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Top 50 Best Chinese Actresses In 2022

AishwaryaAishwarya-Posted May 5, 2022


Top Chinese Actresses

 

China is one of the world's biggest economies and has a huge appetite for music and entertainment. This market was hitherto utilized by the USA to sell their films and music.

 

However, now the Chinese film industry has picked up. Chinese films are fast catching up to Hollywood films with colossal sets, epic storylines, limitless budgets, etc.

 

In recent years, we have seen many revered Chinese directors and actors stepping out into Hollywood to make successful movies.

 

Chinese films have familiar themes like the mafia, crime, war, and tragedy. However, they also offer unique themes of Xianxia, wuxia, martial arts, historical drama, mythical creatures, etc.

 

We are all familiar with big names like Ang Lee, John Woo, Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, etc.

 

It is now time to familiarize ourselves with Chinese actresses too. They are in no way lesser than their male counterparts in style, action, martial arts, or talent.

 

This new list from ENTOIN will introduce you to the wonderful world of Chinese stars that excel in ancient dramas, Kung fu fights, mythical stories, and more.

 

 

50. Victoria Song

 

Victoria Song

 

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Date of Birth February 2, 1987
Place of Birth Qingdao, Shandong, China
Height 1.67 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series When Love Walked In

 

Victoria Song is the English name for Song Qian. She is an actress, model, singer, author, and more. Song Qian was a part of the South Korean girl band F(x) and gained a huge following and popularity.

 

In 2010 she participated in the second season of the popular Korean reality show, We Got Married. She also participated in another variety show Invincible Youth, etc.

 

When she returned to China, Song Qian was cast in When Love Walked In, Beautiful Secret and Ice Fantasy. She also starred in A LifeTime Love, Moonshine and Valentine, Find Yourself; and the films My New Sassy Girl, My Best Friend's Wedding, Wishing, etc.

 

 

49. Ning Jing

 

Ning Jing

 

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Date of Birth April 27, 1972
Place of Birth Guiyang, China
Height 1.66 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Red Fists

 

Ning Jing is an acclaimed actress who has won several accolades for her performance. Ning won a Golden Rooster Award, a Hundred Flowers Award, Golden Phoenix Award, etc.

 

She has been nominated for multiple Golden Horse Awards, Golden Rooster Awards, etc. Ning Jing starred in films like In The Heat of The Sun, Red River Valley, Lover’s Grief Over The Yellow River, etc.

 

Her role as Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang in the TV series Xiaozhuang Epic was also highly regarded.

 

 

48. Liu Yan

 

Liu Yan

 

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Date of Birth November 8, 1980
Place of Birth Hengyang, Hunan, China
Height 1.64 m
Debut year 2008
Debut Movie/ TV series Painted Skin

 

Liu Yan is also known by her anglicized name Ada Liu. She is a well-known hostess, singer, and actress. One of the most influential hosts in China listed her among the top show hosts with a promising future.

 

Liu Yan also released an album in 2009 and three singles in 2014. As an actress, Liu gained popularity for her roles in Badges of Fury and the Incredible Truth.

 

Her latest TV series released are Shanghai Picked Flowers and The Best of Times.

 

 

47. Li Xiaolu

 

Li Xiaolu

 

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Date of Birth September 30, 1982
Place of Birth Anqing, Anhui
Height 1.62 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series Little Island

 

Li Xiaolu, also known as Jacqueline Li, is the daughter of established actors. She started acting at the age of three and appeared in several movies and TV series.

 

In 1998, she got her breakthrough role in Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl. Later, Li Xiaolu starred in an idol drama titled All The Misfortunes caused by the Angel and a youth series called Struggle.

 

They were very popular at that time. For her role in Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, Li Xiaolu won the Golden Horse Award and became the youngest recipient of the award.

 

 

46. Jing Tian

 

Jing Tian

 

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Date of Birth July 21, 1988
Place of Birth Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Height 1.67 m
Debut year 2008
Debut Movie/ TV series Anaconda Frightened

 

Jing Tian is a famous Chinese actress who has worked in Hollywood films like The Great Wall, Kong Skull Island, and Pacific Rim: The Uprising.

 

Jing Tian graduated from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy and the Beijing Film Academy. In China, she is renowned for her role in films like The Warring States, Special ID, and The Police Story 2013.

 

Jing Tian also starred in television series like The Legend of Ban Shu and The Glory of Tang Dynasty. Currently, she is starring in the fantasy suspense drama Rattan.

