Ziyi Zhang’s most memorable movie moments

With the latest release of Ziyi Zhang’s newest movie, The Grandmaster, let’s take a trip down memory lane with some of her best movie moments, gif style!

Memoirs of a Geisha

That moment when she not only stopped a man in his tracks with a single look, but probably every single viewer too.

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Her intense performance of the snow dance. tumblr_mrqapxAtLE1r2d2vgo1_500

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House of Flying Daggers

When she captivated the audience with her graceful and beautiful dancing.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. 

Her fight scene vs. Michelle Yeoh which hands down, is one of the best.tumblr_mlif5cs7hU1riop3bo1_r1_500

When she took out three men effortlessly using just her feet.tumblr_mq2lapqQ3A1sagi1uo6_400

When she defended herself with just one arm while holding tea in the other like it was no big deal.

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Rush Hour 2

When she managed to sport a great up do in less than three seconds and look intimidating at the same time.tumblr_mrqlwqqJi71sok8elo1_500

When she unexpectedly came out of no where with her high kick.  tumblr_mj3o7p60bc1qbtzbno1_r3_500

And last but not least, this epic moment in The Grandmaster where she fights to regain her family’s honor.

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The Grandmaster has already premiered in Los Angeles and New York, and will be released nationwide on August 30. Don’t miss out on this action packed movie! There definitely will be several gif worthy scenes!

 

A Cut Above | Asian Hair: The Pixie Cut

With the media in a metaphorical tailspin over Beyoncé’s new shorter ‘do, the spotlight is placed once again on the pixie cut.  Popularized in the 1950’s by Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow and supermodel Twiggy, the cut has been worn by many throughout the years, including some of our favorite Asian and Asian American celebrities (like Ziyi Zhang at Cannes and Audrey’s summer covergirl, Rinko Kikuchi), breaking the stereotypical idea that Asian women have to have long, straight hair.

And while we love the Queen B just as much as anyone else and think that her new cut looks fabulous, we have to admit, these celebs give her a run for her money.

Narsha (Brown Eyed Girls)

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Lee Yeon Hee

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Vanessa Hudgens

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Shannyn Sossamon

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Tao Okamoto

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Yang Mi

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Sunny (Girls’ Generation)

 

Gorgeous, no?  As you can probably tell, when it comes to the pixie, there’s no one-size-fits-all cut.  If you’re thinking of cropping your own hair, take a cue from one of these lovely women and experiment — you really have nothing to lose (no pun intended)!