Currently alive, at 50 years of age.
1965 – Gong Li, born on the 31st of December in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. She s a Chinese film actress. She first came into international prominence through close collaboration with Chinese director Zhang Yimou.
1988 – She was still in acting school when she got the lead role in the film Red Sorghum.
1992 – 1993 – She was an international hit and starred in many Chinese films throughout, including The Story of Qiu Ju and Farewell My Concubine.
1995 – She made several films with director Yimou Zhang, with whom she had a personal relationship.
1997 – 2005 – She has also appeared in Chinese Box, with Jeremy Irons, The Emperor and the Assassin and Memoirs of a Geisha starring Michelle Yeoh.
2006 – She also appeared in the film adaptation of Miami Vice.
– Starred in Zhang Yimou’s Curse of the Golden Flower.
2007 – Film Hannibal Rising, the prequel to the other three Hannibal Lecter films.