Article: Top 10 Chinese Actresses Worth The Hype

These actresses have captivated us since we first saw them on screen. They not only stand out in appearance as celebrities, but they also have a long list of fantastic TV shows and films to their credit, as well as exceptional acting abilities. Many Chinese actresses are well-known for their stunning looks and acting aptitudes. They each have their fan base all across the globe. And they are widely known throughout the world, not only in China. Below are the top 10 Chinese actresses who are worth talking.

1. Yang Mi

Throughout the past two decades, the 33-year-old actress and singer Yang Mi has developed a reputation for her television and film roles in China. Yang Mi made her acting debut at four in the historical television drama Tang Ming Huang in 1990. Yang has a long history in the industry, having started as a child star. She rose to prominence in 2011 after starring in the hit historical romantic drama Palace: The Lock Heart Jade, which sparked a trend for time-travelling television dramas. In China, Yang is one of the most popular and successful celebrities, and she has become known as the Goddess of Goods due to her success as a brand ambassador or spokesperson.


2. Tang Yan

Tang Yan is a Chinese singer and actor. After making Yan’s film debut in 2006 with Farewell for Love, Tang won a nomination for the Shanghai International Film Festival's White Magnolia Award for best actress. She is regarded as one of China's top actresses of her generation, having been in several well-known films and television shows, particularly in the thriller and romance genres, including The Lost Tomb (2015), The Way We Were (2018), and See You Again (2019).


3. Ju Jingyi

Known as China's next superstar, Ju Jingyi is a multi-talented young pop singer and actor. Jingyi became known as a member of the Chinese idol girl group SNH48 till 2017. After that, she played a prominent role and sang the theme song for the historical drama Legend of Yunxi. She attracted a lot of engagement because the drama was a commercial success and earned favourable feedback for its light-hearted stories. Ju has since starred in several love dramas, including Mr Swimmer (2018), Legend of the White Snake (2019), etc.


4. Yang Zi

The Chinese actress Yang Zi is known as one of the renowned Four Dan of Post-90s Actresses. Multi-award-winning actress Yang Zi, also known as Andy Yang, has appeared in several films and series. Her role as a straight-A daughter in the hit sitcom Home With Kids made her a household name when she was 13 years old. Yang Zi made her big-screen debut as a child actor in the 2003 youth romance film Girl's Diary, for which she got nominated for a Tongniu Film Award for Best Young Actor. She becomes well-known for her roles in popular dramas such as Ode to Joy and Ashes of Love.


5. Dilraba Dilmurat

Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat is Uyghur by descent. The beauty of her round eyes, sculpted nose, and perfect lips are evident from every angle. Dilraba made her acting debut in the TV series Anarhan (2013), for which she received a nomination for the 30th Flying Goddess Award for Outstanding TV Series. As a sassy pop star, she became an instant hit after starring in the Chinese drama series Diamond Lover, which earned her the Audience Favorite Newcomer award at the 7th China TV Drama Awards. Pretty Li Hui Zhen, a romantic comedy sitcom starring Dilraba, premiered in 2017. During its tenure, the show racked up over 7 billion internet views and was the most popular in its time slot. She is currently one of China's most sought-after brand models for almost every item, including food, cosmetics, and mobile technology.


6. Zhang Zifeng

One of China's most promising young actors, Zhang Zifeng, was born in 2001. She won Best Newcomer for her performance in Aftershock at the 31st Hundred Flowers Awards in 2012, becoming the youngest winner ever. Zhang has a vast record of cinema and television works, including a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 55th Golden Horse Awards for Shunji Iwai's Last Letter in 2018. Zhang is considered one of the Post-95 Generation's New Four Dan Actresses. Her most recent movie, Sister, in which she starred, topped China's box office in April, grossing $52.8 million in its first weekend.


7. Zhao Liying

Having a bop in China, South Korea, and Japan, she gained increased recognition throughout the province. Zhao achieved her breakthrough with the Legend of Lu Zhen. Awarded Favorite Newcomer at the China TV Drama Awards and Most Popular TV Actress at the LeTV Awards, she has generated a great deal of attention and awards during her career so far. Several highly-watched historical action dramas, including Princess Agents, have helped boost her popularity. She has an outgoing and vibrant attitude, making her flexible in the entertainment industry.


8. Angelababy

Angelababy, also known as Yang Ying, is a model, actress, and singer, selected among the New Four Dan Actresses in 2013. In 2014, she made her breakthrough when she joined the actors of the Chinese offshoot of the famous Running Man franchise from South Korea, Keep Running. Angelababy became a household name as the show became a huge sensation in China. Angelababy also appeared in the 2014 movie Mojin: The Lost Legend. As the most successful Chinese-language IMAX film ever, it achieved box office receipts of $27.1 million.


9. Fan Bingbing

A top-tier actor and influential celebrity in China's media industry, Fan Bingbing is one of the biggest stars in the country. Not only has she been listed as the highest-paid actress in China, but she has also been listed as the highest-paid actress worldwide. Fan Bingbing's dazzling visuals wowed the world, and she is one of China's most attractive ladies. Cell Phone, which she appeared in 2003, became the year's highest-grossing picture and won critical accolades at the Hundred Flowers Awards.


10. Liu Shishi 

Liu Shishi is a well-known Chinese actress who majored in ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. Liu made her acting debut in the TV drama series The Moon and the Wind (2005), where she enacted a scene from Swan Lake that wowed the audience. The time-travel drama Scarlet Heart earned Liu critical acclaim for her portrayal of Ruoxi in 2011. As a consequence of the series' success, the publication Southern Entertainment Weekly named her in 2013 as one of China's New Four Dan Actresses.