Birthplace: Hong Kong, China. After rising to fame early, Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung nearly had her career destroyed by a sex scandal. Raised in Hong Kong and Australia, Cheung had her big career break with a commercial for Lipton Tea that attracted the attention of legendary comic director-actor Stephen Chow. He cast her in his blockbuster "The King Of Comedy," but Cheung's ascent to fame was marred when her gangster father's dispute with rivals led to death threats against her. That same year, Cheung also released her first musical album, beginning a career in Cantonese pop that would last until
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A report in sohu. But she also criticized actor Chen, claiming he shed crocodile tears when he testified in a Canadian court last Monday for his involvement in the scandal. The scandal involved the theft and illegal publication on the Internet of intimate and private photos of Chen with various women, including Cheung and actresses Gillian Chung and Bobo Chan. It shook Hong Kong's entertainment industry in early and received much media attention in China and around the world. On Feb. This official trial will take place in Hong Kong.
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Cheung is considered a " Sing girl "—an actress who first received media attention through starring alongside Stephen Chow , and later went on to her own successful career. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. She was sent to Melbourne to live with her aunt at the age of fourteen and then attended Camberwell Girls Grammar School. Her career began in , when she was cast in a television commercial advertising lemon tea.
Many local newspapers headlined the story consecutively during the first fortnight of February , relegating coverage of the Chinese winter storms to secondary prominence during Chinese New Year. In a crackdown which itself became a controversial item, the Hong Kong police enlisted the assistance of Interpol to stem the spread of the photographs. The police crackdown raised questions over violations of the privacy and free speech rights of Internet users. Chen admitted being the author and copyright owner of most of the photographs, and stated that the private photographs had been stolen and published illegally without his consent. He made a public apology, especially to the women involved, and also announced that he would "step away indefinitely" from the Hong Kong entertainment industry.