Zoe Tay was the first big celebrity actress in Singapore. Although she initially did not fancy acting, she was given a role in the legendary drama "Crime and Passion" alongside Li Nanxing which basically ignited her love for acting. Her breakthrough soon came in Pretty Faces and from then on she has been winning awards nearly every year for her breakthrough performances.
In 1987 she won model fo the year and in 1988 she joined and won the first talent search contest, Star Search. She also became Singapore's first ever lux girl.
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Zoe Tay is another versatile actress who has taken on many different roles, from that of Bobo the crazy woman, to the Queen of Gambling, from Ah Di to a auntie with a bobhead and thick glsses. She is also one that does not mind making herself look ugly for the character of the show. Of course she aren't the only one, and more often than not, her character will eventually end up as a pretty lady in the end.
I always like her shows, as she is able to be in the character very naturally. Also off the screen she has a very classy feel about her, yet at the same time it does not put people off and she has been like this ever since she started her career. I have never seen any comments or reviews that she has an air of stuck up-ness around her, unlike other actresses.
Of course, there are shows where i did not like, and no matter how good her skills are, the story is so bad that it really does not make sense. I think one of the latest is the show call scorpio or caprico, where she acted along with Fann. Also the golden pillow, which again was with Fann. I find that the 2 shows are too cheesy and unrealistic. Other than this, I have enjoyed all shows with her in it.
I started watching it and was telling my grandma how young Zoe Tay looks in this show, but I got no response so I assumed she must be wondering why I like old-people shows. Even my grandma eventually grew bored of it and I rose to the throne of the Auntie of the TV at 3.30pm.
I tried to watch as many episodes as I can when I'm not out with friends or working and I enjoyed each episode tremendously. Zoe Tay plays the tough cookie who just lost a husband and her grief was real and beautiful. I never knew how good-looking this lady was until this show. No wonder she is Queen of Caldecott. Well-deserved.
Someone should give her a role again.
Watched a couple of her talk-shows and I find her a very humble and genuine person, unlike some of the other younger artistes. I saw her once at Bishan junction8 with her family and oh boy does she look so X-factorish. Oh yes, and maybe because I kept staring at her, she looked at me and flashed me her small signature smile. Not the drop dead pretty kind but she just has got this X-factor I guess and that probably is her godsend weapon to hold her reign. Not seeing her too much on TV these days but yeah, you go queen!
The way that Zoe raised to stardom, it was similar to how a scholar got promoted to director. She started her first TV series as the lead actress and since then, she had never played any role other than the lead actress.
I remembered when she first started, her roles were quite similar but her recent roles had more varieties, she had started playing aunties, ugly women and bad woman. She deserved her star status not like some scholars not deserving to be directors.
This is Zoe Tay, our Mediacorp Ah-Jie. Someone whom many of us grew up watching, but no one has ever gotten sick of watching.
She was such a nice person. She chuckled at the tissue paper that I was holding, and went to her car to get me a paper instead. She kindly signed it and included a sweet message too. At that time, I was so stunned and shocked, I could barely finish my meal. Although I'm no longer as fanatic about her as I was in the past, I really do admire her as an idol.
But not when she speaks in English. The Boredphucks even have that little ode to her lack of command for speaking in English. Anyone who would have no idea of the innuendo behind the statement "I swallow" she made in a print advertisement ought to be shot. Her manager too for not advising her accordingly.
I have always admired the seasoned actress's dexterity in acting. Whatever role she decides to take up, she would successfully portray the character in a convincing manner that sometimes, I would momentarily forget that she is Zoe Tay in reality.
Besides, at any angle - side, front, up; she never fails to appear beautiful and eye-pleasing, enhancing the entertainment level the viewers are able to derive from her shows. Her aesthetically-pleasing looks are always visual feasts for us.
I'm sure, in general, most people would nod their heads in agreement to the fact that this stunning actress deserves many accolades and awards she has received over the years, and has left behind a trail of brilliant performances in her acting history. Who wouldn't want to see this familiar countenance on television again?
How I wish, I could return on a time machine to those days where I squeezed onto the couch with my family to enjoy the wonderful shows she has devotedly put up for her audience.
She has, in recent years, bore children and still managed to keep that devilish figure. Even as she busied herself with her acting profession, the superwoman was capable enough to bring up her children as well!
I would say that Zoe Tay's acting career has peaked during the 90s when she was known as the "queen" of TCS, back before the days when mediacorp came about. She would always take on loud main character roles, and even now when I see her on television I would inevitable picture her character scolding someone at the back of my head. I admire her versatility and charisma in shoes, when put in different situations she would always never fail to make the character something seem so real. An actress with a very unique style I must say!
I remember Zoe Tay as far back as The Unbeatables. I watched a repeat airing in the early 2000s, and she and Li Nanxing were some of the reasons why I really wanted to watch the show (storywise was so typical). Her acting was too good, and she definitely has the looks, and can do various roles. She also does not look her age at all, which is such a fortunate thing. I will always know Zoe Tay as one of the best actresses in Mediacorp, or perhaps even the best.
Given the fact that Zoe Tay is still having a career today proves her success in what she does. In 2013, she will be starring in the film Mister John, so fans will have something to look forward to after not having seen her in dramas since February. I believe that Zoe Tay will continue to have a very successful career, and perhaps one day she will break through even further than where she is now!