Bai Ling fined for disturbing peace

Wed Mar 5, 2008 8:08pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Bai Ling, arrested last month on suspicion of shoplifting at Los Angeles International Airport, was fined $200 on Wednesday after pleading guilty to disturbing the peace.

The 37-year-old actress, who has appeared in such films as "The Crow" and "Red Corner," was also ordered by a judge to pay several hundred dollars in fees, including court costs, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said.

She was arrested at the airport on February 13 and booked on suspicion of shoplifting after a gift shop employee accused her of stealing two magazines and a pack of batteries worth a total of $16.

Born in Chengdu, China, she appeared in Chinese films before moving to the United States in the 1990s and landing her first major Hollywood film role in "The Crow."

The actress, who is sometimes credited for her performances as Ling Bai, has since had roles in Hollywood movies such as "Red Corner," "Anna and the King" and "Lords of Dogtown."

She recently appeared on the U.S. television series "Lost."

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Peter Cooney)

<p>Chinese-born actress Bai Ling is shown in this booking photo released to Reuters February 14, 2008, one day after her arrest by Los Angeles World Airports police.REUTERS/Los Angeles World Airports Police/Handout</p>