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Fan Bingbing, a Chinese actress, pop singer and television producer, who rose to fame with the mega-hit TV series “My Fair Princess,” was born on September 16, 1981 in Qingdao, Shandong, China. Here are 30 interesting facts to know about the actress:

  1. Since 2013, Bingbing has topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list. She has been ranked among the top 10 celebrities in the same list since 2006.
  2. Forbes China honored her with the most prized award “Star of the Year,” in the year 2006, for her popularity, high press coverage, and website hits throughout that year.
  3. She started an arts school and served as the principal in Huairou, Beijing, though it was her parents who actually run the school.
  4. She started her acting career with the TV series “Powerful Woman, and went to play some minor roles for over 2 years. However, she rose to stardom only with her role as Jin Suo in the TV series “My Fair Princess.”
  5. In the year 2005, she released her first album “Just Begun,” in which she had a wide variety of genres incorporated by working with many renowned music composers and producers.
  6. She founded the Fan Bingbing studio in February 2007, after the six-year period with the Huayi Brothers ended. Just in the same year, she starred in eight movies and won two awards - Best Actress Award for her role in “Lost in Beijing,” at the 4th Eurasia International Film Festival and the Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance as Xu Manli in “The Matrimony,” at the 44th Golden Horse Film Awards.
  7. She is ranked one among the top 10 highest-paid actresses in the world, since 2006, by the Forbes. In the year 2015, she was ranked fifth making over $17 million, ahead of Hollywood actresses like Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron.
  8. Her performance as Song Qi, in the 2012 movie “Double Xposure,” was well received and most critics praised her. She went on the win the Huading Awards for Best Actress.
  9. She wore a “Dragon Robe” that she co-designed with Chinese designer Laurence Hsu, features two leaping dragons and crashing waves on the hem in the bright yellow color. The original version of the dress was bought by Madame Tussauds, while a modified version was collected by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
  10. It was Taiwanese actress Leanne Liu, who recommended Bingbing for herb breakthrough role of Jin Suo, in the TV series “My Fair Princess.” With the widespread success of the series, she became a household name in Asia.
  11. She was the only East Asian Global spokesperson on behalf of L’Oreal Paris to attend the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, on May 16, 2012.
  12. At the Baidu Hot Ceremony held on December 22, 2013, she was awarded with the Best Actress Award and the Hottest Figure Award.
  13. Following her role in “My Fair Princess,” she signed a deal for eight years with Chiung Yao's company, the producers of the TV series, but since the opportunities where less, she wanted to end the contract. Yao charged her ¥1 million in compensation, but Bingbing paid only ¥200,000 as per the court order, as the deal itself was illegal due to her age.
  14. In the year 2013, Bingbing became the first Asian celebrity ambassador for the Champagne House Moët & Chandon. She is also the brand ambassador for Chopard.
  15. She received her first award - Best Actress Award at the 27th Hundred Flowers Awards, for her performance as Wu Yue in the Feng Xiaogang's movie “Cell Phone.” She also received an Outstanding New Actress nomination at the 10th Huabiao Awards and a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the 24th Golden Rooster Awards for this role.
  16. Her movie “Double Exposure,” in which she plays the role as Song Qi, was a huge financial success, and broke the box office record for a domestic art film in China.
  17. She is often referred to as a fashion icon, due to her frequent appearances on fashion shows, movie premieres, and red carpet. She was selected by the website Red Carpet Fashion Awards as the Best Dressed International Star 2012.
  18. In October 2011, Bingbing became a member of the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival’s International Competition Jury.
  19. She closed the Stéphane Rolland Couture show in Paris, on July 3, 2012. She has received invitations from various fashion brands including Giorgio Armani, Valentino Garavani, Atelier Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A., Christian Dior, to attend fashion shows in Paris, Shangai and Beijing.
  20. Her 2007 movie “Lost in Beijing,” was banned in China, even after the heavily censored effort from the filmmakers. It was reported that the producers of the movie have been banned from making movies in China for the period of 2007 to 2009.
  21. She auctioned off the crane dress she wore to the on the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival, for about a million RMB for her charity project, Heart Ali.
  22. She did a cameo appearance in the movie “Lost in Thailand,” just to help her first-time filmmaker friend, Xu Zheng. The said movie became one of the highest-grossing Chinese films of all time.
  23. She was even honored with Personal Style Award by Elle (USA Edition) on September 19, 2012. The magazine Esquire (China Edition) named her as “The Most Beautiful Woman of the Year,” on December 5, 2012.
  24. The Chinese newspaper Beijing News, named her as the Most Beautiful Person in China, in its list of "50 Most Beautiful People in China," in April 2010.
  25. She claims that she did a half-day shoot for her role as Dr. Wu's assistant, Wu Jiaqi, in the mainland Chinese version of “Iron Man 3,” in the year 2013, was as a help to the movie’s production.
  26. The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's B2C business Taobao, on December 9, 2013, revealed that Bingbing was the most valuable celebrity for boosting online business and that she had influenced around US$74 million in sales on its ecommerce website.
  27. She is the first Asian actress to have a specially tailored dress from the French fashion house Louis Vuitton, which she wore to the opening ceremony of 2013 Cannes Film Festival premiere. She also posed for Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign. She became the ambassador for the Louis Vuitton "Epi Alma" series of handbags.
  28. The Hollywood Reporter honored her as the International Artist of the Year in Cannes, on May 18, 2013.
  29. She along with Chen Lizhi, the general manager of Beijing Maxtimes Culture Development Co.Ltd started a project Heart Ali, which focuses on helping children with congenital heart disease in Ngari Prefecture in Tibet. Over the years, she has taken along a medical team, several times for identifying children in need of treatment. It is reported that since the year 2010, over 200 children have been receiving medical treatment for congenital heart disease in Beijing and Shangai.
  30. Bingbing is the first Chinese actress to have been invited to join the Barbie global celebrity Hall of Fame. Barbie also launched the Fan Bingbing Celebrity Specialty doll in Shanghai in 2014.

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