Cheng Pei-Pei as MRS LAO
Legendary, prolific and multi-award winning Hong Kong based actress Cheng Pei-Pei plays the outback madam MRS LAO in Goldstone.
Ms Cheng is well known for her prowess in sword fighting on screen and in China is referred to as the “Queen of Martial Arts”. Her career spans more than five decades and includes leading roles in over 50 feature films and television series.
Her credits include some of the most significant wuxia films of the 1960s, playing expert swordswomen and she was much lauded for her role in King Hu’s 1966 classic Come Drink With Me. It was her role as Jade Fox in Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon that brought Cheng Pei-Pei wide international acclaim and, notably, was the first time she was cast as a villain in a martial arts film.