China’s Four Great Beauties were ravishing, senuous, talented. Also greatly embellished, or fictional, in Diao Chan’s case, and far out of our comprehension, if not imagination.
Behold, China’s new Four Great Beauties, as depicted above by Wang Yunying in oil. They are PLA singer Song Zuying, actress Chen Shu, actress Fan Bingbing, and Liu Yan (“the sexiest anchorwoman in China”). They are virtuous for our contemporary times: subtle, classy, independent, and sexy.
And they’re all real!
Here are the ancient four: