Born in the New Taipei district, but grew up in Chiayi, Taiwan.
Graduated from Taipei Girls' School in 1972, debuted in movies the next year with "Outside the Window", but it wasn't until 1976 when she became popular after winning the Best Actress Prize in the 22nd Asian Film Festival. Her popularity grew in the 80s when she went to Hong Kong and signed a contract with Golden Harvest. Shortly after, she would specialize on period wu xia movies. In 1990 she won a second award as Best Actress, the Golden Horse, for "Red Dust". After she married, she retired from the film industry in 1994.