Beautiful Asian Women
1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Miss World Pageant winner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an award-winning actress who has been called “the most beautiful woman in the world”. Her early career included modeling, as well, and she has won nearly 200 awards, including Screen Awards, Stardust Awards, and International Indian Academy Film Awards.
2. Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell rose to fame for her role in the television show Pretty Little Liars, but in addition to being an actor, she is also a model, businesswoman, and writer. She has been nominated for Teen Choice Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and Youth Rock Award, and won a Young Hollywood Award in 2011. She has been involved in several philanthropic endeavors, working to promote gay rights and provide educational resources for communities.
3. Constance Wu
Constance Wu starred in the television program Fresh Off the Boat, before going on to play the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, which garnered her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations. She was listed on the Top 100 most influential people of 2017 by Time Magazine and is outspoken about bringing more equitable representation to the film industry.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra has found success in many fields, including acting, singing, and film production. She has been awarded a National Film Award and five Filmfare awards from the country of India and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. She supports many local and global causes, including women’s rights and environmental protection, and has been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
5. Brenda Song
Disney Channel fans are sure to recognize Brenda Song who appeared in several films and television shows on the channel, including Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and The Suite Life on Deck. She has since moved on to other television channels, appearing on Scandal, New Girl, and Dads. In addition to appearing in The Social Network, Brenda Song has acted in over ten films.
6. Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu was one of the Charlie’s Angels in the early 2000s film reboots and has since appeared in other popular films including Kill Bill, Lucky Number Slevin, and Chicago. Recently, she played the role of Joan Watson on the television program Elementary. She has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, People’s Choice Awards, and Saturn Awards.
7. Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi’s role in Memoirs of a Geisha earned her Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild nominations. For The Grandmaster, she won 12 Best Actress Awards, the most of any Chinese actress for a single film. She was ranked a Time Magazine Top 5 Forbes China Celebrity 100 lister for several years and was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema award in 2008. She is also an ambassador and spokesperson for several causes including The Special Olympics and children’s pediatrics.
8. Deepika Padukone
Actress and producer Deepika Padukone was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2018. She has won nearly 200 awards, including Filmfare Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards, and Producers Guild Film Awards. She is also very outspoken about women’s rights and mental health in India.
9. Karrueche Tran
Karrueche Tran is most well-known for her role in the TNT television program Claws, but in addition to being an actress, she is also a model who has appeared on the cover of many popular magazines, including Rolling Out Magazine, Cliche Magazine, and Bleu Magazine. She has won several awards, including a Daytime Emmy Award, Hollyweb Festival Award, and Burbank International Film Festival Award.
10. Chrissy Teigen
Model, businesswoman, television personality and author, Chrissy Teigen got her start in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2010. She has since hosted cooking shows, appeared in television programs like The Mindy Project, and been a presenter on Lip Sync Battle and FABLife. She is very politically outspoken on Twitter and has been openly supportive of women’s rights, gun control, and immigration.
11. Auli’I Cravalho
Auli’I Cravalho is best known for playing the character of Moana in the 2016 Disney release by the same name. She has since gone on to star in the show Rise on NBC and All Together Now on Netflix. Cravalho has won an Annie Award, Teen Choice Award, and The Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award.
12. Zhang Jingchu
In 2005, Zhang Jingchu won the China Film Media Award Best Actress award for her role in the film Peacock. She has appeared in dozens of film and television productions and been nominated several times for best actress, best-supporting actress, and outstanding new actress awards.
13. Arden Cho
Arden Cho became an established actress after appearing on the television show Teen Wolf and being promoted to a main cast role for the following season. She is an actress, singer, and model who can play cello and piano and dance ballet. She won the Ms. Korea Chicago competition in 2004 and has modeled for major brands, including Alexander McQueen and Nike.
14. Fan Bingbing
Model, actress, producer, and singer, Fan Bingbing is known as a fashion icon and international star. She has won more than ten major awards, including the Tokyo International Film Festival Award for Best Actress, Asian Film Awards for Best Actress, and China Film International Festival London for Most Influential Chinese Actress Overseas. She is consistently listed as one of the highest-paid celebrities in China.
15. Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan appeared in the film Crazy Rich Asians in 2018, on the television show Humans, and in other large-scale productions, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Captain Marvel. She appeared on the cover of British Vogue in 2019, selected by the Duchess of Sussex.
16. Sonoya Mizuno
Sonoya Mizuno is a ballet dancer who has worked with troops including Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Ballet Ireland, New English Ballet Theatre, and Scottish Ballet after graduating from the Royal Ballet School. Mizuno has gone on to become an actress and model. She has walked for major designers, including Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Saint Laurent while appearing in over 10 films.
17. Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto became established after starring in the film Slumdog Millionaire and has since appeared in popular films like Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Love Wedding Repeat, and Hillbilly Elegy. She has won a Palm Springs International Film Festival Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards.
18. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She established herself as a successful model early on and moved on to star in films, including Singh is Kinng, Race, and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. She has been nominated for many awards and won the majority of them, including the International Indian Film Academy Awards, Screen Awards, and Star Guild Awards.
19. Ha Nui Lee
In addition to being an actress, model, and beauty pageant winner, Ha Nui Lee is a classical musician. She placed in the 2007 Miss Universe, has played concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and even performed in the 2018 Winter Olympic closing ceremonies. She also appeared in films, television programs, and musical productions, and is involved with philanthropy efforts around the world.
