Renowned for her s-- appeal, Fiona Xie made her acting debut
when she was cast as a nurse in the local hit drama series,
Growing Up. Her convincing acting landed her one of her most
recognizable roles in the sitcom, My Genie. In 2001, Fiona won
"Best Newcomer Award" at Mediacorp's Star Awards after just over
a year in showbiz.
Of late, Fiona has become renowned for her talents as a bilingual variety show hostess, in particular of the long-running series, City Beat. Xie has since hosted other variety shows, such as the photography-based "Say Cheez" for Channel 8, and introducing celebrities' favourite hawker foods in "Coffee Talk and Hawker Woks" for Channel 5. Recently Fiona Xie and actor Ben Yeo also hosted the travel show "Weekend Escapade".
In 2004, Fiona Xie made the news when she had to run with Jeanette Aw, Xiao Qiao and Felicia Chin, in bikinis along crowded Orchard Road, for the drama series "The Champion", . She later admitted through an interview that she wore another bikini underneath. Rumours were spread through the Taiwanese paparazzi that she was romantically involved with Taiwanese "Champion" co-star, Toro, which both parties have denied, saying that they were friends. In late 2004, Fiona's blog was revealed by popular Singaporean blogger Xiaxue, whose derisory comments led to Xiaxue's fans swarming it and harassing her until Fiona closed it down.
In 2005, Fiona Xie was voted FHM Singapore's S--iest Woman of the Year mainly due to her reputation of being well-endowed, even though she has never been photographed by FHM. However she objects being referred to as a s---symbol. She has also said that her on-screen bubbly & saccharine sweet persona is different from her more reserved, slightly husky-voiced true self.
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