Carina Lau, Faye Wong and Jet Li: stars of stage and screen born in China but who rose to fame in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP, @faye_forever/Instagram, AFP
Carina Lau, Faye Wong and Jet Li: stars of stage and screen born in China but who rose to fame in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP, @faye_forever/Instagram, AFP

Mainland Chinese stars who made it big in Hong Kong: from action film icons Jet Li and Donnie Yen to Cantopop royals Leon Lai and Faye Wong

  • In the 1980s it was TVB shows, then came the golden age of Hong Kong’s film industry, the ‘Hollywood of the East’, and the rise of Cantopop across Asia
  • Fala Chen stars in the upcoming Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, with vintage In the Mood for Love and Chungking Express star Tony Leung

Carina Lau, Faye Wong and Jet Li: stars of stage and screen born in China but who rose to fame in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP, @faye_forever/Instagram, AFP
Carina Lau, Faye Wong and Jet Li: stars of stage and screen born in China but who rose to fame in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP, @faye_forever/Instagram, AFP
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