Actress Chen Xiuhuan went from superglue salesgirl to stardom

Chen Xiuhuan was scouted in the 1980s as a teenager selling superglue in Thomson Plaza.
Chen Xiuhuan was scouted in the 1980s as a teenager selling superglue in Thomson Plaza.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - When Singapore actress Chen Xiuhuan's three daughters were growing up, they referred to their mother's girlfriends as "Auntie Zoe" and "Auntie Huifang", without realising that they were in the presence of some of Singapore television's brightest stars.

"I didn't allow them to watch TV when they were younger, so they never knew that Zoe, Huifang and I acted," says Chen, who quit showbiz in 1995 to marry her Taiwanese businessman husband.

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