The actress, singer, and fashion icon who earned $21 million over the past year and ranked ahead of Hollywood heavyweights like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and Angelina Jolie.
If you’re thinking that you’ve seen that porcelain face somewhere before, you probably have. She’s perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for playing Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
But you might not have known that Fan Bingbing is something of a quadruple threat not only is she an award-winning actress, she’s also a pop singer, fashion model, and producer.
She first rose to fame in China for a supporting role in the first two seasons of Chinese television series My Fair Princess.
After that, her acting career took off, and Fan earned the Best Actress award at the 27th Hundred Flowers Awards (think China’s version of the Golden Globes) for her role in the 2003 Chinese film Cell Phone.
The more fashion-minded will recognize Fan’s sartorial prowess, which has attracted fashion show invitations from powerhouses like Valentino, Armani, Dior, and Versace.
In 2013, she made history when she attended Cannes in a custom-made Louis Vuitton dress, the first time the fashion house had ever designed a gown especially for an Asian actress. That same year, The Hollywood Reporter held an event to honor her as the International Star of the Year.
Adding more she’s also a philanthropist. She co-founded the Heart Ali project with Beijing Maite Media CEO, Chen Lizhi, to aid children suffering from congenital heart disease in Tibet. In 2010, she financed surgery for ten children with congenital heart defects.
Actress, singer, model, producer, and philanthropist: Fan Bingbing is looking set to take over the world, one industry at a time.