Maria Yi 衣依
Maria Yi (aka Yi Yi) began acting as a teenager and only made six films in her short
career, yet she received top billing, and her face commonly graced movie posters and
covers of film and entertainment magazines like Four Seas Weekly.
Following her role as a swordswoman opposite James Tien in The Chase, Maria Yi and
Tien were cast in Bruce Lee's breakout movie, The Big Boss. Maria's part as a wholesome
country girl made an impression. Maria again worked with Bruce in his next film, Fist of Fury,
making her the second most frequently used lady in his films after Nora Miao.
Maria went on to co-star in two more Lo Wei films with another superstar at the time, Jimmy
Wang Yu. She got married in June 1974, and Nora Miao was one of the guests at her
wedding. In 1976 she made her last film, Tiger of Northland, Golden Harvest's co-production
Maria Yi Filmography
|1971||The Big Boss (Fists of Fury)|
|1972||Fist of Fury (The Chinese Connection)|
|1973||A Man Called Tiger|
|1973||Seaman No. 7|
|1976||Tiger of Northland|
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