Best Mainland China Actresses

by Chaarusu | created - 05 Aug 2014 | updated - 05 Aug 2014 | Public

1. Ziyi Zhang

Actress | Yi dai zong shi

Ziyi Zhang is a Chinese actress and model. She is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

She made her feature film debut in The Road Home (1999).

For her work in Memoirs of a Geisha she was...

Personal favorite, I just adore this woman. Despite all the hate, I think she did some of the best performances I've seen.

The Grandmaster, 2046, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Purple Butterfly, Love for Life...

2. Li Gong

Actress | Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia

Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated...

It's impossible to not love her...

Raise the Red Lantern, Zhou Yu's Train, To Live, Shanghai Triad, Temptress Moon...

3. Xun Zhou

Actress | Li Mi de caixiang

Zhou Xun is an internationally acclaimed Chinese actress and singer.

She caught international attention through her roles in Lou Ye's Suzhou River in 2000 and Dai Sijie's film adaption of the book of same name Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in 2002. In 2003, she starred in the television ...

Outstanding in almost everything she's done, but I liked her more when she wasn't only doing Hong Kong commercial films.

Equation of Love and Death, Suzhou River, Baober in Love...

4. Gaowa Siqin

Actress | Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo

Gaowa Siqin was born in January 1949 in China. She is an actress, known for The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006), The Day the Sun Turned Cold (1994) and The Women from the Lake of Scented Souls (1993). She has been married to Chen Liang Sheng since 1986.

Homecoming, Full Moon in New York, Postmodern Life of my Aunt.

5. Wenli Jiang

Actress | Lan

Wenli Jiang was born on June 20, 1969 in Bengbu, Anhui, China. She is an actress and producer, known for Lan (2009), And the Spring Comes (2007) and Golden Marriage (2007). She has been married to Changwei Gu since 1993. They have one child.

And the Spring Comes, Lost Indulgence, Love for Life.

6. Wei Tang

Actress | Se, jie

Wei Tang was born on October 7, 1979 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. She is an actress, known for Lust, Caution (2007), Blackhat (2015) and Finding Mr. Right (2013). She has been married to Tae-yong Kim since July 12, 2014. They have one child.

Lust Caution, Late Autumn, Finding Mr. Right.

7. Bingyan Yan

Actress | Wan jian chuan xin

Bingyan Yan was born on December 16, 1977 in Beijing, China. She is an actress, known for Feng Shui (2012), The Song of Cotton (2016) and Teeth of Love (2007).

Teeth of Love

8. Jingchu Zhang

Actress | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Jingchu Zhang was born on February 2, 1980 in Fujian, China. She is an actress, known for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), Rush Hour 3 (2007) and Seven Swords (2005).

Peacock, The Road, Night and Fog.

9. Hailu Qin

Actress | Liu lian piao piao

Hailu Qin was born in 1978 in Dalian, Liaoning, China. She is an actress and writer, known for Durian Durian (2000), White Deer Plain (2017) and The Piano in a Factory (2010). She has been married to Xinjun Wang since July 2014. They have one child.

Durian Durian, Chicken Poets, Piano in a Factory

10. Joan Chen

Actress | Judge Dredd

Born into a family of doctors and educated in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1979) (A.K.A. "The Little Flower...

Red Rose White Rose, Sunflower, The Sun Also Rises.

11. Tao Zhao

Actress | Shan he gu ren

Tao Zhao was born on January 28, 1977 in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. She is an actress, known for Mountains May Depart (2015), Ash Is Purest White (2018) and Shun Li and the Poet (2011). She has been married to Zhangke Jia since January 7, 2012.

A Touch of Sin, The World, Still Life

12. Fan Xu

Actress | Tang shan da di zhen

Fan Xu was born on January 15, 1967 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. She is an actress, known for Aftershock (2010), Be There or Be Square (1998) and A Sigh (2000).

A Sigh, Cell Phone.

13. Bingbing Li

Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction

Li Bingbing (born 27 February 1973) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame with her role in Seventeen Years (1999) and since then received critical acclaim for her roles in A World Without Thieves (2004), Waiting Alone (2005), The Knot (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Message (...

The Message, The Knot.

14. Wei Zhao

Actress | Chi bi

Wei Zhao was born in Wuhu, Anhui province. She is the second child of her family. Because she is the only girl, Zhao's father named her Wei, literally "Rose". Her father was a senior engineer, her mother was a music teacher.

After filming A Soul Haunted By Painting (1994) as a figurant, Wei Zhao was...

Penitentiary Angel, Green Tea, A Time to Love.

