Moon Lee (李赛凤, Li Sai Feng; born 14 February 1965 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong actress and early-90s icon of Girls with Guns cinema, ever since starring in the Iron Angels trilogy.
Hailing from a background in dance, much like Cheng Pei-Pei and Michelle Yeoh before her, Lee started her career at age 15, firstly in background roles like one of the palace maidens in Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain before making her transition to movies. Her breakthrough role in the Angels trilogy made her popular among Girls-with-guns enthusiasts and one of the many action-girl icons in the early 90s.
Besides movies, Moon Lee also appeared frequently in TV series and dramas, as well as running a dance school as her post-movie career.
Lee currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her family, consisting of her husband and her son.
Tropes relating to this performer:
- Action Girl
- Cute Bruiser
- Dance Battler: Frequently incorporates her natural dance moves into her fight scenes.
- Fragile Speedster: Often, her characters lack endurance or strength, but have lightning quick reflexes.
- Girly Bruiser
- Kick Chick: Utilizes kicks plenty of times in her fights. Kickboxer's Tears notably had Moon fighting an opponent who outmatched her, until she switches to using kicks, at which point she turns the battle around and sends her opponent into a crumpled heap
- Small Girl, Big Gun: She gets to wield heavy machine-guns, shotguns, dual Uzis, rocket and grenade launchers throughout her various films.
- The Squadette: A lot of her films features her in military gear. The picture of her from this page is a promotional still from Angel Force.
- Those Two Girls: Often appears with fellow action-girl, Yukari Oshima.
Moon Lee's notable films:
- Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain - Cameo
- The Champions (1983)
- Dreaming the Reality
- Fatal Termination
- Iron Angels - Lee appeared in all three films
- My Lucky Stars - Lee appears alongside Jackie Chan in the main three films of the trilogy
- Kickboxer's Tears
- Killer Angels and its sequel, Devil Hunters
- Devil Hunters is notable for an on-set accident where Moon Lee and her co-star Sibelle Hu had to perform a jumping stunt off a balcony with an explosion going off behind them, but an ill-timed trigger caused the blast to go off early. Moon and Sibelle both ends up suffering burns on their backs after filming.
- Angel Force starts off like a rather typical cop drama, until the second act inexplicably turns into a war movie with Moon wearing army fatigues killing mooks left and right in the Golden Triangle.
- Angel Terminators - appears in the second movie
- Beauty Investigator - Lee and Yukari Oshima tries their hands on the Hitman with a Heart / Cowboy Cop combo made popular by films like The Killer back then.
- Bury Me High - Lee plays a journalist who takes on an entire army of rebels, even facing off against tanks.
- Angel's Project - a Lighter and Softer spin-off of the Angel series
- The Avenging Quartet - a film with an Ensemble Cast, where Moon gets to star alongside Yukari Oshima, Cynthia Khan and Michiko Nishiwaki
- Mission Of Condor
- Mission of Justice
- Mr. Vampire
- The Inspector Wears Skirts - appears in the fourth movie
- Princess Madam - Lee stars in this Heroic Bloodshed-esque film, complete with flowing Badass Longcoat and Guns Akimbo.
- New Killers In Town
- Secret Police
- A Serious Shock! Yes Madam!