Born in 1941 in Shandong, China, Chen Fang grew up in Taiwan. In 1962, she entered the Miss China pageant and was voted Most Photogenic, paving her way to enter the film industry, with her first film The Flying Acrobat (1964). She then came to Hong Kong to join MP & GI, appearing in such films as Fairy, Ghost, Vixen (1965) and A Debt of Blood (1966). Her promising career was on the rise when she retired from film after falling in love with actor Alan Tang Ching.
In the 1970s, Chen began writing columns in Hong Kong newspapers, later joining TVB as a writer, contributing to such important series as A House is Not a House (1977), The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1979) and Yesterday’s Glitter (1980). She was later promoted to script supervisor.
Chen’s entry into film started with contributing to the story of Tsui Hark’s Dangerous Encounter – 1st Kind (1980). Her first fullycredited script was for the New Wave film Cream, Soda & Milk (1981), which won an award at the Manila International Film Festival. She later wrote the scripts for The Man from Vietnam (1982), Before Dawn (1984) and The Surgeon (1984).
Chen had directed one film, Walking Beside Me (1986), a romantic drama starring Joey Wong, which she also wrote, She is also the author of several books.
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