Xu Xi Yuan (Chinese: 徐熙媛; pinyin: Xú Xī Yuàn, born October 6, 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan), also known as Barbie Hsu and Big S (大S Dà S), is a Taiwanese actress, singer, and television host. She is a former member of the mandopop band ASOS, which she formed with her sister, Dee Hsu.

She is best known for her portrayal of Dong Shan Cai in Meteor Garden and Meteor Garden II.


Early life

Barbie Hsu was born on October 6, 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan to Huang Chun Mei (黃春梅) and Xu Jian (徐堅; 1953 – 2012). Hsu has an older sister Xu Xi Xian (徐熙嫻), and a younger sister Dee Hsu (born June 14, 1978).


Hsu formed the band SOS ("Sisters of Shu") with her sister Dee in 1994. They released their first album Zhanling Nianqing (佔領年輕), while attending Hwa Kang Arts School. After graduating in 1996, they changed the name of the band to ASOS (徐氏姊妹; "A Sisters of Shu") for legal reasons. They released six more albums, before disbanding in 2003. The sisters also hosted the variety shows Guess Guess Guess from 1996 to 2000, and 100% Entertainment from 1998 to 2006.

In 1998, she appeared in on TVBS-G's "Musical Love Story" (音樂愛情故事) with Harlem Yu. Hsu starred as Dong Shan Cai in the popular drama, Meteor Garden in 2001. She was nominated for a Golden Bell Award for her performance in Meteor Garden. In 2002, she reprised her role in the sequel, Meteor Garden II, before appearing in The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra. She starred in the Chinese period drama Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story in 2003. Hsu appeared with Lan Cheng-lung in the third story of Say Yes Enterprise (2004). The same year, she starred as Han Qi Luo in Mars with former Meteor Garden co-star Vic Chou.

After starring in the Chinese horror film The Ghost Inside (2005), Hsu began focusing her career toward films. She went on to star in Silk (2006), My So Called Love, Connected (both 2008), and On His Majesty's Secret Service (2009). In 2007, she collaborated with Meteor Garden producer Angie Chai in Corner with Love, costarring Show Lo. Hsu appeared in four films in 2010, including Hot Summer Days, Future X-Cops, Reign of Assassins, and Adventure of the King. The same year, she starred in Summer's Desire with Peter Ho and Huang Xiaoming. Hsu's latest roles were in Million Dollar Crocodile and Motorway (both 2012).

Personal life

After filming Meteor Garden, Hsu began dating guest actor Lan Cheng-lung. They broke up in 2005.[1][2] She dated another Meteor Garden costar Vic Chou from June 2005 to January 2008.[3][4] She married entrepreneur Wang Xiao Fei (汪小菲) in a civil ceremony in Beijing on November 16, 2010.[5] They later held a wedding banquet in March 2011 on Hainan Island.[6] Hsu gave birth to her daughter Wang Xi Yue (汪希玥) on April 24, 2014, after trying for two years.[7] The couple welcomed their second child, a son named Wang Xi Lin (汪希箖), on May 14, 2016.[8] Hsu is currently pregnant with her third child.[9]


Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
1998 "Musical Love Story"
2001 Six Lines of Youth Herself
Meteor Garden Dong Shan Cai
2002 Meteor Garden II Dong Shan Cai
The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra Ice Goddess
2003 Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story Nie Xiao Qian
2004 Say Yes Enterprise Xiao Niao Episodes 8-12
Mars Han Qi Luo
2005 Phantom Lover Tong Ruo Fan
2007 Corner with Love Yu Xin Lei
2010 Summer's Desire Yin Xia Mo


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Ghost Inside Lin Xiao Yue
2006 Silk Su Yuan
2008 My So Called Love Xiao Mao
Connected Grace Wong
2009 On His Majesty's Secret Service Mei Xi Wang
2010 Hot Summer Days Ding Dong
Future X-Cops Wang Xue'e
Reign of Assassins Ye Zhanqing
Adventure of the King Li Fengjie
2011 Feng Quan He Wu Wu Yun Qi, Wu Yun Qing
My Kingdom Xi Mu Lan
2012 Million Dollar Crocodile Wen Yan
Motorway Yee


  • She appeared in the drama, Say Yes Enterprise with Meteor Garden co-stars Vanness Wu, Winnie Chien, and Edward Ou and little sister, Dee Hsu, though they all appeared in different stories.
  • Hsu is friends with Meteor Garden producer Angie Chai.[10] She also worked with Chai on Meteor Garden II, Mars, and Corner with Love.
  • As the older sibling, she is nicknamed "Big S" while her sister is called "Little S". Despite the nickname, Hsu actually has an older sister.
  • In April 2018, Hsu posted on social media that she began to dislike Shan Cai midway through production. She reported that she did not like the character's indesiveness.[11]


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