Influencers have nothing on legendary Hong Kong beauty Rosamund Kwan whose following for her new Douyin account shot to 1 million followers so fast it might give you a whiplash. The 58-year-old actress who was once described as the most beautiful woman in Hong Kong has been out of the public eye for so long now, yet fans clearly have not forgotten her.
They welcomed the actress’s foray into Douyin (the sister equivalent of Tiktok) with open arms saying, “The goddess is finally here”, “welcome Rosamund Kwan” and “I’ve been a longtime fan of the thirteenth aunt.” Even superstar Andy Lau who just created his very own Douyin account for Chinese New Year this year popped by her account to leave a welcome message of his own. “Sister Zhilin (Rosamund’s Chinese name) is finally here. I’ll be waiting for you to start sharing ~~” he writes. To which Rosamund quickly replied with a “Wow! Hua Zai (a nickname of Andy), when are we filming a collab video together?” Yes please!
Hong Kong classic cinema lovers will no doubt be familiar with Rosamund Kwan as she’d previously starred as the “thirteenth aunt” in the Once Upon a Time in China film franchise. In fact, the list of people she’s worked with in showbiz is a veritable list of who’s who in the Hong Kong entertainment industry like Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Jet Li, Tony Leung and Andy Lau amongst others. Since leaving showbiz in 2007, Rosamund Kwan may have turned in her acting badge, but she’s not too far off having made a niche for herself and her skincare line RK Beauty in the beauty industry.