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Michelle Yeoh’s Life in Movies

The 59-year-old actress’s film career is unmatched.


For one of her first roles in 1985, Yeoh starred as a relentless inspector alongside Cynthia Rothrock.

Yes, Madam!


Yeoh’s stunt training came in handy for this 1993 martial arts classic, featuring Jet Li.

Tai Chi Master


Starring as one of three wealthy sisters in this 1997 movie, Yeoh took on the dramatic role of Soong Ai-ling.

The Soong Sisters


"I was quite surprised when they did cast me," Yeoh told EW of her starring role in the 1997 James Bond film, with Pierce Brosnan as 007. 

Tomorrow Never Dies 


For director Ang Lee's iconic Oscar-winning movie, the actress had to learn Mandarin and perform wire stunts.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


The 2005 book-turned-film is her 83-year-old mother's favorite role of hers because "I look so glamorous and beautiful," Yeoh told PEOPLE.

Memoirs of a Geisha


Yeoh starred as a fiercely protective matriarch in this lavish blockbuster hit.

Crazy Rich Asians


Yeoh brought her acting and martial arts talents to the world of Marvel in the 2021 superhero movie (and the first Asian-led movie in the MCU!).

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 


This genre-bending movie stars Yeoh as a woman who learns that the fate of the world relies on her ability to harness other dimensions. 

Everything Everywhere
All at Once 


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Michelle Yeoh talks about her inspiring career

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