Top 30 Chinese Actresses of All Time: Famous and Beautiful

September 4

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In the entertainment industry, the hottest Chinese actresses always attract everyone's attention.

As celebrities, they not only stand out in appearance, but also have many excellent TV series and film works and outstanding acting skills.

Let's check these famous and beautiful Chinese actresses:

1. Dilraba Dilmurat

Chinese actress Dilraba

Dilraba, born on June 3, 1992 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Uyghur. She is a famous Chinese actress and singer, and graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy.

In addition, in 2020, Dilraba ranked 11th in Forbes China Celebrity 100 list.

In 2013, Dilraba made her debut for starring in the Chinese Red Revolution TV series "Anarhan".

Her representative works include "The Backlight of Love", "Diamond lover", "Eternal Love", "Eternal Love of Dream" .

Dilraba Dilmurat Yang Mi Eternal Love

Eternal Love

Dilraba’s latest drama:

On July 26, 2021, the Chinese urban romantic drama "You Are My Glory", which she co-starred with Yang Yang and others, was broadcast, in which she played a beautiful female star Qiao Jingjing.

2. Yang Mi

Chinese actress Mi Yang

Yang Mi, born in Beijing on September 12, 1986. She is a famous and beautiful Chinese actress, pop singer, and film and television producer.

In particular, she was selected as one of the Four Dan Actresses twice.

Above all, in 2020, Yang Mi ranked 6th in Forbes China Celebrity 100 list.

In 2006, Yang Mi came to prominence by starring in Jin Yong's martial arts drama "The Return of the Condor Heroes".

Her representative works include "Palace", "Beijing Love Story", "Tiny Times", "Brotherhood of Blades 2", "Eternal Love", "Reset".

Yang Mi Palace

Palace

Among them, she won the Best Actress Award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival for "Reset", and won the 5th China TV Good Actor Emerald Actress Award for "Brotherhood of Blades 2".

As of now, Yang Mi's Weibo followers are more than 110 million.

3. Fan Bingbing

China actresses Bingbing Fan

Fan Bingbing, born on September 16, 1981 in Qingdao, Shandong, is a pretty Chinese actress, producer, and singer. 

Among Chinese actresses, she is the most famous and beautiful Chinese actress in the world.

Fan Bingbing appeared on the cover of Time Magazine and was on the list of 100 people who influenced the world. She served as a judge of the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.

Her representative works include "My Fair Princess", "I Am Not Madame Bovary", "Buddha Mountain", "The Orphan of Zhao Family".

Fan bing bing film Buddha Mountain

Buddha Mountain

Among them, she won the Best Actress at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival for her "Buddha Mountain", and the film also won the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

However, in October 2018, Fan Bingbing was fined CN¥883 million (US$127 million) for tax-related issues and published an apology.

4. Zhang Ziyi

Chinese actress Zi yi Zhang

Zhang Ziyi, born in Beijing on February 9, 1979, is a famous and popular Chinese actress and producer.

In particular, she is one of the few Chinese actresses well-known in Hollywood.

In 1998, she was discovered by Zhang Yimou and became famous for starring in the movie "The Road Home", which won the Silver Bear Award at the 50th Berlin International Film Festival.

Zhang Ziyi's representative works include "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", "The Grandmaster", "House of Flying Daggers", "Memoirs of a Geisha", "Hero", "Forever Young".

Zhang Ziyi martial arts action movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The awards Zhang Ziyi has won are as follows:

  • Best Supporting Actress at the American Independent Spirit Awards
  • Won the Best Newcomer Award at the 13th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
  • Best Actress Award at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards
  • Won the Best Actress Award at the 50th Taiwan Film Golden Horse Awards
  • Best Actress Award at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards
  • The 32nd Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Actress, etc.

The beautiful Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is now the resident tutor of the Chinese variety show "I Am the Actor".

