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Michelle Yeoh born Yeoh Choo Kheng is a Malaysian actress. Credited as Michelle Khan in her early films in Hong Kong, she rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in a series of Hong Kong action films.

Early life and education

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Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh was born on 6 August 1962 in Ipoh, Perak to a Malaysian Chinese family of Hokkien and Cantonese ancestry.  She grew up speaking Malay and English, and could not read or write Chinese.

Yeoh was keen on dance from an early age, beginning ballet at the age of four. She studied at Main Convent Ipoh, an all-girls secondary school, as a primary student. At the age of 15, she moved with her parents to the United Kingdom, where she was enrolled in an all-girls boarding school.

Yeoh later studied at the UK’s Royal Academy of Dance in London, majoring in ballet. However, a spinal injury prevented her from becoming a professional ballet dancer, and she transferred her attention to choreography and other arts. She received a BA degree in creative arts with a minor in drama in 1982.

Early career

In 1983, at the age of 20, Yeoh won the Miss Malaysia World contest.[24] She was Malaysia’s representative at Miss World 1983 pageant in London where she overall placed at the 18th position over 72 delegates from all around the world.

Later that year, she traveled to Australia where she won Miss Moomba International 1984 pageant.

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.

Acting Career

Michelle Yeoh began her acting career in Hong Kong in the mid-1980s, appearing in a series of action films that showcased her martial arts skills. She quickly became one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry, known for her athleticism and on-screen charisma.

In 1992, Yeoh starred in the James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies,” playing the role of Wai Lin, a Chinese secret agent. The film was a box office success and helped to establish Yeoh as a major star in Hollywood.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Yeoh continued to appear in a wide range of films, including dramas, comedies, and action films.

Michelle Yeoh
Jean Todt and Michelle Yeoh in 2022.  Jacopo Raule//Getty Images

Michelle Yeoh Husband: Is Michelle Yeoh married?

Michelle Yeoh was married to Hong Kong entrepreneur Dickson Poon, owner of businesses such as Harvey Nichols and Charles Jourdan,from 1988 to 1992. In 1998, Yeoh was engaged to Alan Heldman, an American cardiologist.

In 2004, she started dating Jean Todt, then the general manager and CEO of Scuderia Ferrari and later the president of the FIA.

In July 2008, she confirmed her engagement to him during an interview with Craig Ferguson on CBS’s The Late Late Show. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with Jean Todt.

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