Most Beautiful Older Asian Women – Asia is the world’s largest and most populous content, located in the Eastern and Northern hemispheres and covering an area of 44,579,000 square kilometers (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth’s total land area and 8.7% of the Earth’s total surface area.
Asia is divided into North Asia, East Asia, West Asia (Middle East), Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Many of the world’s major religions have their origins in Asia, including the five most practiced in the world (excluding irreligion), which are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Chinese folk religion (classified as Confucianism and Taoism), and Buddhism respectively. Asia is home to some of the most beautiful people in the world with different cultures and ethnicity. Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China, Japan, and Korea are some of the Asian countries with successful entertainment industries. Let’s look at 30 beautiful women who hail from these countries; These 40+ women can still put others half their age to shame with their natural beauty.
Most Gorgeous Asian Women Above 40
↓ 30 – Norika Fujiwara
Norika Fujiwara (born June 28, 1971, in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture) is a Japanese beauty queen, model, and actress. She became Miss Nippon in 1992 and was an exclusive model for CanCam magazine. She has appeared in various commercials and TV series and many films in Japan. You should also have a look at these 10 Hottest Female Politicians in World.
↓ 29 – Xu Jinglei
Xu Jinglei (born 16 April 1974) is a Chinese actress and film director. She was hailed as one of the Four Dan Actresses in China. In 2002, Xu won the Huabiao Award for Outstanding New Actress for her performance in I Love You and the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress for Spring Subway. The same year, she won the Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Far From Home. Xu is famous in China, and in mid-2006, her Chinese-language blog had the most incoming links of any blog in any language on the Internet, according to blog search engine Technorati.
↓ 28 – Vaneeza Ahmed
Vaneeza Ahmed (born June 29, 1971) is a Pakistani model and actress. Ahmad has earned a reputation of being the most famous and sought-after female model and celebrity in Pakistan. Initially interested in medicine with a degree in psychology, she joined modeling as a casual hobby only to become the face of some of the leading brands in Pakistan. She married Pakistani businessman, Ali Afzal Malik, in July 2010. She has two daughters Inaya and Sofiya Jahan Ali.
↓ 27 – Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen (born 19 November 1975) is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 1994 and she later won the Miss Universe 1994 contest at the age of 18. Sen is the first Indian woman to win the competition. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil and Bengali language films. She has won several accolades including a Filmfare Award.
↓ 26 – Kim Sa-rang
Kim Sa-rang (born January 12, 1978) is a South Korean actress. She is most known for her roles in the television series Secret Garden with Hyun Bin, A Love to Kill with Rain, and This is My Love with Joo Jin-mo. She is also known for being crowned Miss Korea in 2000 and representing South Korea in Miss Universe 2001, the 50th Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico. She won ‘Best National Costume’ Hanbok. In 2015, she became a free agent after leaving Brave Entertainment.
↓ 25 – Daphne Iking
Daphne Iking (born July 6, 1978) is a Malaysian television personality, an emcee and an occasional actress. Daphne Iking won the beauty queen title of Unduk Ngadau of Sabah in 2003, representing Klang Valley. She appeared for the third time in the list of FHM Malaysia’s annual Most Wanted Female 2010 at number 40.
↓ 24 – Leena Alam
Leena Alam (Persian: لينا علم, born in Kabul, Afghanistan) is an award-winning Afghan film, tv and theater actress who has appeared in films such as Kabuli Kid, Loori, and A Letter to the President. She has also been known as Shereen of Afghanistan (شیرین افغانستان) after playing in the taboo-smashing feminist TV drama, Shereen (شیرین), the first of its kind to have been made in Afghanistan, directed by Ghafar Azad and produced by Kaboora and Tolo TV.
↓ 23 – Ruby Lin
Ruby Lin Xinru (born January 27, 1976) is a Taiwanese actress, television and film producer, and singer. American entertainment critic Derek Elley named Lin as “Taiwan’s TV Drama Queen.” Three years after Lin made her acting debut in a TV commercial, she rose to national and regional prominence overnight for her role as Xia Ziwei in the TV series My Fair Princess (1998-1999). My Fair Princess was highly popular in East and Southeast countries; launching Lin as a household name in Asia.
↓ 22 – Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala (born 16 August 1970) is a Nepalese actress who mainly appears in Hindi films, though she has worked in several South Indian and Nepali films. Noted for her acting prowess, she is the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards, and is one of India’s most well-known actresses. She was one of the highest paid actresses in the 1990s. She is amongst the few actresses who made a balance between commercial cinema and parallel cinema (art-house films). Koirala not only was popular for her acting skills but was known for her beauty, and is often called the ‘most beautiful actress of her time’.
↓ 21 – Miho Nakayama
Miho Nakayama (born 1 March 1970) is a Japanese singer and actress. Nakayama was born in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. She made her debut on 21 June 1985. She was nominated for a Best Actress Japanese Academy Award in 1998 for her role in Tokyo biyori and has appeared in some TV series including Love Story (2001).
↓ 20 – Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei (born 12 March 1976) also known as Vicky Zhao or Vicki Zhao is a Chinese actress, film director, producer, and pop singer. She is considered one of the most popular actresses in China and Chinese-speaking regions, and one of the highest paid actresses. Here are Top 10 Countries with Most Beautiful Women Soldiers in World.