 

 

45. Yuan Shanshan

 

Yuan Shanshan

 

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Date of Birth February 22, 1987
Place of Birth Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2010
Debut Movie/ TV series A House's Maid

 

Yuan Shanshan is a graduate of the Beijing Film Academy. She is the daughter of well-educated civil servants but chose to enter the film industry out of a love for acting.

 

Yuan Shanshan is well versed with the violin; she has trained since the age of six. In 2010, she debuted with A House’s Maid, which earned praise from her fellow actors.

 

Yet the role that garnered her fame and recognition was in The Gong series: Palace II and Palace III. She also starred in Swordsman and Jian Bing Man.

 

 

44. Xing Fei

 

Xing Fei

 

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Date of Birth October 1, 1994
Place of Birth Hulunbuir, China
Height 1.64 m
Debut year 2015
Debut Movie/ TV series Campus Basketball Situation

 

Xing Fei is a well-known Chinese actress and singer who has worked in many successful TV dramas in recent years.

 

She graduated from Shanghai Theater Academy and started working in television dramas. Her most popular roles are in Master Devil Do Not Kiss me, Miracle Healer, and its sequel.

 

She also worked in Put Your Head on My Shoulders, Your Highness Class Monitor, Forget You Remember Love, etc. In 2021, she starred in My Little Happiness and Miss Crow With Mr. Lizard.

 

 

43. Lin Yun

 

Lin Yun

 

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Date of Birth April 16, 1996
Place of Birth Huzhou, China
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 2016
Debut Movie/ TV series The Mermaid

 

Lin Yun came from a poor family where her father was a porter, and her mother was a housewife. After receiving training in performing arts in Beijing, Lin Yun was cast in Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid.

 

The film was a runaway hit and launched her career. Later, Lin Yun also starred in Genghis Khan, L.O.R.D: Legends of Ravaging Dynasties, its sequel, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2, etc.

 

 

42. Zhang Yuqi

 

Zhang Yuqi

 

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Date of Birth August 8, 1986
Place of Birth Dezhou, Shandong, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2007
Debut Movie/ TV series CJ7

 

Zhang Yuqi is a Shanghai actress who debuted in CJ7. She gained massive fame with this role. She also worked in the Japanese film, The Shaolin Girl, The Curse of the Deserted, All About Women, The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman, etc.

 

In 2016, she played a role in The Mermaid that garnered her praise. Since then, Zhang Yuqi has worked in TV series like Ice Fantasy Destiny, Candle In The Tomb: The Lost Caverns, etc.

 

 

41. Shen Yue

 

Shen Yue

 

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Date of Birth February 27, 1997
Place of Birth Wugang, Shaoyang, China
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 2017
Debut Movie/ TV series Autumn Harvest Uprising

 

Shen Yue is an actress who started out with the variety show Summer Sweetie. While studying journalism and communication at Hunan Normal University, Shen Yue worked as an intern in Hunan Broadcasting System.

 

Here, she was talent scouted when her photograph was posted online. After her role in the variety show, Shen Yue was cast as the lead in A Love So Beautiful.

 

She also starred in Meteor Garden, Another Me, Count Your Lucky Stars, Use For My Talent, Be Yourself, etc.

 

 

40. Joan Chen

 

Joan Chen

 

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Date of Birth April 26, 1961
Place of Birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 1977
Debut Movie/ TV series Youth

 

Joan Chen is the English name of Chen Chong, a Chinese American actress. She gained fame for her role in the 1979 film Little Flower.

 

Later, she starred in The Last Emporer, Twin Peaks, Red Rose White Rose, Saving Face, etc. Joan Chen turned to film direction, production, and screenwriting.

 

Her most famous production was Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl. She won several accolades, including the Hundred Flowers Award, The Golden Horse Award, etc.

 

 

39. Li Qin

 

Li Qin

 

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Date of Birth September 27, 1990
Place of Birth Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.66 m
Debut year 2010
Debut Movie/ TV series The Dream of Red Mansions

 

Li Qin, also known as sweet Li, is a popular Chinese actress. She trained in traditional Chinese opera and graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy with a specialization in the Kunqu style of traditional opera.

 

Li Qin starred in multiple films and television series with iconic roles. Some of these are The Dream of Red Mansions, The Founding of a Party, and Jade Dynasty.

 

She also appeared in Joy of Life, White Deer Plain, Princess Agents, The Captain, The song of Glory, etc.

