Seems Michelle Yeoh, one of Asia’s favorite actresses, is also a hit with the French cultural elite.
The Malaysian-born actress who attained fame as the Hong Kong film industry’s top female action star in the 1990s, is to receive the Legion of Honor (Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur), a French civil honor.
The medal will be presented to her at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 3.
Yeoh, whose credits include “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Tomorrow Never Dies,” most recently starred in the Asik Kapadia-helmed “Far North, which preemed last week in Venice. She will next be seen in Roger Spottiswoode-directed “The Children of Huang-shi” and French director Mathieu Kassovitz’s “Babylon A.D.”