Zhang Ziyi – Chinese Beauty and a Great Actress

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Birth name: Zhang Ziyi

Date of Birth: February 9, 1979

Place of Birth: Beijing, China

Nationality: Chinese

Occupation: Actress

Height: 5 ft 5 in; 1.65 m

Measurements: 88-62-87 (cm)

Ziyi in one sentence – Zhang is a beautiful Chinese actress and one of the most captivating Chinese women alive however the most attractive thing about her is not her exotic beauty but her wit.


In China, we don't consider someone truly beautiful until we have known them for a long time, and we know what's underneath the skin.

I never thought I could become an actress; but it happened. Not because I dreamed about it, but because it just happened.

Chinese women are much more modest than American women when it comes to clothes. We tend to show less skin.


Zhang Ziyi won many national and international film awards including: Most Promising Actress (2001 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards); Best Supporting Actress for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001 Golden Rooster Awards); Best Actress for House of Flying Daggers (2005 Huabiao Film Awards); and many other.

Interesting Facts:

  • Zhang was only 15 years old when she won the national youth dance championship and began appearing in television commercials in Hong Kong.
  • Ziyi’s film debut Zhang Yimou's The Road Home was well accepted by the international audience and film critics and it won the Silver Bear award at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival.
  • In 2000 Zhang rose to fame with her role as Jen in the Chinese major international box-office success Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. From that point on the Hollywood doors were wide open for this beautiful Chinese actress and she starred in many Hollywood films including: Rush Hour 2, House of Flying Daggers, Memoirs of Geisha, etc.
  • In 2005 Zhang was listed in People's '50 Most Beautiful People' List.
  • In 2007 she was voted the number One in E!'s Most Attractive Action Stars list.
  • In 2009 Zhang was ranked #3 by the Japanese magazine CLASSY (on their Super Perfect Head-to-Body Size Ratio List).

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.