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Barbie Hsu
徐熙媛
Born (1976-10-06) 6 October 1976 (age 47)
Occupation Actress, singer, television host
Years active 1994-present
Spouse(s)
  • Wang Xiaofei
    (m. 2011; div. 2021)
  • Koo Jun-yup
    (m. 2022)
Children 2
Relatives Dee Hsu (sister)
Musical career
Also known as Big S (大S; Da S)
Barbie Shu
Genres Mandopop
Associated acts ASOS

Barbie Hsu (Chinese: 徐熙媛; pinyin: Xú Xīyuán; born 6 October 1976) is a Taiwanese actress, singer, and television host. She is best known for her leading role in the television series Meteor Garden (2001).

Life and career

Hsu was born in Taipei, Taiwan on 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.

Hsu remains active in other work, such as modelling campaigns and variety shows.

Personal life

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

On 8 March 2022, Hsu announced on both her Instagram and Facebook pages that she had married South Korean singer Koo Jun-yup. When the news of their marriage broke, it stirred the Asian entertainment industry and took over news headlines everywhere in both South Korea and Taiwan. Both Korean and Taiwanese fans congratulated and sent their blessings to the international celebrity couple. Fashion magazine Vogue Taiwan highlighted the couple's marriage as "a love story more thrilling than an idol drama."

Hsu and Koo's relationship dates back to August 1997 when she first saw Koo performing on stage while in the audience for a concert by Taiwanese singer Tarcy Su. Hsu developed a crush on Koo and, after meeting again in 1998, the pair immediately fell in love. Hsu's declaration of their love is her tattoo of his surname "Koo" on her right ankle. However, their relationship only lasted for about a year. Due to "dating ban" in the K-pop industry, their relationship was opposed by Koo's management which led to their heartbreaking split in 2000. They rekindled their romance after her divorce. Although Hsu and Koo registered their marriage in Taiwan on 28 March 2022, the couple officially tied the knot on 8 February 2022, the day they registered their marriage in South Korea. According to Hsu's agent, the couple mainly communicate in English mixed with Korean.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes Ref
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 series

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref
2001 Meteor Garden Dong Shan Cai CTS
2002 Meteor Garden II Dong Shan Cai CTS
The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra Snow Spirit TVB
2003 Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story Nie Xiao Qian CTS
2004 Mars Han Qi Luo CTS
Say Yes Enterprise 求婚事务所 Xiao Niao TTV
2005 Phantom Lover 夜半歌声 Tong Ruo Fan
2007 Corner With Love Yu Xin Lei CTV
2010 Summer's Desire Yin Xia Mo FTV

Variety shows

  • Guess Guess Guess - 1998 to 2000
  • 100% Entertainment - 1998 to 2006
  • Gourmet Secrets of the Stars (大小愛吃) - 2007 to 2008
  • Let's Dance (舞林大道) - 2008 to 2009
  • Miss Beauty (Beauty小姐) - 2018 to Present
  • 我们是真正的朋友 - 2019

Awards and nominations

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

See also

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