20 Hottest Asian Women
Asia is a large continent, hence it has combined lots of different genes, making Asian people look unique and interesting. There is not a set way in which Asian women look, but it is safe to say they all are very pretty.
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Priyanka Chopra is one of the most famous Indian actresses. Apart from that, this beautiful woman is also a film producer, singer and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. Priyanka Chopra was born on 18 July, 1982 in Bihar, India. She spent a couple of years in America to study at school there, but returned back to India to finish high school there. During her senior year, she entered a local pageant competition, which she won with ease. This is when her mother decided to sign her to a bigger contest, and eventually, in 2000, Chopra became the winner of the Miss World 2000 beauty contest.
Her appealing looks resulted in Priyanka getting invited to play small supportive roles in Bollywood movies, so she soon debuted in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003). The real boost of her acting career happened a bit later that year when Chopra got selected to receive the lead female roles in the box-office hits Andaaz (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and received critical acclaim for her breakout role in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz.
After establishing herself in the Bollywood industry, Chopra moved even further: from 2015 to 2018, she starred as Alex Parrish in the ABC thriller series Quantico, becoming the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series. Now Priyanka Chopra is one of India’s most popular and high-paid actresses. Her acting skills have been recognized by Chopra receiving numerous awards. In 2016, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
Apart from being an actress, Chopra is also a known philanthropist: she was appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016. She promotes social causes such as environment, health and education, and women’s rights.
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Jacqueline Fernandez is a Shi-Lankan actress, former professional model and the winner of the Miss Universe Sri-Lanka pageant in 2006. Before entering the world of modeling, Jacqueline worked as a news reporter in Sri-Lanka. After her success at the beauty pageant, she left the television work and fully dedicated herself to modeling. While on a modeling assignment in India in 2009, Fernandez got a role in Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy drama Aladin, which started her acting career. Fernandez had her breakthrough role with the psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011), her debit commercial success.
Fernandez is definitely among the sexiest Asians, as she has been awarded this title multiple times by different organizations. In 2008 and 2011, Fernandez featured in the UK magazine Eastern Eye’s “World’s Sexiest Asian Women” list, ranking twelfth. Furthermore, The Times of India’s listing of the “Most Desirable Woman” placed her third in 2013 and 2014, after being ranked eighth, seventh and fourteenth, respectively, in the preceding three years.
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Anushka Sharma was born on the 1st of May, 1988 in India. She is a highly successful Indian actress and film producer. Her acting career started in 2008, when she made her acting debit in a romantic film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). She immediately gained public recognition as her portrayal of the role earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. Her other prominent projects include Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).
However, starring in movies is not what Anushka started at. Before joining the world of cinematography, Sharma worked as a model. She walked for a number of local Indian designers.
Apart from being an actress and an ex-model, Sharma is the ambassador for multiple brands and products and has designed her own line of clothing for women, named Nush. Forbes Asia featured Anushka in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018.
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Rasika Navare is an Indian model that has only recently appeared in the fashion industry but has already managed to score high. Her first international campaign was with for Smashbox Worldwide Cosmetics, and she nailed it completely. She is currently named to be one of the most promising Indian models in the world of modeling. Soon after her work with Smashbox, Rasika signed with Sephora Canada, Givenchy Middle East and made appearances in several international magazines.
Apart from being incredibly beautiful, Navare is also very intelligent. If not for modeling, this young would have been a scientist, as she is a medical technology graduate.
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West Bengal native, Riya Sen is an Indian actress and model born on the 24th of January 1981. She comes from a family of actors, so from very early age she has been involved with the world of cinema. Riya began her acting career in 1991 as a child actress in the film Vishkanya, and her first commercial success in her film career was with Style, a 2001 Hindi low-budget comedy. Since then she has starred in a large number of movies, including Jhankaar Beats (2003) in Hinglish, Shaadi No. 1 (2005) and Malayalam horror film Ananthabhadram (2005).
For her notable acting skills, Sen received several awards. Apart from that, Sen cared deeply about social problems and has made her contribution to raising awareness about AIDS globally.
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Anne Curtis is a Filipino-Australian actress, model, television host, VJ and recording artist in the Philippines. Born in 1985, Anne started her acting career in 1997, when she, with the help of her mother who brought her to the audition, got the role of Princess Dahlia in the movie Magic Kingdom. Since then, her career has been rapidly developing.
Curtis starred in several television series, which include Hiram (2004–2005), Kampanerang Kuba (2005), Maging Sino Ka Man (2006–2007) Dyosa (2008), The Wedding (2009), Green Rose (2011), and Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (2013), and has hosted the noontime show It’s Showtime (2009–present). In 2014, she portrays the iconic Komiks character Dyesebel in Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel. For her outstanding performance, she has received a number of nominations and awards.
Xiao Wen Ju
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Born on May 19, 1989, Xiao Wen Ju is a Chinese model. She started her modeling career in early 2010 and immediately became successful. She appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar China May 2010, which focused on Chinese models. Promptly after that, in the next season, she was already selected to walk for major international fashion brands such as DKNY, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and many others.
In 2012 she became the first Chinese to become the face of Marc Jacobs and also appeared on the cover of Vogue China and Numero China. Three years later, in 2015, she was covering the Italian edition of Vogue.
As soon as 2012 Ju was already placed on the list of Top 50 female models by models.com where she was ranked number 22. Since then she has been progressing on the list and in 2017, she was inducted into models.com’s list of Industry Icons; a status reserved for models with high influence.
