The Leading East Asian Ladies!by dziwnytenswiat | created - 08 Dec 2012 | updated - 04 Dec 2017 | Public
From all films I've seen. Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
1. Ziyi Zhang
Actress | Shi mian mai fu
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...
Actress | Wo hu cang long
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...
Actress | Faa yeung nin wa
Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...
4. Machiko Kyô
Actress | Rashômon
Machiko Kyô was born on March 25, 1924 in Osaka, Japan as Yano Motoko. She was an actress, known for Rashomon (1950), Gate of Hell (1953) and The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). She died on May 12, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
5. Qi Shu
Actress | The Transporter
Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Award in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in 1998. She has also received a Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 2005. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999) ("...
6. Doona Bae
Actress | Cloud Atlas
Doona Bae was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her mother, Hwa-Young Kim, is a stage actress. Bae started out as a model. She soon moved to T.V. and movies, and it proved the right move. Her first movie was Ring (1999). Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) (aka "Barking Dogs Never Bite") and Take Care of My ...
7. 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...
8. Eihi Shiina
Actress | Ôdishon
9. Setsuko Hara
Actress | Banshun
Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in ...
10. Brigitte Lin
Actress | Chung Hing sam lam
Brigitte Lin was born on November 3, 1954 in Taipei, Taiwan as Ching-Hsia Lin. She is an actress, known for Chungking Express (1994), Police Story (1985) and Ashes of Time (1994). She has been married to Michael Ying since June 29, 1994. They have two children.
11. Seung-Yun Lee
Actress | Bin-jip
12. Takako Matsu
Actress | Kokuhaku
Born Fujima Takako in Tokyo in 1977, she found herself in a family of actors and actresses including her kabuki artist father, uncle and brother, a sister who would act in movies and would eventually marry a man from the entertainment industry. Her mother Norika is a businesswoman. Her niece is a ...
13. Ryôko Hirosue
Actress | Okuribito
Kochi on the island of Shikoku was bombed from the air and razed to the ground by the USA during 1945, but Kochi castle still stands as a historical point of interest. More recently the city has acted as the birth place of short-haired tomboyish singer and actress Hirosue Ryoko. She signed up for ...
14. 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 The Golden Era (2014). She has been married to Tae-yong Kim since July 12, 2014.
15. Hye-ja Kim
Actress | Madeo
Actress | Tôkyô monogatari
17. Soo-jung Lim
Actress | Janghwa, Hongryeon
18. Yeo-reum Han
Actress | Hwal
19. Kinuyo Tanaka
Actress | Joyû Sumako no koi
Tanaka Kinuyo was a highly regarded and prolific actress best known for her films with director Mizoguchi Kenji. She was immersed in the world of film having received her start in the world of entertainment at age fourteen, being a filmmaker herself, being the cousin of director Kobayashi Masaki ...
20. Nobuko Otowa
Actress | Bokuto kidan
Nobuko Otowa was born on October 1, 1924 in Tottori, Japan as Nobuko Kaji. She was an actress, known for The Strange Tale of Oyuki (1992), Epitome (1953) and Onna no issho (1953). She was married to Kaneto Shindô. She died on December 22, 1994.
21. Rie Miyazawa
Actress | Yu wo wakasuhodo no atsui ai
She started her career playing innocent girl-next door types in movies and TV dramas, but shocked the Japanese public in the early 90s by starring in the movie Erotic Liaisons, and then by appearing nude in a photo book titled, "Santa Fe". As a result, the conservative NHK network dropped her from ...
22. Nobuko Miyamoto
Actress | Marusa no onna
Wife of quirky Japanese director, Jûzô Itami, and star of most of his movies. In late 1997 her husband comitted suicide, over a magazine's allegations of him having an extra-marital affair.
Actress | Onibaba
Jitsuko Yoshimura was born on April 18, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Onibaba (1964), Pigs and Battleships (1961) and Secret Agent 101 (1966). She was previously married to Tetsuo Ishidate.
24. Vivian Wu
Actress | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Vivian Wu was born in Shanghai, China, in 1966 as Wu Jun Mei. She started acting at age 15 with the Shanghai Film Studio, and then later studied Travel Industry Management at Hawaii's Pacific University. After that she played 'Wen Hsiu' in the Oscar-winning The Last Emperor (1987) directed by ...
25. Yûki Kudô
Actress | Memoirs of a Geisha
Kudoh Yuki is an accomplished Japanese singer, former teen idol and actress whose resume includes more than half a dozen records, starring roles in Japanese, Japan-Iran and Japan-Canada films, stage and anime productions. She was only seventeen when she was working overseas, in the USA, filming a ...