Top Picks: Michelle Yeoh

Ambitious, creative and prominent. These are the words that best describe the iconic actress and humanitarian Michelle Yeoh. One of the most respected actresses of her generation, this Malaysian-born beauty turns 60 on August 6 and we're going to look at some of her most popular film roles.

Before she was a breakout star, Yeoh began her Hollywood career by starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. As super spy/martial artist Wai Lin, Yeoh made history not only by becoming the first Asian Bond girl, but her performance made her one of the best in the entire series.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon not only became the first foreign language film to gross $100 million at the box office, but it was also Yeoh's international breakthrough in Hollywood. For her role as the headstrong machete warrior Yu Shu Lein, she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Yeoh received widespread acclaim as the headstrong family matriarch Eleanor Young in the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians, which was one of the most successful films of the year.

Yeoh's best performance is in the black comedy film Everything Everywhere All at Once. As the struggling laundry owner Evelyn Wang, her presence captivates the screen as she strives to connect various versions of herself to prevent a sinister being from causing destruction in the multiverse.

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