15. Lei Hao

Actress | Tau ming chong

Lei Hao was born on November 1, 1978 in Tonghua, Jilin, China. She is an actress, known for The Warlords (2007), Summer Palace (2006) and Mystery (2012). She was previously married to Guangjie Li.

Mystery, Summer Palace.

16. Jiali Ding

Actress | Wu ren he cai

Jiali Ding was born on December 16, 1959 in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang, China. She is an actress, known for No More Applause (1993), The Spring Festival (1991) and Coming Home (2014).

Cala My Dog

17. Jinglei Xu

Actress | Du Lala sheng zhi ji

Jinglei Xu was born on April 16, 1974 in Beijing, China. She is a producer and actress, known for Go Lala Go! (2010), My Father and I (2003) and Letter from an Unknown Woman (2004).

Spring Subway, I Love You, Dazzling.

18. Yaqin Jin

Actress | Wo men lia

Yaqin Jin was born in 1925 in Shangzhi, Heilongjiang, China. She was an actress, known for You and Me (2005), Wheat (2009) and Glittering Days (2009). She was married to Xingli Niu. She died on June 23, 2016 in Beijing, China.

You and Me.

19. Nan Yu

Actress | The Expendables 2

Nan Yu was born on September 5, 1978 in Dalian, Liaoning, China. She is an actress, known for The Expendables 2 (2012), Tuya's Marriage (2006) and Speed Racer (2008).

Tuya's Marriage, Feed Me, Weaving Girl.

20. Yuanyuan Gao

Actress | Bo bui gai wak

Yuanyuan Gao was born on October 5, 1979 in Beijing, China. She is an actress, known for Rob-B-Hood (2006), City of Life and Death (2009) and Zan Men Jie Hun Ba (2013). She has been married to Mark Chao since June 5, 2014. They have one child.

Shanghai Dreams, Caught in the Web, City of Life and Death.

21. Chen Yao

Actress | Zhao dao ni

Yao studied at Beijing Dancing Academy From 1993 to 1997, graduated from Beijing film academy in 2003. She played the lead in the play "An Lian Tao Hua Yuan" as Miss Yun during the period of school and was hired by Xi'an Film Studios. She started her performing career on TV through some sitcoms, ...

Caught in the Web

22. Quan Yuan

Actress | Wo de qian ban sheng

Quan Yuan was born on October 6, 1977 in Hubei, China. She is an actress, known for The First Half of My Life (2017), Rhapsody of Spring (1998) and For the Children (2003). She has been married to Yu Xia since August 28, 2009. They have one child.

A Love of Blueness, Like a Dream.

23. Lu Huang

Actress | Mang shan

Best known for her roles as a poignant and mobile heroine in Li Yang's Blind Mountain (2007) and Guo Xiaolu's She, a Chinese (2009), Huang Lu is a Chinese actress active in international art-house cinema. A graduate from the Department of Performance at the Beijing Film Academy, she has walked the ...

Before Born, Blind Mountain, She A Chinese.

24. Jing Ning

Actress | Xin hai ge ming

Jing Ning was born on April 27, 1972 in Guiyang, Guizhou, China. She is an actress, known for 1911 (2011), Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994) and A Trança Feiticeira (1996).

Red Firecracker Green Firecracker, In the Heat of the Sun.

25. Ni Ni

Actress | Jin ling shi san chai

Ni Ni was born on August 8, 1988 in China. She is an actress, known for The Flowers of War (2011), The Rise of Phoenixes (2018) and Suddenly Seventeen (2015).

Flowers of War

26. Xiaolu Li

Actress | Push

Xiaolu Li was born on September 30, 1981 in Beijing, China. She is an actress, known for Push (2009), Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998) and My Mom and My Mother-in-Law (2011). She has been married to Nailiang Jia since July 6, 2012. They have one child.

Xiu Xiu, Rainbow.

27. Hong Tao

Actress | Hei yanjing

Hong Tao was born on January 15, 1972 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. She is an actress, known for Colors of the Blind (1997), Mo sheng (2013) and The Empty Mirror (2001). She has been married to Zheng Xu since 2003. They have one child.

Life Show

28. Liping Lü

Actress | Lao jing

Liping Lü was born on April 3, 1960 in Beijing, China. She is an actress, known for The Old Well (1987), The Blue Kite (1993) and City Monkey (2010). She has been married to Haiying Sun since May 2002. She was previously married to Wei Tao and Fengyi Zhang.

Fine actress, but after her homophobic "tweets", she doesn't deserve my approval. The Blue Kite, Spicy Love Soup

29. Bingbing Fan

Actress | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bingbing Fan was born 16 September 1981. She is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.

Fan rose to fame in Asia in 1998-1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, winning a Hundred...

I don't like her at all, but she was fine in some movies. Buddha Mountain



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