Sunday, December 30, 2012

Anita Mui Yim-Fong: et lux perpetua luceat ea

Anita Mui succumbed to cancer nine years ago today (or yesterday, depending on which side of the international date line you are) having made an impression on untold numbers of film and music fans, as well as her fellow artists, during her too short career.

People's Daily had the official English language version of her obituary and the web was full of remembrances of the effect she had on people. She was an astonishingly sexy performer--the camera loved her full lips, perfect for bright red lipstick, and her remarkable hooded eyes with their heavy lids and come hither look.

This fan site has pictures from her last concert.

There are a lot of images from her films and concerts (plus some from civilian life) on various tumblr pages such as this one. A quick search of will return scores of sites.


  1. Nine years can seem like such a long time ago and yet when I see images of Anita like those from "The Heroic Trio", I still feel a tug at my heart.

    2013 will mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of both Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung. I am anticipating wonderful tribute programs to them at the HKIFF and HK Film Archive -- and hope that those two organizations won't let me (and other fans of Anita and Leslie) down...

  2. Anita Mui, I still love her music until now... too bad she had to pass away that young.

  3. I was sadden when Anita Mui passed away what a shame.

  4. YTSL--2003 was a bad year for Hong Kong movies and music, losing both Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung. It would be nice if some of their DVDs were re-released in pristine new transfers but the chances of that are probably as good as the chance of Hong Kong being handed back to the UK, with the shrinking market for DVD (as opposed to video on demand) product.

    Sean--she was such a talented musician that we were lucky she took the time to do movies. Amazing performer.