Fan Bingbing and Li Bingbing join John Legend and the rest of the L’Oreal spokespeople for a song in Paris. The commercial was actually filmed last year, but it’s never too late to share so many beauties.
Here’s your daily dose of gorgeous – a round-up of Fan Bingbing semi-recent ads, Watch her in old Hollywood glam across Route 66 below, stride across the plains on a horse , dance in Aloe, or relax in her and Li Chen’s new villa. Don’t forget to finish up with my favorite Fan Bingbing ad of all times, Fan Bingbing versus the droids.
China’s first motion capture animation film L.O.R.D. 爵迹 released its first sneak peek of its CGI, this time featuring actress Fan Bingbing.
The film is set for a September 30 release. (My heart shattered a little when I heard the time. Railroad Tigers is airing the same weekend, so the chances of that screening when there’s L.O.R.D. at the same time in North America is small. Nooooo.)
As Valentine’s Day approaches…try not to obtain chocolate for your significant other by robbing an extremely pink chocolate shop.
Below the cut, Fan Bingbing‘s real-life boyfriend Li Chen swings around a baseball bat as the two reign over crates of chocolate. Continue reading
Ten of China’s leading ladies graced Vogue, and each of them individually posed for 2 – 3 pictures (included inside the shoot). This makes for some thirty photos total, featuring actresses Zhao Wei, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Tang Wei, Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, models Liu Wen and Du Juan, and singer Li Yuchun. Continue reading
Looking forward to watching Fan Bingbing in upcoming movie “Lady in the Portrait,” where she stars as the (step)Empress Ulanara? There haven’t been many promos released yet, so until then, take a look at her recent photoshoot for Vogue. More pictures below the cut. Continue reading
Designs by China’s leading fashion designer will feature in the F4D & First Ladies Luncheon charity fashion show in New York later this month, and event organisers Miro Door are looking for volunteers.
Guo Pei is best known in the West for creating Rihanna’s stunning gold cloak at the Met Gala this year, and among Cfensi readers for her mind-blowing 1002 Arabian Nights fashion show in 2009 featuring Fan Bingbing. (Don’t tell them you knew about Guo Pei before the Met Gala in your application, because knowing about Guo Pei before it was cool is pretty hipster, and hipster stuff is so 2011.)
Volunteers will be responsible for preparing garments, and dressing and styling models for the show. Interested candidates with experience in dressing at fashion events are encouraged to apply. Continue reading
If you follow any of the younger Chinese actors, you probably already know about this news: Zhang Han more or less announced that he was dating Gulinazha, his costar from the upcoming The Classic of Mountains and Seas (山海经之赤影传说). The Weibo post is just a photo of the two kissing in front of a passing bus, with a simple message saying “Rat loves Monkey” (referring to their zodiac animals) and tagging Gulinazha, but it’s a low-key and sweet way to go public.
Shu Qi rocks such an amazing “nv xia” (female knight-errant, female paladin) look in this new photo shoot for Bazaar – must have something to with her upcoming movie The Assassin (Nie Ying Niang – she plays the titular character). Bai Baihe chills at the beach, while Zhang Ziyi wears brightly colored furs. Fan Bingbing stuns a her self for Self magazine. Look below the cut for more pictures. Continue reading
Xi Shi of the Spring and Autumn period, Wang Zhaojun of the Han dynasty, Diao Chan of the Three Kingdoms era, and Yang Guifei of the Tang dynasty are considered the Four Great Beauties of China. Of these four, Yang Guifei is famed for being quite plump. If we skip all the actresses (and actors) who played her in the iconic opera Gui Fei intoxicated, we’re still looking at some ten different renditions of her character.
The historical Yang Yuhuan (Yuhuan being “Jade Ring”) was born during the Tang dynasty, and was initially married to a Tang dynasty prince. Coincidentally, this prince’s mother had once been a highly favored consort of Tang Xuanzong, and was unable to become empress because she was from the Wu clan, and the Tang court was still shaken from the memory of Wu Zetian’s rule. Tang Xuanzong became enamored of the beautiful Yang Yuhuan, and sent her to a Taoist nunnery so he could marry her instead. Thus, she became Yang Guifei (where Guifei is a title, the highest rank a consort of the Tang dynasty could be without actualy being the empress). When the An Lushan rebellion broke out, she and the emperor fled, but the soldiers blamed her for the chaos, and she died. Xuanzong later abdicated from the throne.
Which actress do you feel portrayed the famous beauty the best?