Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Popular Celebrities of China of All Time till 2017. They come from many walks of life. Some are singers. Others are actors, and martial artists. They are the people we have come to admire for various reasons. They are people of Chinese descent, and yet they are known around the world for their accomplishments. The goal of this post, then, is to celebrate their celebrity for their well-known accomplishments. Some are known only in China, and others are known around the world for their accomplishments. While it is impossible to celebrate all Chinese celebrities here, we will honor the ones we feel belong in this post.
List of Top 10 Most Popular Celebrities of China of All Time till 2017
10. Fan Bingbing
She is an actress, with a birth date of September 16, 1981, making her 35 years old. She is widely known, according to Xpatnation, to be the prettiest actress–and woman, period, in China. She is best known for the late 90s show “My Fair Princess.” She has also appeared in “Iron Man 3.” Among her other movies are “X-Men: Days of Future Passed,” and “Buddha Mountain,” which came out in 2011. She has received numerous awards, one of them being “Hundred Flowers Bloom” award, an award created based on the late Mao Tse-Tung’s famous expression, “Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom.” She has earned a number of other awards as well.
Other films to Fan’s credit include “Matrimony” (2001), and “Lost in Beijing” (2007) . She has also starred in a number of international films, such as “Stretch” (French), and “My Way”(2011). According to Forbes, she topped their list of famous people both in 2013 and 2015, having made the top 10 every year since 2006.
9. Gao Yuanyuan
She is currently 37 years old, having been born on October 5, 1979. Chinese men, according to Xpatriat, have dreamed of marrying someone like her. She was a torchbearer for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She is best known for the “Dragon Saber.”
8. Liu Yifei
She was born on August 27, 1987. She is best known for the “Return of the Condu Heroe,” widely known as the Fairy Sister of China, due to her delicate image, so says the Xpatnation website. She has also been in the movie, “The Forbidden Kingdom.”
She is also a singer, having released her first album in Mainland China, Taiwan, HongKong, and Southeast Asia. This album is diverse, featuring rap and soft rock. She also has released a Japanese album featuring her single, Mayonaka No Doa, which was chosen to be part of a movie soundtrack.
7. Lin Chi-Ling
Lin is known for her angelic voice–one of the top go-to-voices for commercials in China. She is more than just another pretty face, or pleasant voice, however. She is educated–having completed a double major in the University of Toronto for Economics and Art History, according to the Xpatriot website. She has also opened up a non-profit on Child Welfare.
6. Zhao Wei
She is a famous actress, pop singer, film director and investor. Born March 12, 1976, she is a friend of Jack Ma. She invested in a film company attached to Alibaba. Her and her husband’s net worth is somewhere at upwards of 1 billion dollars, says the Xpat Nation website. She is perhaps best known as one of the former cast members of “My Fair Princess,” in the 1998-99 season. All, including Zhao, have gone on to have successful solo careers. She is one of the Top 10 Most Popular Celebrities of China of All Time till 2017.
5. ShuQi–(pronounced Shoo-chee)
This is a Taiwanese actress, who, according to Xpatnation, got her start in the world of pornography. But she graduated to mainstream films, and was deemed the sexiest Chinese woman of all time. She became well-known in her home land for “Viva Erotica,” and also starred in “The Transportation.” She also scored a minor role in 2008 for the movie “New York, I Love You.” Shu Qi was selected by Kenzo Takaela to be the spokeswoman for its fragrance, and for other fashion institutions as well.
4. Sun Li
She is a Chinese actress, born on September 26, 1982. She is known for her role as Zen Huan in the United States remake of “Empress in the Palace.” She is known for the many main characters she plays on various TV series. She played Zhen Huan in the “Legend of Zen Huan,in 2011. It is also worth noting that she earned an International Emmy for her role in “Hot Mom,” back in 2014. She won the 20th Annual Magnolia award that year for a brilliant performance.
3. Daniel Wu
This Chinese movie star was born in California, on September 30, 1974, making him 42 years of age.
He is hailed as one of the most handsome Chinese actors. He is best known in China for the New Police Story, and for playing William Wu in the “Europa Report.” He has also played Sunny in “Into the Badlands.
He also played Gul’Dan in “Warcraft,” which was unsucessful in the United States, but in his native Hong Kong, it made over 2 million dollars. He is credited with the promotion of it in Hong Kong as the contributing cause of its success there.
2. Jackie Chan
His name is very familiar and needs no introduction. He is a martial artist, who got his start doing stunts as far back as the early ’70s. Besides being a martial artist and stuntman, he is also a brilliant actor, film director. He is 62 years of age, a native of Hong Kong. He is also a singer, having sung the theme songs on some of the movies in which he has starred, according to Wikipedia.
Forbes Magazine has estimated his net worth to be upwards of $350 million. In the late 1980s and early ’90s, he shot to fame in Project A Part II and Police Story 2. Rumble in the Bronx is a worldwide release that also featured Chan. It helped him attain a cult following that is rare for people from Hong Kong, according to Wikipedia. There was also Rush Hour 3 in 2007, and the Forbidden Kingdom in 2008.
1. Bruce Lee.
It should be obvious why this person is Number One. Although he has no longer been alive since July 20, 1973, taken from us at only 33, he is famous for having brought the martial arts to the States, and made them a hit here in the 1970s. Lee thought he was going to have to choose acting over martial arts, or martial arts over acting, but as time was to prove, he was able to combine the two. He became one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and according to Wikipedia, it was Lee who changed the way Asians were perceived by movies and the media at the time. It is for this reason that he is the Number One Chinese celebrity of all time. He is one of the Top 10 Most Popular Celebrities of China of All Time.