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    Default Favourite Chinese actresses by age group

    Who are your top 3 favourite Chinese actresses from each of these age groups? Including actresses from outside mainland China who regularly appear in ML Chinese productions.

    I'll keep a poll tally in this post.

    Group 1: Born 1975-1979
    Examples: Shui Ling/Jiang Qinqin, Ruby Lin Xinru, Li Bingbing, Vicky Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun, Chen Zihan, Liu Tao, Zhang Ziyi, Gao Yuanyuan, Chen Hao

    3 Li Bingbing
    2 Zhou Xun
    1 Gao Yuanyuan
    1 Liu Tao
    1 Ruby Lin Xinru
    1 Yang Rui
    1 Shui Ling
    1 Chen Zihan
    1 Chen Hao


    Group 2: Born 1980-1984
    Examples: Ady An Yixuan, Sun Feifei, Fan Bingbing, Ariel Lin Yichen, Eva Huang Shengyi, Jiang Xin, Liu Jing, Wang Luodan

    2 Ariel Lin Yichen
    2 Eva Huang Shengyi
    2 Jiang Xin
    2 Sun Feifei
    1 Ady An Yixuan

    Group 3: Born 1985-1989
    Examples: Bai Bing, Yang Mi, Tang Yan, Cecilia Liu Shishi, Crystal Liu Yifei, Shu Chang, He Zhuoyan, Zhang Meng, Jing Tian

    3 Cecilia Liu Shishi
    3 Yang Mi
    2 Crystal Liu Yifei
    2 Tang Yan
    1 Shu Chang

    Group 4: Born 1990-1994 (Skip this group for now if you prefer ^^)
    Examples: Guo Xiaoting, please suggest more!



    My picks are:
    Group 1: Gao Yuanyuan, Yang Rui, Li Bingbing
    Group 2: Lin Yichen, Sun Feifei, Huang Shengyi
    Group 3: Yang Mi, Liu Shishi, Liu Yifei
    Group 4: TBA in a few years time
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    Okay, here are my choices:

    Group 1: Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing, Liu Tao
    Group 2: Jiang Xin, Eva Huang, Ady An (not my favourite group, but I still chose my top 3)
    Group 3: Liu Shishi, Tang Yan, Liu Yifei

    For group 4, I know that Guo Xiaoting from Shanghai Tangren would belong there, but that's all I know. I'm not choosing for that category either.

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    Wow, I like a lot of the actresses in Group 1. But if push comes to shove, here's my list.

    Group 1:
    Li Bing Bing
    Ruby Lin Xinru
    Zhou Xun

    Group 2:
    Ariel Lin Yichen
    Jiang Xin
    Sun Fei Fei

    Group 3:
    Yang Mi
    Liu Shi Shi
    Tang Yan

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaolong View Post
    Wow, I like a lot of the actresses in Group 1. But if push comes to shove, here's my list.
    Me too. I think that group was the most talented in general.

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    Same here, I found group 1 to be the hardest to pick 3 out of. There were also people like Alyssa Chia and Wang Yan from 1974 who were around that age group.

    Do you think it could be because they've being around longer and hence have more experience and had more opportunities to show themselves compared to the newer comers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laboomsikashod View Post
    Do you think it could be because they've being around longer and hence have more experience and had more opportunities to show themselves compared to the newer comers?
    I don't think it's about age or experience. Great talent and screen presence is hard to come by. I'd say Yang Mi is the strongest in Group 3 and beats all the actresses in Group 2, but she still can't beat Li Bingbing, Zhou Xun or Ruby Lin in Group 1.

