Actresses Personify the Ancient Chinese Beauty Look to Varying Degrees of Visual Success

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Chinese period story fans are have very very high standards when it comes to opinions about onscreen period beauties. There’s modern beautiful which doesn’t always dovetail with period beauty wondrous, and in between plenty of pretty actresses have flailed in both acting and visuals when stepping in the long flowing locks and colorful gowns of the past. C-ent frequently updates it’s subjective ranking of top period beauties, with many having earned the crown and then passing it on to newer arrivals sometimes playing the same character in subsequent remakes. Leading ladies of Louis Cha wuxia novels are especially scrutinized for similarity to the novel description as well as overall aura in period beauty garb. Here’s a visual walk down ancient beauty lane, it’s pretty clear who is too modern to embody the period goddess look while others fairly leap out of the imagination of what ancient beauties would look like. Continue reading

Top Chinese and Taiwanese Actresses When They were 18 Years Old

A post has been recently making the rounds that collects the way back when pictures of the top Chinese and Taiwanese actresses from their earliest entertainment days. For this group it’s a journey of one to two decades of star … Continue reading

Acclaimed C-actor Chen Jian Bin Nets Triple Win at Star-studded 2014 Golden Horse Awards

The 51st Golden Horse Awards took place last night in Taipei to celebrate the best of film in Greater China for 2014. It was an unprecedented triple win for Chinese actor-director Chen Jian Bin (who walked the red carpet in … Continue reading

The Chinese-language Movie Contingent Beautifully Descends on the Busan Film Festival

It’s early October which means Busan International Film Festival time! There were sooooo many K-stars in attendance my eyes crossed trying to write up something about dresses and suits. How about highlighting the small but impressive Chinese-speaking contingent attending Busan … Continue reading

Ivy Chen Visits Good Friends Joe Cheng and Janine Chang on the Set of You Light Up My Star

The upcoming FTV cable network TW-drama You Light Up My Star has started filming and with it comes the first look at the intriguing drama produced and directed by acclaimed Taiwanese director Qu Yo Ning (Director Winnie). He’s worked with … Continue reading