CHARLIE YOUNG (Fon) was discovered by a talent scout in 1993. Since her first television commercial for Hong Kong TSL Jewel Product, she has starred in more than 20 films including memorable performances in Wong Kar Wai's Ashes of Time and Tsui Hark's The Lovers. Other movie roles include Andy Lau's All About Love and Tsui Hark's Seven Swords, which opened the 62nd Venice Film Festival. Most recently, she starred in Jackie Chan's New Police Story, which earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 28th Popular Cinema Movie Awards in Hong Kong.
In the field of music, Young has released nine solo albums and received numerous awards including; Best New Singer Award at the Hong Kong Top 10 Music Awards, the Hong Kong TVB Award and the Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Award.
In 1997, she temporarily gave up performing to concentrate on her image consulting business, with a client list including artists such as GiGi Leung, Leo Ku, Ekin Cheung, Lee Hsin Chieh, Anita Yuen and Shu Qi.
Young shares her unique style and beauty advice in different newspapers and magazines as well as in two books, Non Fashion Image Style and Natural Beauty. Her most recent book, Love, Once Again, about her experiences in China, Thailand and Indonesia, was released in August 2006.
Despite Young's busy schedule she finds time to lend her high international profile to numerous charitable causes, especially those concerned with children's welfare and the protection of the environment. She serves as an ambassador for various such organizations including UNICEF and WWF Hong Kong.
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