Beautiful actresses and Chinese traditional clothing – a very extensive list

I am a self proclaimed expert in the field of female beauty! What makes a woman beautiful? My answer would be: her features, her body shape, her smile and her overall feminine / soft / gentle looks. I have several hubs dedicated to beautiful women. Lately, I have decided to write another hub about very beautiful Chinese women in our traditional clothing. These photos below are mainly from TV drama throughout the years. I tried to include all the most beautiful actresses in Chinese traditional or ancient clothing, hope I didn't miss anybody. You will see lots of different gorgeous faces from now and a few decades ago. Hope you will enjoy this hub!

Jiang Qin Qin – She is a well known actress in China and rose to fame a few years ago. In addition to lots of acting experiences, Jiang is a very beautiful and traditional Chinese woman. I have selected a few of my favorite photos of her in a 1998 TV drama. She is wearing traditional Qing dynasty clothing below. Jiang is a truly stunning woman on set and in real life.

Jiang's close up in a 1998 drama
Jiang's close up in a 1998 drama

Beautiful women in 1986 version of Journey to the West – Many Chinese are familiar with the 1986 version of Journey to the West. This fictional TV series was highly popular among kids back then. It is not difficult to understand why when you watch this old TV series. This is a classic that newer versions are compared to. There are two women in this show that I liked. The first one is the moon goddess; the picture below is the best I can find and it did not reflect her true beauty. The other woman below has a minor role in the series but I couldn't remember. Nonetheless, she has nice features and it goes well with the elaborate traditional clothing.

The moon goddess, look at her delicate features
The moon goddess, look at her delicate features
another picture of the moon goddess.
another picture of the moon goddess.
I really like her veil.  It almost resembles Inidan clothing.
I really like her veil. It almost resembles Inidan clothing.

Tong Li Ya – She is an ethnic minority actress in China that rose to fame very recently. It is not hard to see why. Tong is stunning. Due to her role as a legendary beauty (see below), Tong captured the hearts of lots of Chinese audiences.

Tong Li Ya as queen.
Tong Li Ya as queen.
I love this picture of Tong and her hair accessories.
I love this picture of Tong and her hair accessories.

Liu Yi Fei or Crystal Liu – She is a very famous actress in China and I already have another hub dedicated to her. Here are two pictures of her in traditional clothing.

Beauty from West China – There are lots of actresses making their debut in China almost everyday. However, only a few will be lucky enough to get their big break. A young woman (ethnic minority) from West China was chosen for a role and became famous almost instantly. Many say that she is the most beautiful in her generation. I am not sure about her name but I did manage to find pictures of her in a traditional white gown.

This is a traditional gown for wedding.
This is a traditional gown for wedding.

Liu Tao – Liu is another famous actress in China and has lots of acting experiences under her belt. I have two pictures of her below and Liu's skin is glowing in both.

Traditional clothing / ancient Chinese beauties from the past – There are plenty of beautiful women in every generation. I have several women from a few decades ago that were very famous. One had passed away due to a personal tragedy and most others do not look the same anymore. However, aging is normal and will happen to everyone.

Ah Yung or Barbara committed suicide because of a personal tragedy.
Ah Yung or Barbara committed suicide because of a personal tragedy.
She was the wife of a famous generation in three kingdoms.
She was the wife of a famous generation in three kingdoms.
Joey Wang.
Joey Wang.
Lin qing xia, one of my personal favorite.  I have a hub on her as well.
Lin qing xia, one of my personal favorite. I have a hub on her as well.

Huan Zhu Ge Ge – The loose English translation for “Huan Zhu Ge Ge” is the tale of a princess. In the first generation of the TV series, Zhao Wei or Vicki Zhao became famous overnight. She was the main character and had a pair of very large / expressive eyes. Another actress that is very cute and innocent is from the newest generation. By the way, she was not the leading actress.

Zhao Wei or Vicki Zhao as Xiao Yan Zi (Little bird)
Zhao Wei or Vicki Zhao as Xiao Yan Zi (Little bird)

Michelle Reis – From the name alone, you would not be able to link her to a traditional Chinese woman. However, Michelle is known as “Li Jia Xin” in Pinyin and is half Cantonese. Although I don't personally like her look, she has lots of fans and is known as one of the most beautiful women in the entertainment business. Below is a photo of her in traditional clothing.

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limpet 2 years ago from London England

All of these oriental Ladies are quite rightly described as beautifull, they are a delight to behold. For me recently i heard about a Hollywood actress who was around long before my time and that was Anna May Wong who was renown for roles as a Femme Fatale and she was always garbed in cheongsam which must have been provocative for that era. Also a Shaw Bros actress named Lily Ho going back a few years now. I actually saw Lily Ho demonstate Her 'kung fu' skills in public. She systematicaly floored three males in succession first a black belt karate exponent, next a professional prizefighter and last a heavyweight wrestler. She told an interviewer Her kung fu was not that good and the three males left with their tails between their legs.


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limpet 9 months ago from London England

KOW TOW to TAI TAI.

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