Anita Mui

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Anita Mui - 梅艷芳
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Anita Mui statue - Avenue of Stars , Kowloon 2014
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Star of Anita Mui on the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

Anita Mui Yim-fong ( Chinese  梅艷芳  /  梅艳芳 , Pinyin Méi Yànfāng , Jyutping Mui 2 Jim 6 fong 1 , Cantonese  Mui Yim-fong ; born October 10, 1963 in Hong Kong ; † December 30, 2003 ibid) was a Chinese singer and actress .


With her victory in 1982 at the New Talent Singing Contest ( 新秀 歌唱 比賽 ) on the Hong Kong private television broadcaster TVB , Anita Muis began her international career as a singer.

Due to its enormous success, it is often referred to as the "Madonna of Hong Kong". Like Madonna , she often changed her appearance and was considered the "bad girl" of the cantopop .

Anita Mui was also successful as an actress. From 1983 on, Anita Mui played primarily in action and martial arts roles. But she excelled in Rouge by Stanley Kwan , a tragic love story, which is now considered a classic. With her film partner Leslie Cheung she also made several other films (e.g. Who's the Woman, Who's the Man from 1996). They also recorded many successful songs together. The two were close friends. She was to him, he once said, like a little sister. In addition, she was active and successful on the domestic screens with her world-famous film partner Chow Yun Fat in the 1980s.

Her international breakthrough as an actress, to which Anita Mui also owes her fame in Germany , she achieved alongside Jackie Chan in Rumble in the Bronx (1994) and Drunken Master II (1993). Zhang Yimou dedicated his film House of Flying Daggers (2004) to her.


Anita Mui died on December 30, 2003 at the age of 40 from complications from cervical cancer in the Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital . Her older sister Ann Mui , also a Cantopop singer , died in 2000 of the same disease.

Film (selection)

  • 2001: Midnight Fly
  • 1995: Jet Lee is Hero (My Father is a Hero)
  • 1995: Rumble in the Bronx
  • 1994: Heroic Trio 2: The Executioners
  • 1993: Fight back to School 3
  • 1993: Heroic Trio
  • 1993: The Mad Monk
  • 1993: Drunken Master 2 (The Legend of Drunken Master)
  • 1991: Silver Fox (Savior of the Soul)
  • 1990: The Fortune Code
  • 1990: Shanghai
  • 1989: City Wolf III: Hexenkessel Saigon (A Better Tomorrow III)
  • 1989: Miracles (The Canton Godfather)
  • 1988: Rouge
  • 1986: Inspector Chocolate
  • 1986: Scared Stiff
  • 1985: 100 Ways to Murder your Wife


An asteroid discovered in 2001 - "Asteroid 55384 Muiyimfong" - was named after her.

See also

Web links

Commons : Anita Mui  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Anita Mui Yim-Fong - 梅艷芳. In: Retrieved October 4, 2019 (Chinese, English).
  2. Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild ( Memento of May 11, 2008 in the Internet Archive ). In:, accessed October 4, 2019 (Chinese, English)
  3. a b Anita Mui. In: The Telegraph. January 22, 2004, accessed October 4, 2019 .
  4. ^ Richard Corliss: Farewell to Hong Kong's Sour Beauty. In: Time . January 4, 2004, accessed October 4, 2019 .