Gigi Lai Chi is a well-known Hong Kong actress under contract to the TVB television channel, dubbed by the media as the “Goddess of Beauty”. Gigi was born to a family of filmmakers and movie stars of the early 20th century, but started out as a singer, releasing albums in Cantonese and Mandarin. Canto-pop diva Faye Wong’s 18 best songs After moving into acting, she appeared in dramas and films, rising to prominence in early 2000 after her performance in TVB series The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber . How Hong Kong’s film industry got so big – and why it fell into decline Then, in 2008, she shocked the media by suspending her career to take care of her brother Stephen Li’s skin care business after he had been involved in a serious car accident. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gigi黎姿 (@gigilai_official) Gigi dropped another bombshell in February 2009 when she tied the knot with billionaire businessman, Patrick Ma Ting-kung, a family member of the Oriental Press Group, Hong Kong’s largest media group. He bought a US$9 million duplex unit in Branksome Grande, in Hong Kong’s affluent Mid-Levels neighbourhood, as a wedding gift and sent her to a private hospital in Sydney, Australia, when she fell pregnant in 2010. Which K-drama actors almost debuted as K-pop idols? Following on from her entertainment career, Lai started a cosmetics business CosMax which she floated as Miricor Enterprises Holdings Limited on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2017, becoming the CEO and chairwoman of a medical beauty enterprise worth US$29 million. Canto-pop ‘Heavenly King’ Leslie Cheung’s 5 most iconic film roles View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gigi黎姿 (@gigilai_official) Besides her business, Lai also has built up a portfolio of properties. With an estimated net worth of US$13 million, she spent US$5.7 million in 2017 on a high-rise flat with a parking space, also in Mid-Levels, in a building named the Tavistock II. 5 adorable Korean child actors who became K-drama A-listers as adults The unit has a usable area of 1,282 square feet and was bought by the original owner for US$3 million in 2007. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gigi黎姿 (@gigilai_official) According to local media, Lai also bought other luxury flats including a house in Repulse Bay named The Beachfront for US$12.6 million, and a duplex unit in The Tregunter for US$36 million in 2007. Why it’s the perfect time to buy property in Hong Kong right now In 2010, after Lai gave birth to twin daughters, Pricia and Gianna, hubby Patrick spent US$1.9 million on a 62-foot yacht and named it Bonheur, meaning “happiness” in French. The couple had a third daughter, Pegella, in 2012. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .