Chen Yanyan, formerly known as Chen Xixi, was born in Beijing on January 12, 1916 in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and died on May 7, 1999. The Manchu are the descendants of the nobility of the yellow flag. He moved to Peiping with his parents when he was young. She once studied in Beiping Shengxin girls' school. In 1930, he appeared in his first work "suicide contract", known as "Nanguo Ruyan; beautiful bird". His representative works include the spring of the south, the road, the home and the love.
Chen Yanyan, an early Chinese actress, won the Golden Horse Award for her roles in struggle, three modern women, light of motherhood, wild geese falling from the cold river and stars last night. In 1930, when Lianhua Company was shooting "spring dream of the old capital" in Beijing, she often went to see the location and met Cai Chusheng. Because she loved movies, she recommended herself to Cai Chusheng. They thought she had a good image and a promising future, so they let her play an unimportant role in the film. From then on, she entered the film world.
For her beloved career, she came to Shanghai from Beijing and began to work as an intern in Lianhua Company and in the darkroom. Soon, she began to play some supporting roles in "suicide contract", "love and obligation" and other films, which gradually attracted people's attention. To this end, "Lianhua" signed a five-year shooting contract with her. In 1932, she became famous by starring in the southern spring directed by Cai Chusheng. At this time, her performance was well received by the film industry and the outside world, and her creative harvest began. She has also made many films, such as struggle, three modern women, light of motherhood and so on. Because she is good at playing a pure girl, innocent and lovely little daughter, people call her "beautiful bird". With the growth of her age and the change of her image, she changed the way she used to play. She successfully portrayed the tragic characters in Ma Xuwei Bang's the wild geese on the cold river, which caused a sensation again. Although Chen Yanyan's family life is not smooth, it never makes her give up her pursuit of career.
In 1949, she moved to Hong Kong and founded Haiyan film company with Wang Hao to continue her acting career. In Hong Kong and Taiwan, he mostly plays the role of middle-aged and elderly people. In 1981, she went to Taiwan to join the China television company and became a basic actress of the company. In 1988, she released the Taiwan TV series "last night's stars" in Beijing and other places. Her role as a loving mother in the series was well received by mainland audiences.
The road of performing arts
Set foot in the film world
In 1930, at the age of 14, Chen Yanyan was enrolled in Beiping Shengxin girls' middle school. By then, she was already a little movie fan. It happened that Sun Yu of Lianhua Company led the production team of "spring dream in the old capital" to shoot location in Peiping. Going to see them filming became Chen Yanyan's homework after school every day. She was discovered by Sun Yu, and her exquisite and lovely appearance is very popular. With Sun Yu's encouragement, Chen Yanyan excitedly came to test the camera and got the chance to play the small and medium-sized role in the old capital spring dream. For the first time in her life, standing in front of the camera, she has to wear a fur coat and four inch high heels to flirt with Ma Bian in the film. Chen Yanyan, only 14 years old, is obviously unsure. As a result, the scene was cut off after it was finished, and the "debut" failed to meet the audience.
Chen Yanyan, who was born in Manchu banner, boldly proposed her wish to be an actor to her family. At first, the old-fashioned family didn't agree with her. However, Chen Yanyan was a big kid and insisted on her own opinion. Later, after being repeatedly persuaded by Lianhua Company and supported by her mother, her father finally nodded. His father made "four prohibitions": one is not allowed to use the family name; two is not allowed to talk about family affairs; three is not allowed to inherit property; four is not allowed to corrupt the style of the family - Chen Yanyan accepted all of them, signed a contract with Lianhua Company, accompanied by her mother to Shanghai, and then embarked on the silver road she admired.
It turns out that the name "Chen Yanyan" was given by Mr. Li Minwei, the manager of Lianhua. First, she came from Beiping, which was called Yanjing in ancient times; second, the stage names of Li family members were all reduplicated, such as Lin ChuChu, Yan Shanshan, Li Zhuo, etc. Until Chen Yanyan became famous in the film industry, her family still hoped that she would settle down in Beiping and not be seen in public. Chen Yanyan refused to give up her new film career. She was not allowed to use her real name in filming until she died. Chen Yanyan often said to people, "now my real name is Chen Yanyan. I am responsible for the audience with this name!"
Chen Yanyan joined Lianhua. She first worked as an intern in the darkroom. After some supporting role training, in 1932, in the spring of the South directed by Cai Chusheng, Chen Yanyan took the lead in the female No.1 for the first time. This is a tragedy describing the bitter love of a lover. The heroine died of depression. Chen Yanyan's pitiful image became famous with tragic performance, and won the title of "beautiful bird" and "Nanguo Ruyan" ”It's a great reputation.
