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.

Quotes:

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.

Awards:

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.