Movie star Zhang Ziyi is not only a household name in China but also one of the most recognised Asian faces in the world.
She shot to international stardom at the age of 21 with her leading role in Ang Lee’s martial arts film .
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This month the 39 year-old star was once more the subject of online commentary, although this time it was effusive praise.
This was owing to her decision to release a new set of portrait photos.
In a particular PR disaster she was aghast when controversial photos emerged of her frolicking with Nevo on a beach, in some cases topless.
The photos triggered a backlash from netizens who called her “shameless”, “disgusting” and “selling out to foreign devils”.
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As friends such as singers Wang Lee Hom and Na Ying looked on, he went down on one knee and proposed.The images seemed to rile local opinion because her behaviour contravened traditional ideas about female virtue and stirred anti-Western sentiment (because she was dating a foreign billionaire).The poor publicity cost Zhang: she seemed to get cast less and less in the major roles (losing out to rival Fan Bingbing) and saw her product endorsement revenues dwindle.The firm is said to have been an early backer of The Weinstein Company.To date, Vivi Nevo has around 25 private investments.In more recent years Zhang has courted controversy less and adopted a lower-key approach, marrying the rock musician Wang Feng and giving birth to a daughter in 2015.