Lydia Shum

Lydia Shum

actress, music department, director

Lydia Shum was born on Jul 21, 1945 in China. Lydia Shum's big-screen debut came with Yang Nai Wu yu Xiao Bai Cai directed by Han Hsiang Li in 1963.

With her signature wing-tip frame coke bottle glasses and imposing coif, 'Zaftig' TV-movie comedienne and celebrity personality Lydia Shum also known as 'Ah-Fay' to her fans stands out as one of the most recognizable and endearing entertainment icons in Hong Kong society whose celebrity ubiquity has spanned nearly 5 decades since she began her career in the early 60s as a teenage contract actress with Shaw Brothers studios. Like many within the minority Shanghai expatriate community residing in Hong Kong during the days of the crown colony, Lydia's versatility landed her supporting roles throughout her vast public career in both Cantonese and Mandarin dialect film and television often times playing pillow-talk girlfriends, classmates, sidekicks, siblings, handmaidens, chorus girls, bridesmaids and of course visual comic foil for literally the entire cavalcade of Hong Kong's Golden Age leading ladies including

  • Birthday

    Jul 21, 1945
  • Place of Birth

    Shanghai, China


1 wins & 0 nominations

Hong Kong Film Awards
Winner - Professional Achievement Award

Movies & TV Shows