Former beauty queen and global icon Michelle Yeoh wins Oscar!

13 Mar 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Michelle Yeoh, former Miss World Malaysia and now a global icon, has made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress for 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' during the 95th annual Academy Awards ceremony which were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA yesterday.

Just recently, Yeoh had won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'. Michelle plays Evelyn Wang, a busy mother and laundromat owner who is thrown into an adventure, through multiple universes, in order to save the world from devastation in 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'.



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In 1983, at the age of 20, Michelle Yeoh won the Miss Malaysia World. She was Malaysia’s representative at Miss World 1983 in London, England. Michelle is the second winner from Miss World Alumni to win an Oscar. Before her, Halle Berry, former Miss World United States and Top 7 Miss World 1986, was the first Miss World alumni to win an Oscar back in 2002.

Michelle’s acting career began in Hong Kong in the 1980s. She became renowned for roles in Hong Kong action films, starring alongside Jackie Chan. Later she became better known, among Western audiences, for roles in the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, her Hollywood debut and Oscar-winning drama, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She has recently appeared in the blockbusters Crazy Rich Asians and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Wishing her heartiest congratulations!