Is this Fan Bingbing's past life?
Perhaps Fan Bingbing is destined to be an actress.
That's the thought that cross many people's mind when they come across this picture recently.
You see, the picture is published in a pictorial supplement of Shen Bao (a.k.a Shun Pao or Shen-pao), one of the oldest newspapers in China, back in 1932.
No, it's not Fan, although it's also an actress - one that looked a great deal like Fan, that is.
Netizens were surprised by the uncanny resemblance between the two actresses, with many quipped that it's Fan in her past life.
In fact, it was claimed that the woman in the picture was an actress of Warner Bros. in the U.S. and her name was Yang Lu Run. She had starred in a movie titled The Honest Mr. Huang.
While it has yet to be determined whether it's a Photoshop trick, one thing is for sure: Shen Bao started publishing pictorial supplements in 1930.
And yes, Fan, 30, knew about this, too. A rep for the Chinese star said that Fan is also amazed by the similarities. Even her friends have tried to contact Warner Bros. in the U.S to verify the story.
Published May 8 2012