Which actress was the best Huang Rong in Condor Heroes?

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The death of Hong Kong TV icon Susanna Au Yeung brought back memories of popular drama series The Return of the Condor Heroes. Many actresses have played the role of Huang Rong, but who played it best?

The death of former Hong Kong actress Susanna Au Yeung on Sunday (July 9) brought back memories of the ever-popular swordfighting drama series The Return Of The Condor Heroes for many fans.

It is based on a popular Chinese wuxia novel by Jin Yong (aka Louis Cha). The second part of the Condor trilogy, which tiltillates with great story-telling, it came after The Legend of the Condor Heroes and was followed by The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre.

A number of stars rose to fame after acting in movies and TV series based on the trilogy, thrilling fans with incredible gongfu 'feats' and skills with different kinds of weaponry. 

Apart from the lead characters of Yang Guo and his lover Xiaolongnü, the supporting character of Huang Rong also attracted much attention in The Legend and then in The Return.

Blessed with a sharp memory, Huang Rong is well-versed in many things - geography, medicine, military strategy, mathematics, music, literature and cooking - you name it. In the gallery below, we feature nine of the actresses who had played this role. Who's your favourite? Give your views in the comment box below.

The actresses who played Huang Rong in Condor Heroes: Who is your favourite?

  • Chinese actress Li Yitong acted with William Yang in China-made Legend of the Condor Heroes series in 2016.
  • Li Yitong played Huang Rong in China-made TV series, Legend of the Condor Heroes.
  • Chinese TV actress Yang Ming Na, who has been acting since 2000, played the role in The Romance of the Condor Heroes (adapted from The Return) series, which ran from 2014 to 2015. Produced by China's Yu Zheng Studio, it stars two very popular artistes in Chinese showbiz - Chen Xiao from China and actress-singer Michelle Chen from Taiwan.
  • Yang Ming Na acted in The Romance of the Condor Heroes (adapted from The Return) series, which ran from 2014 to 2015.
  • Yang Ming Na acted in The Romance of the Condor Heroes (adapted from The Return) series, which ran from 2014 to 2015. It stars Chen Xiao from China and actress-singer Michelle Chen from Taiwan as seen in the still.
  • Zhou Xun as Huang Rong in 2003.
  • Chinese actress Zhou Xun played Huang Rong in the 2003 TV series in China, with Li Ya Peng acting as her husband, Guo Jing.
  • Chinese actress and singer Kong Lin (aka Kong Ling), who had acted in many TV series and movies since the late 1980s, played Huang Rong in the TV series in 2006.
  • Kong Lin today. She acted as Huang Rong in the 2006 TV series starring Huang Xiaoming and Liu Yifei.
  • Kong Lin acted as Huang Rong in The Return of the Condor Heroes (2006 TV series), which starred Huang Xiaomng and Liu Yifei.
  • Also known as Pat Ha, the Hong Kong actress acted in TTV Taiwan's The Return of the Condor Heroes series starring Richie Ren and Jacklyn Wu in 1998.
  • Patricia Ha acted in TTV Taiwan's The Return of the Condor Heroes series starring Richie Ren and Jacklyn Wu in 1998. S
  • Patricia Ha acted in TTV Taiwan's The Return of the Condor Heroes series starring Richie Ren and Jacklyn Wu in 1998.
  • Shirley Ho acted as Huang Rong in Singapore-made The Return of the Condor Heroes starring Christopher Lee and Fann Wong.
  • Shirley Ho acted as Huang Rong in Singapore-made The Return of the Condor Heroes starring Christopher Lee and Fann Wong.
  • Hong Kong actress acted as Huang Rong in The Condor Heroes 95, a TV series in Hong Kong.
  • Bonnie Ngai acted as Huang Rong in The Condor Heroes 95 TV series in Hong Kong. It starred Louis Koo and Carman Lee.
  • Susanna Au Yeung (left) acted as Huang Rong in TVB's Return Of The Condor Heroes in 1983 alongside Andy Lau who played the main role.
  • Susanna Au Yeung acted as Huang Rong in TVB's Return Of The Condor Heroes in 1983 alongside Andy Lau who played the main role.
  • Michelle Yim (left), the veteran Hong Kong actress played the role of Huang Rong in CTV Hong Kong's 1976 TV series with Law Lok-lam and Lee Tong-ming, who played the couple, Yang Guo and Xiaolongnu.
  • Forever-young Michelle Yim, who is still active on screen, played Huang Rong 40 years ago.
  • Athena Chu played Huang Rong in The Legend of the Condor Heroes TV series with Julian Cheung in 1994.
  • Hong Kong actress acted in TVB Jade's 1983 series of The Legend of the Condor Heroes. The male lead was Felix Wong.

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