Eleanor Lee: a rising star, following in her mother's footsteps
Now, Lee, who took the surname of her godfather, celebrity hairstylist Addy Lee, wants Quan to retire and be with her in China, noting that the past 20 years have been hard on her mum.
Quan, despite winning awards for her show-hosting, has also made the news with her quick temper, which saw her being hauled to court in 2011 over an altercation with a taxi driver.
Lee got her foot in the door of show business in 2015 after beating thousands of hopefuls to snag a commercial in China for technology giant Apple. She has since been featured in other commercial jobs in China and in acting roles such as Tribes And Empires.
There was once Lee accompanied Quan on an overseas filming trip. Quan recalled in a Staits Times interview: “Passers-by went up to the film crew to ask the identity of the celebrity. They thought my daughter was the celebrity and I was the minder.”