Michelle Yeoh Receives French Medal
Actress last appeared in 'Sunshine'
The "Tomorrow Never Dies" actress received the medal of a Knight of the Legion of honor in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, Oct. 3, reports Reuters.
The highest French civilian honor was bestowed upon Yeoh by Ambassador Alain du Boispean.
"I guess that deep down, I am a small-town girl from Ipoh who has been living a magical dream," said Yeoh.
The actress was born into an ethnic Chinese family in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1962. Although she studied dance and creative arts, a beauty pageant win in 1983 opened the doors for her when she landed a commercial with Jackie Chan. A film career followed that includes several Chinese-language films.
She's best known to Western audiences for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," playing a Bond Girl in "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "Memoirs of a Geisha." She last starred opposite Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans in "Sunshine." Her upcoming films include "Babylon A.D.," "The Children of Huang Shi" and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor."