Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, and Vicki Zhao Are Highest Paid Chinese Actresses

Recently a list of the top 21 paid actresses from China was leaked, with Zhang Ziyi (章子怡), Zhou Xun (周迅), and Vicki Zhao (趙薇) emerging as the top earners.

Zhang Ziyi not only maintains a solid presence overseas as an international film star due to her popular movies, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon <臥虎藏龍>, Rush Hour 2, and Memoirs of a Geisha, but Ziyi was given the opportunity to star in some of China’s most high-profile films in recent years, including The Grandmaster  <一代宗師> which helped her win multiple Best Actress awards across Asia, as well as John Woo‘s (吳宇森) The Crossing <太平輪>.  It is no surprise that Ziyi’s is Mainland’s highest paid actresses at 15 million RMB per movie.

Tying in first place with Zhang Ziyi are Zhou Xun and Vicki Zhao who also command 15 million RMB per film.

Other actresses who earn similar salaries are: Gong Li (鞏俐) who receives 12 million RMB per movie; Shu Qi (舒淇), Fan Bingbing (范冰冰), Li Bingbing (李冰冰) and Baihe Bai (白百何) who pocket roughly 8 to 10 million RMB per movie.

Recently having became a mother to a baby girl, Yang Mi’s (楊冪) earning potential continues to rise. Not falling far behind Shu Qi, Yang Mi is paid 6 to 8 million RMB a movie.

In the tenth spot is Gao Yuanyuan (高圓圓) who earns 6 million RMB per film.

Despite the leaked filming fees, many questioned the actresses’ true earnings, as many projects are negotiated depending upon their roles and screentime.

Source: ettoday.net

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Lmao you called this is news? Btw, The woman in the third photo down from the right, she look unattractive even though she has bigger eyes but its sticking out and she has big nose.

    1. Are you talking about yourself?
      I don’t see anyone unattractive in those pictures.

      1. @Lmao,

        Believe I’m more better looking than the lady I’ve mentioned in the pic. I think you’re ugly just like her.

      2. @Rachael
        Why don’t you just say you’re pretty than her? There’s No need to bring others down while you’re at it.You may believe your looks are better, but for sure your personality ain’t so much..
        You remind me of someone I know in real life, same name as you and think she’s the shiz.

      3. That photo of Vicky is not so bad. True that she has better ones,but who can look good in every photo? Some people are photogenic and look good in photos but not in person while some look good in person and not in photos. It just depends.

      4. Rachel,
        If you think so highly of yourself,why don’t you post a photo of yourself for us all to compare?

    2. Zhang Zi Yi and Vicki Zhao’s pics used are so unflattering, but they are definitely not ugly ladies. It’s apparently news because these are the top actresses that are paid lots more that you would ever dream of earning.

    3. zhao wei is soo pretty… what are you talking about???

      this person must be jealous lol

    4. You’re talking about Vicky Zhao? People like you who judge just because of a single photo are disgusting. Likable people are never bad-looking. On the other hand, people like you (who self proclaims to be more attractive) repulses others much much more. And I guess you must be really young. Young enough to have never watched a phenomenal drama called Pearl Princess which was about 1000x the craze of all the dramas you love right now.

    5. Comments like this one here make me think that the audience on JayneStar is comprised of immature middle-schoolers. Yes this is news. No she’s not unattractive. No you’re not better looking than her.

    6. Rachel,
      You criticize her but you do not even know her name. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,but the way you criticize is totally uncalled for. Also,there is more to anyone rather than just looks. You need to learn to look beyond the surface and outer appearance. I personally think Vicky is very cute and attractive. Big eyes can be attractive to some people but not to others since it all depends on personal taste.

    7. If you think Vicki Zhao’s perfect features aren’t pretty than holy moly, You must be hideous.
      Haha just kidding how would I know how you look.
      But your attitude is absolute crap, maybe you can change that. 😛

  2. All I’m saying is and I know what Rachel means when she said “her eyes are bigger and it’s sticking out” it is called “bug eyes” honestly, I think she is ok looking, not beautiful. Her teeth are freak looking in the photo.

    1. no, bug eyes are a bit different. zhao weis eyes dont stick out, its just big…

  3. Oh, Zhang Ziy’s salary is only as same as ZX and Vicky Zhou’ s. :/ I rate her higher than ZX and VK.
    I think Baihe Bai deserves to get more money than FBB or LBB. 🙂

    No HK actress. :/

  4. What? Since when was Zhou Xun and Vicky Zhou on the same tier as Zhang Zi Yi?

    1. Pretty sure it’s within the Chinese market. I remember reading that people aren’t really fond of her there and she only has international appeals due to her Hollywood films. ZX and VZ are much more loved especially VZ.

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