Actress Shu Qi (舒淇) has been ranked among the world’s top 100 beautiful people and is the only Taiwanese woman on the Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces, according to movie Web site TC Candler.
Shu, a Best Actress winner of the Golden Horse Awards, which are Taiwan’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, came in 29th on the chart, which was dominated by Harry Potter actress Emma Watson. The British actress was followed by US actress Camilla Belle.
Shu’s performance in New York, I Love You caught the critics’ eye and she was described as “a tremendous actress.”
South Korean actress and model Song Hye-kyo was named the fifth-most beautiful and was the highest-ranking among all Asian stars.
Two fellow South Koreans, Go Ara and Jessica Jung of girl band Girls’ Generation, were placed 12th and 45th respectively.
“She [Song] is already one of the legendary beauties of the world and we think she deserves to be celebrated as such by the entire world,” the Web site said.
Other Asians in the top 100 were Maggie Q of the US TV series Nikita, and two Japanese stars, Nozomi Sasaki and Ebihara Yuri.
Meanwhile, in other news, Jun Jin, a member of the popular South Korean boy band Shinhwa, is holding a concert in Taiwan today to celebrate Christmas with local fans.
The 31-year-old singer arrived in Taiwan yesterday with his dance team, his record company said.
It is the singer’s first performance in Taiwan since he finished his two-year military service last month, it added.