|Died||23 January 1942 (aged 25)|
Ying Yin (March 28, 1916 - January 23, 1942) (Chinese: 英茵), was born in Beijing. She became one of China's most famous movie actresses in the 1930s and early 1940s. During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong in 1942, she worked for the Chinese intelligence. She helped a Chinese resident in Hong Kong who was apprehended by the Japanese caught him, who shot him. Ying Yin, who loved him, did not endure it and committed a Shinjū suicide by taking a large dose of opium.
Shortly after she graduated from Peiping High Normal School, she came to Shanghai where she studied and started performing at the Song and Dance Training Course organized by Li Jinhui and the Lianhua Film Company. In 1936, she joined the Mingxing Film Company, has in the films such as Crossroads in the show, and starred in the movie Dream Universe.
The Second Sino-Japanese War broke out after the show. Yin Ying was romantically involved with a high ranking Chinese government official named Ping Zu Ren. In April 1941, Ping Zu Ren was arrested by the Japanese military police. Ping Zu Ren was executed by the Japanese gendarmerie on January 8, 1942. His body was reclaimed by his family and was buried in the Hong Chau International Cemetery. Yin Ying vowed to help support his family. On January 23, 1942, she committed suicide in Room 708 on the 10th floor of the Park Hotel in Shanghai. When she had locked the door alone, she drank a half bowl of raw opium, spirits, and a large amount of sleeping pills. She left a suicide note to the public movie company owner Lu Jie.