There are a lot of Chinese dramas set in the Qing Dynasty, each with their own interpretation of an era. It’s always a treat to look at the simplest designs with a touch of exquisite. Here are 7 actresses who portrayed ancient Chinese beauties.
Let’s start with Yang Mi in Palace: The Lock Heart Jade. This was more than seven years ago and she looks so young! Well, I think Yang Mi has a baby face set for a lifetime.
Tong Liya is also in Palace: The Lock Heart Jade. She’s fierce and beautiful.
Cecilia Liu Shishi in Scarlet Heart looks sweet and gentle.
Zheng Shuang in Chronicle of Life. I personally like the green one.
Wu Jinyan in Story of Yanxi Palace.
Yang Zi in Legend of Dragon Pearl.
Zhao Liying in New My Fair Princess. She’s one of the few actresses that I’ve seen pulling off the traditional style with bangs.
Hot pink is so pretty and cute but it's off for slaves in qing dynasty. Also their hair…it was only two skinny thing sticking out. It was creative though and not ugly. Both YM and TLY looked gorgeous and cute in it.
Yanxi Palace clothings were really dull and plain but probably more accurate, everyone gets the same hair style regardless of status. NO LIBERTY AT ALL!!! But that might be an accurate thing. When looking back to see other dramas, turns out it seems like some went really really fancy. Back then I find everyone sooo pretty in Da Qing Hou Gong with Hu Jing, I almost didn't realize it was qing dynasty because it looked so shiny pretty like tang dynasty-ish.
Ruby and Vicki Qing dynasty clothings were good, very colorful but not ridiculously bright.
The new my fair princess might have the most modern qing dynasty clothes, the skirts are more fluffy and it is prettier that way although non-traditional. The hair accessories are pretty too. Zhao Liying looks way too much like the actress for Zi Wei, if both of them had the same hair style I would not be able to tell who is who. Her face is a big wider than normal so with only half bangs was a good match.
How could you not include Legend of Zhen Huan?! They had the most intricate and beautiful costumes and headpieces!