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Fann Wong's break in showbiz was through winning a Her World Singapore cover beauty contest in 1988.
Fann won Singapore's Best Actress award in 1995 for her performance in her third drama, "Yuan jin jin sheng" (1995).
Fann was one of Singapore's initial pop exports to Taiwan and was so successful in the Taiwanese music industry in 1997 and 1998 that she was crowned Singapore's most exportable star.
Fann has been approached by many regional Asian directors such as Hongkong's Wong Kar Wai and Wai Kar Fai, China's Xie Jin and Huang An, Taiwan's Zhou You, Lin Ruiyang and Yang Peipei, amongst others.
Fann has recorded an English duet with the British boyband 911, titled 'Private Number', in 1999. This duet is available in her third Mandarin album, 'Missing You' (1999).
Fann was the first Singaporean to stage a concert in the Singapore Indoor Stadium in 2000.
Fann was the first Singapore-based actress to be nominated for the Hongkong Film Awards in 2000.
Fann was nominated the Most Influential Media Personality with two others by a national Chinese newspaper in Singapore (www.zaobao.com) in 2000.
Fann was also awarded Singapore's highest accolade for the local entertainment industry, the Special Achievement Award, in 2000.
Fann was the first Singaporean to be invited as a presenter to Taiwan's prestigious Golden Horse Awards in 2001.
Fann was the first Asian ambassador for the Italian fashion label, Emporio Armani.
Fann was the first Singaporean artiste to have a charity auction website created in her name (www.fanncharity.com) in 2000. The proceeds of the auction of her memorabilia (such as posters, CD singles, clothes and collectible items) went to funds for the rebuilding of 43 schools in Taiwan hit by the September 21 1999 earthquakes.
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