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Hsu Hua Feng (Chinese: 徐華鳳; pinyin: Xú Huáfèng, November 25, 1970 – December 6, 2011), also known by her English name Mary Hsu, was a Taiwanese actress. She was active in show business from 1989 to 2004. Hsu is best known for her role as Dao Ming Zhuang in Meteor Garden and Doris in Love Contract.

Biography

Early life

Hsu was born on November 25, 1970 in Taiwan.[1] She graduated from National Institute of the Arts (now Taipei National University of the Arts).

Career

In 1989, Hsu competed in the beauty competition, "Miss Jiale China" (佳樂中國小姐). She soon established herself in show business, making her debut in Nu Chou Ju Chang (女丑劇場). Hsu appeared in several television productions throughout the nineties, including Shui Yun Jian (1994) and Raise the Red Lantern (1995).[2][3] In 1998, she released a photo book and an album, both titled If in Heaven.[4] Hsu had a guest role as Dao Ming Zhuang in the hit series, Meteor Garden, in 2001.[5] Hsu also appeared in Seventh Grade (2003),[6] Top on the Forbidden City (2004),[7] and Love Contract (2004).[8]

Personal life

Hsu with her husband at their wedding

Reportedly, Hsu had relationships with Hong Kong actor Deric Wan and director Xu Zhong Hua among others. In 2004, she entered into an extramarital affair with businessman Tang Wei Shi (湯偉時).[9][10] Tang eventually divorced his wife. In 2008, he supported Hsu during her first bout with cancer.[11] Hsu and Wang decided to marry the following year. They had their marriage notarized in January, before having a wedding ceremony in Bali that July.[12][13]

Illness and death

In January 2008, Hsu was diagnosed with stage three stomach cancer. She underwent a gastrectomy, removing nearly all of her stomach and parts of her pancreas and spleen.[14] She had chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions for a year afterwards. Hsu spoke about her cancer experience in April 2009.[15] In December 2011, Hsu's condition deteriorated after a cancer reoccurrence. She died days later on December 6, 2011 at Taichung Veterans General Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan at the age of forty-one.[16] Her husband remained by her side the entire time.[2] A memorial ceremony for Hsu was held on December 9.[17]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Nu Chou Ju Chang
You Chai Liang Du Lai An Ling
1991 Zuo Lin You She Shao Xiao Qi
Ai Zai Chun Feng Li Ye Pei Di
1992 Qi Se Qiao Mu Ci Li
Wo De Baba Shi Zhu Bo
1993 Bao Qing Tian Liu Xuan Jiao
Hong Xiu
Huo Yu Feng Huang Li Ling
Yu Da Fu De Ai Yu Hen Wang Ying Xia
1994 Shui Yun Jian Xu Su Qing
Xue Lian Xu Ling Yu
Gui Ke Lin Men Li Shuang Shuang
1995 Raise the Red Lantern He Ling Di
The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants Li Yu Hou
Qing Ai Hong Chen Chu Xiang Ru
Wo Ben Shan Liang Ⅱ Su Jing Jing
1996 Taipei Hui Gu Niang Fang Yan Ru
Tian Shi Zhong Kui Liu Shuang Hong
1997 Tian Shi Shi Nan Ren Chen Yi Ling
Zai Jiao Yi Sheng Baba Wang Jia Hua
Wo Men Yi Jia Dou Shi Ren Xu Li Hua
Shi Shan Ni
1998 Fu Zi Guan Xi Mei Lin
Tao Hua Qing
Qing Jie
2001 Meteor Garden Dao Ming Zhuang
2003 Seventh Grade Xu Pei Qi
Mimosa An Man Yun
2004 Top on the Forbidden City Monica
My Boyfriend Is a Superstar Kang Kai Lin
Love Contract Doris

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