Michelle started ballet training at the age of four years.
Michelle is currently dating Jean Todt, CEO of Ferrari.
Michelle appeared in a TV commercial for the Tourism Bureau of Malaysia in 2002.
Michelle Yeoh: The reason why I decided to wait two years after the Bond movie, and to work with Ang Lee in a martial arts movie, is because I really believe that this genre deserves more respect and dignity than it's ever been given. Before, people saw it as a fairy tale; they felt they could take it easy. But it shouldn't be about that. It's so steeped in our culture, it should have more depth to it. It's never easy to find that balance, when it's such a magical type of film, to make you accept our soaring to the skies... it was a risk, but when we did this movie, it was for a Western audience.
Michelle was a Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.
Michelle is 5' 4" (1.63 m) tall.
Michelle was the star and executive producer of the film The Touch (2002).
Michelle was the executive producer and star of the film Fei ying (2004).
She was awarded a ShoWest Award for International Star of the Year at the 2001 ShoWest Convention.
Michelle got a Best New Performer Hong Kong Film Award Nomination in 1986.
She was nominated as Best Supporting Actress at the 1998 Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in The Soong Sisters.
At the 2000 Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan she was nominated for Best Actress.
Along with Chow Yun-Fat, she was nominated for Favorite Action Team at the 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
She received a Best Leading Actress BAFTA Award nomination in 2001.
She received the Asian Media Award in 1998 at the Asian American International Film Festival.
She was nominated for a Best Actress Saturn Award for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2001 by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
She cannot read Chinese and has to have scripts read to her or written phonetically in western characters.
She got a Best Actress nomination, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at the 2001 Hong Kong Film Awards.
In spite of her many action films, Michelle has never had formal martial arts training.
The 1998 MTV Movie Awards had her nominated for Best Fight for her action in Tomorrow Never Dies.
Her first acting job was in a commercial alongside Jackie Chan.
She was a jury member at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival.
She was married to film executive Dickson Poon from 1988 to 1992. They are divorced, but remain on good terms and was named godmother to Poon's daughter with his second wife.
She won the title of Miss Malaysia in 1983.
She speaks English, Malay and Cantonese.
She earned a degree in Dance from London's Royal Academy of Dance.
She had to learn her lines phonetically when filming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon because she does not speak Mandarin.
She was awarded the honorary title of "dato" by the Sultan of Perak, her home state in Malaysia.
She won an "Actress of the Year" award at the 2003 MTV Style Awards in Shanghai.
She released a single CD in 1993, Love Quite Like a Comet, from her movie Comet, Butterfly and Sword.
Her salary for Tomorrow Never Dies was $2,500,000.
Her surname, Yeoh, is pronounced "yo".
She is the highest paid actress in Asia.
She is one of the highest paid Chinese-language actresses in the world.
She fought her way to the top in the male-dominated genre of Hong Kong action films, where she has been known for years as the "queen of martial arts".
She is one of the only female stars whom Jackie Chan lets do her own stunts.
In 1997, she was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
Yeoh: (About her critized Malaysian accent on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) My character (Yu Shu Lien) lived outside of Beijing, and so I didn't have to do the Beijing accent.