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 numerous talented actors 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 Broadway. Lucy 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? Does the list include all of your favorite East Asian actresses? Vote on this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
- 1Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Razor
- 2Jerry Maguire, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
- 3Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
- 4Mulan, Prom Night
- 5Rush Hour 2, House of Flying Daggers
- 6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- 7Iron Man 2, Magic Mike
- 8The Day After Tomorrow, Four Rooms
- 9EuroTrip, Ben Hur
- 10Wayne's World, Back in the Day
- 12Seven Psychopaths, Centurion
- 13Sorority Row, Premium Rush
- 14Exam, Submarine
- 15Romeo and Juliet, Ender's Game
Nichole BloomProject X, Model Minority
- 17The Avengers: Age of Ultron
- 18First Kiss, The Little Engine That Could
- 19The Forbidden Kingdom, The Four
Constance WuThe Architect, Stephanie Daley
- 21What Dreams May Come, Freaky Friday
- 22Rush Hour 2, Around the World in 80 Days
- 23The Internship, Neighbors
- 24Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2
Kelsey ChowThe Amazing Spider-Man, Den Brother