Perhaps the fondest memory most people have of Fan Bingbing is her role in "X Men: Days of Future Past." She played the role of a hot teleporter and starred alongside biggies like Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and more.
While her Hollywood stint may have just begun, she is a household name in her country, China, where most people know her as a fashionista, a singer, a TV producer and an actress. And on her birthday, 16 September, we give you a list of lesser known facts about Fan.
Fan was the first Chinese actress to be invited to the Barbie global celebrity hall of fame. The actress has a Fan Bingbing celebrity specialty doll, displayed at a special exhibition of Barbies at Grand Gateway Plaza in Shanghai.
Her favourite co-star in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is Hugh Jackman. In an interview to Fmoviemag, she revealed that Hugh is a really warm person and brightens up people with his huge grin.
She has been acting since she was a teenager. Fan started her career with a Chinese TV show titled, "My Fair Princess." Her role as Jinsuo made her hugely popular.
Her beauty secret involves face masks. Fan applies two face masks a day, one for moisturising and another for whitening. She said that she uses around 600 face mask sheets in a year.
She has acted in the Chinese version of "Iron Man 3."
In 2015, Fan's net worth is estimated at $75 million. According to Forbes, the actress earned $21 million during 2014 to 2015.
She is currently dating Chinese actor Li Chen. The two met on the sets of "The Empress of China," a television show in 2014. After months of speculations and rumours about the two, they made their relationship public on Weibo.
Californian photographer, Rian Dundon was assigned to be her English tutor in 2008. The photographer travelled extensively with Fan and said that the actress is very down-to-earth and approachable, despite news reports claiming the opposite.
In 2013, Fan attended the Cannes Film Festival in a custom made Louis Vuitton dress, the first time the fashion label designed a dress for an Asian actress.
She is a regular face at fashion shows, with invitations from Valentino, Armani, Dior, and Versace. In 2012, Fan closed the Stéphane Rolland Couture show in Paris.