It might leave you with something much deeper for your soul. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) The 50-year-old actress, who has previously starred in films in competition at Cannes and who has served as a jury member, this year is a guest of the french cosmetics brand L'Oreal, for which she's an ambassador. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Actress Gong Li poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Cafe Society and the Opening Ceremony at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
With close to three decades in the business, Gong has worked extensively with Chinese director Zhang Yimou on films like "Ju Dou," ''Rise the Red Lantern" and "To Live." She also worked in Hollywood in the early 2000s, appearing in "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Miami Vice.""There are a lot of male roles, but not a lot of female roles.
She is credited with helping to bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the United States.
He told his ex-wife, “I want to be together with [Gong Li]. Gong wrote, “You have left, and you took my heart with you.” Zhang did not hide his relationship from Xiao and told her openly that he wanted to be with Gong.Various claims surfaced in an attempt to explain why Zhang and Gong broke off.The most infamous rumor was the “telephone gate” incident.She was heavily criticised, however, for ending Zhang's marriage with a subsequent affair.Though Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) and Gong Li’s (巩俐) partnership in the last three decades resulted in many memorable films, their affair in the 1990s spurred controversy.