Tsai Chin

Tsai Chin

  • Highest Rated: 100% American Masters (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2004)
  • Birthday: Nov 30, 1936
  • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
  • Chinese actress Tsai Chin appeared in a number of exotic roles in European and British films of the 1960s. She co-starred as the seductive Lin Tang in Christopher Lee's quartet of "Fu Manchu" pictures in the 1960s. Other films included the pretty good sci-fier Invasion (1966) and the pretty bad detective spoof Rentadick (1972). Tsai Chin's most conspicuous role was as the Chinese girl to whom James Bond (Sean Connery) is making love when he is "murdered" at the very beginning of You Only Live Twice (1967).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

82% Abominable Actor 2019
34% Now You See Me 2 Bu Bu $65.1M 2016
No Score Yet She Lights Up Well Grandma 2014
No Score Yet Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior 2 Actor 2009
100% American Masters Actor 2008
58% Year of the Fish Mrs. Su 2007
No Score Yet Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior Wendy's grandmother 2006
35% Memoirs of a Geisha Auntie $57.1M 2005
57% The Interpreter Luan $72.6M 2005
29% Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity Hun Ping 2004
No Score Yet The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer Madame Lu 2003
51% Titan A.E. Old Woman 2000
No Score Yet Journey From the Heart Grandm Llee 1999
30% Red Corner Chairman Xu 1997
No Score Yet The West Side Waltz Actor 1995
86% The Joy Luck Club Lindo 1993
No Score Yet Love Unto Waste (Dei ha ching) Jane 1986
100% Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma) Actor 1985
No Score Yet Enter the Panther Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Castle of Fu Manchu Lin Tang 1972
No Score Yet The Virgin Soldiers Juicy Lucy 1969
No Score Yet Kiss and Kill Lin Tang 1968
73% You Only Live Twice Chinese Girl 1967
No Score Yet The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Lin Tang 1967
87% Blow-Up Thomas's Receptionist 1966
No Score Yet The Brides of Fu Manchu Lin Tang 1966
No Score Yet Invasion Nurse Lim 1966
No Score Yet The Face of Fu Manchu Lin Tang 1965
No Score Yet The Cool Mikado Pitti-Sing 1963
No Score Yet The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Sui-Lan 1958
No Score Yet Violent Playground Primrose 1958

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

92% Royal Pains
2009-2016
Mrs. Sesumi
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2009
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Helen Yang Helen
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
45% The Evidence
2006
Joon Huang
  • 2006
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Mrs. Lee
  • 1994

QUOTES FROM Tsai Chin CHARACTERS

Mother
Dr. Muri is very expensive. You seem to be racking up quite a debt. Huh? Kimono destroyed, geisha school, rice and pickle, train ticket, Mr. Bekku. All this on top of the money I paid to Mr. Tanaka. And for what? And now I hear that your sister has run away. She didn't wait for you. And now she can never come back. You must forget that you ever had a sister. Hmm? [grabs a small package and gives it to Chiyo] We are you only family now.
Auntie
[Chiyo opens it and pauses. Auntie grabs it and reads] "Dear Satsu and little Chiyo, As one who was once an orphan child myself," this humble person is sorry to inform you that "six weeks after you left for you new life in Miyako, the suffering of you honor mother came to an end. And only a few weeks afterwards, your honor father departed this world as well." This humble person is "confident, both your honor parents have found their place in paradise...[reading drifts out]
Auntie
[Chiyo opens it and pauses. Auntie grabs it and reads] 'Dear Satsu and little Chiyo, As one who was once an orphan child myself,' this humble person is sorry to inform you that "six weeks after you left for you new life in Miyako, the suffering of you honor mother came to an end. And only a few weeks afterwards, your honor father departed this world as well. 'This humble person is 'confident, both your honor parents have found their place in paradise...[reading drifts out]