Great asian actresses

by prince_wears | created - 13 Jun 2014 | updated - 07 May 2016 | Public

1. Ziyi Zhang

Actress | Yi dai zong shi

Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

She made her feature film debut in The Road Home (1999).

For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was...

2. 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, ...

3. Wei Zhao

Actress | Hua Mulan

Wei Zhao was born in Wuhu, Anhui province. She is the second child of her family. Because she is the only girl, Zhao's father named her Wei, literally "Rose". Her father was a senior engineer, her mother was a music teacher.

After filming A Soul Haunted By Painting (1994) as a figurant, Wei Zhao was...

4. Bingbing Fan

Actress | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bingbing Fan was born 16 September 1981. She is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.

Fan rose to fame in Asia in 1998-1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, winning a Hundred...

5. Yunjin Kim

Actress | Lost

Yunjin Kim (born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-American film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, and as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. She also starred as Dr. Karen Kim in ...

6. Linda Park

Actress | Bosch

Linda Park was born in Seoul, South Korea. Immediately after graduating Boston University's BFA Acting program she booked her first movie role in Jurassic Park III alongside Laura Dern and then landed her first series regular role on Star Trek Enterprise shortly after . She continued on to series ...

7. Gong Li

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

8. Bingbing Li

Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Li Bingbing (born 27 February 1973) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame with her role in Seventeen Years (1999) and since then received critical acclaim for her roles in A World Without Thieves (2004), Waiting Alone (2005), The Knot (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Message (...

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. Natsuna

Actress | Hagane no renkinjutsushi

Watanabe Natsuna was born in Toda, Saitma, which is a suburb of Tokyo, in May 1989. She has two younger brothers. She was scouted in Tokyo when she was a junior high school student, but refused the offers due to her school's strict policy. She changed her school in the third year and joined the ...

11. Chiaki Kuriyama

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Chiaki Kuriyama was born in Tsuchiura on October 10, 1984. She was a popular model during Japan's child model boom in the mid-1990s. In 1997, she appeared in the photo books Shinwa-Shojo (Girl of Myth) & Shojokan (Girl's Residence), photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. Shinwa-Shojo became a ...

12. Bai Ling

Actress | Red Corner

Bai Ling is recognized for unbridled freedom and creativity, Bai Ling has become undoubtedly one of the world's most diverse and captivating actresses! Born in the city of Cheng Du in southern China, Bai Ling began her career at age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army, where...

13. Yumiko Shaku

Actress | Gojira X Mekagojira

Shaku Yumiko was born in Tokyo. She was chosen Miss Campus for a Japanese magazine while still in college. She began her career as a fashion and gravure model and became known in cinema through her role in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. She had won a Aya Brea Look-Alike contest in 2000. Aya Brea ...

14. Bernice Liu

Actress | Yip Man chin chyun

Bernice Liu was born on January 6, 1979 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010), The King of Fighters (2010) and Perfect Wedding (2010).

15. Joan Chen

Actress | Judge Dredd

Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1979) (A.K.A. "The Little Flower...

16. Grace Park

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii and Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon on Battlestar Galactica (2004), as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont (2000). From 2010 to 2017, Park starred ...

17. Xiangyu Zhou

Camera_department | Ageusia

18. Josie Ho

Actress | Open Grave

Josie Ho was born on December 26, 1974 as Josephine Ho. She is an actress and producer, known for Open Grave (2013), Contagion (2011) and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009). She has been married to Conroy Chi-Chung Chan since November 14, 2003.

19. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

20. Rosalind Chao

Actress | Mulan

Rosalind Chao is best known for The Joy Luck Club (1993), Star Trek, What Dreams May Come, and most recently The Laundromat (2019), and Plus One (2019). She was born and raised in Orange County, California where her parents ran a Chinese restaurant and pancake house. Rosalind first began appearing ...

21. Kelly Chen

Actress | Mou gaan dou

Went to primary school in Hong Kong, High school in Japan. Graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York, specialized in Graphic Design. Speaks Cantonese Mandarin Japanese and English. Has and elder sister and a younger brother, singer Victor Chen Si Hon.

22. 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 ...

23. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family ...

24. Xun Zhou

Actress | Li Mi De Cai Xiang

Zhou Xun is an internationally acclaimed Chinese actress and singer.

She caught international attention through her roles in Lou Ye's Suzhou River in 2000 and Dai Sijie's film adaption of the book of same name Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in 2002. In 2003, she starred in the television ...

25. Tia Carrere

Actress | Wayne's World

Tia Carrere was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the independent film Aloha Summer. Tia moved to Los Angeles and continued her ascent in the acting world with a series regular role on General...