5. Liu Yifei

Chinese actress Liu Yi fei

Liu Yifei, born on August 25, 1987 in Wuhan, Hubei Province. She is a Chinese American, famous actress and singer.

In particular, in 2009, she was awarded one of the "New Four Dan actresses".

In 2003, Liu Yifei stepped into the show business circle for starring in "The Story of a Noble Family".

Her representative works include "Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils", "Chinese Paladin", "The Return of the Condor Heroes", "Night Peacock", "Mulan", "The Forbidden Kingdom".

Liu-Yifei TV Chinese Paladin

Among them, she won the Best Actress Award at the 5th Macau International Film Festival with "The Assassins"; won the Most Watched Actress Award at the 16th Chinese Film Media Awards for "The Third Way of Love".

6. Zhou Xun

Chinese actresses Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun, born on October 18, 1974 in Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, is a popular Chinese actress and singer. 

She made her debut in 1991 when she starred in the movie "Inside an Old Grave".

Zhou Xun’s representative works include "Suzhou River", "Perhaps Love", "The Equation of Love and Death", "Painted Skin", "The Message", "Palace of Desire".

Zhou Xun Movie Painted Skin

Painted Skin

The awards Zhou Xun has won are as follows:

  • Won the Best Actress Award at the 15th Paris International Film Festival and the French Performing Arts Group's Most Potential Newcomer Award
  • Won the China TV Golden Eagle Award for most popular actress
  • Best Actress Award at the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards
  • Best Actress Award at the 43rd Taiwan Film Golden Horse Awards, etc.

7. Tang Wei

Chinese actresses Tang Wei

Tang Wei, born on October 7, 1979 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, one of the sexiest Chinese actresses.

In 2007, Tang Wei became famous for her role as Wang Jiazhi in "Lust, Caution", and won the Best Newcomer Award at the 44th Taiwan Film Golden Horse Awards for the film.

Her representative works include "Blackhat", "Crossing Hennessy" and so on.

Tang Wei Movie Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution

In addition, Tang Wei's "Finding Mr Right" and "Book of Love" created box office records for Chinese-language romance films, and successively won many awards.

8. Yang Zi

Chinese Actresses Yang zi

Yang Zi, born in Beijing on November 6, 1992, graduated from the Performance Department of Beijing Film Academy. She is one of the cutest Chinese actresses.

Her representative works include "Home With Kids", "Ashes of Love", "Ode to Joy", "Go Go Squid!", "Battle of Changsha", etc.

Among them, for "Ode to Joy", she was nominated for the Audience's Favorite Actress Award at the 29th China TV Golden Eagle Awards.

With "Go Go Squid!", she won the Best Actress Award in the 26th Huading Awards for Chinese Contemporary TV Series.

9. Zhao Liying

Chinese actresses Zhao Liying

Zhao Liying, born on October 16, 1987 in Langfang City, Hebei Province. She is a famous Chinese actress and tourism ambassador of Hebei Province.

In 2006, Zhao Liying entered the show business circle for winning the Feng Xiaogang group champion of the “Yahoo Star Search Contest".

In 2015, with the TV series "The Journey of Flower", Zhao Liying won the Golden Lotus Best Actress Award at the 6th Macau International Television Festival.

Zhao Liying and Zhang Han urban romance drama Boss & Me

Boss & Me

Her representative works include "Legend of Lu Zhen", "Boss & Me", "Duckweed", "The Story of Minglan", etc.

Zhao Liying's latest drama is an urban-themed drama "The Story Of Xing Fu", and she is currently one of the most highly paid Chinese actresses.

10. Victoria Song

Chinese actresses Song Qian

Song Qian, born on February 2, 1987 in Qingdao City, Shandong Province. She is a pretty Chinese actress, singer, and Asian female artist who develops in many places.

In 2008, Song Qian, as an actor and advertising model, officially started performing arts activities in Asia. She has won honors such as the Best New Actress of the Year at the National Opera Ceremony.

