Michelle Yeoh made history on Sunday night as she became the first Asian woman to take home the Best Actress Oscar 2023. The Malaysian actress starred in the film, Everything Everywhere All at Once and was recognized for her work at the 95th Annual Academy Awards.
This year the film dominated the Oscar 2023 with a total of 11 nominations and it won 7 of them.
Michelle Yeoh creates History as the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar
Yeah, you read it right. Yeoh’s win comes as a long-awaited victory for a huge portion of the Asian entertainment community. Her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once captivated the hearts of the audiences. However, Michelle Yeoh’s hard work earned her history by becoming the first Asian woman to win Oscar in 2023 for best actress.
In her acceptance speech, Yeoh thanked her family, her team, and the Asian actors who came before her for paving the way for her success. She added, “Ladies, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are past your prime”. Besides, she inspired the young generation by saying, “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibility.”
The best actress winner dedicated her big win to her moms and fans. She said, “Because they are really the superheroes, and without them, none of us would be here tonight.”
Michelle is the second Asian woman to win the Oscar for best actress after Halle Berry. Halle won the awards for the 2001 movie Monster’s Ball more than 20 years ago.
For the award show, Michelle Yeaoh hit the red carpet in a white Dior Couture gown followed by delicate feathers. She accessorized her look with diamonds and a Richard Mille Watch.
Here’s everything you need to know about Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress. She was born on August 6, 1962, to a Malaysian Chinese family of Hokkien and Cantonese ancestry. Although 60 years now, this beautiful Oscar winner has shown no signs of aging. She moved to the United States at the age of 15.
Since a young age, Yeoah had a keen interest in ballet and majored in ballet at the UK’s Royal Academy of Dance in London. However, due to a spinal injury, she quit ballet and transferred to choreography and other arts.In 1983, she was crowned Miss Malaysia World at the age of 20. She represented Malaysia at Miss World 1983 pageant in London where she overall placed at 18th position.
Michelle gained the attention of viewers and the media when she appeared in a television commercial with Jackie Chan.
However, she rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in a series of action films where she performed her own stunts. Yes, Madam (1985), Magnificent Warriors (1987), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), Trio (1993), and Holy Weapon (1993) are some of her well-doing films.
Woohoo! Let’s give a standing ovation to the one and only Michelle Yeoh for absolutely slaying it with her latest achievement! This Oscar-winning actress continues to amaze us with her talent and we simply can’t wait to see what she has in store for her fans all over the world.
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