With her victory in the 1982 New Talent Singing Awards Anita Muis international career began as a singer.
Due to its huge success it is often referred to as Madonna of Hong Kong. Like Madonna she also often changed their appearance and was considered the " bad girl " of Cantopop.
Successful Anita Mui was, however, also an actress. From 1983 to Anita Mui played primarily in action and martial arts roles. But they also excelled in Rouge by Stanley Kwan, a tragic love story, which is now considered a classic. With co-star Leslie Cheung, she turned a couple of other films (eg, Who's the Woman, Who 's the Man 1996 ). They also made many successful songs together. The two were close friends. It was for him, he once said, like a little sister.
Her international breakthrough as an actress, the Anita Mui also owed to its reputation in Germany, she succeeded on the side of Jackie Chan in Rumble in the Bronx (1994) and Drunken Master II (1993). Zhang Yimou dedicated to her his film House of Flying Daggers ( 2004).
Anita Mui died on 30 December 2003 at the age of 40 of complications from cervical cancer in Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital. Her older sister Ann Mui, also singer of Cantopop, had died of the same disease in 2000.