Cherie Chung Chor-hung is a retired Hong Kong film actress. She was one of the top actresses in Hong Kong Film during the 1980s.\nShe participated in the 1979 Miss Hong Kong competition and came in 3rd runner-up. She was later discovered by film director Johnnie To and debuted in his first film The Enigmatic Case.\nHer beauty and charm led her to become one of the top actresses in Hong Kong at the time. In her film career, one of her most famous performances was in Mabel Cheung's An Autumn's Tale, where she portrayed Jennifer, an educated middle-class woman who falls in love with a rude and uneducated man played by Chow Yun-fat. The film became one of the most successful romance flicks in Hong Kong film history. She is known as the \"Marilyn Monroe\" of Hong Kong entertainment industry due to her beautiful looks.\nChung retired from acting in the 1990s. Her last film was John Woo's Once a Thief, which was also a classic.\nShe married advertising guru Mike Chu in 1991 in the United States. Chu was known for his achievements in the Hong Kong advertising industry. Before the wedding, they come into agreement to be \"child-free\". On 24 August 2007, Chu died of stomach cancer.