Michelle Yeoh

Born Aug 6, 1963

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Hong Kong-based Malaysian Chinese actress, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s. Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she is based in Hong Kong and was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michelle Yeoh.


1962 Birth Born on August 6, 1962.


In 1983, at the age of 20, Yeoh won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant.
1985 22 Years Old Yeoh started her film career acting in action and martial arts films such as Yes, Madam in 1985, after which she did most of her own stunts. … Read More
1987 24 Years Old Yeoh married Poon in 1987 and retired from acting.
1988 25 Years Old Yeoh was married to Hong Kong entrepreneur Dickson Poon, owner of businesses such as Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan, from 1988 to 1992.
1992 29 Years Old After the couple divorced in 1992, Yeoh returned to acting. … Read More


1993 - 1997 2 More Events
1999 36 Years Old In 1999, she was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.
2001 38 Years Old On 19 April 2001, Yeoh was awarded the Darjah Datuk Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP), which carries the title Dato' by Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak, her home state, in recognition of the fame she brought to the state.
2002 39 Years Old On 25 November 2002, she was honoured as The Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) (Cultural Achievement) by JCI (Junior Chamber International).


2007 44 Years Old 1 More Event
On 23 April 2007, the then French President Jacques Chirac awarded her Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
2008 45 Years Old In 2008 she confirmed a new engagement to Jean Todt, a leading figure in motor racing, during an interview with Craig Ferguson on CBS's The Late Late Show. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Yeoh was blacklisted by the Burmese government allegedly because of her participation in The Lady; she was refused entry to Myanmar on 22 June 2011 and was deported on the same day.
2012 49 Years Old 1 More Event
On 14 March 2012, the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded her the Officier de la Légion d'honneur. … Read More


Michelle Yeoh received the Excellence in Asian Cinema award during the seventh annual Asian Film Awards on March 2013 in Hong Kong.
2014 51 Years Old Yeoh has also recently branched out into television, as it was announced in September 2014 that she had accepted her first television role on the fifth and final season of Strike Back. … Read More
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