Lin Chi-ling is a Taiwanese model and actress. Lin Chi-Ling assembles both features of angel and demon, one of the most innocent pretty faces and the sexiest bodies figures as well. Lin Zhi Ling has more than appearance, her intelligence, elegance, passion and personality gel her to be one of Asia’s most lovable beauty.
Famed for her gentle demeanor and physical beauty, Lin Chi-ling has been referred to as "The First Face of Taiwan" by members of the Taiwanese media, and has been an official spokesperson for both China Airlines and Longines since 2006. Lin's meteoric rise to fame caused Taiwanese commentators and scholars to coin the phrase "The Lin Chi-Ling Phenomenon".
Lin Chi-ling (Chinese: ???; pinyin: Lín Zhìlíng; born 29 November 1974, in Taipei, Taiwan) was born in Taipei in 1974. She attended Taipei Municipal Zhongzheng Junior High School. She later attended the University of Toronto until 1997 when she completed a bachelor's degree, double-majoring in Western art history and economics.
After graduating from university, Lin returned to Taiwan. In 2000, Lin spent three months studying in Japan, then returned to Taiwan and began modeling with Catwalk Production House.
"The Lin Chi-ling Phenomenon"
Lin Chi-Ling created a phenomenon in Taiwan; it took less than a year to make her the most talk about celebrity in worldwide Chinese community.
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. The following year, noted television producer Ge Hongfu offered Lin a position as hostess of a fashion program on Shanghai Oriental Television. In 2004, Lin starred in a broad series of advertisements in Taiwan that included giant building-size posters, billboards, and television commercials. In the meantime, she was rumored to be the girlfriend of Taiwanese heartthrob Jerry Yan, whom they work in the same modeling agency. Almost overnight, Lin skyrocketed to national fame and became an instant celebrity model. Her rise to fame initiated a Taiwanese craze for supermodels, an effect commentators named "The Lin Chi-ling Phenomenon" (Chinese: ?????; pinyin: Lín Zhìlín? xiànxiàn?; Pe?h-?e-j?: Lím Jî-léng hi?n-si?ng).
The ‘Zhi Ling miracle’ was unstoppable since then, she appeared as ambassador for various products, started hosting TV show and gala events like Golden Horse Awards.
Lin Zhi Ling made international headlines in 2005 when she fell from a horse and suffered severe injury while filming for a commercial advertisement in China. It took Zhi Ling a few months to recover from her injury; her entertainment career however was not affected, and grew even stronger.
Lin has made her film début role in a historical epic directed by John Woo entitled Red Cliff (??). Playing the role of Xiaoqiao, it was her first time acting ever. In 2009, she starred together with Jay Chou (???) in the action-adventure film The Treasure Hunter.
LIN ZHI LING(???) Profile
English Name?Lin CHI-LING, Lin Zhi Ling
Birth place:Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality: Taiwanese, Han Chinese
Zodiac Sign: Saggitarius
Blood Type?Type O
Education: University of Toronto (Western Art History and Economics)
Profession: Supermodel, TV and show host, Actress
Favorite color: White
Favorite Actress?Audrey Hepburn
Favorite Feature?Shape of Face
2008 Red Cliff: Part 1 ?? Xiao Qiao
2009 Red Cliff: Part 2 ?? Xiao Qiao
2009 The Magic Aster ??? Da Lan
2009 The Treasure Hunter ?? Lan Ting
2010 Moon Lovers ???? Liu Xiu Mei
2010 Welcome to Sha Ma Town ????? Chun Niang
2011 Love on Credit ???? Xiao Hong & Xiao Qing
Lin Chi-ling is the ambassador for numerous products and organizations which includes
Olay Bath 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
Chrysler Automobile (Taiwan)
Xiduoduo Vegetable Fiber Congee 2004 & 2005 (China)
Olay Skincare 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
Visit Japan Campaign 2004, 2005 &2006 (Japan, Taiwan)
Pantene Shampoo 2005, 2006 & 2007 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan)
Longines (Asia) 2006, 2007 & 2008 (Asia)
China Airline 2006, 2007 & 2008 (Global)
"International Artist Credibility Award", 2nd International Television Commercial Arts Festival in 2006
"Hong Kong Style Icons", Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 2006
"Top Ten China Beauty", 5th International Beauty Week in 2006
"Best Fashion Icon at the 2nd Entertainment Award at Beijing in 2007
"Most popular New Actress", Baidu Award in 2008
"Best New Actress", Sina Award in 2008
"Best Asia Star Award", Asia Model Festival awards at Korea in 2009
"Most Influential Charity Icon", Charity Star Award in 2009