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Sui He is a Zhejiang native that was born in 1989. She is a Chinese actress and model best known for being the first East Asian model to open a Ralph Lauren runway show and the second model of Chinese descent to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Her most successful season was 2013 when she walked for Dolce&Gabbana, Vivienne Tam and many other ready-to-wear shows including Chanel, Dior, Helmut Lang, Hermes, Hervé Léger, Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni, Mugler, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, and Y-3. Due to her success that season, she was named one of New York Magazine’s Fall 2011 Top 10 Faces and also was style.com’s top ten newcomers.
Apart from that, while not becoming the official VS Angel, Sui He walked in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, which places her among sexy Asian women.
Besides being a successful model, He is also a decent actress. She has a number of films on her filmography, the most notable being You Are My Sunshine.
Angela Yeung Wing (Angelababy)
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Angela Yeung Wing best known by her stage name Angelababy is a Chinese singer, actress and model based in Hong Kong. This beautiful lady was born in 1989 in Shanghai and started her career in the show business as early as 2003. Yang moved to Hong Kong when she was thirteen, and signed a modeling contract with Style International Management at the age of 14.
Her acting career started when Angelababy had her first leading role in the 2011 film Love You You alongside Eddie Peng. She sang a duet with JJ Lin entitled “Bottom of the Heart” as part of the movie’s soundtrack. From 2015 she has been making appearances in Hollywood movies.
Apart from being a media persona, Angelababy is also a successful businesswoman. She has several businesses, including a nail parlour, a café and a lifestyle store.
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Catriona Gray is a Filipino-Australian model, singer and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2018. Her debut into the world of pageantry happened in 1999 when little Catriona won Little Miss Philippines in Sydney at the age of five. Since that she has dedicated her life to being a model and a beauty pageant contestant. Such a decision proved to be fruitful, in 2016 Gray was crowned Miss World Philippines 2016. Two years later, she won the Miss Universe 2018 contest representing the Philippines.
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Isabelle Daza is a Filipina actress, television host and model born in 1988. She started her career on the TV as a contestant of TV variety shows, then hosted her own one. Apart from being a television personality, Isabelle is a rather successful actress. Since the beginning of her acting career, she starred in over 20 movies, winning awards for several of her performances.
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Aya Shalkar is a young Kazakh graphic designer and a model from Almaty, who rose to fame thanks to her Instagram account. Aya became popular due to her activity on the social media platform where she would post insights into her life, publish her graphic design works and share beautiful shots oh herself.
Upon gaining an audience online, Aya decided to start her own closing brand. Shalkar founded Ash Wear clothing brand inspired by the philosophy of simplicity and openness.
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Shlomit Malka is an Israeli fashion model and TV host from Tel-Aviv. Shlomit started her modeling career in a rather unexpected way: she was discovered by her agency from her Facebook pictures in 2011. Back in the day Shlomit was serving in the military but was given permission to work as a model during her military service. As soon as that happened, she promptly won contracts with Armani, Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal and Schwarzkopf.
Since 2011, Malka has worked with a number of different brands, and in 2013, she was chosen as one of Israel breakout models of the year.
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Sendi Bar is an Israeli actress and model from Tel-Aviv. Since the beginning of her modeling career, she has modeled for fashion companies Castro and Pilpel. In 1996 Bar started her acting career when she appeared in the TV drama Deadly Fortune, directed by Eran Riklis. It was broadcast on prime time in Channel.
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Özge Ulusoy is a famous Turkish model, former ballet dancer and occasional actress from Ankara. During her modeling years, Ulusoy walked the runways for international fashion brands such as Hervé Léger, Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Marks & Spencer, Harvey Nichols, Mango, etc. Apart from that, she also held the first runner-up title for the annual beauty pageant Miss Turkey in 2003.
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Maya Ali is a Pakistani actress, model and VJ from Punjab that was born in 1989. She mostly known for her roles in Pakistani television serials such as Shanakht and Mera Naam Yousuf Hai. Her show business path started in 2011 when she began her work as a VJ. Maya was soon noticed by the directors of the channels she would be playing videos and, and was invited to star in a drama Durr-e-Shahwar.
For her roles, Ali received a lot of praise, and her acting skills were recognized by multiple awards that she won or was nominated for.
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Humaima Malik is a Pakistani actress born in Balochistan in 1987. Before making her debut in film industry, she worked as a model. Malik started modeling at the age of 14, when she first walked for Pakistani fashion designer Deepak Perwani. Since then she has worked with various fashion brands.
Malick made her film debut in Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol that was highly acclaimed by film critics and brought Humaima the Lux Style Award for Best Actress.
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Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, model, television producer and singer. She was born in 1981 and has achieved a lot in her life. Fan is best known for her multiple appearances in high-grossing films, both Chinese and Hollywood ones. For instance, she starred in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Cell Phone (2003) etc. Apart from that, since 2013, Bingbing has been listed as the highest-paid celebrity in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for four years in a row after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006.
Not only she is among hot Asian women, but she has also been called a global fashion icon due to her frequent appearances on the red carpet, at movie premieres, and at fashion shows.
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Cinta Laura is a German-Indonesian actress, singer and model in Indonesia. Her most notable movie appearances are in the movies Cinderella and The Ninth Passenger. Apart from that, she also has two studio albums and several singles that she received multiple award nominations for.
Jameela Jamil i
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Jameela Jamil is a British actress, radio presenter and activist of Asian descent. She is best known for her role of Tahani Al-Jamil in an American comedy series The Good Place. Apart from being an actress, Jamil is also the radio host of The Official Chart and was a co-host of The Official Chart Update alongside Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1.
For her activism and charity work, Jamil was selected by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to be one of fifteen women to appear on the cover of the September 2022 issue of British Vogue “Forces for Change”.
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