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A character who caught my eye was Anna May Wong, an actress who became the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood.

Portrait for Piccadilly (1929) TWITTER/NITRATEDIVABorn Wong Liu Tsong to Chinese American parents, Anna May Wong made an impact with critics and viewers alike in her first starring film role in The Toll of the Sea (1922) aged only 17.

As is shown in Hollywood, Wong grew increasingly frustrated with the limited roles on offer for Asian women.

Indeed, Wong can be said to be the first Asian American fashion icon.

Such a sentiment can surely be applied to the force of nature that was Anna May Wong.

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