Okay, I took a WHOLE lot more time on getting names for this list, because apparently I am not knowledgeable enough in female actresses and well singers from Asia as I first though…
AfterEllen.com also made their annual list of Hot 100 2010 [as well as Top Women of Color, Top Out Women, Top Women over 40], only they made it backwards, so I’m linking you to their last page, and you’re going to have to work your way backwards… Ovbiously, I thought AfterElton worked better because I took the time to look through it more than once to make sure I wasn’t missing anyone.
Tips for a better list for AfterEllen:
- Start from #100
- Point out with arrows who’s going up or down in positions, and who’s a new entry.
And really? No Asians on your list?
Not that I don’t appreciate the likes of Alicia Keys, Jennifer Beals, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, the girls from Glee (Cheerios plus Rachel, woah that’s bizarre xD), Meryl (who doesn’t need a last name), Rachel Weisz, Amanda Seyfried (even though the things that are coming out of her mouth lately), Christina Hendricks, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz, Jodie Foster, Rachel McAdams, the whole cast of The L Word… right? Pink, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Ellen Page, all whom often make appearances on this blog. And to top it with Olivia Wilde…
but then again… no Asians?
So me, barely scraping made a list of Top East-Asians that you might want to consider for future editions of your Hot 100. I would also offer a weekly/monthly (a la my AfterElton offer), but I don’t think I’m as knowledgeable in this area. I could try pimping Asian talents on a monthly basis if you want xD
Okay… once again, in no particular order.
1. Hyori Lee (31)
Okay, maybe you don’t know her per se, but I’m so sure she’s totally your cup of tea. Hyori is what Britney Spears would have been if she were a tough cookie. Because let me tell you, Hyori has a strong character, you can tell for the way her older male peers respect her. However, it isn’t just because she is hot as hell, because older people [just check her out on Family Outing] also think highly of her. I mean, there’s no compliment bigger in Asia when someone’s parents tell you you’d be the perfect girl for their son.
Hyori is independent, sassy, but also manages to be shy! [You may want to squeeze her] You would think her stage persona is what makes her shine as the sexy pop idol, but it’s actually her personality on shows like Family Outing, and her interviews wearing slacks and baggy clothes when she shines the most [FO Clip][Comedy Show Clip].
2. Maggie Cheung (45)
Maggie Cheung, in Hong Kong and China… and maybe some specific parts of Europe, is considered a screen legend already. She was probably last on American theaters when the film Ashes of Time Redux by Wong Kar-wai was re-released in 2008. She was also supposed to be on Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, but her scenes were deleted.
It is unlikely that her return to Chinese screens (she retired after winning Best Actress at Cannes in 2004) will be seen outside Asia, but in case you are wondering… it was a very big event among her fans to wait for the release of Hot Summer Days.