Michelle Yim Wai-ling
(; born September 2, 1955), also known by her Chinese stage name Mai Suet
(), is a Hong Kong actress
. She graduated from St Rose of Lima College and Shaw Brothers
' Training School.
Early life and career
In 1975, Yim joined Commercial Television
(CTV), and began her journey onto the television circles. In 1976, Yim acted in Legend of the Condor Heroes
, a Wuxia
TV series adaptation of Louis Cha
's novel of the same title
. For the first time, Yim took up the role as a female lead, portraying the character Wong Yung
. This drama not only shot her into the limelight, but also created the first one million ratings in the television history. At that point she was named the "first and ever Wong Yung". She has since been awarded the Top Ten Artiste Award several times.
With the closure of CTV in 1978, Yim became a contract-free actress, and many companies were trying hard to sign her up. One of the companies, Television Broadcasts
(TVB) managed to invite her to guest-star in one of the period drama, The Twins
, which later become one of her best works.
Career: the 1980s and 1990s
During the 1980s, Yim signed and joined Rediffusion Television
(RTV) (now ATV
). There, she acted in several well-known drama serials, such as The Dynasty
, The Radical City
, Tai Chi Master
, Princess Cheung Ping
, The Legendary Fok
and more, earning her the title of the "Princess of Wuxia Drama".
After her contract with RTV terminated, Yim was once again a... Read More