 

 

38. Yuan Li

 

Yuan Li

 

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Date of Birth July 12, 1973
Place of Birth Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Height 1.62 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series History of Han Dynasty

 

Yuan Li is often called China’s Audrey Hepburn. She graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and went on to play supporting roles in major Chinese dramas.

 

Yuan Li appeared in History of Han Dynasty, The Eloquent Ji Xiaolan, Never Close Eyes, Pure sentiment, What Women Want, etc.

 

Yuan Li won awards like China Golden Eagle Award for Best Supporting Actress and Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work.

 

 

37. Zhang Jingchu

 

Zhang Jingchu

 

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Date of Birth February 2, 1980
Place of Birth Yong'an, Fujian, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2000
Debut Movie/ TV series Affection Double Days

 

Zhang Jingchu is an actress who graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. She majored in film direction but chose to become an actress.

 

She debuted in 2000 with the film Affection Double Days. She appeared in Peacock, seven Swords, Jade Warriors, Rush Hour 3, The Road, Red River, For a Few Bullets, etc.

 

Zhang Jingchu also starred in Project Gutenberg and will be back with The Three Body Problem.

 

 

36. Jiang Xin

 

Jiang Xin

 

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Date of Birth May 8, 1983
Place of Birth Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Five Men Two Women

 

Jiang Xin is an actress and a singer. Most of her songs were sung for her TV series like Ode To Joy, Heirs, Blind Date, etc.

 

Jiang acted in many television series and won acclaim for it. The most popular series that Jiang Xin appeared in are Empresses in The Palance, The Chinese Farmers, Hua Yu Xin: City of Desperate Love, and Journey of Flower.

 

She also acted in Ode To Joy 2, Medal of the Republic, The Legend of Mi Yue, etc.

 

 

35. Tan Songyun

 

Tan Songyun

 

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Date of Birth May 31, 1990
Place of Birth Luzhou, Sichuan, China
Height 1.62 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series Wild Chrysanthemum

 

Tan Songyun is a talented actress who graduated from Beijing Film Academy. She started work as a child actress and worked in Wild Chrysanthemum.

 

She also worked in the hit series Empresses in the Palace. Tan Songyue's acting credits include The Whirlwind Girl, With You, The Fox's Summer, Under The Power, Go Ahead, etc.

 

In 2019, Forbes China listed her among the 30 Under 30 Elite list for her influence among her fans and industry.

 

 

34. Xu Jinglei

 

Xu Jinglei

 

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Date of Birth April 16, 1974
Place of Birth Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series A Sentimental Story

 

Xu Jinglei is one of the Four Dan Actress that was announced for the first time by the Guangzhou Daily editorial.

 

She attained instant fame with her role in A Sentimental Story, and she followed up the role with Spring Subway, I Love You, etc.

 

Xu Jinglei is known for her performance in Go Lala Go!, The Warlords, Somewhere Only We Know, Shinjuku Incident, etc.

 

She turned director and made films like My Father and I, Letters from an Unknown Woman, Dreams May Come, Dear Enemy, etc.

 

 

33. Zhao Lusi

 

Zhao Lusi

 

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Date of Birth November 9, 1998
Place of Birth Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Height 1.61 m
Debut year 2017
Debut Movie/ TV series Cinderella Chef

 

Zhao Lusi started her career by participating in variety shows like Super Girl. She even hosted a variety show called Huo Xing Qing Bao Xu.

 

Finally, she made a debut in the web series Cinderella Chef. From here on, she starred in Oh! My Emperor, Better Than Immortality, The Romance of The Tiger and Rose, etc.

 

Zhao Lusi also has a music career as a singer in close to 10 singles for her TV series. This year, Zhao Lusi will be back with a new TV series, Who Rules The World.

 

 

32. Gulnazar

 

Gulnazar

 

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Date of Birth May 2, 1992
Place of Birth Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky

 

Gulnazar Bextiyar is a model and actress from the Uighur community of the Xinjiang province. She graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and worked in many successful films and TV series.

 

Gulnazar also won the Golden Phoenix Award, two Huading Awards, and more for her roles. Her most popular work has been in Weaving a Tale of Love, Fighter of the Destiny, 12 Legend,  and Dane of The Storm.

 

She also acted in Black & White: The Dawn of Justice, The Breakup Guru, Chinese Paladin 5, City of Rock, Return the World to You, Ten Years Late, etc.

