Barbie Hsu (Chinese: 徐熙媛; pinyin: Xú Xīyuán; born 6 October 1976) is a Taiwanese actress, singer, and television host.[1]

Barbie Hsu
徐熙媛
Born (1976-10-06) 6 October 1976 (age 45)
OccupationActress, singer, television host
Years active1982–1992, 1994–2012
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)
Wang Xiaofei
(m. 2010; div. 2021)
Children
  • Wang Hsi-yueh (daughter)
  • Wang Hsi-lin (son)
FamilyHsu Si-hsien (sister)
Dee Hsu (sister)
Musical career
Also known asBig S (大S; Da S)
Barbie Shu
GenresMandopop
Associated actsASOS

Life and careerEdit

Hsu was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 6 October 1976. She was the second of three sisters, with the eldest being Hsu Si-hsien, and the youngest sister being Dee Hsu.

From 1994 to 2001, she was a member of the pop duo ASOS (originally called SOS for "Sisters of Shu", the name was changed to ASOS for legal reasons) with her youngest sister Dee Hsu. As such, Hsu is also known by her nickname "Big S" (while Dee Hsu is nicknamed "Little S") although she was the middle child in the family.

She is an animal lover and vegetarian.

As an actress, Hsu is best known for her lead role in the 2001 television series Meteor Garden. She has endorsed Tissot watches since 2005 and signed an additional 3-year contract in April 2008.

She has semi-retired from acting after her marriage, with no work released since 2012. Hsu remains active in other work, such as modelling campaigns and variety shows.

Personal lifeEdit

On 16 November 2010, Hsu married Chinese entrepreneur Wang Xiaofei [zh] (汪小菲) in a civil ceremony in Beijing. They held their wedding banquet on Hainan Island on 22 March 2011.[2] They have two children: a daughter, Wang Hsi-yueh (born 24 April 2014),[3] and a son, Wang Hsi-lin (born 14 May 2016).[4]

On 22 November 2021, Hsu and Wang officially announced their divorce.[5]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title
2005 The Ghost Inside
2006 Silk
2008 Connected
My So Called Love
2009 On His Majesty's Secret Service
2010 Hot Summer Days
Future X-Cops
Adventure of the King
Reign of Assassins
2011 My Kingdom
2012 Croczilla
Motorway

Television seriesEdit

Year Original title English title Role Network Notes
2001 流星花园 Meteor Garden Dong Shan Cai CTS
2002 流星花园 II Meteor Garden II Dong Shan Cai CTS
齊天大聖孫悟空 The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra Snow Spirit TVB
2003 倩女幽魂 Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story Nie Xiao Qian CTS
2004 戰神 Mars Han Qi Luo CTS
求婚事务所 Say Yes Enterprise Xiao Niao TTV
2005 夜半歌声 Phantom Lover Tong Ruo Fan
2007 轉角*遇到愛 Corner With Love Yu Xin Lei CTV
2010 泡沫之夏 Summer's Desire Yin Xia Mo FTV

Variety showsEdit

BooksEdit

Year Title Type
2003 Barbie Essence Photo Book
2004 Mei Rong Da Wang Beauty Book
2005 Penny Dreadful Poetry Book
2006 Mei Rong Da Wang II Beauty Book

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2001 36th Golden Bell Award Best Leading Actress in a TV Series Meteor Garden Nominated
2008 28th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Connected Nominated
14th Shanghai Television Festival Best Actress Corner with Love Nominated
2012 4th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actress Million Dollar Crocodile Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barbie Shu". chinesemov.com. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
  2. ^ (in Chinese) 大S汪小菲掷500万包酒店摆酒 总统别墅作新房 Archived 2011-03-26 at the Wayback Machine 16 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-16
  3. ^ 中国新闻网. "女星扎堆怀孕:大S造人两年终如愿 孙俪疑怀二胎". 中国新闻网. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Barbie Shu furious that news of her second pregnancy was leaked early- Toggle". Toggle. Retrieved 2015-11-18.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Actress Barbie Hsu officially divorces Chinese husband Wang Xiaofei - Focus Taiwan". focustaiwan.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 2021-11-22.

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