Her first movie was 3 Smiles (三笑) which was released in two parts in 1940. Her final movie was New Dream of the Red Chamber (新紅樓夢) in 1978 after which she retired and moved to the United States. She acted in over one hundred twenty movies during her 38 year career. She was known from the Shaw Brothers Studio.
In 1969 she was awarded the Golden Horse Best Actress award for Storm over the Yangtze River (揚子江風雲). In 2015 she was awarded the 52nd Annual Golden Horse Lifetime Achievement Award. In April 2016 she was honored with a Hong Kong Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. She died on 19 March 2017, aged 92. In 1957, Li married Hong Kong actor and director Yan Jun (嚴俊) (December 17, 1917 – August 18, 1980) Read more on Last.fm.
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