 

 

31. Huang Shengyi

 

Huang Shengyi

 

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Date of Birth February 11, 1983
Place of Birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series The House of Apple

 

Huang Shengyi is an actress and singer who passed out of the Beijing Film Academy. She debuted in a TV series, but the following year Huang Shengyi got her big break with KungFu Hustle.

 

The film was the biggest hit in 2004 and launched her career. Following KungFu Hustle, she appeared in Dragon Squad, Race To Witch Mountain, and Sorcerer and The White Snake.

 

She also acted in Iceman, Sword Stained With Royal Blood, Air Strike, Winter Begonia, etc.

 

 

30. Ma Yili

 

Ma Yili

 

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Date of Birth June 29, 1976
Place of Birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.64 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Vacuum Love Records

 

Ma Yili started working in television and film in 1996 and appeared in minor and low profile roles. In 2000, she was noticed for her performance in Long Live Our Dreams, Black Hole, and Eyes of a Beauty.

 

After that, she was offered prominent roles and won awards like Huading Award, Golden Phoenix Award, Venice Film Festival Award, etc.

 

Ma Yili’s credits include The First Half of My Life, On The Road, Miss s, Lost Found, Life Today, The Road Not Taken, Goddesses In The Flames of War, etc.

 

In 2019, Forbes China ranked Ma Yili among the 100 most Influential People in China.

 

 

29. Ju Jingyi

 

Ju Jingyi

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 18, 1994
Place of Birth Suining, China
Height 1.59 m
Debut year 2016
Debut Movie/ TV series Novoland: The Castle in the Sky

 

Ju Jingyi is a singer, dancer, and actress. She started her career as a member of the sNH48 idol girl group and readily rose to the number 1 spot in 2017.

 

She also launched her solo career and appeared in Tv and film roles. Her most famous acting roles have been in Legend of Yunxi, The Legend of White Snake, The Blooms of Ruy Pavillion, Rebirth For You, In a Class of Her Own, etc.

 

She won multiple awards like the Tencent Video star Award, ERC Chinese Top Ten Awards, etc.

 

 

28. Gao Yuanyuan

 

Gao Yuanyuan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 5, 1979
Place of Birth Yungang Residential District, Fengtai District, Beijing, China
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series Spicy Love Soup

 

Gao Yuanyuan is a model and actress who is the brand ambassador and brand spokesperson for multiple international brands and products.

 

She models for Longchamps, Michael Kors, California Tourism, Chaumet, etc. Gao Yuanyuan also won awards like Golden Phoenix Award, Grand Bell Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards, etc.

 

You can catch up on Gao YuanYuan in her films, Love In The City, Rob-B-Hood, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Caught In The Web, Let’s Get Married, But Always, The Heaven Sword and Dragon saber, etc.

 

 

27. Liu Tao

 

Liu Tao

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 12, 1978
Place of Birth Nanchang, Jiangxi
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2000
Debut Movie/ TV series Daughter-in-Law

 

Liu Tao is an acclaimed actress and singer who appeared in several hit films and TV series. For her scintillating performances, she won multiple China TV Golden Eagle Awards, Huading Awards, and many more nominations.

 

Forbes China ranked her on the Celebrity 100 list for five years since 2014. The most memorable performances of Liu Tao are Ode To Joy, Langya Bang, Reset, Vacation of Love 2, and Hope All Is Well With Us.

 

She also acted in Advisors Alliance, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, Madame White Snake, Mazu, To Elderly With Love, Nirvana in Fire, Legend of Mi Yue, etc.

 

 

26. Janice Wu

 

Janice Wu

 

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Date of Birth September 26, 1992
Place of Birth Hubei, China
Height 1.66 m
Debut year 2014
Debut Movie/ TV series Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties 3 & 4

 

Janice Wu also goes by the Chinese name Wu Qian. She debuted with minor roles in the television drama Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasty 3, 4, The Deer and The Cauldron, etc. she gained fame with another romance drama, My Sunshine.

 

After that, her career took off, and she starred in My Amazing Boyfriend, Fighter of the Destiny, Le Coup de Foudre, The Brightest Star in the Sky, Skate into Love, etc.

 

 

25. Tong Liya

 

Tong Liya

 

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Date of Birth August 8, 1983
Place of Birth Qapqal, Ili, Xinjiang, China
Height 1.64 m
Debut year 2008
Debut Movie/ TV series C'est La Vie, Mon Chéri

 

Tong Liya trained at the Xinjiang singing and Dancing Troupe and even obtained the qualification to teach dance at the Xinjiang Arts Institute.