Song Qian's representative works include "Find Yourself", "Moonshine and Valentine", "Beautiful Secret", "When love walked in" and so on.

11. Jia Ling

Chinese actresses jia Ling

Jia Ling, born in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province on April 29, 1982, graduated from the Central Academy of Drama, majoring in cross talk.

She comes from a poor family, and is now a top Chinese comedy actress, director, and screenwriter.

Jia Ling's representative works include "Lok Street", "Da Hua Dou Peng", "Open Sesame", "Happy MiTan", "Hi, Mom" and so on.

She has won the first prize of the first Beijing crosstalk contest, the second prize of the third CCTV crosstalk contest, and the third prize of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala.

jia Ling film Hi Mom

Hi, Mom

In 2021, she became the world's highest-grossing female director with the film "Hi, Mom" written and directed and acted by herself, and the global box office was US$822 million.

12. Lin Chi-ling

Chinese actresses Lin Chi-ling

Lin Chi-ling, born on November 29, 1974 in Taipei City, Taiwan Province. She  is a famous and sexy Chinese-language film and television actress, model, and host.

She was selected by the media as "Taiwan's No. 1 Beauty" and won four consecutive FHM World Top 100 Beautiful Women's titles.

Her representative works include "Red Cliff", "Welcome To Sha-ma Town", "Tsuki no Koibito", "Beijing, New York", "Love on Credit", "101 Proposals", etc.

13. Zhang Zifeng

Chinese actresses Zhang Zifeng

Wendy Zhang, born on August 27, 2001 in Sanmenxia City, Henan Province. She is a young Chinese actress, studying at the Beijing Film Academy.

In 2008, she entered the showbiz circle for successively filming TV series "Invincible Love" and "Long xu gou".

With her participation in the film "Aftershock", she won the Best Newcomer Award at the 31st Public Film Hundred Flowers Award.

With her participation in the urban emotional film "Last Letter", she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in the 55th Taiwan Film Golden Horse Awards.

Her other representative works include "Adoring", "White Su", "Home Sweet Home" and so on.

14. Li Qin

Chinese actresses Li Qin

Li Qin, born in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province on September 27, 1990, one of the most beautiful Chinese actresses.

In 2008, Li Qin was well-known to the audience for playing the young Xue Baochai in the costume drama "The Dream Of Red Mansions".

Her representative works include "Beginning Of The Great Revival", "Watch Sky"", "The bright life", "Joy of Life" and so on.

15. Ju Jingyi

Chinese actresses Ju Jingyi

Ju Jingyi, born on June 18, 1994 in Suining City, Sichuan Province. She is a young and cute Chinese actress and pop singer.

On November 2, 2013, Ju Jingyi made her official debut with the first group performance of SNH48.

Her representative works include "Novaland: The Castle in the Sky", "Detective Samoyeds", "Legend of Yun Xi" and so on.

16. Guan Xiaotong

Chinese actresses Guan Xiaotong

In 1997, Guan Xiaotong was born in a family of artists in Beijing. Due to the influence of family culture, she also loves art, like dance and piano.

At the age of 4 and a half, Guan Xiaotong and his father Guan Shaozeng filmed together.

In 2001, Guan Xiaotong completed her solo debut "Yan Hai Chen Fu".

Her representative works include "Love of Aurora", "Sweet Combat", "Novoland The Castle in the Sky", "Untouchable Lovers".

17. Angelababy

Chinese actresses yang ying

Angelababy (Yang Ying), born in Shanghai on February 28, 1989, one of the sexiest Chinese actresses and fashion model.

Her works include "Love You You", "First Time", "Mojin: The Lost Legend", "General and I", etc.

Among them, she won the Most Watched Actress Award at the 13th Chinese Film Media Awards for her romantic film "First Time".

Won the Best Supporting Actress Award in the 33rd Popular Film Hundred Flowers Awards with "Mojin: The Lost Legend".

