The Six Kickass Ladies Of Martial Arts Cinema

    Connie Chan

    These eight women change the narrative of the Asian Women regarded as “weak”. Their extensive contribution to the Cinema is highly appreciated as impressive.

    Josephine Siao

    She featured in the film series Jet Li’s Fong Sai Yuk. She puts her inclination on the films with more female roles; the most applauded being the cult films, which she directed excellently. Today she runs campaigns against child abuse.

    Connie Chan

    Raised by actors at Peking Opera school where she learnt martial arts, Connie came to popularity in the mid 20th century. She is a teen idol status in comedy and drama. Connie has changed her childhood poverty status.

    Connie Chan

    Yuen Qiu

    Qiu is a very resilient woman who came to the industry in the early 1970s when martial art cinema was not popular. She, however, managed to keep her spirit high to strike even in the long run in the Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle where she demonstrated her talent in comedy.

    Cynthia Rothrock

    The first American to take the Hong Kong martial arts film, Yes, Madam, to the next level in 1985. She is a skilled taekwondo woman who was spotted by a Hong Kong’s legendary studio. She has shared the screen with Jackie Chan, Yuan Biao, and Sammo Hung.

    Michelle Yeoh

    She is the definition of success in the martial arts film. Her status matches Jet Li’s, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. She has delivered outstanding performances in both the local and international films including the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies.

    Zhang Ziyi

    She takes after Yeoh’s success. Though her background stems from dance, she has made her breakthrough in the martial art Cinema. The films Crouching Tiger and the Hidden Dragon brought her fame. She has featured in two international works; Voice of work, and The Grandmaster.


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