 

Tong Liya is proficient in acting and singing, and she released multiple hit singles. The acting credits of Tong Liya include The Centimeter of Love, Loving, and Never Forgetting.

 

She also acted in Nirvana in Fire 2, Perfect Partner, Beijing Love Story, Aftershock, Ordinary World, Patriot, How Long Will I Love U, etc.

 

 

24. Wang Luodan

 

Wang Luodan

 

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Date of Birth January 30, 1984
Place of Birth Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Qi Yue

 

Wang Luodan graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and debuted with the film Qi Yue. It was in the television series Struggle that she was noticed and appreciated.

 

After that, Wang Luodan starred in My Youthfulness, The Story of Lala’s Promotion, Driverless, Caught In The Web, The Dead End, etc.

 

Wang also gained fame for her recent roles in The Virtuous Queen of Han, ER Doctors, Crossroad Bistro, To The Fore, etc.

 

In 2009, Wang Luodan was included in the New List of Four Dan Actresses by the Guangzhou Daily Editorial.

 

 

23. Zheng Shuang

 

Zheng Shuang

 

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Date of Birth August 22, 1991
Place of Birth Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2009
Debut Movie/ TV series Meteor Shower

 

Zheng Shuang rose to instant fame with the success of her debut series Meteor Shower. After that, she appeared in Love O2O, Rush to The Dead summer, Jade Lovers, Secret History of Empress Wu, Secret History of Princess Taiping, Swords of Legends, etc.

 

Southern Metropolis daily listed Zheng Shuang as one of the Four Dan Actresses in the post-90s era. However, in 2021, she was blacklisted for tax evasion, and she was mired in a surrogacy scandal.

 

 

22. Yao Chen

 

Yao Chen

 

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Date of Birth October 5, 1979
Place of Birth Shishi, Quanzhou, Fujian, China
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series My Own Swordsman

 

Yao Chen is often referred to as the Angelina Jolie of China. Time magazine ranked her as one of the most influential people in the world.

 

Forbes magazine also listed her among the most powerful women in the world. Yao Chen's film credits include Lurk, My Own Swordsman, Love in Cosmos, Color me Love, and Firestorm.

 

She also starred in Divorce Lawyers, Monster Hunt, Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe, Lost, Found, Goddess in the Flames of War, etc.

 

She was awarded Huading awards, China TV Golden eagle award, Golden Phoenix awards, etc.

 

 

21. Zhao Wei

 

Zhao Wei

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 12, 1976
Place of Birth Wuhu, Anhui, China
Height 1.66 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series A Soul Haunted by Painting

 

Zhao Wei was one of the Four Dan Actresses by the Guangzhou daily editorial in 2000. She is one of the most popular actresses in China and has become a director, producer, and businesswoman.

 

She won several awards like the Golden eagle award, the Shanghai International Film Festival, Huabiao Awards, Changchun Film Festival, Hundred Flowers Awards, Shanghai Film Critics Awards, etc.

 

Her critically acclaimed films include My Fair Princess, A Time of Love, Mulan, Romance in The Rain, A Moment in Peking, Tiger Mom, etc.

 

 

20. Sun Li

 

Sun Li

 

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Date of Birth September 26, 1982
Place of Birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series Goddess of Mercy

 

Sun Li was discovered during the talent show star search China, and she received praise from the judge Andy Lau for her performance.

 

After that, Sun Li starred in Goddess of Mercy, Fearless, Shanghai Bund, Iron Road, Empresses In The Palace, etc. Sun Li became the youngest actress to get a Grand slam by winning all three top acting awards in television.

 

She won The Flying Apsaras Award, Golden Eagle Award, and Magnolia Award for her work. Since 2013, Sun Li has been listed on the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for six years.

 

 

19. Yang Zi

 

Yang Zi

 

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Date of Birth November 6, 1992
Place of Birth Fangshan, Beijing, China
Height 1.67 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series Ru Ci Chu Shan

 

Yang Zi is one of the Four Dan Actresses from the Southern Metropolis Daily. She graduated from the Beijing Film Academy and worked in many successful films and TV series.

