(Chan Bo Lin, Chan Po Lin)
May 23, 1973 - July 31, 2002
Shanghai born starlet Pauline Chan Bo Lin first entered the world of Hong Kong
entertainment as a beauty pageant contestant. It was a conventional start for an
aspiring female performer, though even for a busy erotic HK film actress, Pauline led
an unequivocally unconventional life.
Appearing in some 25 Hong Kong films, half of which were Category III sex pictures,
Pauline Chan was one of the 1990's busiest, and most well known adult actresses.
While she often played prostitutes and concubines, she had a few forays into the
mainstream, notably in Stephen Chow's comedy From Beijing With Love (1994),
and Spider Force (1992), a standard HK action picture which paired her with martial arts
veteran Carter Wong.
Emanating a distinct vulnerability in her roles, she frequently played victimized women
or other tragic characters. In the tradition of Shaw Yin Yin and other unstable erotic
actresses who preceded her, Pauline had an exceptionally troubled personal life
which was rabidly documented by the Hong Kong media for years.
Reports of Pauline's erratic, drunken and drug induced misadventures- being dragged
away by security for causing a ruckus in airports, assaulting a police officer in a London
hotel, and causing mass evacuation of a HK high rise when she accidentally burned down
her apartment- were just a few of the noteworthy events that dominated her public image
as a crazy, or even possessed woman.
While Pauline Chan tried to recover from her demons, members of the Hong Kong film
industry such as Eric Tsang and Mandarin Films president Raymond Wong lent their
support, but it was in vain. On July 31st, 2002, just 3 weeks after giving birth to a newborn
son, Pauline leapt out the window of her Shanghai high rise apartment. She was 29.
Pauline Chan Filmography
|All Over the World (semi-documentary)|
|Angel the Kickboxer|
|Behind the Pink Door|
|Devil of Rape|
|Erotic Ghost Story|
|Erotic Ghost Story III|
|Escape From Brothel|
|1994||From Beijing With Love|
|The Girls From China|
|1992||Girls Without Tomorrow|
|Hong Kong Showgirls|
|Hunting Evil Spirit|
|Love is Over|
|A Man of Nasty Spirit|
|1991||Queen of Underworld|
|Run For Life- Ladies From China|
|Sex For Sale|
|She Shoots Straight (cameo)|
|Slave of the Sword|
|A Wild Party|
|Whores From the North|
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