Lin Chi-ling is a supermodel and actress in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. “Famed for her gentle demeanor and physical beauty, Lin replaced Stephanie Siao to be ‘The First Face of Taiwan’ by members of the Taiwanese media in 2003. Lin’s meteoric rise to fame caused Taiwanese commentators and scholars to coin the phrase ‘The Lin Chi-Ling Phenomenon.'” Her performance of magic tricks on CCTV New Year’s gala was welcomed by many audiences. She earns most of her income from commercial advertisements and endorsements. Her income reached 56.55 million yuan (US$8.74 million) in the assessment period.

Born: Nov. 29, 1974, in Taipei, Taiwan

Films: “Red Cliff,” “The Magic Aster,” “The Treasure Hunter,” “Moon Lovers,” “Welcome to Sha Ma Town,” “Love on Credit”