↓ 19 – Mahnoor Baloch
Mahnoor Baloch (July 14, 1970) is a Pakistani actress, model and film director. Mahnoor, a Canadian national, made her TV debut in 1993 with the drama serial Marvi.
↓ 18 – Kajol
Kajol (born Kajol Mukherjee; 5 August 1974), also known by her married name Kajol Devgan, is an Indian film actress, who predominantly works in Hindi cinema. Born in Mumbai to the Mukherjee-Samarth family, she is the daughter of actress Tanuja Samarth and filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Filmfare Awards, and alongside her aunt Nutan, she holds the record for most Best Actress wins at the ceremony, with five. In 2011, the Government of India awarded her with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of the country
↓ 17 – Ha Ji-won
Jeon Hae-rim (born 28 June 1978), better known by her stage name Ha Ji-won is a South Korean actress. She has starred in several films and television series and is one of South Korea’s most sought after and critically acclaimed actresses.
↓ 16 – Michelle Yeoh
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (born August 6, 1962) better known by her stage name Michelle Yeoh, is a Malaysian actress, best known internationally for starring in popular 1990s Hong Kong action films, the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and the Chinese-language martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
↓ 15 – Vida Samadzai
Vida Samadzai (born 22 February 1978) is an Afghan-American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was Miss Afghanistan in 2003. As the first Afghan woman to participate in an international beauty pageant since 1974, her appearance in a red bikini in the 2003 edition of Miss Earth pageant created controversy in her native country. She was a contestant on the popular reality show Bigg Boss in 2011.
↓ 14 – Shu Qi
Lin Li-hui (born 16 April 1976), better known by her stage name Shu Qi is a Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress and model. As of 2014, she was among the highest paid actresses in China.
↓ 13 – Misaki Ito
Misaki Ito is a Japanese model and actress. In 1999, Ito became the Asahi Beer “image girl” and a model under an exclusive contract to CanCam magazine.
↓ 12 – Zhou Xun
Zhou Xun (born 18 October 1974) is a Chinese actress and singer. She gained international fame for her roles in Suzhou River (2000) and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002).She is regarded as one of the Four Dan Actresses of China.
↓ 11 – Resham
Resham (born October 22, 1980) is a Pakistani film and television actress and model. She appeared in Sangam, for which she won a National Award For Best Actress. Her notable film work includes Jeeva (1995), Pal Do Pal (1999), and Swaarangi (2015). She continued to portray leading and supporting roles in Pakistani films until the decline of Lollywood in the early 2000s.
↓ 10 – Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit Nene (born 15 May 1967) is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Hindi cinema. She has been praised by critics for her acting and dancing skills. She has received six Filmfare Awards, four for Best Actress, one for Best Supporting Actress and one special award for her contribution to the film industry. She has been nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress a record fourteen times, and was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2008. Here are Top 10 Most Beautiful Muslim Women In World.
↓ 9 – Kim Hee-sun
Kim Hee-sun (born June 11, 1977) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in the 1990s with leading roles in television series such as Men of the Bath House (1995), Propose (1997), Wedding Dress (1997), Forever Yours (1998), Mister Q (1998), Sunflower (1998), and Tomato (1999).
↓ 8 – Carmen Soo
Soo Wai Ming (born 14 October 1977), better known by her stage name Carmen Soo, is a Malaysian Chinese model and actress. Carmen Soo began modeling at age 17 and moved to Hong Kong at age 20 to pursue modeling career, which has brought her all over Asia, including Singapore.
↓ 7 – Barbie Hsu
Barbie Hsu Si-yuan (born 6 October 1976) is a Taiwanese actress, singer, and television host. From 1994 to 2001, she was a member of the pop duo ASOS with her younger sister Dee Hsu.
↓ 6 – Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki (born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese recording artist, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson, and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her music and has sometimes composed her music. During the height of her career, Hamasaki has been dubbed as the “Empress of J-pop” because of her popularity in Japan and Asia.
↓ 5 – Li Bingbing
Li Bingbing (born February 27, 1973) is a Chinese actress and singer who rose to fame with her role in Seventeen Years (1999) and since then received critical acclaim for her roles in A World Without Thieves (2004), Waiting Alone (2005), The Knot (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Message (2009), Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010) and Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal (2015). Li has also starred in Hollywood blockbusters.
↓ 4 – Atiqa Odho
Atiqa Odho is a Pakistani television and film actress, television host, and the namesake of her own founded cosmetics brand. She debuted in Anwar Maqsood’s TV series Sitara Aur Mehrunissa and then appeared in dramas like Dasht, Nijaat, Harjaee and most recently in Humsafar.
↓ 3 – Park Jin-hee
Park Jin-hee (born January 8, 1978) is a South Korean actress. Park made her acting debut in 1996 teen drama Start and rose to stardom in the 1998 horror film Whispering Corridors.
↓ 2 – Lin Chi-ling
Lin Chi-ling (born 29 November 1974) is a Taiwanese model, actress, singer, and television host. In 2002, Lin was invited to model in a television advertisement in Hong Kong. The advertisement received attention and discussion on the internet, and interest in Lin began to grow. Lin’s popularity grew throughout the rest of 2004, as she began modeling in Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese advertisements, and continued when she began doing Japanese advertisements in 2005. Hong Kong press reported she was 2009’s #1 highest-paid model in the Greater China region.
↓ 1 – Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai (born 1 November 1973), also known by her married name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant. Through her successful acting career, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India. She has often been cited in the media as “the most beautiful woman in the world.”