|Deanie Yip Tak-han
Deanie Yip Tak Han was born in1947 in Hong Kong, and she is of Cantonese descent of the Hakka region. She began a career in the entertainment industry in the late 60s, when she sang at nightclubs. Yip joined the Redifusion Television (RTV) in the 70s, and has participated in a number of television dramas including Crocodile Tears and Three Brothers. Upon leaving RTV, Yip joined TVB and was a fixture in the long-running variety show Enjoy Yourself Tonight. She was also cast in the classic TVB series The Emissary and Brothers Four, and her television performances have earned her the love of local audiences. Yip was subsequently invited by film producers to participate in film productions.
Yip's debut film performance was in Cream Soda With Milk. She played the role of a prostitute, and the performance earned her the Best Supporting Actress Award in the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan. Yip's film performances have been frequently nominated in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories by the Hong Kong Film Awards, reaffirming her acting skills. Amongst these nominated performances, Yip was twice awarded Best Supporting Actress for her performances in My Name Ain't Suzie and Dances With The Dragon. Yip's other film credits include Carry On Pickpocket, The Sweet And Sour Cops Part 2, Pom Pom, Before Dawn, The Return Of Pom Pom, Wrong Wedding Trail, The Owl Vs Dumbo, Mr.Boo Meets Pom Pom, Welcome, The Unwritten Law, Seven Angels, The Lunatics, Goodbye Mammie, Soul, Spiritual Love, The Truth, Three Wishes, The Truth Final Episode, Handsome Siblings, Fight Back To School 2, Deadly Dream Woman, She Started Fire, Prince Of Temple Street, Arrest The Restless, Murder, Tragic Commitment, Thanks for Your Love, Prince Charming, Crying Heart, Queen Of Kowloon and Don't Look Back... Or You'll Be Sorry!! .
A successful film career aside, Yip is also an important singer in the history of Canto-pop, and has released 8 albums from between 1981 to 1987, including the classics "The Stars", "Tiresome", "Lucky Me", "I Want", and "Look Back At The Fringe". Yip's subsequent hits "Innocent Child" and duet with Andy Hui Chi-on "Tell Me How To Not Loving Her" are also crowd-pleasing favorites.