Liu Xiao Qing

Xiao Qing Liu

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  • First Name: Xiao Qing
  • Family Name: Liu
  • Native name: 劉曉慶
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: October 30, 1955
  • Age: 63

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Xiao Qing Liu

Liu Xiao Qing

  • Name: Liu Xiao Qing
  • Native name: 劉曉慶
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: October 30, 1955
  • Age: 63
In her early days Liu worked as a farm labourer, then as a propagandist for the People's Liberation Army and later a stage actor for the Chengdu Military Drama Group.
Liu acted in mainland Chinese films before she turned 30 — The Great Wall of the South China Sea (1976), What a Family (1979) and The Little Flower (1980). Her breakthrough role was the ruthless Qing Dynasty Empress Dowager Cixi in The Burning of the Imperial Palace (1983) and Reign Behind the Curtain (1984). Her portrayal of Cixi won her numerous awards in Chinese film festivals and she later reprised the role in two unrelated films, including Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch (1991). She won Best Actress at the Hundred Flowers Award for her role as Hua Jinzhi in The Savage Land, filmed in 1981 but not released until 1987, and again for her role in Hibiscus Town (1986). She holds a record for having won the most number of awards in the actress categories of the Hundred Flowers Award, with three Best Actress and one Best Supporting Actress.
Liu left the entertainment industry in the 1990s to focus on business, but later returned to acting in the mid 2000s. One of her latest films was Chunhua (also titled Plastic Flower, released in 2004), in which she played the titular role, Chunhua. She performed in a stage play, The Last Night of Tapan Chin, in China and Taiwan from 2005 to 2008.
Liu published a short autobiography I Did It My Way in 1983. She became one of the richest people in China, appearing at 45 on Forbes' list of the 50 richest Chinese businessmen and businesswomen in 1999. She promoted her success by publishing a book titled From A Movie Star to A Billionaire. She was arrested for tax evasion in connection with her company, Beijing Xiaoqing Culture and Arts Company Ltd., in 2002, was fined 7.1 million yuan, and imprisoned for a year.
In 2012 Liu Xiaoqing played Sai Jinhua in a performance of the play The Beauty.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2014 Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties 4
Chinese Drama, 2014, 63 eps
Ouyang Feiyan (Main Role)
63
Ouyang Feiyan
Main Role
6.5
2014 Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties 3
Chinese Drama, 2014, 66 eps
Ouyang Feiyan (Main Role)
66
Ouyang Feiyan
Main Role
5.0
2012 Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties
Chinese Drama, 2012, 120 eps
Lady Xiao, Empress Min of Sui (Main Role)
120
Lady Xiao, Empress Min of Sui
Main Role
6.8
2011 Secret History of Empress Wu
Chinese Drama, 2011, 54 eps
Wu Zetian (Middle Age) (Main Role)
54
Wu Zetian (Middle Age)
Main Role
7.6
2009 The Prelude of Lotus Lantern
Chinese Drama, 2009, 46 eps
Wang Mu (Main Role)
46
Wang Mu
Main Role
8.1
2007 Wang Zhao Jun
Chinese Drama, 2007, 30 eps
Guang Jie Yu (Guest Role)
30
Guang Jie Yu
Guest Role
7.7
2006 Hui Niang Wan Xin
Chinese Drama, 2006, 31 eps
Madam Wu [Matriarch] (Main Role)
31
Madam Wu [Matriarch]
Main Role
0.0
2005 Lotus Lantern
Chinese Drama, 2005, 35 eps
Xi Wang Mu (Support Role)
35
Xi Wang Mu
Support Role
8.0
2003 Yong Le Ying Xiong
Chinese Drama, 2003, 38 eps
Jin Niang (Main Role)
38
Jin Niang
Main Role
8.5
1995 Wu Zetian
Chinese Drama, 1995, 30 eps
Wu Zetian (Main Role)
30
Wu Zetian
Main Role
7.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2016 For a Few Bullets
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Jin Sanniang (Support Role)
Jin Sanniang
Support Role
7.7
2015 The Ghouls
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Ying Cai Hong (Support Role)
Ying Cai Hong
Support Role
7.7
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