These roles established her reputation, according to Asiaweek, as "one of the world's most glamorous movie stars and an elegant throwback to Hollywood's golden era." In many of her early movies, Gong represents a tragic victim and an abused soul (physically or emotionally), trying to release herself from an impossible maze of corruption, violence and suppression.In Raise the Red Lantern and Shanghai Triad (1995) an additional tragic element is added to her being as she unintentionally becomes the executioner of new innocent victims, making her realize that she has assisted the dark cynical system.Her films Farewell My Concubine and The Story of Qiu Ju were initially banned in China for being thinly-veiled critiques of the Chinese government.In June 1998, Gong Li became a recipient of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.In all three films, she learned her English lines phonetically.She worked again with Zhang Yimou for historical epic Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). Not only this, the talented 51-year-old had also grabbed headlines with her controversial relationship and failed marriage.As for now, this Singaporean actress is rarely seen in the movies and is living under the radar.
She has been in two celebrity relationships averaging approximately 15.0 years each.
Her other film appearances include Ju Dou (1990), Raise the Red Lantern (1991), 2046 (2004), and Miami Vice (2006).
she was named Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in The Story of Qiu Ju (1992).
However However, back in 2014, in an interview with Sing Tao Daily, Li confessed that she's in a relationship with a man and is soon planning to get married.
When asked whether she would marry the mysterious man she's dating, she told the source that she would marry him but has not set a time yet.