 

She won the Golden Phoenix Awards, Golden Eagle Awards, Huading Awards, Tencent Video All-Star Award, etc. Her most popular series are Home with Kids, Battle of Changsha, Ode to Joy, Noble Aspirations, Ode to Joy 2, Ashes of Love, Go Go Squid!, The Oath of Love, etc.

 

She has been listed on the Forbes China Celebrity list for four years.

 

 

18. Zhang Xueying

 

Zhang Xueying

 

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Date of Birth June 18, 1997
Place of Birth Yiwu, Zhejiang
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series Hero During Yongle Period

 

Zhang Xueying is also known as Sophie Zhang. She is considered one of the New Four Dan Actresses in the post-1995 era.

 

Zhang Xueying debuted in television series and played supporting roles during the initial years. However, for the first time in 2017, she was cast in the leading role in When We Were Young.

 

After this, Zhang appeared in many hit series like Summer’s Desire, Einstein and Einstein, Princess Silver, Flowers Bloom in The Ashes, Legend of Ben Shu, Hot Blooded Youth, etc.

 

 

17. Zhou Xun

 

Zhou Xun

 

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Date of Birth October 18, 1974
Place of Birth Quzhou, Zhejiang, China
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series The Pampered Wife

 

Zhou Xun is one of the original Four Dan actresses in China, and she is also a highly acclaimed actress.

 

Zhou won multiple awards like the China TV Golden Rooster Award, Hundred Flowers Award, Golden Bauhinia Awards, Golden Horse Film Festival, etc.

 

Zhou Xun is the first actress to win the grand slam by winning the Golden Horse Awards, the Hong Kong Film Awards, and the Golden Rooster Awards.

 

Her most critically praised films include Equation of Love and Death, Perhaps Love, Our Time Will Come, and Where Have All The Flowers Gone.

 

She also acted in The Flying swords of Dragon Gate, Baobei In Love, Painted Skin: The Resurrection, Last Letter, The Message, The Banquet, Overheard 3, The Eleventh Chapter, etc.

 

 

16. Liu Shishi

 

Liu Shishi

 

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Date of Birth March 10, 1987
Place of Birth Beijing, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series The Moon and the Wind

 

Liu ShiShi was trained in ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. Her parents were factory workers, but Liu Shishi followed in the footsteps of her grandfather and became an artist.

 

She is considered one of the New Four Dan Actresses in China. Her film credits include Scarlet Heart, its sequel, My Best Friend’s story, The Imperial Doctress, and Chinese Paladin 3.

 

She also acted in The Legend of The Condor Heroes, A Weaver on The Horizon, The Young Warriors, The Fairies of Liaozhai, etc.

 

 

15. Zhou Dongyu

 

Zhou Dongyu

 

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Date of Birth January 31, 1992
Place of Birth Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 2010
Debut Movie/ TV series Under the Hawthorn Tree

 

Zhou Dongyu is an actress who debuted in the successful Chinese film Under The Hawthorn Tree. She was chosen by the Southern Metropolis Daily as one of the Four Dan Actresses.

 

Zhou Dongyu won the Golden Horse Award, The Hong Kong Film Festival Award, etc. She was also included in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for three years.

 

Some of the top-notch performances from Zhou Dongyu include Better Days, Soulmates, Us and Them, Ancient Love Poetry, Shall I Compare You To a Spring Day, Love & Life & Lie, Magic City, The Palace, My Old Classmate, etc.

 

 

14. Li Bingbing

 

Li Bingbing

 

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Date of Birth February 27, 1973
Place of Birth Wuchang, Heilongjiang, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series Spirit of Cops

 

Li Bingbing is an internationally acclaimed Chinese actress. In China, she won several prestigious awards like Golden Phoenix Award, Hundred Flowers Award, Golden Horse Award, etc.

 

Li Bingbing’s roles have Seventeen Years, Waiting Alone, A World Without Thieves, The Knot, The Message, Zhong Kui: The Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal, Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phoenix Flame, etc.

 

Li has also appeared in international projects like The Forbidden Kingdom, The Meg, Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Age of Extinction, etc.

 

 

13. Zhang Zifeng

 

Zhang Zifeng

 

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Date of Birth August 27, 2001
Place of Birth Sanmenxia, Henan, China
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 2009
Debut Movie/ TV series Wushu

 

Zhang Zifeng is one of the New Four Dan Actresses from the post-1995 era. This amazing actress is the youngest recipient of the Hundred Flowers Award and Huading Award.

