The Four Beauties or Four Great Beauties are four ancient Chinese women, renowned for their beauty.
Three of these women were genuine historical figures, but the scarcity of historical records concerning them meant that much of what is known of them today has been greatly embellished by legend.
They gained their reputation from the influence they exercised over kings and emperors and consequently,
the way their actions impacted Chinese history. Three of the Four Great Beauties brought kingdoms to their knees, and the lives of all four ended in tragic or under mysterious circumstances.