Chingmy Yau

Chingmy Yau Suk-zing (born 16 May 1968) is a retired Hong Kong actress.

Chingmy Yau
Chinese: 邱淑貞
Chingmy Yau in 2014
Chingmy Yau in 2014
Born (1968-05-16) 16 May 1968 (age 53)
Other namesYau Shuk-Ching, Chingamy Yau, Chingmy Yau Suk-Ching, Yau Shu-Tsing
Years active1989–1999
(m. 1999)
  • Sham Yuet (daughter)
  • Sham Yat (daughter)
  • Sham Sen (daughter)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese邱淑貞
Simplified Chinese邱淑贞


She entered the Hong Kong film industry after competing secondary school in the 1987 Miss Hong Kong Beauty Pageant.

She was one of the leading actresses in the late 1980s and early 1990s, next to Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin and Cheung Man. She was cast in a series of Category III films, though she never appeared nude in any of them. The most notable of these was Naked Killer (1992).[1][2] During the height of her success, she regularly starred alongside superstars like Jet Li, Andy Lau, Stephen Chow, Ekin Cheng, and Jackie Chan.

Yau received four Hong Kong Film Award nominations for her acting: for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for Lee Rock, and for Best Actress in 1993 for Naked Killer, in 1996 for I'm Your Birthday Cake, and in 1999 for Hold You Tight.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1999 she married Hong Kong fashion designer Sham Kar Wai, founder of Hong Kong-based fashion company I.T. They have three daughters together.

Partial filmographyEdit

– Sources:,[4][5]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1992 Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Naked Killer Nominated
1992 Best Supporting Actress Lee Rock Nominated
1996 Best Actress I'm Your Birthday Cake Nominated
1999 Hold You Tight Nominated
1999 Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Actress Nominated


  1. ^ Pete Tombs (1998). Mondo Macabro: Weird and Wonderful Cinema Around the World. St. Martin's Press. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-0-312-18748-4. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  2. ^ Linda Ruth Williams (2005). The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema. Indiana University Press. pp. 388–389. ISBN 978-0253218360. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  3. ^ Hong Kong Film Awards (accessed 2015-05-05).
  4. ^ "Chingmy Yau". Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "Chingmy Yau". Retrieved April 4, 2010.

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