My favorite actresses...

by paul_haakonsen | created - 19 Jan 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

The female stars/talents I enjoy in movies (in no particular order).

1. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Fa yeung nin wah

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

2. Qi Shu

Actress | The Transporter

Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Award in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in 1998. She has also received a Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 2005. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999) ("...

3. Jennifer Connelly

Actress | A Beautiful Mind

Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across ...

4. Sigourney Weaver

Actress | Alien

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver, on October 8, 1949, in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, ...

5. Eihi Shiina

Actress | Ôdishon

Eihi Shiina was born on February 3, 1976 in Fukuoka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Audition (1999), Tokyo Gore Police (2008) and Sky High (2002).

6. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Avatar

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez was born on July 12, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, a Dominican housewife & Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, a Puerto Rican U.S. Army solider. Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. Michelle ...

7. Ha Ji-Won

Actress | Hyeongsa

South Korean fresh face Ha Ji-won is a very talented actress. She first came to theater in 2000 and won an award for best new actress. Her big break was "Sex is zero" and "True or Dare". In 2003, she was cast as Chae-oak in the famous Korean TV drama "Damo" and was stated as South Korean's most ...

8. JeeJa Yanin

Actress | Chocolate

Yanin "Jeeja" pronounced "ChiCha" Vismitananda was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Her mother is Prasita Vismitananda and her father, Pawadol Borirak, was a businessman who died when his daughter was 17, she has an older brother, Nantapong "Jeed" Vismitananda. She is mainly of Thai descent with some ...

9. Yifei Liu

Actress | Mulan

Liu Yifei was born in Wuhan, on August 25, 1987. She began modeling at 8. She was trained in singing, dancing & the piano. She moved to the U.S. at 10 w/ her mom, where she lived for 4 years. She returned to China in June 2002 to pursue a modeling & acting career.

In September 2002, she was accepted...

10. Cecilia Cheung

Actress | Mong bat liu

Cecilia Cheung (Cecilia Cheung Pak-Chi) was born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese father and a half Cantonese-half British mother. Her parents divorced when she was little after which she was sent to Australia for studies. She graduated from RMIT Holmes College.

Her career began in 1998, when she was ...

11. Maria Ford

Actress | Night Hunter

It's not every day a young actor's career does a 360 and ends up standing pretty on her own two feet. Well, Maria Ford is here to prove it can be done! From being Quentin Tarantino's "favorite B actress" to guest-starring on The Drew Carey Show (1995), Maria is moving in a whole new direction. ...

12. Michelle Yeoh

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...

13. Jun Ji-Hyun

Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo

Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...

14. Kim Go-eun

Actress | Eungyo

Kim Go-eun was born on July 2, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Muse (2012), Cheese in the Trap (2016) and Coin Locker Girl (2015).

15. Gal Gadot

Actress | Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.

Gal began modeling in the late 2000s, and made her film ...

16. Karen Mok

Actress | Do lok tin si

Karen Mok was born on June 2, 1970 in Hong Kong as Karen Joy Morris. She is an actress, known for Fallen Angels (1995), Around the World in 80 Days (2004) and Black Mask (1996). She has been married to Johannes Natterer since October 1, 2011.

17. Melanie Scrofano

Actress | Ready or Not

Melanie Scrofano was born on December 20, 1981 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Melanie Neige. She is an actress and director, known for Ready or Not (2019), Saw VI (2009) and Wynonna Earp (2016). She has been married to Jeff Pentecost since July 14, 2006. They have two children.

18. Mei Kayama

Actress | 37 sekanzu

Mei Kayama was born on October 14, 1994 in Japan. She is an actress, known for 37 Seconds (2019).

19. Sandra Kwan Yue Ng

Actress | Goo wak chai: Hung Hing Sap Sam Mooi

Sandra Kwan Yue Ng is widely considered as the most bankable actress in Hong Kong. With over a hundred films to her credit, including several collaborations with the "King of Hong Kong Comedy" Stephen Chow, Ng is crowned "Queen of Comedy" by many.

Ng entered show business in the 1980s, the golden ...

20. Anita Mui

Actress | Yim ji kau

With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called ...

21. Miriam Chin Wah Yeung

Actress | Chi Ming yi Chun Kiu

Miriam Chin Wah Yeung was born on February 3, 1974 in Hong Kong as Chak-Wah Yeung. She is an actress, known for Love in a Puff (2010), Hooked on You (2007) and Perfect Wedding (2010). She has been married to Real Ting since August 11, 2009. They have one child.

22. Charlene Choi

Actress | Chin gei bin

Charlene Choi (born 22 November 1982) is a Hong Kong-Canadian actress and singer. She is a member of Cantopop group Twins, along with Gillian Chung. Choi was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She moved with her family to Hong Kong a few years later. She was educated at a number of ...

23. Sammi Cheng

Actress | Mou gaan dou

Sammi Cheng was born on August 19, 1972 in Hong Kong as Cheng Sau Man. She is an actress, known for Infernal Affairs (2002), Love on a Diet (2001) and My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (2002). She is married to Andy Chi-On Hui.



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