Taiwanese model and actress Lin Chi-Ling has fans in her native Taiwan and abroad in a tizzy at her Instagram photos.

Lin Chi-Ling first came to the attention of Japanese audiences for her performance in the Tony Woo-directed Chinese-language epic war film Red Cliff. But it was her part in the 2010 television drama Moon Lovers that really brought her fame in Japan as she starred opposite SMAP member Takuya Kimura, showing off not only her stunning looks, but also her proficiency in the Japanese language. Her role in a 2013 movie remake of the TV drama 101st Proposal only added to her legions of besotted Japanese fans.

Let’s take a look at some of her more recent photos, all shared through her Instagram account this year.

▼ Her she is, just Chi-ling by the pool.


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Proving that you can have brains and beauty, Japanese isn’t the only foreign language that Chi-Ling has mastered, as she also has English under her belt, having graduated from Toronto University.

▼ Getting some beauty sleep, presumably at least 22 hours a day.


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While her acting ability has won her fans, it’s her ageless beauty and style that has really worked them in a frenzy. In popular Japanese women’s weekly magazine an・an, Lin Chi-ling took first place in an 2012 reader survey of Asian beauties.

🌞 #givenchy #allsiants #renecaovilla

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Japanese fans have been vocal in their appreciation of Chi-Ling’s good looks and fashion sense, attributing her unchanging aesthetic qualities to nothing less than the supernatural:

“She’s a perfect goddess.”
“She’s just too pretty!”
“It must be magic, she’s like an elf.”

▼ With, and without, make-up, proof it’s not all smoke and mirrors.


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▼ Showing off all of her height of 5 feet, 7 inches (175 centimetres), compared to the Taiwanese average of 5 feet 2 inches.


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So, any ideas as to her age? Lin Chi-Ling was born in November 1974, making her 42 years of age and yet looking half that (much like she did at age 40). Witchery, surely. With beautiful Taiwanese models and busty cosplayers a plenty, there must be something in the water.

Source: Instagram/chiling.lin via NetLab
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