung Pik Wan
Support Role
0.0
1963 The Killing Flag (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
Seung Pik Wan (Support Role)
Seung Pik Wan
Support Role
0.0
1963 Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1963 The Magic Whip
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1963 Magic Sword (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1963 Magic Sword (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1963,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1962 Giving Birth on the Bridge
Hong Kong Movie, 1962,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1961 Ingenious Fluter (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Lin Choi Fung (Support Role)
Lin Choi Fung
Support Role
0.0
1961 Ingenious Fluter (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Lin Choi Fung (Support Role)
Lin Choi Fung
Support Role
0.0
1961 White Hair Girl of Miu Shan (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Chun Miu Fa (Main Role)
Chun Miu Fa
Main Role
0.0
1961 Combat Between Seven Swords and Five Dragons
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1961 White Hair Girl of Miu Shan (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Chun Miu Fa (Main Role)
Chun Miu Fa
Main Role
0.0
1961 Sword of Vengeance (Part 2)
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Lam Chui Yee (Support Role)
Lam Chui Yee
Support Role
0.0
1961 Sword of Vengeance (Part 1)
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Lam Chui Yee (Support Role)
Lam Chui Yee
Support Role
0.0
1961 The Swords of Tien Shan 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Kam Ming Chu (Main Role)
Kam Ming Chu
Main Role
0.0
1961 The Swords of Tien Shan
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Kam Ming Chu (Support Role)
Kam Ming Chu
Support Role
0.0
1961 The Attack of the Five Fairies Monastery
Hong Kong Movie, 1961,
Lee Yee Yee (Guest Role)
Lee Yee Yee
Guest Role
0.0
1960 The Deadly Whip of Bones
Hong Kong Movie, 1960,
"Snow Peak Nymph" / Lee Yi Yi (Support Role)
"Snow Peak Nymph" / Lee Yi Yi
Support Role
0.0
1956 The Orphan Girl
Hong Kong Movie, 1956,
Mei Jie [Child] (Support Role)
Mei Jie [Child]
Support Role
0.0
1955 An Orphan's Tragedy
Hong Kong Movie, 1955,
Polly (Support Role)
Polly
Support Role
6.9
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2000 Super Trio Series 5: The Super Trio Show 2
Hong Kong TV Show, 2000, 17 eps
(Ep. 15) (Guest)
17
(Ep. 15)
Guest
10.0
1996 Xing Guang Ban Wo Xin
Chinese TV Show, 1996, 20 eps
(Ep. 10) (Guest)
20
(Ep. 10)
Guest
0.0
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Josephine Siao

Fong Fong Siao
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  • First Name: Fong Fong
  • Family Name: Siao
  • Native name: 蕭芳芳
  • Also Known as: Xiao Liang, Xiao Fang Fang, Siu Leung, Siu Fong Fong, Siao Liang, 萧亮, 萧芳芳, 蕭亮
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: March 13, 1947
  • Age: 76

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