Anna May Wong
was the first Chinese-American movie star. Her career was limited by American anti-miscegenation laws that prevented her from sharing an on-screen kiss with any Caucasian actor in "yellowface"
These inane laws hampered her from becoming a leading lady and we'll never know the breadth of her talent because of the colour of her skin.
She placed the first rivet into the structure of Grauman's Chinese Theatre at the groundbreaking ceremony but was not invited to leave her hand prints and foot prints in cement.