Minority Ethnic Beauty from the Northwest China
Hani Kyzy, an ethnic minority actress and dancer, became famous because of her dance and beauty. She is from Northwest China (Xinjiang region) and a Uyghur minority. In the video below, she wore a beautiful outfit that resembles what rich Northwest Chinese people wore in ancient times. This ethnic minority beauty is not only very pretty, she is also super talented as well. She became famous because her incredible dance moves. Recently, she left her native land of Xinjiang to pursue a career in the entertainment industry in Beijing. Aside from her parents, Hani Kyzy has a younger brother in her family.
Qing Dynasty Clothing - Jiang Qinqin
Jiang Qinqin is one of the most beautiful Chinese actresses of all time. She is especially pretty when she wears Chinese traditional clothing. Here are some of her pictures when she was in her 20s. The Qing dynasty clothing is indeed very fitting for her. All of these pictures are from a television show in the 90s. Before being an actress, Jiang was actually a student of Beijing opera. Nowadays, she is happily married and has a son. Even though Jiang is already in her 40s, she still looks very pretty.
Qing Dynasty - Machu Ethnic Minority Royalty Clothing
Qing dynasty's royalty clothing is very elaborate with a big head piece, silk garment, and the Chinese version of high heels. The head piece is different depending on the status of its wearer. Higher status royal women wear more elaborately decorated head pieces. You can also learn about the status of the wearer from the white scarf they wear. Elaborate decoration means higher status. Lots of colors are utilized in the silk garment to accentuate the beauty of its wearers. Machu ethnicity was originally from Northeast China. During the end of Ming dynasty, they were able to successfully take over and control China for more than 300 years. Since the Qing dynasty was the last feudal ruler of China, lots of directors film television shows about Machu royalties.
Tang Dynasty Beauty
During the Tang dynasty, China was a world superpower. In 1992, a television show was filmed featuring the famous Tang dynasty beauty, Yang Yuhuan. This edition very accurately depicted the traditional clothing style of Tang dynasty. One of the most obscure beauty trends during Tang dynasty was two thick hand drawn eyebrow just above the natural eyebrows. This TV show featured that beauty trend as well (see video below). We probably all think that this style is very strange, but it was very beautiful 1000 years ago in Tang dynasty China. The beautiful intricate robe featured in this television show is very close to what Tang dynasty royalty wore. Also, the elaborate hair is characteristic of Tang dynasty royalty.
Cheongsam is a type of traditional Chinese clothing popular in the early 20th century. All of the trendiest ladies in Shanghai and other big cities wore this dress in their everyday lives. Today, women in China no longer wear this type of dress. However, the cheongsam is still seen in many television shows and still represents Chinese traditional clothing. Also, some of the most popular Chinese actresses and singers wore this traditional dress to important domestic and international events. In foreign lands, Cheongsam is synonymous with Chinese traditional clothing.
Miao or Hmong Ethnic Clothing - Actress Liu Yifei (Crystal)
Liu Yifei (Crystal) is one of the most popular actresses in China. Standing at 5 feet 7 inches, Liu is tall and gorgeous. In one of her many TV shows, Liu wore Miao or Hmong ethnic clothing. Although Liu is not a member of the Miao ethnicity. She wore their red dress beautifully. The Miao people lives mostly in Southern China and a few other Southeast Asian countries. Women love to wear lots of silver jewelry. The Miao people also loves to dance. Traditionally, a guy has to dance his way into a woman's heart.
Tibetan Clothing for Women
The famous actress, Fan Bingbing, wore Tibetan style clothing in one of her early TV shows. Tibet is located in Southwest of China. This region is known for its Buddhist culture, elaborate temples, and high altitude. Due to its high altitude, Tibet is cold. The traditional clothing reflects that because it's usually long sleeves with fur accent. To show off Tibet's rich culture, men and women alike wore lots of jewelry and accessories.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 12, 2015:
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Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 09, 2014:
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.