Anita Mui

Anita Mui

About Anita Mui

Anita Mui

Anita Mui

October 10, 1963 - December 30, 2003

Place of Birth    :   Hong Kong, British Crown Colony [now China]
Also Known As    :   Anita Mui Yim-Fong, 매염방, 梅艳芳, Mei Yanfang, 何加男, Madonna of Asia, 梅艷芳
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Anita Mui Yim-fong (10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a popular Hong Kong singer and actress. During her prime years she made major contributions to the cantopop music scene, while receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a cantopop diva. Mui once held a sell-out concert at Hammersmith, London, England, where she was dubbed the "Madonna of Asia". That title has stayed with her throughout her career, and has been used as a comparison for both Eastern and Western media. In the 1980s the gangtai style of music was revolutionised by her wild dancing and femininity on stage. She was famous for having outrageous costumes and also high powered performances. Her fanbase reached far beyond Hong Kong, and into many parts of Asia including Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia as well as the overseas market. In the Hong Kong entertainment industry where stars often come and go, Mui was able to remain a major star in the spotlight for 20 years. Her career only came to a stop in 2003 when she was suddenly diagnosed with cervical cancer, dying at the early age of 40. Even so, her music and film legacy continues to live on. Her success reached well beyond that of the entertainment circle with humanitarian work, donations and charities that played a major role in helping society even well into the present day. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anita Mui, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​