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Jenny Hu

Jenny Hu (traditional Chinese: 胡燕妮, born 17 November 1945), is a Hong Kong actress of Chinese and German origin best known for her leads in Shaw Brothers productions throughout the 1960s and early 1970s.

Hu was born in Guangdong, China to a Chinese father and German mother. After her father's death, she moved to Germany until high school. Her Eurasian looks appealed to the Chinese community and she became an instant hit. She was a popular movie actress and her films were translated into Mandarin Chinese. Bruce Lee's martial arts caused Shaw management to focus on action filled movies. Being of European descent, she was deemed "too unfit for Kung Fu movies" so she retired in the mid 1970s. She and her husband migrated to Los Angeles, California shortly thereafter, where she took up work as a beautician manager and her husband ended up in the insurance business.

Hu made her debut in Till the End of Time (何日君再來) (1966) and continued acting until her retirement at the age of 30. She came out of retirement after a nearly three-decade hiatus to appear in Yesterday Once More (2004), by Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To.

Her son, Terence Yin (尹子維) is also in the film industry.

Filmography

  • Till the End of Time (何日君再來) (1966)
  • Madame Slender Plum (慾海情魔) (1967)
  • Black Falcon (黑鷹) (1967)
  • Four Sisters (1967)
  • Summer Heat (1968)
  • Torrent of Desire (1969)
  • Farewell, My Love (1969)
  • River of Tears (1969)
  • Young Lovers (1970)
  • Love Without End (1970)
  • Guess who Killed My Twelve Lovers (噴火美人魚) (1970)
  • The Wedding Song (1971)
  • My Beloved (1971)
  • Maria (1971)
  • Secret of My Millionaire Sister (1971)
  • Love Affairs (1972)
  • Cheating Panorama (1972)
  • Impetuous Fire (1972)
  • The Peeper, the Model and the Hypnotist (1972)
  • The Notorious Ones (1972)
  • Love is Smoke (1972)
  • Jenny and Her Sexy Mother (1972)
  • The Stealing Love (1972)
  • Hong Kong Criminal Crimes (1972)
  • Back Street (1973)
  • My Love, My Sin (1973)
  • Death Comes in Three (1973)
  • Wild as the Waves (1974)
  • The Paradise (1974)
  • Rhythm of the Wave (1974)
  • Young Passion (1974)
  • The Silver Band (1974)
  • I & O (1975)
  • Bar Girl (1975)
  • Love of Strange Talk (1976)
  • To Love Or Not To Love (1978)
  • How Big! How Big! (1979)
  • Daughter and Father (1981)
  • Yesterday Once More (2004)

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