 

She has been nominated for Golden Horse Awards along with many other accolades. Zhang Zifeng starred in Aftershock, How Are You A Love For Separation, Last Letter, Go Brother!, Sister, Back To Field, Upcoming Summer, My Country My People, etc.

 

Zhang Zifeng has been ranked in the Forbes China list of Celebrity 100 for two years.

 

 

12. Tang Wei

 

Tang Wei

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 7, 1979
Place of Birth Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Chinese Female Football

 

Tang Wei is an established actress and singer. She was a finalist at the Miss Universe contest and represented China in 2004.

 

Tang Wei developed interest in acting after playing a minor role in the TV series, titled Chinese Female Football. The most prominent roles in which Tang Wei appeared include Lust, Caution, Crossing Hennessey, and Late.

 

She also worked in Autumn, Dragon, Finding Mr. Right, The Golden Era, A Tale of Three Cities, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, etc.

 

 

11. Guan Xiaotong

 

Guan Xiaotong

 

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Date of Birth September 17, 1997
Place of Birth Beijing, China
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series Yan Hai Chen Di Qu

 

Guan Xiaotong is an actress and singer of Manchu descent. She started acting at the age of four in the movie Nuan.

 

There has been no looking back for Guan Xiaotong from that point. Currently, Guan is listed among both the groups of Four Dan Actresses.

 

Guan Xioatong has appeared in acclaimed films and series like Shadow, The Left Ear, To Be a Better Man, and Sweet Combat.

 

She also acted in Untouchable Lovers, A Girl Like Me, One Servant of two Masters, Novoland: The Castle in the Sky, My Wife Is Born After the 80s, A Paper Marriage, etc.

 

 

10. Tiffany Tang

 

Tiffany Tang

 

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Date of Birth December 6, 1983
Place of Birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series Carol of Zhenguan

 

Tiffany Tang is a well-loved actress and singer. Her Chinese name is Tang Yan, and she graduated from the Central Academy of Drama.

 

Tang Yan received many nominations for Huading Awards, Golden Eagle Awards, Shanghai Film Festival Awards, and more. Tang Yan appeared in Chinese Paladin 3, The Princess Weiyoung, A Chinese Odyssey Part 3, and Perfect Couple.

 

She also starred in The Legend of Fragrance, For Love Or Money, The Way We Are, See You Again, etc.

 

 

9. Ni Ni

 

Ni Ni

 

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Date of Birth August 8, 1988
Place of Birth Nanjing, China
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2011
Debut Movie/ TV series The Flowers of War

 

Ni Ni is an influential model and actress in China. She is the brand ambassador for many renowned international luxury brands like Gucci Eyewear, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cindy Chao, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Tiffany & Co., UniQlo, etc.

 

Ni Ni starred in many successful films and series like The Flowers of War, Love And Destiny, and The Rise of Phoenixes.

 

She also worked in My Best Friend’s Story, Love is Fate, Wu Kong, Suddenly Seventeen, Always Online, etc. She has been nominated for multiple Huading Awards, and she won the Asian Film Awards, The Shanghai Film Critics Award, etc.

 

 

8. Zhao Liying

 

Zhao Liying

 

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Date of Birth October 16, 1987
Place of Birth Langfang, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Golden Marriage

 

Zhao Liying participated in the Yahoo Search Star Game and won the show. This helped her get the part in her debut drama Golden Marriage.

 

After that, Zhao Liying went on to star in Legend of Lu Zhen, Boss & Me, and The Journey of Flower.

 

She also starred in The Mystic Nine, Noble Aspirations, Princess Agents, The Story of Minglan, Legend of Fei, etc. Zhao Lying won three Golden Eagle awards, and she was nominated for four Huadong Awards, Macau International Film Festival Awards, etc.

 

Forbes China Celebrity 100 list has included her in their rams for six years with a ranking of up to 7th spot.

 

 

7. Yang Mi

 

Yang Mi

 

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Date of Birth September 12, 1986
Place of Birth Xuanwu District, Beijing, China
Height 1.67 m
Debut year 1990
Debut Movie/ TV series Tang Ming Huang

 

Yang Mi was chosen by Southern Metropolis Daily for the New Four Dan Actresses. She gained notice and recognition with her role in the historical drama Tang Ming Huang.

 

Following that, Yang Mi appeared in TV series like Wang Zhaojun, Chinese Paladin 3, Palace 1, etc. The other notable performances of Yang Mi are Beijing Love Story, Swords of Legends, The Interpreter, Eternal Love, Legend of Fuyao, Reset, Mysterious Island, Tiny Times, etc.

