...Gorgeous Asian actresses, here are the tops
Not a ranking-no particular order. Asian actresses from the Far East or of Oriental ancestry
Ming-Na ("enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, forty miles from Hong Kong. Her mother, Lin Chan Wen, divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan. After the divorce, they moved to Hong Kong where her mother became a nurse. There her mother met Soo Lim Yee...
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 first runner-up...
Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani...
“ She was awesome in Nikita ” - onefuncapt-5-639863
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, she moved to London...
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 in 1989...
Liu Yifei Born in Wuhan, Hubei province of China 1987 August 25th, She began modeling at the age of 8 and was trained in singing, dancing and the piano. Moving to the United States at 10 with her mother, Liu lived there for four years. She returned to China in June 2002 to pursue a modeling and acting career...
Fann Wong is a Singaporean Chinese actress who shot to fame, initially in Taiwan as a TV commercial model for Olay skincare products (1992), then in Singapore as the youngest Best Actress winner in Singapore's Star Awards history (1995). Since then, she has starred in numerous well-received television dramas and movies...
Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for Real World
there, she tried out, and was successful, appearing in the San Diego based fourteenth season...
Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park stars as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0...
Born in Thailand, half-Thai, half English Sonia, or Pim, as warmly known amongst friends and family, has been working as a professional model since being discovered at age 13. She attended boarding school and University in the UK and worked with Storm Agency landing ads for L'Oreal UK and many fashion spreads...
Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscars) for Best Supporting Actress. She has also received a nomination for Best Actress from the Golden Horse Awards. She appeared with Jackie Chan
in the romantic comedy Gorgeous
Most notably known for her work on prime time television on shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House (FOX), ER, Grey's Anatomy, The OC, 8 Simple Rules (Disney), The Deep End (ABC), and the critically acclaimed Aaron Sorkin series, Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip (NBC), Julia Ling starred as the popular "nerd-herder" Anna Wu on Chuck...
Kristin Kreuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Deanna Che, who is of Chinese ancestry, and Peter Kreuk, who is of Dutch descent. Her parents are landscape architects. She attended and graduated from Eric Hamber High School. Although she did some stage work in school, she focused more on her studies. She described herself as shy and boring...
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A...
Carrie Ann Inaba
Carrie Ann Inaba was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is of Japanese, Chinese, and Irish ancestry, and is the youngest of two children. Carrie Ann grew up dancing the hula (native Hawaiian dance) and other dance forms. She also played the piano and violin and sang in the choir. She attended Hanahaouli School and then Punahou School...
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
“ They changed her photo and this one isn't as good as the old one.. ” - onefuncapt-5-639863
Tila Nguyen was born in Singapore, but moved to Houston, Texas when she was just a year old. Born to French-Vietnamese parents, Nguyen lived in a strict Buddhist community until she was eight. She had a turbulent childhood: at eleven she tried heroin, at thirteen she began to drink, at fourteen she was sent to a boarding school for several months...
Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the indie movie Aloha Summer
. Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother Rae took Tia to her first singing lesson at age ten)...
Summer Qing is a native of Beijing, and graduated from Beijing Film Academy's renowned performing division. She made an attention-grabbing film debut as the female lead in Kaige Chen
's 1990 Cannes Film Festival-competing Life on a String
(Life on a String), about a pair of blind musicians in a rural village...
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
directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
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 inspired by Li Gong's performance and deter-minded to be an actor...
Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her movie debut came in White Valentine (1999)...
“ Too bad you can't see her entire face... ” - onefuncapt-5-639863
Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of high school in grade 13...
Actress Noureen DeWulf was born in New York and raised in Georgia. Her parents are from Pune, India. She was educated at Boston University's School of the Arts. One of DeWulf's first roles was in the Oscar winning short West Bank Story
. Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as CSI: NY
Krystal Vee is known for her performance in "Scorpion King 3," which played the role of Princess Silda, directed by Roel Reine. Born in Bangkok, Thailand as the second daughter of a Thai father and a British mother. As a result of her father's Diplomatic work she spent a total of six years living in Russia where she attended an Anglo-American School...
Lachman is of Australian and Tibetan descent. She was born in Kathmandu and lived in Nepal until she was 7 and then soon after her family moved to Adelaide, Australia. In 2005, Lachman joined the cast of the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours
as nurse Katya Kinski. She originally auditioned for the part of Elle Robinson...
Reila Aphrodite was born on September 6, 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. She has a younger sister, a younger brother, plus a nephew. Her father worked as a teacher at a junior high school and her mother worked as a teacher at an elementary school. Her uncle was a popular director of documentary films at TOHO Company in Japan...
Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.
Hettienne Park was born in Boston, MA. She studied classical flute and piano at the Longy School of Music and continued training at the New England Conservatory before acquiring BA's in both Economics and Religion at the University of Rochester. After graduation, she moved to New York City and completed the two-year acting program at the William Esper Studio...
Hana Mae Lee
Hana Mae Lee began her career modeling and doing commercials from the age of 16. Booking over four dozen national campaigns, she modeled for campaigns such as Jeep, Honda, Verizon, Apple, Sebastian, American Express, Nokia, Midori, and has shot with some of the worlds top photographers such as Ellen Von Unwerth...
Tokyo born pianist, opera singer, actor who works on Televisions, Films and Theaters. Toshiko started studying the Piano and Ballet at age of 3. Hold B.A. in Piano at Senzoku Gakuen Music College in Japan and completed studying the Opera as a professional opera singer at Nikikai Opera Company. She has appeared in over 500 stages in Opera, Operetta and Play...
Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Katrina Law is developing a resume that is guaranteed to start turning heads in the entertainment industry in 2014. With roles in notable television series, including CSI: Miami
(CBS), Legend of the Seeker
(ABC), and Chuck
(NBC), plus supporting and lead roles in independent films...
Celina Jade is a quadruple threat: an actress, singer/songwriter, model and martial artist. Born in Hong Kong to American Kung Fu star, Roy Horan (who shared the big screen with the legendary Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan), action fighting has been in Celina's blood from an early age and her passion shows in her lead role in Legendary Assassin...