Famous Malaysian Women

Find out more about the greatest Malaysian Women, including Tanita Tikaram, Nicol David, Rachel Khoo, Bic Runga and Michelle Ang
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Michelle Yeoh
(Malaysian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’)
Michelle Yeoh
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Birthdate: August 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ipoh, Malaysia

The quintessential action heroine of the 1990s Hong Kong action films, Chinese-Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh gained international recognition after playing an important role in the 1997 James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. In 2008, she was named the greatest action heroine of all time by Rotten Tomatoes. She is the only Asian named in People's 35 All-Time Screen Beauties list.

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Nicol David
(Malaysian Professional Squash Player Who Has Won the World Open Title Record Eight Times)
Nicol David
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Birthdate: August 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
Nicol David is a retired professional squash player. From 2006 to 2015, David held on to the world number one ranking for 108 consecutive months, which is a world record. She also won a record eight World Open titles. Regarded as the greatest women's squash player ever, Nicol David won a record nine Asian Squash Championships during her illustrious career.
 3 
Claudia Wells
(Actress)
Claudia Wells
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Birthdate: July 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 4 
Siti Nurhaliza
(Singer)
Siti Nurhaliza
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Birthdate: January 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kampung Awah, Malaysia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 5 
Poh Ling Yeow
(Chef & Actress Known for Hosting Her Own Cooking Series on ABC Entitled 'Poh’s Kitchen')
Poh Ling Yeow
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Poh Ling Yeow is a Malaysian-born Australian television presenter, cook, author, actress, and artist who lives and works in Adelaide. A popular figure, Yeow has appeared in several films and popular TV shows like MasterChef Australia. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Poh Ling Yeow donated her artwork to benefit Flinders Medical Centre in 2003.

 6 
Neelofa
(Actress)
Neelofa
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Birthdate: February 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pasir Mas, Kelantan, Malaysia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
Yuna
(Singer)
Yuna
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Birthdate: November 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Jill Bennett
(Actress)
Jill Bennett
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Birthdate: December 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Penang, Malaysia
Died: October 4, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Tanita Tikaram
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter)
Tanita Tikaram
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Birthdate: August 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Münster
 10 
Nurul Izzah Anwar
(Politician)
Nurul Izzah Anwar
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Birthdate: November 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nurul Izzah Anwar is a Malaysian politician who served as the People's Justice Party's Vice-President from 2010 to 2018. The daughter of Dato' Seri Haji Anwar bin Ibrahim, Nurul Izzah is an ardent advocate of civil and human rights.
 

 11 
Jesseca Liu
(Actress)
Jesseca Liu
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Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kedah, Malaysia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Fazura
(Actress)
Fazura
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Birthdate: September 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Shauna Macdonald
(Actress)
Shauna Macdonald
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Birthdate: February 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Malaysia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Pandelela Rinong
(Malaysian Diver)
Pandelela Rinong
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Birthdate: March 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia

Two-time Olympic medalist Pandelela Rinong was scouted for state diving at the age of 7. Born into a modest family of a contractor, she initially dreamed of becoming an air stewardess and of traveling the world. She scripted history as the first Malaysian female to win an Olympic medal.

 15 
Oksana Voevodina
(Model)
Oksana Voevodina
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Birthdate: July 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Astrakhan, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Yeo Bee Yin
(Politician)
Yeo Bee Yin
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Birthdate: May 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Segamat, Johor, Malaysia

Yeo Bee Yin is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change from 2 July 2018 to 24 February 2020. Her work as the Minister of Energy and Climate Change earned her several honors including a place in The Ecologist's list of 25 female climate leaders shaping 2019.  

