Inspirational gallery: Anna May Wong The first Chinese-American movie star, Anna May Wong (1905 – 61) truly broke down barriers. Her career continues to fascinate, mainly because her charisma and talent far transgressed the stereotypical exotic roles she was often cast in. She was also an exceptional style icon, mixing Western and Chinese dress for a spectacular Art Deco look. All images: Dr Macro’s 2 Responses Peter M.F. Wong June 10th, 2013 An iconic beauty light years ahead of her time…she could light up Shanghai with just a blink of her smile Emileigh July 16th, 2014 Wow, I’ve never heard of her, but her style IS fabulous! So classy and elegant.