Today is Barbara Yung's 57th birthday. I almost missed it; I thought it would be tomorrow (8 May). Good thing I checked, otherwise I'd beat myself for missing it.
I have three posts for Barbara and us her fans: her hairstyle (this post), an MV for her and a bit of LOCH 1983 Behind the Scenes with some Michael as Yeung Hong there. Let's see if I can post all before midnight, for it's less than 1.5 hours before midnight here in Australia.
For the first post, I have some shots of her various hair styles, including the unused hair style from LOCH 1983. Which one do you like the best?
I definitely like her Wong Yung hair style the best (the published version), though I also love her Chun Sik Sik style. I place her Song Siu Ching style after the WY and CSS. I also like her Lam Chor Yin style.
|Barbara had the best hair style as Wong Yung, IMO|
|The voluminous hair of Wong Yung|
Thanks to Rob Radboud, I found out that Wong Yung was supposed to have a different hair style in LOCH 1983. I'm glad the director ditched this hair style, for it did not reflect WY's cheerful attitude.
|The original hair style design for Wong Yung. It's still pretty...|
|... but this hair style is more for Sik Sik than Wong Yung|
Speaking of Chun Sik Sik, I'm so glad that Barbara took this role, for Sik Sik was so different from Wong Yung. It shows how versatile Babs was. I love Sik Sik's hair style for it suited the character well. By the way, Sik Sik had two hair styles in The Foundation 1984. The first one is where she split her hair into two low tails as shown here:
|Sik Sik's double pony tail, from here|
After she started dating Michael's Li Sai Man, the low pony tails were gone. Instead, she let her hair down like this below. I find that I like her two pony tails style better.
|By the way, Sai Man was such a hottie!|
After Wong Yung and Sik Sik, comes Song Siu Ching's hair style. Sometimes I still wish that Siu Ching adopted Wong Yung's hair style... but SC was more mature than WY, so the former's hair style actually suited her.
Then we have Barbara's Qing style as Lam Chor Yin. She has two styles: when she was not yet properly married to Michael's Szeto Man Mo, and when she was already married after all those ups and downs of their relationship. I love the little pleats that framed her cute face!
|Pre-marriage, Chor Yin tied her hair in a low pony tail (unseen here)|
|The chignon-ed Madame Szeto beating up her husband. They were so cute!|
Then we venture out to series that I haven't seen (hiks), but I still need to upload here for I love Babs' hair styles there. The first one is her curly, doll-like style from United We Stand 1984.
|Did she use her own hair here? So lovely...|
|Babs' hair isn't obvious here, but I like her blue hat|
Barbara also portrayed the twin of this character (have to search for her name here) in United We Stand. Her twin was a tomboy who couldn't care less about her appearances, hence she just did her hair in two simple ponytails here. Definitely she was using her own hair here.
Barbara was an amazing actress. She successfully portrayed a smart brat-turned heroine called Wong Yung with her habit of pretending to bite people's nose. Then she portrayed a reserved Sik Sik. Then a mature but sparky Song Siu Ching. Then we have this character, which I don't recognise, but I bet she was even more mature than Sik Sik and Siu Ching. Looks like a queen here, or at least a high-rank royalty. Well, Barbara is our queen, so there you go...
Update 8 May'16: This one might be from the Battlefield (楚河漢界, Chu River and Han Border) 1985 series. Barbara was an imperial spy but she was killed in the series. Still, might worth a look.
|Barbara with possibly her Battlefield 楚河漢界 costume|
Update 14 May'16: OMG... I just realised that the Battlefield was the last series that Barbara was fully involved with before her death... This is sad...
I also found this hair style while watching the LOCH 1983 Behind the Scene from Rob Radboud's site. Sorry I can't screen cap without the "play" icon there... not sure what the series is called either. Perhaps it was the earlier design of Wong Yung's hair from the LOCH 1983?
And last but not least, Barbara portrayed this lovely white-dressed girl in yet another series I haven't watched. Her hair style is standard, but again she looked different (but still lovely) with this hair style. Apparently, I still have several Barbara series to catch up....
Happy 57th birthday, Barbara. May you be in peace up there...