Time’s Magazine named Michelle Yeoh as the Icon of the year 2022.
The 60-year-old Malaysian actress gained fame in the ’80s and ’90s in Hong Kong action films such as Yes, Madam (1985), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992), and Holy Weapon (1993).
In 1983, at the age of 20, Yeoh won the Miss Malaysia World contest and started her film career acting in action and martial arts films, where she did most of her own stunts.
She gained international fame for her roles in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in the martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).
Her other notable movies are Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Reign of Assassins (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), and The Lady (2011), where she portrayed Aung San Suu Kyi. She did supporting roles in the romantic comedy movies Crazy Rich Asians(2018) and Last Christmas (2019).
In 2021 she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. In 2022 she gained acclaim for starring in the science fiction film Everything Everywhere All at Once.
In 2022, Time magazine named her one of the world’s 100 most influential people.