Top 10 women of old Shanghai

By Yang Xi
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The old Shanghai was glamorous from the 1920s to 1940s. Although most of those well-known ladies in this period have passed away, they are still remembered for their charm and uniqueness.

    Gong Qiuxia


Gong Qiuxia, one of the top 10 women of old Shanghai by

Gong Qiuxia, born in 1918 in Jiangsu Province, is a famous actress and singer. [Photo by Xinhua]

Gong Qiuxia, born in 1918 in Jiangsu Province, was a famous actress and singer who became popular after starring in "Strange Case in an Ancient Pagoda" (1937) and singing a song in the film. By the 1940s, she had become one of the seven great singing stars in China. Known for her acting skills, she was in more than one hundred films in her life. She died of a heart attack in Hong Kong in 2004.

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