Nothing quite turns heads like a pretty girl on a bicycle -- as these pictures of actress Gao Yuanyuan show.Since her beginning acting in a Meadow Gold ice-cream commercial after being discovered on the street at Beijing's Wang Fu Jing Shopping District, Gao has gone from strength to strength, earning praise from Jackie Chan, who described her as "having the freshest look and chaste spirit that no Hong Kong actress could approach".Gao was born in Beijing on October 5, 1979 and entered the entertainment industry in 1996. In 2005, she made it to the red carpet at the 58th Cannes Film Festival for Shanghai Dreams, which won the Prix de Jury prize. She later made headlines again as Jiang Shuyun in City of Life and Death, a fictional account of events during the Nanjing Massacre. The film won the top prize at the 2009 San Sebastian Film Festival. In 2011, Gao was appointed the FIYTA's Brand Ambassador in 2011 and was featured in a photo series during Milan Fashion Week.