Chinese Women Film & Theater Personalities

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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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Dilraba Dilmurat
(Chinese Model and Actress)
Dilraba Dilmurat
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Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ürümqi, 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.
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Fan Bingbing
(Actress, Singer)
Fan Bingbing
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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
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Zhang Ziyi
(One of the Four Dan Actresses of China)
Zhang Ziyi
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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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Chloe Zhao
(Known for Her Independent Films 'The Rider' and 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me')
Chloe Zhao
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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.
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Shen Yue
(Actress, Model)
Shen Yue
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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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Gong Li
(Chinese Actress)
Gong Li
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Birthdate: December 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shenyang, 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.
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Yang Mi
(Chinese Actress and Singer)
Yang Mi
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Birthdate: September 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing, China
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.
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Zhao Liying
(Chinese Actress)
Zhao Liying
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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
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Sally Phillips
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Birthdate: May 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Joan Chen
(Actress Who Gained Fame for her Role in 'The Last Emperor')
Joan Chen
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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.
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Hannah Quinlivan
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Birthdate: August 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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Tiffany Tang
(Actress)
Tiffany Tang
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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.

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Jiang Qing
(Chinese Political Figure Who Played an Important Role During 'The Cultural Revolution')
Jiang Qing
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Birthdate: March 19, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhucheng, Weifang, China
Died: May 14, 1991

Jiang Qing was a Chinese actress, communist revolutionary and major political figure who played an important role during the Cultural Revolution in China. She is also remembered for forming a Maoist political faction called the Gang of Four. Jiang Qing married Mao Zedong and played a prominent role in propagating Mao's brand of Communist ideology.

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Zhao Wei
(One of the Most Popular Actresses in China)
Zhao Wei
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Birthdate: March 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhu, China

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.

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Faye Wong
(Singer-Songwriter Best Recognized as the 'Best Selling Canto-Pop Female' by Guinness World Records in 2000)
Faye Wong
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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.

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Tang Wei
(Actress)
Tang Wei
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Birthdate: October 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wenzhou, China
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Anita Mui
(Singer)
Anita Mui
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Birthdate: October 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Died: December 30, 2003
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Nancy Kwan
(Chinese-American Actress who was Instrumental in the Acceptance of Actors of Asian Ancestry in Major Hollywood Film Roles)
Nancy Kwan
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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.
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Cecilia Cheung
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Birthdate: May 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
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Ni Ni
(Actress)
Ni Ni
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Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: China
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Zhou Xun
(Actress, Singer)
Zhou Xun
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Birthdate: October 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quzhou, Zhejiang, China
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.
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Carina Lau
(Actress)
Carina Lau
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Birthdate: December 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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G.E.M.
(Singer-Songwriter)
G.E.M.
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Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
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Liu Tao
(Actress, Singer)
Liu Tao
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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.

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Jane Zhang
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jane Zhang
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Birthdate: October 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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Betty Sun
(Actress)
Betty Sun
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Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai
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Tsai Chin
(Actress)
Tsai Chin
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Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
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Huang Shengyi
(actor, entrepreneur, singer,model)
Huang Shengyi
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Birthdate: February 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai
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Isabella Leong
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Birthdate: June 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portuguese Macau
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Xu Jiao
(Actress)
Xu Jiao
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Birthdate: August 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ningbo, China
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Sharla Cheung
(Actress and film producer)
Sharla Cheung
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Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
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Zhu Zhu
(Actress)
Zhu Zhu
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Birthdate: July 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beijing, China
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Yu Nan
(Actress Known for Films Like ‘Jingzhe,’ ‘The Expendables 2’ and ‘Wolf Warrior’)
Yu Nan
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Birthdate: September 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dalian, China
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Liu Xiaoqing
(actor, autobiographer)
Liu Xiaoqing
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Birthdate: October 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fuling District
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Zhang Yuqi
(Actress best known for portraying Mrs. Yuen in the 2008 film CJ7)
Zhang Yuqi
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Birthdate: August 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dezhou, China
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Lydia Shum
(Actress, Comedian)
Lydia Shum
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Birthdate: July 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: February 19, 2008
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Chrissie Chau
(Actor, Model)
Chrissie Chau
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Birthdate: May 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
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Baihe Bai
(Actress best known for her roles in such films as Love is Not Blind, Personal Tailor, Monster Hunt and Go Away Mr. Tumor)
Baihe Bai
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Birthdate: March 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Qingdao, China
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Elkie Chong
(Singer and Actress)
Elkie Chong
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Birthdate: November 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tai Po District, Hong Kong, China
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Li Xiaolu
(Actress best known for her role in The Sent Down Girl (1998), Struggle (2007))
Li Xiaolu
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Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anqing, China
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Xie Na
(singer, autobiographer)
Xie Na
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Birthdate: May 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zhongjiang County, Deyang, China
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Ruan Lingyu
(Silent film actress. One of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s)
Ruan Lingyu
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Birthdate: April 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: March 8, 1935
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Vivien Yeo
(Actress)
Vivien Yeo
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Birthdate: July 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 44 
Ann Hui
(Director and producer who has won Golden Horse Awards for Best Director three times)
Ann Hui
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Birthdate: May 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anshan, Liaoning, Manchuria
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Lin Peng
(Actor, Singer)
Lin Peng
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Birthdate: October 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dalian
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Angelica Lee
(Actress)
Angelica Lee
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Birthdate: January 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia
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Phyllis Quek
(Malaysian Model and Actress)
Phyllis Quek
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Birthdate: August 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Huang Yi
(actor, singer)
Huang Yi
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Birthdate: September 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai
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Sang Lan
(Television Personality, Gymnast)
Sang Lan
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Birthdate: June 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

Sang Lan is a Chinese former gymnast and TV personality. Sang's gymnastics career came to an end when she suffered a major injury in 1998, which left her paralyzed from the chest down. Sang has since been serving as an advocate for the disabled. She attained celebrity status in china after appearing in TV shows like Sang Lan Olympics 2008.

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Emi Suzuki
(Model, Actress)
Emi Suzuki
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Birthdate: September 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China