Sunday, 22 January 2012

(Patricia) Lam Fung

Lam Fung was a wildly successful 1960s actress known as the Jade Girl in Hong Kong cinema. Although her career only lasted 11 short years, she appeared in over 100 films and started her own film and fashion companies (plus she could spin plates!).

Despite her success, she retired to become a wife and mother at the height of her career. She died of an overdose 10 years later at age 37. There is speculation about her death being intentional, induced by botched plastic surgery or unintentional, from mixing sleeping pills, diet medication and the painkillers given after plastic surgery, both of which are horribly sad endings. 

She is honoured on the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui for her contributions to cinema in Hong Kong. Although she doesn't have a wikipedia page, you can read and see more about her here

1 comment:

Maldito Columpio said...

Really elegant drawing, and interesting story too.