Westerners have appeared in Hong Kong films for decades- as
extras, supporting actors, co-stars and very rarely, as the star.
The first foreigner to headline HK films was Ron Van Clief. Jim Kelly, Brandon
Lee and Shannon Lee have all starred in one HK movie respectively, yet
the best known round-eyed star to make it in Hong Kong was blonde
American martial artist Cynthia Rothrock.
As Hong Kong cinema broadens its market internationally, more non-Chinese
performers are called upon to appear in its productions. The most recent
trend is to collaborate with Japanese stars. Hong Kong is also partnering with
Korean and Singaporean actors to further diversify its audience in Asia.
Foreign Actors in Hong Kong Film
|Brad Allan||Irene Santiago Casiano|
|Stephan Berwick||Sophia Crawford|
|Ken Boyle||Lee Ann D'Alexandry|
|Chang Chen||Maria Delores Forner|
|Sonny Chiba||Ruth Fairlie Kordick|
|Glen Chin||Evelyne Kraft|
|Winston Ellis||Michiko Nishiwaki|
|Jeff Falcon||Jaymee Ong|
|Paul Fonoroff||Kim-Maree Penn|
|Mickey Hardt||Phyllis Quek|
|Roy Horan||Cynthia Rothrock|
|Brent Houghton||Mallika Sherawat|
|Mark Houghton||Yasuko Tomita|
|Thomas Hudak||Birte Tove|
|Brian Ireland||Irene Tsu|
|John Ladalski||Fann Wong|
|Michael Ian Lambert||Yu Hayami|
|Bill Lake||Zhang Ziyi|
|Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez|
|Ron Van Clief|
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