->''"As an actor, you hope to find roles that are challenging to you as an artist. Then if you are truly blessed, you will find that it also carries a message that you can impart to your audience."''

Born in Malaysia, Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (born 6 August 1962) is one of the most famous modern actresses to come out of Asia. She has worked in the Hong Kong film industry for four decades now. She has starred alongside such Asian actors as Creator/JackieChan, Creator/JetLi, and Creator/ChowYunFat. To Western audiences, she is best known for her roles in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'', ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', and ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor''. She also starred in Jackie Chan's ''Police Story 3'' (aka ''Film/SuperCop'') as well as the cult-classic ''Film/HeroicTrio''. More recently, she has joined the cast of ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''.

!!She provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: She often plays female martial artists and is quite skilled in real life.
* BadassLongcoat: Sports one in ''Silver Hawk'' ([[WesternAnimation/SilverHawks no relation]]) as the title motorcycling vigilante.
* BreakoutCharacter:
** ''Police Story 3'' starred her character, who was the {{Sidekick}} of Jackie's character in the previous movie. She was so popular with audiences, her character had a spinoff movie.
** Also, a sequel to ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' was planned with her character Colonel Wai Lin in mind but it never came to fruition for some reason. Similar efforts to work her into a role in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' also fell through after early drafts.
* TheCameo: She was the snake charmer in the ''Film/TheKarateKid'' remake.
* TheCaptain: In ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', she played Captain Philippa Georgiou of the U.S.S. ''Shenzhou''.
** DeadStarWalking: Unfortunately, her character was killed off in the second episode.
* DarkActionGirl: Often played this role when she was younger.
* DistaffCounterpart: She is often seen as the female Creator/JackieChan since she does her own stunts, just like Jackie.
* TheEmperor: [[spoiler:She returned to ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' as the Terran Emperor of the MirrorUniverse.]]
* HilariousOuttakes: For ''Supercop,'' yes. Subverted at the end of ''Ah Kam,'' which only elicits wincing as you watch the result of her stunt GoneHorriblyWrong.
* MadeOfIron: Has done her share of death-defying stunts over the years. [[DentedIron This has led to more than a few injuries,]] most notably breaking her back when jumping from an overpass filming ''Ah Kam: The Stuntwoman.''