Talent is a great leveler as people from different cultures and backgrounds come together to create something that we love as audience. This is probably the reason why we have seen many actors from all over the world flourish in Hollywood. Actresses of Asian descent have starred in films of various genres from comedy to action and evey musicals. These Asian or East Asian actresses have gone ahead to win Academy Awards as well. Here are our top 5 Asian actresses of all time.
Born in America, Liu is of Chinese descent. Lucy Liu has been a part of popular TV series like Ally McBeal and Elementary. Apart from that, this pretty talented Asian actress has been a part of Hollywood films like the Kill Bill, Charlie’s Angels, Kung Fu Panda franchise, among other films.
Zhang was born and raised in China and has not made a good name for herself by appearing alongside popular actors like Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 2. Ziyi was also a part of the riveting drama Memoirs of a Geisha.
Carrere is an actor of Chinese, Filipino and Spanish descent, who was born in Hawaii. Carrere was a part of hit TV series such as General Hospital and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She also starred in films like Wayne’s World, True Lies, and Lilo & Stitch.
Yeoh hails from Malaysia and has starred in James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies. She has also starred in Supercop, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Star Trek: Discovery and the latest hit Crazy Rich Asians.
A daughter of father with an Irish/Polish roots and a Vietnamese mother, Maggie Quigley was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Q has starred in action films like Mission Impossible: III and Live Free or Die Hard. Apart from entertaining people, this Asian actress is an animal rights activist.