Chinese Women Film & Theater Personalities

Throughout history, there have been many Chinese women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Chinese female film & theater personalities such as Liu Yifei, Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing, Angelababy, Zhao Liying.

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 1 Dilraba Dilmurat

Dilraba Dilmurat
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Dilraba Dilmurat, also known as Dilireba, is a Chinese actor and model of Uyghur descent. She is known for her roles in films such as Mr. Pride vs Miss Prejudice and series such as The Backlight of Love. She has also been featured on Forbes China Celebrity 100 multiple times.

 2 Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: September 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Qingdao, Shandong, China
Chinese actor Fan Bingbing is best known for her roles in hits such as Cell Phone and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She was featured on Forbes China Celebrity 100 for 4 years. She is a fashion icon and has also served as a judge at the Academy Awards

 3 Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Chinese actor Zhang Ziyi began as a dancer and soared to fame with her role in the Academy Award-nominated film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Fans also loved her in Rush Hour 2 and Memoirs of a Geisha. Her role in the film The Grandmaster won Ziyi 12 "Best Actress" awards.
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 4 Angelababy

Angelababy
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Angelababy is an actress, model, and singer who was selected as one of the New Four Dan Actresses in 2013 by Southern Metropolis Daily. She is known for playing Ding Sitian in the 2015 Chinese action adventure thriller film Mojin: The Lost Legend, for which she received the prestigious Hundred Flowers Award in 2016. Angelababy is also a well-known philanthropist.

 5 Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wuhan, China

Popularly known as Fairy Sister, Liu Yifei is a famous actress, singer, and model. In 2009, she was named among the New Four Dan actresses of China. As a singer, she has released a couple of albums including a Japanese album titled All My Words. In 2020, she was ranked 30th in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list.

 6 Chloe Zhao

Chloe Zhao
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao is best known for directing films such as Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider, both of which earned Independent Spirit Award nominations. Her film Nomadland won her the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. She is also directing the Marvel film Eternals.

 7 Shen Yue

Shen Yue
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: February 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wugang, Hunan

Shen Yue is a Chinese actress, model, and singer. She is known for playing important roles in TV series like A Love So Beautiful. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Shen Yue won the Next Generation Influencers for Global Philanthropy award in 2019. The same year, she won the Philanthropy Idol of the Year at the Madame Figaro Fashion Awards.

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 8 Gong Li

Gong Li
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Gong Li is best known for her roles in Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju, and the live-action version of Mulan. She was the first Asian to head the jury at both the Berlin and Venice film festivals and served as a FAO goodwill ambassador.

 9 Yang Mi

Yang Mi
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: September 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Xuanwu District, Beijing
Chinese actor and singer Yang Mi soared to fame with the series Tang Ming Huang and later appeared in series such as Chinese Paladin 3 and Swords of Legends. She has also appeared in movies such as Mysterious Island, the Tiny Times film franchise, and The Witness.

 10 Zhao Liying

Zhao Liying
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Famous As: Chinese Actress
Birthdate: October 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Langfang, China
Chinese actor Zhao Liying, or Zanilia Zhao, soared to fame with her roles in series such as Legend of Lu Zhen, The Journey of Flower, and Legend of Fei. She won the 2006 Yahoo Search Star Game and has also appeared in films such as Crazy New Year's Eve

 11 Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 12 Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhu, Anhui

Zhao Wei is a Chinese actress, filmmaker, pop singer, and businesswoman. One of the most popular Chinese actresses, Zhao is also one of the highest-paid actresses in China. Renowned for her performance in popular films like Shaolin Soccer, Zhao Wei is widely considered the first national idol of Mainland China since the Chinese economic reform in 1978.

 13 Hannah Quinlivan

Hannah Quinlivan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

 14 Joan Chen

Joan Chen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Chinese-American actor Joan Chen initially came to be known for the films Little Flower and The Last Emperor and later appeared as Jocelyn 'Josie' Packard in the series Twin Peaks. She also delivered a multiple-award-winning role in The Home Song Stories and directed Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl.

