Angela Mao

Angela Mao

  • Name: Angela Mao
  • Native name: 茅瑛
  • Also Known as: Mao Fujing , Mao Ying , Angela Mao Ying
  • Nationality: Taiwanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 20, 1950
  • Age: 73
Angela Mao Ying was born in Taiwan in September 20, 1950. She is the daughter of Mao Yung Kang, a Peking Opera star, who escaped China to Taiwan in 1949. Mao was originally a Chinese opera actress before becoming an action film actress; at a young age she attended ballet classes before joining The Fu Shing Peking Opera in 1958. Mao trained in hapkido at an early age, as well as other martial arts. This would later help her achieve success in martial arts movies. When she was 17, Huang Feng (an action movie director known for his action movies, and for discovering Sammo Hung and Carter Wong) discovered her. Feng was looking for a young woman who knew martial arts to be the leading lady for his upcoming sword fight film, called "Angry River". With her experience in acting and martial arts, Angela quickly began taking leading roles other action movies in Golden Harvest productions, including "Hapkido", "Lady Whirlwind", and "The Fate of Lee Khan". She was also successful in other movies such as "The Association", "The Himalayans", and a number of others. Despite this, her films were not been released in America, and because of this she was unknown to the western movie audience. This would soon change in 1973. Internationally, she found fame for her role as the doomed sister of Bruce Lee's character in 1973's "Enter the Dragon". Although Bruce Lee died shortly after the production of the movie, Mao was able to train and develop a friendship with Lee. Following the incredible success to her short-lived role in 1973s "Enter The Dragon" many of her films began to be released in the west. "Hapkido" was the first to gain this wider audience. The film also starred Carter, Sammo, and her real life teacher Whang In Sik, as well as Chi Hon Tsoi. Also working on "Hapkido" was an uncredited 'bootmaster' Leung Siu-Leung who was helping Sammo with the fight choreography and who would also work as stuntman in Enter the Dragon: known today as Jackie Chan. Mao continued with string a of successful movies through the seventies. Angela, along with actor Carter Wong, became a bit of a kung fu duo in a series of classic martial arts movies. One of their best movies was "When Taekwondo Strikes"--which apart from having possibly the best title of any kung fu film, was also the only film ever made by Supreme Master Jhoon Rhee. Mao spent time training with Rhee during the making of this movie. Mao married her long time boyfriend, Kelly Lau and retired from the movie industry afterwards. Mao has been presented with an 'honorary' Second Degree Black Belt in Hapkido in recognition of her work in promoting Hapkido technique to the world, and for being the art's most honorable, heroic, and beautiful female representative. Edit Biography
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1983 The King of Gambler 2
Taiwanese Movie, 1983,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1982 New Pilgrims to the West
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1982 The Stunning Gambling
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1982 Ninja, The Violent Sorcerer
Taiwanese Movie, 1982,
Anna (Support Role)
Anna
Support Role
0.0
1981 The Gambler and the Fake
Taiwanese Movie, 1981,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1981 The Great Cheat
Taiwanese Movie, 1981,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1980 Dance of Death
Taiwanese Movie, 1980,
Fei Fei (Main Role)
Fei Fei
Main Role
8.6
1980 Snake Deadly Act
Hong Kong Movie, 1980,
[Brothel Madam] (Main Role)
[Brothel Madam]
Main Role
0.0
1980 Moonlight Murderer
Taiwanese Movie, 1980,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1978 The Legendary Strike
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1978 Two Great Cavaliers
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
Hsiao Mei (Main Role)
Hsiao Mei
Main Role
4.0
1978 Lady Constables
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
(Main Role)
Main Role
8.5
1978 Swift Shaolin Boxer
Taiwanese Movie, 1978,
Miss Long Yan (Main Role)
Miss Long Yan
Main Role
6.7
1977 Bandits, Prostitutes and Silver
Hong Kong Movie, 1977,
Bandit Queen (Main Role)
Bandit Queen
Main Role
0.0
1977 The Invincible Kung Fu Trio
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Hung Hei Koon (Support Role)
Hung Hei Koon
Support Role
0.0
1977 Duel with the Devils
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Chu (Guest Role)
Chu
Guest Role
0.0
1977 Moonlight Sword and Jade Lion
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Chu Siew Yen (Main Role)
Chu Siew Yen
Main Role
0.0
1977 Return of the Tiger
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
[Chang Hung's Partner] (Main Role)
[Chang Hung's Partner]
Main Role
3.0
1977 Broken Oath
Hong Kong Movie, 1977,
Main Role
7.3
1977 Revenge of Kung Fu Mao
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Wang Wei Ying (Main Role)
Wang Wei Ying
Main Role
0.0
1977 Scorching Sun, Fierce Winds, and Wild Fire
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Violet (Main Role)
Violet
Main Role
6.0
1977 Duel in the Desert
Taiwanese Movie, 1977,
Tsao Chang Chi (Main Role)
Tsao Chang Chi
Main Role
0.0
1976 International Assassin
Hong Kong Movie, 1976,
Queen of Cambodia (Support Role)
Queen of Cambodia
Support Role
0.0
1976 The Himalayan
Hong Kong Movie, 1976,
Tseng Ching Lan (Main Role)
Tseng Ching Lan
Main Role
5.0
1974 The Association
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
Fang Chu (Guest Role)
Fang Chu
Guest Role
4.0
1974 The Tournament
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
Lau Siu-Fung (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1974 The Shrine of Ultimate Bliss
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
Angela Li Shou-Hua (Main Role)
Main Role
4.0
1974 Naughty! Naughty!
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
Angela Mao (Main Role)
Angela Mao
Main Role
4.0
1973 The Fate of Lee Khan
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Hai Mu Tan (Support Role)
Hai Mu Tan
Support Role
8.0
1973 Thunderbolt
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Lung Chu (Main Role)
Lung Chu
Main Role
0.0
1973 Enter the Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Su Lin [Lee's sister] (Guest Role)
Su Lin [Lee's sister]
Guest Role
8.0
1973 Deadly China Doll
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Hei Lu (Main Role)
Hei Lu
Main Role
0.0
1973 Back Alley Princess
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Hsiao Ying (Main Role)
Main Role
8.5
1973 When Taekwondo Strikes
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Main Role
7.0
1972 Hapkido
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
Yu Ying (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1972 Lady Whirlwind
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
Miss Tien Li-Chun (Main Role)
Main Role
5.9
1971 The Invincible Eight
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
Kuei Chien Chin (Main Role)
Kuei Chien Chin
Main Role
0.0
1971 The Angry River
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
Lan Feng (Main Role)
Lan Feng
Main Role
6.6
1968 The Eight Bandits
Taiwanese Movie, 1968,
Chang Mei Mei (Support Role)
Chang Mei Mei
Support Role
0.0
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Angela Mao

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  • First Name: Angela
  • Family Name: Mao
  • Native name: 茅瑛
  • Also Known as: Mao Fujing , Mao Ying , Angela Mao Ying
  • Nationality: Taiwanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: September 20, 1950
  • Age: 73

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