(From left) Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui in a still from The Heroic Trio (1993). Cheung has appeared in a variety of martial arts films despite having said that she has no interest in the genre.
(From left) Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui in a still from The Heroic Trio (1993). Cheung has appeared in a variety of martial arts films despite having said that she has no interest in the genre.

Maggie Cheung’s best martial arts movie roles, from Hero with Jet Li and Tony Leung Chiu-wai to Wong Kar-wai’s Ashes of Time

  • The In the Mood for Love actress appeared in several martial arts and action films in the 1990s, including Green Snake, her most overtly sensual role
  • She brings emotional weight to her role in Wong Kar-wai’s Ashes of Time, and excels in combat scenes with Jet Li in Zhang Yimou’s period drama Hero

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
(From left) Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui in a still from The Heroic Trio (1993). Cheung has appeared in a variety of martial arts films despite having said that she has no interest in the genre.
(From left) Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui in a still from The Heroic Trio (1993). Cheung has appeared in a variety of martial arts films despite having said that she has no interest in the genre.
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