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List Rules Vote up your favorite East Asian actresses based on their English-language work.

This list ranks the best Asian actresses in American and English-speaking film history, ranked by your votes. Throughout the history of Hollywood, movies have featured talented actresses of Asian descent. These leading East Asian actresses have starred in every genre of film from stark dramas to slapstick comedies to fantastical musicals. Some of these Asian actresses have even won Academy Awards for their work.

Who are some of the greatest Asian actresses? Jennifer Tilly, whose father Harry Chan was Chinese, made our list. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Bullets Over BroadwayLucy Liu also appears on this list of the top Asian actresses. Lucy Liu received rave reviews for her work in films like Kill Bill and the Charlie's Angels franchise.

Miyoshi Umeki won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Sayonara. She later appeared in several TV series like The Donna Reed Show and Mister Ed. Spring Breakers actress Vanessa Hudgens, whose mother is of Filipino and Chinese descent, also made this list, as did the striking Wayne's World beauty, Tia Carrere.

Who do you think is the best Asian actress in the history of film? Did we include all of your favorite East Asian actresses? Vote on this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Lucy Liu Jerry Maguire, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Kill Bill

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Grace Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Grace Park Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Razor, Romeo Must Die

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Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Kelly Hu Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, X2

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Ming-Na Wen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Ming-Na Wen Mulan, Prom Night, The Joy Luck Club

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Tia Carrere is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Tia Carrere Wayne's World, Back in the Day, Scooby-Doo!

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Zhang Ziyi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Zhang Ziyi Rush Hour 2, House of Flying Daggers, Memoirs of a Geisha

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Kristin Kreuk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Kristin Kreuk EuroTrip, Ben Hur, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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Moon Bloodgood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Moon Bloodgood Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Pathfinder, Terminator Salvation

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Linda Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Linda Park Jurassic Park III, Infestation, Spectres

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Nichole Bloom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Nichole Bloom Project X, Model Minority

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Joan Chen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Joan Chen Avatar, Heaven & Earth, Wedlock

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Gong Li is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Gong Li Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice, Raise the Red Lantern

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Maggie Q is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Maggie Q Rush Hour 2, Around the World in 80 Days, Deception

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Fan Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Fan Bingbing Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Cell Phone

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Li Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Li Bingbing Resident Evil: Retribution, A World Without Thieves, Purple Butterfly

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Meg Tilly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Meg Tilly The Two Jakes, The Big Chill, One Dark Night

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Jamie Chung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Jamie Chung Sorority Row, Premium Rush, Grown Ups

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Bai Ling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Bai Ling Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Wild Wild West, The Confidant

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Arden Cho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Arden Cho Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, Walking the Halls, Hood Rats 2

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Constance Wu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Constance Wu The Architect, Stephanie Daley, Sound of My Voice

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Rinko Kikuchi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Rinko Kikuchi 47 Ronin, Babel, Pacific Rim

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Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Katie Leung (Cho Chang) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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Jennifer Tilly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Jennifer Tilly Bride of Chucky, Bound, Bullets Over Broadway

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Shu Qi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Shu Qi A Beautiful Life, The Transporter, Love

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Chloe Bennet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Chloe Bennet

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Chasty Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Chasty Ballesteros The Internship, Neighbors, Cavemen

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Brenda Song is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Brenda Song First Kiss, The Little Engine That Could, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Sweet Suite Victory

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Chi-ling Lin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Chi-ling Lin Red Cliff, Red Cliff II, The Treasure Hunter

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Vanessa Hudgens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Vanessa Hudgens Beastly, Spring Breakers, High School Musical

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Dichen Lachman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Dichen Lachman Aquamarine, Safety in Numbers, Aztec Rex

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Olga Kurylenko is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Olga Kurylenko Seven Psychopaths, Centurion, Oblivion

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Lindsay Price is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Lindsay Price Club Dread, Angus, Lonely Street

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Vanessa Minnillo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Vanessa Minnillo Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Disaster Movie, This Little Piggy

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Katie Chang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Katie Chang The Bling Ring, A Birder's Guide to Everything

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Elodie Yung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Elodie Yung The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Great Challenge, G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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Tao Okamoto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Tao Okamoto The Wolverine, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Hailee Steinfeld Romeo and Juliet, Ender's Game, True Grit

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Shannyn Sossamon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Shannyn Sossamon One Missed Call, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Rules of Attraction

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Malese Jow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Malese Jow Bratz: The Movie, The Social Network, Aliens in the Attic

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Nikki SooHoo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Nikki SooHoo Stick It, The Lovely Bones, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

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Yūko Takeuchi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Yūko Takeuchi Ring, Team Batista no Eikō, Be with You

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Devon Aoki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Devon Aoki 2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City, Death of a Dynasty

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Christina Chong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Christina Chong Johnny English Reborn, W.E, Legacy

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Jessika Van is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Jessika Van To Live and Dine in L.A., Sake-Bomb

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Kim Yoon-jin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Kim Yoon-jin Shiri, Ardor, Harmony

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Ally Maki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Ally Maki Step Up 3D, Amelia's 25th, The Family Tree

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Bae Doona is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Bae Doona Cloud Atlas, As One, Doomsday Book

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Kelly Vitz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Kelly Vitz Sky High, Nancy Drew, Simon Says

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Nancy Kwan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Nancy Kwan Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Flower Drum Song, Lt. Robin Crusoe

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Margaret Cho is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History
Margaret Cho One Missed Call, The Rugrats Movie, Margaret Cho: Assassin