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Michelle Yeoh Miss World Malaysia 1983

Michelle Yeoh at the Miss World pageant in London, November 1983. She went with her Chinese name "Yeoh Choo-Kheng".

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Michelle Yeoh  won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant in 1983, at the age of 20. She represented Malaysia at the Queen of the Pacific 1983 beauty pageant which was held in Australia and won the crown. She was also Malaysia's representative at the 1983 Miss World pageant in London. From there, she appeared in a television commercial with Jackie Chan which caught the attention of a fledgling Hong Kong film production company, D&B Films. 

She is best known in the Western world for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, playing Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy Award-winning Chinese-language martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in 2000.

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