18. Zhou Dongyu

Chinese actresses Zhou Dongyu

Zhou Dongyu, born on January 31, 1992 in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, graduated from Beijing Film Academy and is a famous Chinese actress.

In 2010, Dongyu Zhou made her debut as the heroine in "Under the Hawthorn Tree".

Her masterpieces include "Better Days", "The Palace", "Sparrow", "Shall I Compare You to a Spring Day", "This Is Not What I Expected", "Us and Them" and so on.

Dongyu Zhou also won the Best Actress Award at the 53rd Taiwan Film Golden Horse Awards for "Soul Mate".

19. Sun Li

Empresses in the Palace

Sun Li, born in Shanghai on September 26, 1982, is a top Chinese actress and singer.

She has won the 31st China TV Drama Flying Apsaras Awards Outstanding Actress Award, China TV Golden Eagle Award Audience Favorite Actress Award and other honors.

Sun Li’s representative works include "Jade Goddess of Mercy", "Empresses in the Palace", "Happiness as Flowers", "Nothing Gold Can Stay", "The Legend of Miyue", etc.

Sun Li's latest drama is the urban workplace drama "The Ideal City" co-starred with Zhao Youting.

20. Zhao Wei

My Fair Princess

Zhao Wei, born on March 12, 1976 in Wuhu City, Anhui Province. She is a famous and beautiful Chinese actress, singer, director, and producer.

She is one of the most well-known actresses in China and one of the highest paid Chinese actresses.

In 1998, Zhao Wei's Qing Dynasty palace drama "My Fair Princess" was broadcast. The drama set a number of records including the highest ratings in China and Asia.

Zhao Wei's other representative works include: "So Young", "Mulan", "Painted Skin", "A Time to Love", "Romance in the Rain", "Siu Lam juk kau", "Lost in Hong Kong".

21. Liu Tao

Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils

Liu Tao, born on July 12, 1978 in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, one of the top Chinese actresses and singers.

In 2000, Liu Tao entered the showbiz circle for her appearance in "Kang's Family".

She starred in TV series such as "My Fair Princess III", "Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils", "Madame White Snake" and "Ode to Joy", and has also appeared on the CCTV Spring Festival Gala many times.

22. Shu Qi

Chinese actresses Shu Qi

Shu Qi was born in New Taipei City, Taiwan Province on April 16, 1976, a sexy and famous Chinese actress and model.

Her representative works include "Viva Erotica", "City of Glass", "Three Times" and "If You Are the One Series".

As of 2014, she is one of the highest-paid Chinese actresses.

Shu Qi's latest show is on May 13, 2021, joining Tencent's video variety show "50km Taohuawu".

23. Jing Tian

Chinese actresses jing Tian

Jing Tian, born on July 21, 1988 in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, one of the most famous Chinese actresses.

In 2006, Jing Tian released her first music EP "Who Are You" and officially embarked on the road of acting.

Jing Tian's other representative works include "Special ID", "Police Story 2013", "The Great Wall", "The Glory of Tang Dynasty", "Ban Shu Legend " and so on.

24. Ni Ni

The Flowers Of War

Ni Ni, born on August 8, 1988 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, is a sexy Chinese actress.

In 2011, she entered the entertainment industry for her role as the heroine Yumo in the war epic film "The Flowers Of War".

Ni Ni’s representative works include the suspense film "Redemption", the love film "Love Will Tear Us Apart", the healing film "Up in the Wind", the campus love film "Fleet of Time" and so on.

25. Liu Shishi

Scarlet Heart

Liu Shishi, born in Beijing on March 10, 1987, is a famous and beautiful Chinese actress.

In 2004, Liu Shishi stepped into the show business for playing the heroine Ye Fenghe in the romantic drama "The Moon and the Wind".

