Hollywood is a place of Dream for All the Actors around the world. Even the English actors have to face struggles to enter Hollywood. Destroying the Rough path, few Chinese Actresses had made their way into Hollywood. They have made their way but also succeeded as famous Chinese Actresses in Hollywood.
1. Anna May Wong
She is the pioneer for all the Chinese Actresses to enter Hollywood. She is the First Chinese-American actress. She started to take acting as her career at the very beginning age. Her first debut as an actress was in a silent film named "The Toll of the Sea" in 1922. She has been into acting for various decades and during different times. She also worked in other films, such as ‘Daughter of the Dragon’, ‘Daughter of Shanghai’ and, ‘Shanghai Express’.
2. Nancy Kwan
Nancy is a Hong Kong-born American Actress. Her Full Name is Nancy Ka Shen Kwan. "The World of Suzie Wong" is the Debut film for Nancy Kwan. Her other films include ‘Flower Drum Song’, ‘Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story’, ‘The Wrecking Crew’ etc. Nancy was recognized for her Beauty and Talent.
3. Tsai Chin
She is Known as Tsai Chin or Irene Chow. She is Famous for playing roles in the James Bond Movies, ‘You Only Live Twice’, ‘Bond Girl’, ‘CasinoRoyale’ etc. She is an Actress, Singer, Director, Teacher, Author.
4. Joan Chen
She is an American Actress who is also a Director, Screenwriter, and Producer. She is also known as Joan Chen. Her Famous Works include ‘The Last Emperor’, ‘TwinPeaks’, ‘RedRose’, ‘WhiteRose’ etc. She also won various Awards as ‘Best Actress' for ‘The Home Song Stories in 2007’, ‘The Sun Also Rises in 2008’, ‘Red Rose’, ‘White Rose’ in 1994.
5. Ming-Na Wen
Wen is an actress, who is also a Voice Actress, and a Model. She is trilingual and fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. She has Three Nationalities. She is widely known for her Role in ‘Mulan’, ‘Mulan II’, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ etc. In "People Weekly" magazine in 1994, Wen ranked as one of the 50 most beautiful people on the Earth.
6. Bai Ling
Ling is a Chinese-American Actress. She has earned credits as the First Asian Actress to appear on the Playboy Magazine Cover and The Most Active Asian Actress in Hollywood. Bai is known for her works like ‘The Crow(1994)’, ‘Red Corner’, ‘Dumplings’, ‘Wild Wild West’, ‘Anna’, ‘The King’ etc. She also has won various Awards as the Best Chinese Supporting Actress in 2004 for her role in ‘Dumplings’.
7. Vivian Wu
She is Known as Wu JunMei. Vivian Wu may be a Producer and a Chinese American Actress. ‘The Last Emperor’, ‘The Joy Luck Club’, and ‘Heaven and Earth’ are her notable works. In 1990, She was selected as the Fifty Most Beautiful People in People Magazine. She also has acted in various Chinese Dramas.
8. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is Her Full Name. She is a Malaysian-Chinese Actress who is based in Hong Kong and Rose to Fame Internationally. She has won the crown as Miss Malaysia in 1983 and can speak three languages like English, Malay, and Cantonese. She does her stunts within the movies. She is Popularly known for the movies like ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ and in ‘You Only Live Twice’.
9. Lucy Liu
Lucy Alexis Liu is also known as Lucy Alexis Liu Yu Ling. She is an actress but also a Voice Actress, Director, Singer, and Producer. Liu has also worked in television and films. She is known for her roles in ‘Charlie's Angels’, ‘Chicago and Kill Bill’, ‘Payback’. ‘Ally McBeal’ is a TV Series in which She has also done work.
10. Zhang Ziyi
Last but not least we have Zhang Ziyi on the list. She is a Chinese Actress and a Model who has international fame for her work in films like ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’. She is the First Chinese Actress to be cast in an A-level Hollywood Movie. She has won 12 different Best Actress awards for the film The Grandmaster.