Anna May Wong, pictured here circa 1937, is considered the first Asian-American movie star.
Anna May Wong, pictured here circa 1937, is considered the first Asian-American movie star.

‘Finally, they know her’: Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American star in Hollywood and now the first to grace US currency

  • As Anna May Wong quarters roll out, children and adults alike are learning about the actress and reflecting on her legacy
  • She appeared in more than 60 movies, yet discrimination was pervasive – she was once passed over for the role of a Chinese peasant in favour of a white actress

Anna May Wong, pictured here circa 1937, is considered the first Asian-American movie star.
Anna May Wong, pictured here circa 1937, is considered the first Asian-American movie star.
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