Tongues have been wagging since Forbes released its annual list of “Highest Paid Actresses” a few days ago. On the 2015 ranking, coming in at fourth was none other than China’s Fan Bingbing.
The actress/singer/producer has reportedly earned $21M (USD) in the last year.
Here is the top 5 ranking:
1. Jennifer Lawrence ($52M)
2. Scarlett Johansson ($35.5M)
3. Melissa McCarthy ($23 M)
4. Fan Bingbing ($21M)
5. Jennifer Aniston ($16.5M)
The mention came as a bit of a surprise to those who aren’t so familiar with Asian cinema. It seems though, that the inclusion is fuelling Fan’s popularity. Media outlets from Mashable to The Telegraph have penned articles to introduce the Chinese actress to the Western audience.
Fan who is best known for her role in X-Men: Days of Future Past was also the only non-American actress to be included in the top 5.
While the rest of the world may just be getting to know Fan, in China – and Asia—she is known for her roles in the mega-hit TV show, My Fair Princess and the film Cell Phone.
Take a look at the ranking here.