In a recent survey conducted by YouGov (an internet-based market research firm founded in the United Kingdom), Faye Wong ranked 17th in a list of the “most admired women in the world”, making her the only Chinese who made it into the top 20.
American actress Angelina Jolie, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clinched the first three spots respectively.
According to Chinese media, the survey was completed by 25,000 people in 23 countries.
Faye shot to international stardom with her first Mandarin album Mystery in 1994. The songstress abruptly announced her exit from showbiz in 2005, before returning with a comeback concert tour five years later.
Although the 45-year-old remained in semi-retirement for the past few years, Faye’s movements continued to be heavily scrutinised by the media. Her “reconciliation of the century” with Nicholas Tse was also one of the biggest entertainment headlines last year.
Faye’s influence and popularity in the huge Mandarin-speaking region are believed to be the reasons why she made the list, a feat which many Hollywood actresses could only wish for.
Faye Wong listed in “most admired women in the world”
The singer is the only Chinese who made it into the top 20
- Faye Wong