Fan Bingbing is a prominent and internationally recognized Chinese actress, pop singer, television producer and model. She is recognized as one of the highest paid actresses in the world presently and known to have appeared in several foreign films including the Hollywood film X-Men: Days of Future Past and the French film Stretch.
The high-profile actress has a lot of awards and nominations to her credit – serving as a testament to her incredible talent. Here’s more information about the international actress.
Fan Bingbing: Biography
On the 16th September 1981, Fan Bingbing was born in Qingdao, Shandong, China to Fan Tao and Zhang Chunumei. The actress has a brother – Fan Chengchen, who is also involved in the entertainment industry. She graduated from both the Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television and theShanghai Theatre Academy as well. She made her television debut in the series Powerful Woman in 1996 but didn’t catch her big break till 1999.
As a pop singer, Fan Bingbing made her musical debut in 2005 with her first album Just Begun. On a more personal level, the Chinese actress started dating Li Chen, a fellow actor, in 2015. Two years later, precisely on Fan’s birthday, Li Chen proposed to her.
My Fair Princess was the series that brought Fan Bingbing to the limelight. She became a household name as the series made waves both locally and internationally. By 2000, she signed a contract with Huayi Brothers and throughout her time with Huayi, she appeared in 17 TV shows. In 2003, she also made an appearance in Cell Phone, a hit film by Feng Xiaogang. Other films she has appeared in include Twins Effect II, A Chinese Tall Story, A Battle of Wits and several more. She ultimately left Huayi Brothers to start her own studio – the Fan Bingbing studio.
By 2012, being the fashion icon that she is, Fan Bingbing started attending fashion shows in Paris and was ranked 3rd on the Forbes China Celebrity 100 List. In 2013, she topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 List and also became the first Asian celebrity ambassador for ‘Möet & Chandon’ and ‘Chopard’.
Fan Bingbing also worked with Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville in the film, Skiptrace, for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the 1st Golden Screen Awards. She was also listed on Time’s 100 List of influential people of 2017. In 2018, she appeared in the film The Perfect Blue and landed a role in the spy thriller 355, opposite Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.
Plastic Surgery Rumors
There have been reports surfacing that Fan Bingbing underwent plastic surgery to arrive at such a flawless face. Pictures of her childhood presented her as one with a plump and round face even on to her teenage years. But since her career began, her face has supposedly become smaller and more angular. Some believed she worked on her nose, chin and jawline.
Fan Bingbing was also seen entering a plastic surgery clinic in Taiwan with her boyfriend. When asked her reason, she claimed that she went to receive skin treatment which was recommended by a friend.
However, despite this, there is no actual confirmation that Fan Bingbing underwent plastic surgery.
Fan Bingbing’s Net Worth
Fan Bingbing, being a high profile actress, has successfully appeared in several top-grossing films and has an accumulated net worth of $100 million, making her one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, according to Forbes. She also receives between $15 – $25 million on endorsements and other bonuses. She is certainly doing well for herself.
Where Is Fan Bingbing Now?
For several months in 2018, China’s top-earning actress – Fan Bingbing went missing. She was last seen in public on the 1st of July, 2018 and she last surfaced on social media on the 23rd of July, 2018.
Right before the reports of her disappearance, she was said to be involved in a tax evasion case with the Chinese government. It was initially reported that she was banned from leaving the country, although this report was later retracted. Many have speculated that she was imprisoned by the Chinese government for tax evasion. Many fans and loved ones have remained concerned as there is still no concrete clue as to the whereabouts of the superstar.