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Chinese name  向海嵐 (traditional)
Name  Anne Heung
Years active  1998-2008

Chinese name  向海岚 (simplified)
Role  Actress
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Pinyin  Xiang Hailan (Mandarin)
Jyutping  Hoeng3 Hoi2-laam4 (Cantonese)
Born  2 October 1974 (age 41) Hong Kong (1974-10-02)
Education  University of British Columbia
TV shows  The Legend of Lady Yang, Love Is Beautiful, Riches and Stitches, The Charm Beneath, Best Bet
Similar People  Hoyan Mok, Kayi Cheung, Mpule Kwelagobe

Occupation  Actress, Event Planner

Anne Heung Hoi-lam (born 2 October 1974) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian actress and model, formerly under contract to the television station TVB. She left TVB in 2008.


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Early days and Hong Kong pageant competition

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Heung was born in Hong Kong, but later went to Canada, where she studied economics at the University of British Columbia.

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She later returned to Hong Kong and competed in the Miss Hong Kong in 1998, where she was crowned and won three awards. She represented Hong Kong in the Miss Chinese International Pageant 1999 and was crowned the second runner up. She also competed in the international pageant, Miss Universe 1999, but did not place in the top 10 semifinalists. However, she did make the top 10 Miss Photogenic polls. Like many before her, the top ranking winners of the beauty pageant are given an opportunity to contract with HK TVB and promoted as one of their new featured actresses.

A decade with TVB

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Heung often starred in action, comedic, and political TVB drama series. She has starred in many drama series like Detective Investigation Files, Riches and Stitches, The Charm Beneath, Seed of Hope, and most notably The Legend of Lady Yang, in which she played Yang Guifei, the beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang. While at first heavily promoted, Heung noticed a slow-down in potential roles and felt her value had diminished as she was placed in third-line roles by 2007. By 2008, she had had no jobs available for nearly four months, and when she finally had an available role, it was an executive position. Feeling under-valued and that her career had peaked with TVB, she began to look elsewhere for new career opportunities. After completing her TVB filming commitments, Heung quietly parted ways with TVB.

Retirement and new paths

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After retiring from TVB, Heung decided to venture into business. She is friends with 1977's HK pageant winner, Loletta Chu. With the help of Chu's businessman husband, Vincent Lo, Heung worked under the couple's property development company in Shanghai and later used her own funds to start her own wedding planning company. Although she left the entertainment industry, she is still remembered. Several media companies and businesses approached Heung to work for them. She also occasionally appeared on media, non-acting roles such as food tourism, commercials, and being a spokesperson for a beauty salon in between her public relations work. However, it wasn't until recently she seriously considered making a return to acting.

Possible comeback

In an interview in mid-2014, Heung expressed interest in returning to acting for TVB if the role was right for her.

Personal life

Heung is aunt to fellow actor Vinci Wong.

She currently resides in Shanghai.


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