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Chinese actress Fan BingBing — familiar to U.S. moviegoers for her role as the mutant Blink in 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — has been ranked fourth on the list of highest paid actresses in the world for 2015.
According to Forbes, the 33-year-old actress pulled in a total of $21 million over the past year, making her the highest paid Asian actress in the world. Jennifer Lawrence ranked No. 1 with $52 million, followed by Scarlett Johansson ($35.5 million) and Melissa McCarthy ($23 million).
The hard-working actress is also a television producer, pop singer, model and philanthropist. Earlier this year, she attended the MET Gala in New York City:
Fan’s career began on the hit Chinese TV series “My Fair Princess” in 1998. Her subsequent role in 2003s “Cell Phone,” a Chinese film, earned her a Hundred Flower Award, the Chinese equivalent of a Golden Globe.
In 2005, she released her first and only studio album, “Just Begun.” She also writes and sings some of the theme songs for her movies.
In 2007, Fan formed her own production studio, Fan BingBing Studio, and still managed to perform in eight films the same year.
In 2012, she graced the runway in a fashion show for designer Stéphane Rolland Couture in Paris. She has also been invited to shows for Valentino, Armani, Dior and Versace and is frequently seen as the Chinese face of fashion and beauty brands.
The following year, she attended the Cannes film festival in the first-ever custom-made Louis Vuitton dress for an Asian actress.
Fan also had a minor role in the Chinese version of “Iron Man 3.” She is also reportedly contracted to star in the next four X-Men films.
As a philanthropist, Fan is the co-founder of Heart Ali, an organization that aids Tibetan children suffering from congenital heart disease — in 2010, she helped finance surgeries for 10 children with heart defects.
Fan BingBing is regularly featured on Forbes’ list of the 100 top Chinese celebrities and has been ranked in the top 10 every year since 2006.