This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen. Chen Yen-yen or Chen Yanyan (12 January 1916 – 7 May 1999), born Chen Chien-yen, was a Chinese actress. She made 24 films in China up to 1937 when the war ended film making in Shanghai. She worked during the war and in 1949 she co-founded her own company in Hong Kong. She won a best supporting actress award and she retired in 1972.