The most famous laowai or foreigner in China, arguably more famous than a filmstar, is DaShan
大山 (Big Mountain) or Canadian Mark Roswell.
He is said to speak Mandarin better than the native Chinese. Click the link to watch
the interview with DaShan
But how about Charlotte Macinnis or Ai Hua 爱华 (Love China). She too, speaks impeccable Mandarin. In 1988 at age 7, Charlotte Macinnis moved to China with her parents.
She has appeared on stage and screen numerous times in China since age 10 and is accepted by the Chinese as one of their own.
She currently hosts a learn Mandarin programme 成长汉语 ( growing up with Chinese )
Who is the most famous laowai or foreigner in Malaysia?