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Bai Ling Biography

Birth Place:
Chengdu, China
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Enlisted in the Chinese People's Liberation Army at the age of 14 and was part of a troupe that entertained soldiers in Tibet
  • Participated in China's pro-democracy movement and witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989
  • Made her American movie debut in the 1994's The Crow
  • In June 2005, became the first Asian woman to appear on the cover of Playboy
  • Appeared on the VH1 series But Can They Sing? She performed Madonna's "Like a Virgin," The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated" and the Divinyls' "I Touch Myself
  • " Had a moon and stars tattooed on her feet on the reality show NY Ink
  • Name translates to "white spirit" in English


  • 1997National Board of Review-Best Breakthrough Performer: winner