A truly unsung hero of kung fu cinema, Moon Lee rarely gets the praise she’s deserving of.
During the “girls with guns” boom of the 80’s she starred in a number of films (occasionally opposite her Japanese counterpart Yukari Oshima) and performed her fights with the same energy and power as many males working in the genre at that time.
Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh often get credit because one is a white woman lucky enough to work with some of greats and the other is an ex-beauty queen.
However, Moon Lee was very much a star in her own right. Sadly, her back catalog is a little hard to find these days, but a number of them are well worth seeking out.