Blast to the past with rare photos of Asian female stars

We may know some of them as veteran actresses in the Asian entertainment industry, but there are also a few who have retired from the spotlight to lead more private lives.

A recent photo compilation by China Daily unveiled rarely-seen photos of many famous female stars in their prime years.

Take a look at the mesmerising photos of these Asian stars, fresh-faced and charming at the beginning of their long and successful careers in showbiz.