 15 Tiffany Tang

Tiffany Tang
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanghai, China

Tiffany Tang is a Chinese singer and actress. One of the most decorated Chinese actresses of her generation, Tiffany Tang has won several prestigious awards, such as Beijing TV Drama Award, China TV Drama Awards, and Huading Awards. She has also been named on Forbes China Celebrity 100 lists on several occasions.

 16 Jiang Qing

Jiang Qing
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhucheng, Weifang, China
Died: May 14, 1991

 17 Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

 18 Faye Wong

Faye Wong
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: August 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Faye Wong is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress. She is popularly known as  the "Diva of Asia." Her music features a combination of alternative music and mainstream Chinese pop. She is widely popular in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. As an actress, she has starred in the films Chungking Express and 2046.

 19 Anita Mui

Anita Mui
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Died: December 30, 2003

 20 Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

 21 Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Born to a British mother and a Chinese father, Nancy Kwan became a symbol of the rise of Asian artists in Hollywood. She earned her breakthrough role in The World of Suzie Wong while still a budding ballerina. Following her son’s death due to HIV, she began promoting AIDS awareness.

 22 Ni Ni

Ni Ni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: China

 23 Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quzhou, Zhejiang
Chinese actor Zhou Xun made headlines in late 2020 when she split up with her actor husband Archie Kao after a 6-year marriage, following divorce rumors. The Cloud Atlas star is one of China’s Four Dan Actresses and has received major accolades such as the Golden Rooster Award.

 24 G.E.M.

G.E.M.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

 25 Karen Mok

Karen Mok
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Model
Birthdate: June 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 26 Liu Tao

Liu Tao
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: July 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Xihu District, Nanchang

Chinese actor Liu Tao is best known for the comedy series My Fair Princess III and the wuxia series Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. Her performance in the melodrama To Elderly with Love won her a Golden Eagle “Best Actress” award. The mother of two is married to entrepreneur Ke Wang.

 27 Betty Sun

Betty Sun
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai

 28 Carina Lau

Carina Lau
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

 29 Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chengdu, Sichuan, China

 30 Tsai Chin

Tsai Chin
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Famous As: actor, singer, author, writer
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai

 31 Isabella Leong

Isabella Leong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portuguese Macau

 32 Huang Shengyi

Huang Shengyi
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Famous As: actor, entrepreneur, singer,model
Birthdate: February 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai

 33 Liu Xiaoqing

Liu Xiaoqing
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Famous As: actor, autobiographer
Birthdate: October 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fuling District

 34 Rosamund Kwan

Rosamund Kwan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 35 Zhu Zhu

Zhu Zhu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 36 Sharla Cheung

Sharla Cheung
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Famous As: Actress and film producer
Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

 37 Mary Hayley Bell

Mary Hayley Bell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 22, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: December 1, 2005

 38 Baihe Bai

Baihe Bai
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Qingdao

 39 Chrissie Chau

Chrissie Chau
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: May 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China

 40 Josie Ho

Josie Ho
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: December 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 41 Elkie Chong

Elkie Chong
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Famous As: Singer and Actress
Birthdate: November 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tai Po District, Hong Kong, China

 42 Yuen Qiu

Yuen Qiu
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 43 Zhang Ailing

Zhang Ailing
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: September 8, 1995

 44 Xie Na

Xie Na
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Famous As: singer, autobiographer
Birthdate: May 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zhongjiang County, Deyang, China

 45 Lydia Shum

Lydia Shum
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Famous As: Actress, Comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: February 19, 2008

 46 Kenix Kwok

Kenix Kwok
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: November 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 47 Sheren Tang

Sheren Tang
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 48 Angelica Lee

Angelica Lee
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia

 49 Ruan Lingyu

Ruan Lingyu
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Famous As: Silent film actress. One of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s
Birthdate: April 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: March 8, 1935

 50 Huang Yi

Huang Yi
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Famous As: actor, singer
Birthdate: September 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai