Magazine article Variety

Josie HO

Magazine article Variety

Josie HO

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CLAIM TO FAME

Thirty-nine-year-old Josie Ho has been featured in more than 30 films since 1994, but Tl'ddy Chen's 1999 actioner "Purple Storm," in which she plays a ruthless female terrorist, earned her supporting actress noms at the Golden Horse and Hong Kong Film festivals. Variety's Derek Elley called her presence in the pic "electric."

TO HEIR §M IS DIVINE S3

The daughter of Macau gambling magnate Stanley Ho, one of the world's richest men, she knew early on that she aspired to a life in showbiz, especially after hanging around family friends - like Jackie Chan. "I trained to be a singer, but after I met those guys, I decided I wanted their lives," she says. "It looked fun!"

HER OWN WOMAN

Ho is grateful her traditional Chinese family let her work in the real world and didn't finance her career. …

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