Crystal Liu, better known as Liu Yifei, is a Chinese American actress, model and singer. Liu is widely known as “Fairy Sister” in the entertainment industry for her sweet and delicate image. In 2009, she was named as one of the New Four Dan Actresses in China. In 2017, she was cast as the lead in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan.
Crystal Liu, Fairy Sister, Liu Ximeizi
Actress, Singer, Model
Mandopop, Japanese Pop
Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Birthday / Date of Birth
Liu Yifei was born on August 25, 1987, in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
She is currently 31 years old.
She has Chinese ancestry.
Her religious views aren’t known.
Liu Yifei went to the Louis Pasteur Middle School 67 in New York City. To polish up her acting and stage skills, she went to the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy. She was 15 years old at the time of admission and graduated in 2006.
- Father – An Shaokang (French language university professor and 1st Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in France)
- Mother – Liu Xiaoli (Stage Performer and Dancer)
- Siblings – She is the only child.
- Others – Chen Jinfei (Godfather) (Chairman of Beijing Tongchan Investment Group)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Liu Yifei has dated –
- Song Seung-heon (2015-Present) – Liu Yifei started going out with South Korean actor Song Seung-heon in 2015. It was reported that they had grown close while working in the movie, The Third Way of Love. In April 2017, the various Chinese and South Korean tabloids claimed that Liu was pregnant with his child. In May 2017, it was rumored that they had broken up. These breakup rumors came up after the Chinese government had decided to ban Korean culture content. However, their agencies came out to refute such claims.
- Feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- Centimeters – 170 cm
- Meters – 1.7 m
- Kilograms – 55 kg
- Pounds – 121 lbs
- Measurements – 35-28-36
- Bust – 35 inches
- Waist – 28 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 6 (US).
Best Known For
- Being cast in a host of popular and successful TV series such as The Story of a Noble Family, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils and The Legend of Sword and Fairy.
- Having played the female lead role in the Chinese historical movie, The Assassins (also known as Bronze Sparrow Terrace or Bronze Sparrow Platform). For her work in the movie, she won the best actress award at the 5th Macau International Film Festival.
In August 2006, she released her debut studio album, Liu Yifei. The album was initially released only in Hong Kong.
In 2004, she made her theatrical film debut in the lead role in Taiwanese romantic movie, Love of May.
In 2003, Liu Yifei made her first TV show appearance in the Chinese TV series, The Story of a Noble Family, which was based on the novel Jinfen Shijia, written by venerable Chinese writer Zhang Henshui.
Liu has collaborated with leading labels to promote their products such as Pantene, Taew Milk, Garnier Light Cream and Kumho Tire.
Awards & Nominations
|2016||40th Montreal World Film Festival||Best Actress||Night Peacock||Nominated|
|2017||20th Shanghai International Film Festival||Best Actress||The Chinese Widow||Nominated|
Other Film Awards
|2012||24nd Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers Awards||Most Charismatic Actress||A Chinese Fairy Tale||Won|
|2013||5th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actress||The Assassins||Won|
|2016||16th Chinese Film Media Awards||Most Anticipated Actress||The Third Way of Love||Won|
|13th Guangzhou College Student Film Festival||Most Popular Actress||Night Peacock, Never Gone||Won|
|2017||9th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actress||Once Upon a Time||Nominated|
Liu Yifei Favorites
- Favorite Actresses – Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh
- Favorite Pet Animal – Cat
- Favorite City – Los Angeles
Liu Yifei Net worth
Liu Yifei net worth is estimated at around $10 million dollars.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – yifei_cc
Some Lesser Known Facts About Liu Yifei
- When she was 7 years old, her parents got divorced and she was raised solely by her mother. She even decided to adopt her mother’s family name and legally changed her name to Liu Ximeizi.
- At the age of 7, she started taking dancing and singing lessons. She even started playing piano at that age.
- At the age of 10, she moved to New York City with her mother. Her stay in the US helped her improve English language skills, which came handy in her audition for Mulan.
- She is a cat lover. At one point, she had reportedly 30 cats living in her flat.
- Liu and her mother are involved with a Chinese cat charity that works to find new homes for stray and homeless cats.
- In 2011, she starred in fantasy supernatural film A Chinese Ghost Story, adapted from Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio as well as White Vengeance, a historical epic based on the well-known legend of Liu Bang and Xiang Yu of the Qin Dynasty.
- In 2016, Liu starred in romance film Night Peacock, a Chinese-France co-production directed by Dai Sijie.
- In November 2017, Liu was cast as Mulan in the live-action adaptation of the 1998 Disney animated film, which is set to be released in 2020.