Carman Lee still ageless as Xiaolongnu despite being in her forties

1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years
After more than twenty years since playing Xiaolongnu in the 1995 adaptation of The Return of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣, Hong Kong actress Carman Lee puts on the traditional white dress once more. This time it's to film an advertisement for a Condor Heroes mobile game, and what's amazing is that her appearance has remained largely unchanged from when she was in her twenties to now that she's already in her mid-forties. 

1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years
Xiaolongnu is such an iconic character that whoever's casted in the role is often contested, but the fact that Carman Lee's portrayal is considered one of the classics is a testament to her timeless beauty. Behind-the-scenes pictures of her in costume are going around the net, leaving many netizens awestruck at how well she's aged. We're missing Louis Koo though.

1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years
1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years

1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years
1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years

1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years

1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years

1995 Condor Heroes Carman Lee after 20 years

Source: 1

10 comments:

  1. Wow..it's like double wow!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Still a classic beauty after all these years, so ethereal. It astounds me why the yumama version exists.

    ReplyDelete
  3. She owns XLN. No doubt! I don’t understand the fascination with LYF who looks like a child next to HXM.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My fave XLN is Idy Chan, but I also love Carmen and LYF. Carmen is very elegant, but I think her acting was kinda wooden at that time (although other people didnt mind XLN was supposed to be icy cold). LYF did look too young next to HXM, but she was very beautiful and she showed XLN's purity and innocence really well. Both are graceful and moved like a goddess.

      Delete
    2. XLN is supposed to be cold and indifferent except when with YG. Even the author said Carmen nailed the role.

      I don’t find LYF goddess-like. She got lucky following Idy and Carmen’s path in portraying those roles.

      Delete
    3. That's why I said that others didny mind, but I did. I think being icy cold is different than being wooden. For me, Idy Chan had the right amouny of coldness and gentleness in her that made her really captivating as the goddess-like XLN. Still, I love Carmen and LYF as well . They are my 2nd favourites after Idy

      Delete
    4. LYF hits the mature look as XLN. I don't agree LYF got lucky to put in a goddess role to get the goddess name, MC played the role and did not earn such title. Ariel lin played as a little fairy, she is very cute but not still not compared to being as beautiful as a fairy. LYF's natural beauty is just rare and ethereal. GYY did not play the XLN role or any fairy role but her natural beauty is also up to comparison of a fairy too.

      Delete
    5. I agree with the poster above me *LOL - everyone is Anonymous*. I dont think she (anyone?) can get lucky in playing a role. If her predecessors were good, then it'd be harder to be at least as good, because people already had high standards and would compare her to them. The fact that a lot of people praise her performance is a sign that she herself had done well. Yes, I think she is gorgeous too, and her role as XLN was memorable

      Delete
  4. There's a modern Return of the Condor Heroes spoof called Fights Break Sphere (aka Battle Through The Heavens). Carman Lee will appear in it as the MC's mother (she now plays YG [aka Xiao Yan]'s mom...)

    ReplyDelete