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    1. Shui Ling, Chen Zihan, Chen Hao (if Wang Yan counts, her instead of Chen Hao)
    2. I like most of the actresses in this list but I don't really feel that strongly about them, so I can't pick any...
    3. Yang Mi, Shu Chang (none of the others I feel strongly about, though I do like a couple of them)

    I'd say group 2 is the "weakest". Group 1 definitely has a lot of talent and star power but for some reason I don't find many of them that appealing. (Actually, I haven't really enjoyed watching Ruby, LBB, or ZX's roles all that much...) I think YM and SC are both very strong actresses and with a couple more years experience could definitely be up there. The others in this category still need some work but a number are quite promising.
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    My favourite Group 1 actresses in one picture! Gao Yuan Yuan, Li Xiaoran and Ruby Lin!

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    Shouldn't there also be a category for actresses before 1975? Let's not be age-ist

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    Yeah, lots of talented actresses born 1970-1974. But I think a lot of the famous ones are semi-retired? Charlie Yeung is pretty much semi-retired. Faye Wong, Michelle Reis, Anita Yuen, Gigi Lai are full-time tai-tais. But Lin Chiling, Charmaine Sheh and Ada Choi are still going very strong.

    Let's call them "Group 1A" . Here's my list:
    Group 1A: Born 1970-1974
    Faye Wong
    Karen Mok
    Lin Chiling
    Charmaine Sheh
    Ada Choi
    Charlie Yeung
    Xu Jinglei
    Michelle Reis
    Anita Yuen
    Gigi Lai
    Athena Chu
    Carmen Lee
    Christy Chung
    Zhang Ting
    Kenix Kwok


    Here's my favourite in a recent interview on Ashes of Time Redux.
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    And don't forget Alyssa Chia or else certain members of spcnet might murder you. j/k.
    I think the category should just be 1974 and earlier to account for even older actresses such as Liu Xuehua (who's doing grandma roles now) and Xiao Qiang (who still thinks she can act as a young girl...eck). Or all the ladies who play the old evil scheming mothers .
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    My picks would be:

    1974 and before: Gigi Lai, Xu Qing and I can't decide between Maggie Cheung Ho Yee and Wang Yan.

    1975-1979: Tough choice since I like many actresses in this group. But if I were to pick only 3, they would be Gao Yuanyuan, Karena Lam and Zhou Xun (though I do like Liu Tao, Shui Ling, Li Bingbing, Niki Chow, Li Xiaoran etc. as well)

    1980-1984: Ady An and Ivy Chen. (I used to really like Leila Tong and Sun Feifei but their roles in recent years have been rather bland and mediocre and with so much competition in China, I've sort of lost interest in them. I'm currently rather impressed with Lu Yi (Lv Yi), especially while watching her in the new "Yi Jian Mei" but not enough to really count her as a favourite as the majority of her roles are supporting or guest ones which do not make a huge impression. She's an underrated actress and deserves more leading roles imo).

    1985 onwards: Can't think of any others besides Yang Mi ( I do enjoy watching Tang Yan and Lu Chen onscreen as well but have not seen enough of their works to really like them).
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    1975-1979 (Group 1)
    Gao Yuanyuan
    Liu Tao
    Actress other than your list: Huang yi

    Group 1A:
    Ada Choi
    Athena Chu

    Group 2:
    Jiang Xin

    Group 3:
    Crystal Liu Yi Fei

    Don't have any for Group 4 haha!

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    Group 1A: Very hard to choose only 3 from this talented group
    3 Karen Mok
    1 Charmaine Sheh
    2 Ada Choi
    3 Anita Yuen
    2 Gigi Lai
    3 Athena Chu
    2 Carmen Lee
    2 Kenix Kwok
    1 Maggie Cheung Ho Yee

    Group 1:
    2 Li Bing Bing
    3 Ruby Lin Xinru
    2 Vicky zhao
    1 Liu Tao (this is the most beautiful actress I've ever seen)
    3 Zhang Ziyi

    Group 2: not exposed enough to this group, don't know anyone


    Group 3: none of the actresses in this group impressed me with their talent yet, but hopeful for their future
    Yang Mi
    Liu Shi Shi
    Liu Yifei

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