20. Chanel Iman
Chanel Iman became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010 and has walked for many major brands as a model, including Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, and Alexander McQueen. She was named one of the Top 30 Models of the 2000s by French Vogue. She is also involved in international philanthropy efforts.
21. Jamie Chung
Actress and reality television personality Jamie Chung was part of the Real World Television universe, appearing on The Real World: San Diego and spinoffs. She moved on to films and voice-over work, including Sucker Punch, Big Hero 6, and Once Upon A Time. She is also known for her work on HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
22. Kiko Mizuhara
Kiko Mizuhara began as a model and transitioned into acting roles, where she has established herself in the Japanese film and television industry. She is also a singer and fashion designer and was named on the Business of Fashion 500: The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry list in 2004.
23. Victoria Song
Victoria Song has been successful in many different industries. She is an actress, singer, model, dancer, television presenter, and author, and got her start as part of the group f(x) in 2009. She appeared on the Forbes China Celebrity List in 2019 and 2020 and has won an MBC Entertainment Award, China TV Drama Award, and Weibo awards, among others.
24. Mehwish Hayat
Mehwish Hayat has appeared in some of the highest-grossing Pakistani films, including Actor in Law and Load Wedding. She has won several Lux Style Awards and International Pakistani Prestige Awards and been nominated for Hum Awards and Nigar Awards.
25. Naomi Scott
Naomi Scott has played a wide variety of roles, from Princess Jasmine in the live-action film Aladdin to a Power Ranger to an Angel in the 2019 Charlie’s Angels reboot. She is also a singer and has won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress. Her work includes over a dozen TV and film appearances.
26. Lana Condor
Lana Condor leveraged her social media platform and built a following that led to roles in films like X-Men Apocalypse and Alita: Battle Angel. She played the role of Lara Jean in the All the Boys film series to great success and has won an MTV Movie and TV Award and Hollywood Critics Association Award.
27. Janel Parrish
Janel Parrish is also known for her work on the show Pretty Little Liars and the spinoff series. She has performed on Broadway in shows like Les Miserables, participated in Dancing With the Stars, and played Laura-Jean’s older sister in the To All the Boys films.
28. Solenn Heussaff
Solenn Heussaff has succeeded in many different careers, including as an actress, singer, model, fashion designer, and professional makeup artist. She has appeared in many film, television, and reality television roles, and won several awards, including Star Awards for Television, Music, and Movies.
29. Meisa Kuroki
Actress and model Meisa Kuroki has appeared in dozens of film and television productions, represented major brands, including Giorgio Armani, and even made appearances on the stage. She has won a Golden Arrow Award, TV Drama Grand Prix Award, and Bvlgari Brilliant Dream Award, among others.
30. Tabitha Nauser
Tabitha Nauser is a singer who placed on Singapore Idol and has since found streaming success on Spotify. She has appeared in live musical play performances and sung at festivals and events like Shine Festival, Music Matters Singapore, and the F1 Singapore Grand Prix, as well as the afterparty for the White House State Dinner for Singapore in Washington DC.
31. Lauren Tsai
Lauren Tsai is a model and actress who has also found success as an illustrator. She has appeared in Netflix and Marvel television programs and has produced art for Marvel and major brands including Starbucks and Revlon.
32. Victoria Loke
In addition to being an actress and model, Victoria Loke is an international activist and co-founded #AsianGirl, an art collaboration that discussed Asian womanhood. She played a role in Crazy Rich Asians in 2018 and works for the Singapore Committee for UN Women.
33. Claudia Kim
Claudia Kim debuted with her role in Queen of the Game in 2006. She is an actress and model who has appeared in films and television including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marco Polo, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She has won an SBS Drama Award and MBC Entertainment Award.
34. Tara Sutaria
Tara Sutaria started with the Disney Channel, appearing on shows including Disney India’s Big Bada Boom, The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir, and Oye Jassie. She has begun moving into films, with Student of the Year 2, for which she won the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut, Marjaavaan, and Tadap.
35. Zhang Yuqi
Zhang Yuqi launched her acting career with her role in CJ7, and she has since appeared in many major motion films and television programs, including The Mermaid, Come Across Love, and The Golden Monk. She has also been nominated for several best actress and best supporting actress awards.
36. Liza Soberano
Actress and model Liza Soberano has starred in many films and television programs, including Forevermore, Dolce Amore, and Make It With You. She has won seven awards, including Star Awards for Television and Box Office Entertainment Award. She is an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
37. Maya Ali
Maya Ali has acted, modeled, and worked as a television personality, appearing in successful film roles that won her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress. She has acted in two major films and over a dozen television programs and won 6 awards.
38. Carmen Soo
Carmen Soo is an actress and model who has appeared on the covers of several large magazines, including V Mag, GLAM, and Nu You. She appeared in the HBO Asia show Dead Mine and became a judge on It’s Showtime in 2009.
39. Yukie Nakama
Yukie Nakama has appeared in dozens of movies and television programs and had a starring role in the Japanese television program Trick, which led her to Gokusen, the show that made her a household name. She also has experience as a model and singer and has appeared in print and television ads.
Rola is a model, TV personality, actress, and singer. She also has one of the largest social media followings of any Japanese celebrity. Rola has also produced two fashion books and a cookbook, in addition to winning several awards and representing many international brands.