Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star. She began acting in 1922, and within two years she was an internationally known actress and fashion icon. In 1935, she was passed over for the role of O-Lan in the Good Earth, and appeared in several B movies before World War II broke out. During the War, she focused on helping the Chinese during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In the 1950s, she returned to the public eye when she became the first Asian-American tv lead.