After that, she made many films in Lianhua, which was her golden age. In "the road", the audience not only appreciate her graceful demeanor, but also hear her singing "yanyange", which is all the rage.
In the isolated island period of Shanghai, "Xinhua" was the largest film company in Shanghai, which gathered four famous actors: Gu Lanjun, who starred in Diao Chan, Yuan Meiyun, who starred in Xi Shi, Chen yunshang, who starred in Mulan joined the army, and Chen Yanyan, who was good at playing tragic characters.
After the victory of the Anti Japanese War, her most popular work was "no love" directed by sang arc. Chen Yanyan and Liu Qiong, the screen lovers in the eyes of the audience, joined hands again and received a warm response.
Silver life without ending
Chen Yanyan moved to Hong Kong in 1949 and founded Haiyan film company with her lover Wang Hao in 1952. Since then, she has been filming in Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 1961, Chen Yanyan won the best supporting actress award at the Asian Film Festival for her film "sound and appearance robbery" in Taiwan. In 1993, she also won the 30th Golden Horse Award in Taiwan.
In 1988, the Taiwan TV series "last night's stars" was broadcast on the mainland and became a hot topic in the streets. Chen Yanyan is the mother of the hero Zhou Jianbang. Ruan Lingyu, starring Maggie Cheung, once went to Shanghai to shoot. This time, Chen Yanyan played herself on the screen and used memories to string up the past of the film.
In 1930, he joined Lianhua film company and worked as an intern in the darkroom. In 1932, he became famous for his starring role in the silent film spring of the south. After starring in "three modern women", "maternal light", "road" and other silent films.
Since 1936, he has starred in the sound films "lonely city martyr", "Lianhua Symphony", "motherly song", "new and old times", etc., playing many innocent and lovely girls, petite and lovely, with sweet voice, and has been popular all over the country since he was young.
After 1938, he successively starred in the film companies of Xinhua, Huaxin and Warwick, such as beggars, Pipa and Du Shiniang.
After 1942, he starred in such films as "Madame Butterfly", "wasted youth" and "love tide" in Zhonglian and Huaying.
Since 1947, he has starred in film companies such as Wenhua, Cathay Pacific, and China power. In her twenties, she has rich performing experience and is listed as one of the "four famous Dan". At that time, her performances were mainly costume films and literary tragedies, so she was called "Queen of tragedy".
He moved to Hong Kong in 1949. Great changes have taken place in the style of acting, which has turned into a stable and mature acting style. With "beautiful years" and "sound and appearance robbery", she won the best supporting actress award in the 4th and 8th Asian film festivals. In 1952, he and Wang Hao founded Haiyan film company, starring in love song, two places Acacia and other films. Later, he filmed in Taiwan and Hong Kong, mostly playing the roles of middle-aged and elderly people. The more influential films include "the story of a homeless child" and "under the iron hoof". In 1963, he joined Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. as a basic actor, shooting films such as "who works hard for whom", and "blue and black".
In 1972, the film disappeared.
In 1981, he made TV series such as "Great Han Tianwei" on Taiwan's Chinese TV station.
He won the 30th Golden Horse Award in 1993.
Chen Yanyan is radiant on the screen, but her marriage is full of sadness. Soon after joining Lianhua film company, Chen Yanyan and Huang Shaofen, the photographer of Lianhua film company, were in love. Because Chen Yanyan was still young and busy with their career development, their marriage was delayed until the outbreak of the Anti Japanese war. After marriage, they had a daughter. But before long, the small family appeared crisis, after a period of separation, the two agreed to divorce.
After the victory of the Anti Japanese War, Chen Yanyan went to Beijing to shoot the film "haunted by gods" and lived with Wang Hao, the male star of the film. In 1949, the couple went south to Hong Kong and became the best couple in the southern movie world. But this time the marriage still did not let Chen Yanyan see eternal hope, Wang Hao's infidelity led to their breakup. Since then, Chen Yanyan has been single for more than 30 years and lived with her daughter in her later years.
1930: Suicide contract
1931: love and obligation
1932: the spring of the southern states
1933: the maternal light of three modern women on New Year's Eve
1934: Storm pear flower iron bird
1935: snake and scorpion beauty
1936: a martyr in a lonely city
1937: Lianhua Symphony: spring comes back to dream, spring comes to earth
1939: Story of pipa
1940: Du Shiniang, the female ghost of the Sui Palace
1941: red tears home
1942: the standard lady's wedding night
1943: love between the two places
1947: Dragon and Phoenix candle
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