Things are no longer limited to a specific region in the present age and era. Everything is getting globalized, and so is our film industry. Mainstream cinema has become more accessible for the viewers and so for the actors as well. Let’s see some Chinese actresses who crossed borders and worked on international projects.
1. Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi is a famous Chinese-origin actress and model. On 9th February 1979, she was born in Beijing, China. In 2000, she got her first international breakthrough in Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. After then, she played many remarkable roles in Hollywood movies.
2. Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing is a Chinese-origin actress and model. On 16th September 1981, she was born in Yantai, Shandong, China. She is currently one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry. She broke into the Hollywood industry with the film X-men: Days of Future Past.
3. Liu Yifei
Liu Yifei is a Chinese-origin actress and model. On 25th August 1987, she was born in Wuhan, Hubei, China. She starred in Disney’s 1988 adaptation of an animated film, Mulan. The film got released in 2020. She has also worked with the Korean actor and singer Rain for the movie, For Love or Money.
4. Jing Tian
Jing Tian is a Chinese-origin actress and model. On 21st July 1988, she was born in Shaanxi, China. She completed her graduation from Beijing Dance Academy and Beijing Film Academy. She debuted in Hollywood with The Great Wall alongside Matt Damon.
5. Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing is a Chinese-origin actress, singer, and model. On 27th February 1973, she was born in Heilongjiang, China. She has starred in many Hollywood films that turned into blockbusters like Resident Evil: Retribution, and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
6. Lucy Alexis Liu
Lucy Alexis Liu is a Chinese-descent American actress, singer, director, and producer. On 2nd December 1968, she was born in Queens, New York, USA. She has starred in several significant projects like Payback, Shanghai Noon, Kill Bill: Volume, Lucky Number Slevin, etc. She starred as a lead in the film Alice in Wonderland.
7. Vivian Wu
Vivian Wu is a Chinese-born American actress, singer, and model. On 5th February 1967, she was born in Shanghai, China. She debuted in the industry with the film The Last Emperor in 1987. She appeared in several television programs including Strange World, Vanishing Son, and A Bright Shining Lie.
8. Ling Bai
Ling Bai is a Chinese-born American actress. On 10th October 1966, she was born in Chengdu, China. She made her debut with the film On the beach in 1984. In 1994, she appeared in her first Hollywood project The Crow.
9. Joan Chen
Joan Chen is a Chinese-born American actress, singer, and filmmaker. On 26th April 1961, she was born in Shanghai, China. She has appeared in various television episodes and films, including Lust Caution, Marco Polo, etc.
10. Ming Na-Wen
Ming Na Wen is a Chinese-descent American actress, model, filmmaker, voice actor, and producer. On 20th November 1963, she was born in Coloane, Portuguese, Macau. She is famously known for voicing Mulan.