Actress Michelle Yeoh -- best known for her roles in the James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies' and 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' -- has been deported from Burma because of her role as a pro-democracy icon.

In the film, 'The Lady,' Yeoh plays Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained for 20 years by the Burmese government. Yeoh arrived in Rangoon on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on a blacklist, according to a government official.

Yeoh has said she hopes her portrayal will raise awareness about Suu Kyi's story. The actress was able to visit her last December in Burma (now also called Myanmar) without incident.
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