Brigitte Lin (a famous moviestar at that time) met Barbara several times. At one time she was shocked on how much weight Barbara had lost.

She also said that she herself also had suicide feelings and could understand how Barbara feelings were.

 

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(thanks to Chak (https://m.weibo.cn/status/4169921913211057)

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More information about Brigitte Lin can be found at wikipedia (English) or International Movie Database (English)

 

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Lin was born in Chiayi, Taiwan. She was scouted in 1972 on the streets of Taipei by a film producer after she finished women's high school and was preparing for university. Lin debuted in the film adaptation of Chiung Yao's Outside the Window (1973), which propelled her into stardom. Lin, along with Joan Lin, Charlie Chin and Chin Han, thus became known as the "Two Chins, Two Lins" (二秦二林) for their extensive roles in romantic movies of the 1970s based on Chiung's novels that dominated the Taiwanese box office.She subsequently joined Chiung Yao's company in 1976 and, by 1982, had played the lead in 12 of her films.

Lin won the Best Actress award at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival for her role as a girl scout in Eight Hundred Heroes (1976).

After having worked on more than 50 films within the first seven years of her career, Lin took a hiatus from acting in 1979 and moved to the US for a year and a half.

Known for being a "screen goddess" by Chinese film lovers, Lin's early collaborations with Hong Kong New Wave directors Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark and Jackie Chan in Love Massacre (1981), Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983), Police Story (1985) and Peking Opera Blues (1986) brought her success. In 1990, she won the Best Actress trophy at the 27th Golden Horse Awards for her depiction of a Chinese female writer who fell in love with a Japanese collaborator in Red Dust (1990).

It was common for women to cross dress as male characters in Chinese movies and operas.And Lin is particularly well known for her androgynous roles, her earliest being Jia Baoyu, the male protagonist of the 1977 film adaptation of Dream of the Red Chamber. In Peking Opera Blues (1986), she was a guerrilla revolutionary and in Royal Tramp II (1992), she was the leader of the Heavenly Dragon Sect, both of whom were women characters dressed as men. And in Ashes of Time (1994), she played twin brother/sister duo Yin and Yang. However, she is perhaps most well known for her role as Dongfang Bubai in Swordsman II (1992). Swordsman II marked the peak of her career in terms of box office earnings for which she was listed among the 10 greatest performances in Cinema of all time, by Time magazine.

Subsequently, she starred in many other notable martial epics including New Dragon Gate Inn (1992) and The Bride with White Hair (1993).

At the height of her popularity, Lin was inarguably one of the most sought-after actresses in the Chinese film industry. She starred in more than 100 movies. Lin was credited for boosting Taiwan's film production in the 1970s before earning even greater popularity in Hong Kong in the 1990s, becoming a trans-island legend of her time.

She retired from acting in 1994. Her last acting role was in Ashes of Time (1994).

Personal life

Lin traces her family roots to Shandong, China.

It's been reported that Lin has dated both Chin Han and Charlie Chin of "Two Chins, Two Lins" back in the seventies, even sustaining a proposal from the latter before eventually cancelling it.

Lin married Hong Kong businessman Michael Ying in 1994. She is the mother of Eileen Ying Oi Lum (born 1996) and Melani Ying Yin-oi (born 2001) and stepmother to Claudine Ying.

She made her first public appearance since her marriage at the screening of Ashes of Time Redux during the 2008 New York Film Festival.

 

簡歷

林青霞籍貫山東莱西望城林泉庄村。父親林維良出生於山東萊阳,幼時接受私塾教育,畢業於北平醫學院;抗日時期,林維良懷抱一腔報國之志,毅然從戎,成為中華民國軍隊中的下士軍醫。幾年後,林維良認識同在軍隊後勤處製作被服的山東老鄉麻蘭英。母親麻蘭英是山東青島姑娘,身材高大、相貌秀美、性格豪爽。後勤處長非常欣賞林維良,從中牽紅線促成了他們的姻緣。父母結婚後,生下大姊林莉,可是此時國民黨開始大撤退,只好將林莉交給林維良的弟弟扶養,跟隨部隊匆匆去台灣,一別30多年,直到1987年,林維良夫婦幾經輾轉,才找到早已為人母的林莉。

林維良夫婦起初落腳在臺灣臺北縣三重鎮(現新北市三重區)麻蘭英在台灣懷孕生下哥哥林成森,後來又生下林青霞。此時父母親已經退役,移居嘉義縣大林鎮的眷村「社團新村」。林維良在眷村開了一間小診所,麻蘭英則在家中接一些女紅來做,以補貼家用。最後,妹妹麗霞出生了。

林青霞幼時眷村的房子是臨時性建築,一幢幢地排著,規格全都一樣:一家只有一間臥室加一間廚房,全村共用一口井,一家五口擠在一張床上。
早年生涯

林青霞出生於臺灣臺北縣三重鎮(現新北市三重區),旋即移居嘉義縣大林鎮的眷村「社團新村」。她在家中排行老三,有一姐(林莉)、一兄(林成森)、一妹(林麗霞),姐姐自幼寄養於大陸的叔叔家。
踏入影壇

1972年,大學聯考落榜的林青霞在西門町遇上星探楊琦,經由他的介紹參加了宋存壽所導演的新片《窗外》的試鏡,獲選為第一主角江雁容的演員。

林青霞的父母並不希望她參加電影演出,甚至林母林麻蘭英為此病倒。林青霞自行向片方提議,找一個社會上有名望的人來說服她的父母。於是片方請託一名山東籍國大代表做為說客,方促成此事。林母仍是諸多煩憂,帶著林青霞拜訪片中飾演她父母的演員了解情況,並懇求他們對女兒多加關照,又閱讀了劇本才稍安心。

宋存壽的「八十年代電影公司」因為陸建業合作而得到《窗外》的版權(陸的電影公司拍攝1966年黑白片版窗外時向瓊瑤買下電影版權),然而原著瓊瑤並不希望此電影再次拍攝。她曾寫信希望宋存壽停拍,然宋未從她所願,最終兩方對簿公堂。官司的結果是瓊瑤勝訴,《窗外》不得在台灣上映,於是宋存壽只得在香港發行。

source: https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh/%E6%9E%97%E9%9D%92%E9%9C%9E

 

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