Tsai Chin in a scene from the stage play The World of Suzie Wong, a hit in London’s West End in the late 1950s. It was the first show in the West End to star a Chinese actress – one of many firsts in Tsai’s career. Photo: Alamy

The Chinese film star China barely knows: Tsai Chin – Bond girl, Suzie Wong actress, daughter of Shanghai

  • Grey’s Anatomy star was the first Chinese Bond girl, the first Chinese student at London’s Rada drama school and the first Chinese actress in a West End show
  • Now 85, she may finally get recognition in China with the launch of documentary Daughter of Shanghai. Its director tells us why Tsai is her idol
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Tsai Chin in a scene from the stage play The World of Suzie Wong, a hit in London’s West End in the late 1950s. It was the first show in the West End to star a Chinese actress – one of many firsts in Tsai’s career. Photo: Alamy
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