As one of China’s highest paid actresses today, Shu Qi (舒淇) is known for her sultry looks and often graces fashion magazines. Although she started her entertainment career in the erotic film industry in 1996, the charming actress’ potential was quickly recognized. In the same year of her debut, she successfully transitioned from Category 3 films to mainstream cinema. Her career has been on an upward trend ever since.
In a recent interview, Shu Qi surprisingly revealed that when she was younger, her mother often complained about Shu Qi’s subpar looks. Her mother did not think she was pretty enough because of her extremely voluminous and coiled hair. Part of Shu Qi’s charm is her unique beauty. However, her mother believed her features were strange and did not meet the customary beauty standards. “My mother would say that I am especially ugly. She couldn’t fathom anyone as ugly as me.”
Despite the harsh words, it was also because of her mother’s constant criticisms that Shu Qi learned how to cope and deal with constant flow of negative comments with confidence. The 41-year-old actress often posts make-up free photos of herself, proudly displaying her freckles and graying hair.
Fans commented, “When [Shu Qi] was younger, she indeed did not stand out among other actresses. What made her noticeable was her disposition. Not everyone will have the aura that she exudes.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.