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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cheng.
Lin Dai
Chinese name 林黛 (Traditional)
Chinese name 林黛 (Simplified)
Birth name Cheng Yueru (程月如)
Born 26 December 1934(1934-12-26)
Guilin, Guangxi, China
Died 17 July 1964 (aged 29)
Hong Kong
Years active 1953–1964
Spouse(s) Long Shengxun (1961–1964)

Linda Lin Dai (Chinese: 林黛 26 December 1934–17 July 1964) was a Chinese actress of Hong Kong films made in Mandarin during 1950s–60s. She was a star actress in the Shaw Brothers Studio stable.

Born Cheng Yueru (程月如) in Guilin, Lin Dai was awarded the Best Actress at the Asia Pacific Film Festival four times for her outstanding performances in a number of films produced by Shaw Studio. Whilst she attended short courses on drama and linguistics at Columbia University, New York in 1958, she met and fell in love with Long Shengxun, the son of Long Yun who was a former governor of China's Yunnan province. They married on 12 February 1961 in Hong Kong.

She committed suicide at home in Hong Kong in July 1964, using an overdose of sleeping pills and inhalation of methane gas, due to family matters referred by the media as "trivial". Her death shocked the Chinese community.


  • Singing Under The Moon (Cui Cui), 1953
  • Golden Lotus (Jin Lian Hua), 1957
  • Scarlett Doll (Hong Wa), 1958
  • Diau Charn (Diao Chan), 1958
  • The Kingdom and the Beauty (Jiang Shan Mei Ren), 1959
  • Les Belles (Qian Jiao Bai Mei), 1961
  • Love Without End (Bu Liao Qing), 1961
  • Madame White Snake (Bai She Zhuan), 1962
  • Blue and Black (Lan Yu Hei), 1966

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