Brigitte Lin and daughters

Former actress Brigitte Lin had shied away from the limelight for years and was seldom seen with her two daughters.

When the 56-year-old launched her autobiography recently, her daughters were said to have attended the launch, but were hidden amongst the crowd.

A few days ago, Brigitte was spotted dining and shopping with her two daughters and a friend. She had found free time in between the promo tour for her book in various countries, including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

After meeting up, the group headed to a restaurant in a mall to have lunch. The former actress was given priority because of her celebrity status, even though there were more than 40 people waiting in line. The manager greeted and escorted the four of them into the restaurant.

The waiting onlookers murmured in slight displeasure.

After their meal, Brigitte, her friend and her daughters went shopping. Her 15-year-old daughter, who had her hair bundled up, looked as graceful as her mother, while her 10-year-old daughter, who looks more like her father, looked very adorable.

The group later headed to the makeup department, where Brigitte helped her elder daughter picked out foundation and lip gloss. The mother-daughter pair would discuss the products, while her younger daughter -- who is too young for makeup -- waited for them.