26. Feng Hsu

Producer | Ba wang bie ji

At the 13th Film Festival of Three Continents in Nantes, France held a special exhibition on "A Retrospect of HSU Feng ", and set up a "Hsu Feng Award" to encourage aspiring talents and new waves in the film industry in Asia.

In late summer of 1992, "Warrior Woman: The Films of Hsu Feng" was held by...

27. Jiajia Chen

Actress | Qi jian

Jiajia Chen is an actress, known for Seven Swords (2005), Wo zhi nv ren xin (2011) and On His Majesty's Secret Service (2009).

28. Sandrine Holt

Actress | House of Cards

Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford's epic Black Robe (1991), which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui (1994), Dance Me Outside (1994) and Pocahontas: The Legend (1995). In addition, she co-starred with ...

29. Kelly Hu

Actress | The Scorpion King

On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan...

30. Mei Melançon

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Meiling Melançon was born to a Chinese/Japanese father and French mother, but was raised by her step-father who is American. Her childhood was spent in countries in Asia and Europe. At the age of five she learned to play guitar and was in a Summer children's band called The Blossoms that toured ...

31. Kea Wong

Actress | X-Men: The Last Stand

Kea Wong is an actress, known for X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X2: X-Men United (2003) and Millennium (1996).

32. Michelle Reis

Actress | Do lok tin si

Michelle Reis was born on June 20, 1970 in Macao as Michele Monique Reis. She is an actress, known for Fallen Angels (1995), The Legend (1993) and The Legend II (1993). She has been married to Julian Hui since November 23, 2008. They have one child.

33. Angelababy

Actress | Hitman: Agent 47

Angela Yeung Wing, also known by her stage name Angelababy, has made a career in Hong Kong as an actress and a model. Born in Shanghai to her half-Chinese, half-German father and Chinese mother, she moved to Hong Kong at thirteen years old and took her stage name Angelababy as a composition of her ...

34. Jamie Chung

Actress | Big Hero 6

Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for The Real World (1992) there, she tried out, and was successful, ...

35. Diana Pang

Actress | Nan Ni Wan

Diana Peng is a renowned professional actress and dancer in Hong Kong and Mainland China. As the youngest Congressman from the arts, she has many prominent memberships and commissioned works which include: membership with the Standing Committee of the 10th All-China Young Politician Federation, ...

36. Patti Yasutake

Actress | Star Trek: Generations

Patti Yasutake was born on September 6, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Patricia Sue Yasutake. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992).

37. Rina Akiyama

Actress | Kamen raidâ Agito

Rina Akiyama was born on September 26, 1985 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Kamen Rider Agito (2001), Super Hero Taisen: Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai (2012) and Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 (2001). She has been married to Shoshi Goto since June 30, 2015. They have one child.

38. Yukie Nakama

Actress | Shinobi

Nakama Yukie is a Japanese actress born on October 30, 1979 in Urasoe City, Okinawa, Japan. She is one of the rare few young Japanese celebrities that have been able to break free from their teeny-bopper image and emerge as one of the country's most popular and well-respected actresses.

She appeared...

39. 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 ...

40. Kate Tsui

Actress | Gun chung

Kate Tsui was born on June 19, 1979 in Hong Kong as Tsui Tsz-shan. She is an actress, known for Eye in the Sky (2007), Perfect Wedding (2010) and 14 Blades (2010).

41. Annie Wu

Actress | Ging chaat goo si 4: Gaan dan yam mo

Annie Wu was born on August 21, 1978 in Taiwan as Chen-Chun Wu. She is known for her work on First Strike (1996), Gorgeous (1999) and Redgrass Sand (2001).

42. Kelly Vitz

Actress | Sky High

Kelly Vitz was born on June 10, 1988 in Hollywood, California, USA as Kelly Chen Vitzthum. She is an actress, known for Sky High (2005), Nancy Drew (2007) and The Temerity of Zim (2008).

43. Ming-Na Wen

Actress | Mulan

Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother...

44. Brigitte Lin

Actress | Ging chaat goo si

Brigitte Lin was born on November 3, 1954 in Taipei, Taiwan as Ching-Hsia Lin. She is an actress, known for Police Story (1985), Chungking Express (1994) and Ashes of Time (1994). She has been married to Michael Ying since June 29, 1994. They have two children.

45. 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 ...

46. Rinko Kikuchi

Actress | Babel

Rinko was born Kikuchi Yuriko in Hadano just south of Tokyo. The town is known mainly for its green tea and public baths. She is the youngest of three siblings. After being scouted on the street, she began modeling in her hometown and subsequently began acting under her birth name before switching ...



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