 

She won awards like Huading Awards, Beijing International Film Festival Awards, Golden Eagle Award, etc.

 

 

6. Angelababy

 

Angelababy

 

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Date of Birth February 28, 1989
Place of Birth Shanghai, China
Height 1.59 m
Debut year 2007
Debut Movie/ TV series Trivial Matters

 

Angela Yeung Wing uses the stage name Angelababy for professional purposes. She is a Hong Kong actress, model, and singer who is included in the new Four Dan Actresses list by the Southern Metropolis Daily.

 

For her work, Angelababy won the Hundred Flowers Award for best-supporting actress. Her most popular performances have been in Mojin: The Lost Legend, Keep Running, First Time, and Crimes of Passion.

 

She also acted in Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, Love Yunge From The Desert, Kill Time, My True Friend, etc.

 

 

5. Liu Yifei

 

Liu Yifei

 

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Date of Birth August 25, 1987
Place of Birth Wuhan, China
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series The Story of a Noble Family

 

Liu Yifei is the stage name of Liu Ximeizi. She was born An Feng, but after her parents divorced, she changed her name to Liu Ximeizi.

 

She did this to reflect her mother’s maiden name. At the age of 10, Liu Yifei moved to the USA and carried on her education in the Bronx, New York.

 

The most prominent performances of Liu include The Forbidden Kingdom, Mulan, The Assassins, The Third Way of Love, Night Peacock, Never Gone, Once Upon a Time, The Chinese Widow, etc.

 

Liu Yifei found a spot in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for 10 years and counting.

 

 

4. Gong Li

 

Gong Li

 

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Date of Birth December 31, 1965
Place of Birth Shenyang, China
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Red Sorghum

 

Gong Li is a world-renowned Chinese actress who is well-respected for her acting talents. A testament to her talent is the fact that out of the four Chinese movies which were nominated for Oscar Awards, she worked in three of them.

 

We can watch her performances in films and dramas like Ju Dou, Raise The Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju, Farewell My Concubine, Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice, Curse of The Golden Flower, Coming Home, etc.

 

Volpi Cup for Best Actress, three Hundred Flowers Awards, two Golden Rooster Awards, a Hong Kong Film Award, etc., are just a few accolades that she won throughout her career.

 

 

3. Zhang Ziyi

 

Zhang Ziyi

 

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Date of Birth February 9, 1979
Place of Birth Beijing, China
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Touching Starlight

 

Zhang Ziyi is an internationally acclaimed Chinese actress. She gained instant recognition with her role in Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

 

She also worked in Rush Hour 2, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Memories of a Geisha, etc. For her performances, Zhang Ziyi has been nominated for Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA award, Shanghai international film Festival Award, etc.

 

Some of the other notable roles of Zhang Ziyi include Love For Life, The Grandmaster, The Wasted Time, Purple Butterfly, Jasmine Women, etc.

 

 

2. Dilraba Dilmurat

 

Dilraba Dilmurat

 

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Date of Birth June 3, 1992
Place of Birth Ürümqi, China
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2013
Debut Movie/ TV series Anarhan

 

Dilraba Dilmurat is a model, host, and actress from the Uyghur ethnic community in Xinjiang province. She is also heavily involved in various charity and humanitarian efforts to aid children in disease-prone and war-torn regions.

 

Dilraba debuted in Anarhan, a series that was nominated for the prestigious Flying Apsaras Award. Dilraba’s notable performances include Mr. Pride and Miss Prejudice, Diamond Lover, Eternal Love, The Flame’s Daughter, Pretty Li Huizhan, Namiya, etc.

 

 

1. Fan Bingbing

 

Fan Bingbing

 

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Date of Birth September 16, 1981
Place of Birth Qingdao, China
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Powerful Woman

 

Fan Bingbing is one of the top actresses in China and also has a singing career. She won the Hundred Flowers Award for one film and was nominated for two others.

 

Fan also won awards at the Golden Horse Film Festival, the Tokyo International Film Festival, the San Sebastián International Film Festival, and the Golden Rooster Awards.

 

Some of the most recognized performances of Fan Bingbing are My Fair Princess, Cell Phone, and Lost in Beijing. She has also acted in Buddha Mountain, Double Xposure, I Am Not Madame Bovary, X-Men: Days of the Future Past, My Way, Skiptrace, etc.

 

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