Her masterpieces include "Chinese Paladin 3", "Scarlet Heart", "Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky", "Sound of the Desert", "Five Minutes to Tomorrow", "The Imperial Doctress", etc.

26. Li Bingbing

Seventeen Years

Li Bingbing, born on February 27, 1973 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. She is one of the most famous Chinese actresses and singers, and graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy.

In 2000, she was known to the audience for starring in the TV series "Young Justice Bao".

Li Bingbing's representative works include "Smart Kid", "The Knot", "The Message", "Resident Evil: Retribution", "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan", and so on.

Li Bingbing Hollywood blockbusters The Meg

The Knot

The awards won are as follows:

  • Best Actress Award at the 13th Singapore International Film Festival
  • Outstanding Actress at the 12th China Film Huabiao Awards
  • Best Actress in the 29th Popular Film Hundred Flowers Awards
  • Won Best Actress in the 46th Taiwan Film Golden Horse Awards
  • Best Actress Award at the 3rd London International Chinese Film Festival and other honors.

27. Tang Yan

Chinese Paladin 3

Tang Yan (Tiffany Tang), born in Huangpu District, Shanghai on December 6, 1983, a beautiful Chinese actress.

In 2004, Tang Yan was selected as one of the "Olympic Babies", she participated in the closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics "8 Minutes in Beijing".

Her representative works include "Chinese Paladin 3", "My Daughter", "Agent X", "Perfect Couple", "My Sunshine", "The Princess Weiyoung", etc.

28. Gong Li

Chinese actresses Gong Li

Gong Li, born on December 31, 1965 in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. She is a famous and beautiful Chinese film actress.

She graduated from the Central Academy of Drama, is a United Nations Artist for Promoting Peace and the United Nations Global Environmental Protection Ambassador.

Gong Li's masterpieces include "Red Sorghum", "Qiu Ju Da Guan Si", "Farewell My Concubine", "Breaking the Silence", "Curse of the Golden Flower", "Raise the Red Lantern", "The Emperor and the Assassin", "Flirting Scholar" and so on.

Gong Li war literary film Red Sorghum

Red Sorghum

She won the Golden Bear Award at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival for "Red Sorghum".

With "Qiu Ju Da Guan Si", she won the Best Actress at the 49th Venice International Film Festival and the Best Actress at the 13th Chinese Film Golden Rooster Award.

With "Farewell My Concubine", she won the Palme d'Or at the 46th Cannes International Film Festival.

She is also the Chinese actress with the highest achievement and the richest review experience so far.

29. Hao Lei

Chinese actresses Hao Lei

Hao Lei, born in Tonghua City, Jilin Province on November 1, 1978. She is a top Chinese actress and graduated from the Performance Department of Shanghai Theatre Academy.

In 1997, Hao Lei made her official debut when she starred in the first TV series "Don't Cry Seventeen".

Her representative works include "The Story of First Love", "The Young Son of Heaven", "Summer Palace", "Mystery", "Upcoming Summer", and so on.

30. Maggie Cheung

Chinese actress Maggie Cheung

Maggie Cheung, born in Hong Kong, China on September 20, 1964. She is a famous and beautiful Chinese actress, singer, songwriter, Chinese first-class actor, and honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.

She has won 5 Hong Kong Film Awards and 4 Taiwan Golden Horse Awards, and is the record holder for these two awards. 

Chinese actresses Maggie Cheung Movie As Tears Go By

As Tears Go By

Maggie Cheung is a legend of Chinese movies.

She starred in "As Tears Go By" (1988), "A Fishy Story" (1989), "Red Dust" (1990), "Alan & Eric - Between Hello & Goodbye" (1991) , "Center Stage" (1992), "New Dragon Gate Inn" (1992), "Green Snake" (1993), "Ashes of Time" (1994), "Comrades: Almost a Love Story" (1996), "IIn the Mood for Love" (2000), Hero (2002), "Clean" (2004), and many other masterpieces.

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