The Most Beautiful Chinese Actresses of All Time

Did you know that China was one of the first countries in the world to build a vibrant film industry? Given the country’s rich history in films, it comes as no surprise that China has given the world numerous talented, charming, and beautiful actresses over the past several decades! Actresses of Chinese origin are especially famous for their delicate features and graceful persona. Over the years, Chinese actresses have contributed to not just the film industry in their own nation, but also on the international level. Know about the most beautiful Chinese actresses of all time.

1. Yang Mi

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Birthday: 12 September 1986
Born In: Xuanwu District, Beijing
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5′6″
Famous As: Actress, Singer

Yang Mi is known for her beauty as much as for her acting skills. At the 24th and 25th ‘Cosmo Beauty Ceremony,’ she was honored with ‘Beautiful Figure of the Year’ and ‘Shining Beautiful Idol’ awards, respectively.


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Birthday: 25 August 1987
Born In: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5′7″
Famous As: Actress, Singer, Model
Known as ‘Fairy Sister’ in the Chinese entertainment industry, Liu Yifei was named the ‘Most Charismatic Actress’ at the 24th ‘Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards' in 2012.

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Birthday: 09 February 1979
Born In: Beijing, China
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5′5″
Famous As: Actress

Zhang Ziyi has served as an ambassador for cosmetics and makeup brands, such as ‘Garnier’ and ‘Maybelline.’ She was even featured on the ‘BoF 500’ list, which honors people shaping the global fashion. In 2014, she won the ‘Most Charismatic Actress’ award at ‘The Grandmaster Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards.’


4. Michelle Reis

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Birthday: 20 June 1970
Born In: British Hong Kong
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5′7″
Famous As: Actress
Michelle Reis won the 1988 ‘Miss Chinese International Pageant'. The same year, she also won the ‘Miss Hong Kong Pageant.’ She went on to represent China in the ‘Miss World 1988’ pageant. She has also been featured on the cover of ‘Madame Figaro’ magazine.

5. Gong Li

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Birthday: 31 December 1965
Born In: Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5′7″
Famous As: Actress

Named as ‘one of the world's most glamorous movie stars’ by ‘Asiaweek,’ Gong Li has graced the cover pages of many magazines, such as ‘Harper's Bazaar’ and ‘L'Officiel.’ Also, she was voted ‘the most beautiful woman in China’ in 2006.