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Amelia Thripura Henderson
(Actress)
Amelia Thripura Henderson
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Birthdate: October 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Iman Afzan
(Princess)
Iman Afzan
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Birthdate: November 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hannah Yeoh
(Politician)
Hannah Yeoh
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Birthdate: January 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Hannah Yeoh is a Malaysian politician who served as the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development from 2 July 2018 to 24 February 2020. A former lawyer, Hannah Yeoh was an important member of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) political party until 2020 when the PH administration collapsed.
 20 
Carmen Soo
(Model, actress who starred in the 2013 film Ghost Child)
Carmen Soo
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Birthdate: October 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin
(Queen consort of the 9th Sultan of Selangor)
Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin
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Birthdate: June 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, (then located in Selangor), Malaysia
 22 
Peta Sergeant
(Actress best known for her lead role in the Australian television series Satisfaction)
Peta Sergeant
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Birthdate: September 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Penang Island, Malaysia
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Joyce Chu
(Singer)
Joyce Chu
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Birthdate: March 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 24 
Diana Danielle
(Actress)
Diana Danielle
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Birthdate: November 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Janna Nick
(Actress)
Janna Nick
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Birthdate: June 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sungai Petani, Malaysia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Maya Karin
(Actress)
Maya Karin
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Birthdate: October 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Raja Zarith Sofiah
(Queen consort)
Raja Zarith Sofiah
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Birthdate: August 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Teluk Intan, Malaysia
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Emma Maembong
(Actress)
Emma Maembong
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Birthdate: March 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Farah Ann Abdul Hadi
(Gymnast)
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi
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Birthdate: May 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Farah Ann Abdul Hadi is a Malaysian former professional artistic gymnast best known for winning seven gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games. Farah Ann Abdul Hadi also won two silver medals and three bronze medals at the Southeast Asian Games over the course of her career.

 30 
Nelydia Senrose
(Actress)
Nelydia Senrose
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Birthdate: July 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Elizabeth Tan
(Singer)
Elizabeth Tan
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Birthdate: November 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Marina Mahathir
(Activist)
Marina Mahathir
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Birthdate: May 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaya (now Malaysia)
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Mandy Lieu
(Model)
Mandy Lieu
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Birthdate: March 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ipoh, Malaysia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Samantha Katie James
(Actress)
Samantha Katie James
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Birthdate: November 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Klang (city) Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Julia Rais
(Actress)
Julia Rais
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Birthdate: February 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kota Bharu, Kelantan Malaysia
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Michelle Yeoh
(Malaysian Heiress, Socialite, Model and Fashion Influencer)
Michelle Yeoh
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Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
(Supreme Queen consort)
Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
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Birthdate: August 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istana Bukit Stulang, Johor Bahru, Johor
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Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
(12th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (2018 - 2020))
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
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Birthdate: December 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is a Malaysian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia as well as the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development from 21 May 2018 to 24 February 2020. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the first female to hold the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

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Zahirah MacWilson
(Actress)
Zahirah MacWilson
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Birthdate: February 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jasmine Suraya Chin
(Television presenter)
Jasmine Suraya Chin
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Birthdate: November 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Rina Harun
(Politician)
Rina Harun
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Birthdate: April 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia

Rina Harun is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Rural Development from 2018 to 2020. She has also been serving as the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development since 2020.

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Syatilla Melvin
(Actress, Model)
Syatilla Melvin
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Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Tuanku Zara Salim
(Queen consort)
Tuanku Zara Salim
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
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Shila Amzah
(Singer-songwriter)
Shila Amzah
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Birthdate: August 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Mona Fandey
(Singer)
Mona Fandey
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Birthdate: January 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kangar, Perlis, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died: November 2, 2001
 46 
Adele Lim
(Malaysian Screenwriter, Producer, and Director)
Adele Lim
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Birthplace: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
 47 
Mizz Nina
(Fashion designer)
Mizz Nina
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Birthdate: July 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Francisca James
(Model)
Francisca James
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Birthdate: October 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nur Dhabitah Sabri
(Malaysian Diver)
Nur Dhabitah Sabri
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Birthdate: July 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nur Dhabitah Sabri is a Malaysian professional diver best known for winning three bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, including two medals at the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Queensland. She has also won several gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games. In 2017, Nur Dhabitah Sabri was chosen to light up the cauldron at the Southeast Asian Games.

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Yasmin Ahmad
(Director)
Yasmin Ahmad
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Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Died: July 25, 2009