Sibelle Hu Hui-zhong is (胡慧中; Hu Hui-chung; born 4 May 1958 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese actress, singer, stuntwoman and TV personality famous for starring in multiple Girls with Guns action films in the late 80s or early 90s, with a career spanning over 4 decades, although her peak is in the period between 1990 and 1996, where she (alongside Cynthia Khan) is Taiwan's answer to Michelle Yeoh, Moon Lee or Yukari Oshima.
Starting her career as a teen in romantic melodramas, the Taiwanese film industry had intentions to groom her to become another Brigitte Lin. But after landing a supporting role in the My Lucky Stars series courtesy of Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung, Sibelle would often be typecast in action movies, usually as no-nonsense policewomen or detectives. Finding greater success in action movies, Hu, alongside Yeoh, Oshima, Moon, Rothrock would lead the way for the Action Girl genre dominating 90s Asian cinema.
Her career have somewhat faded after her marriage to Taiwanese businessman Patrick Ho (with whom she had her only child, Audrey, in 2000), but every now and then Hu will be active in producing or promoting films, or showing up in TV dramas.
Tropes relating to this performer:
- Action Girl: Represents Taiwan (alongside Cynthia Khan) when it comes to the 90s' Girls with Guns cinema.
- Boyish Short Hair: Some of her roles, especially the Inspector Wears Skirts series.
- Cowboy Cop: Plenty of her roles are as police officers who isn't afraid to pull guns on literally everything she sees or get into fights for no reason at all.
- Unkempt Beauty: She tends to get roughed up rather badly in her action films, even more so than Moon Lee or Yukari Oshima.
Sibelle Hu's notable films:
- My Lucky Stars - appears in most of the movies, alongside Sammo Hung
- The Inspector Wears Skirts - stars in all of the movies, including its spinoffs
- Dreaming the Reality
- The Seventh Curse
- China Heat
- The Dragon Fighter
- Angel's Project
- Lethal Panther - first movie only
- Fire Phoenix
- Angel Terminators - second movie only
- Devil Hunters
- This film is infamous for a stunt gone wrong for Moon Lee and Sibelle Hu, where both actresses have to perform a jump off an exploding balcony. Due to the explosives being triggered too early, Lee and Hu both got badly injured in their back. Hu notably suffered third-degree burns after the shoot.
- The Way of the Lady Boxers
- Bury Me High
- The Mighty Gambler
- Combat At Heaven Gate
- Fung Sai Yuk - first movie only