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Gao Wei was so infatuated with Feng Xiaolian that he could not bear to be parted from her, even when discussing state affairs with ministers.

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Having observed that Gao Wei was putty in the hands of his concubine, Emperor Wu of Northern Chou (557 - 581 AD) attacked Pingyang and Jinyang. Upon hearing that Northern Chou had occupied Pingyang, Gao Wei reportedly commented: "Defeat is of no great consequence as long as Feng Xiaolian is safe and sound."

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Top 6 Zhao Feiyan
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The only dancer who at last became an empress was Zhao Feiyan.

Her name, Zhao Feiyan, which in Chinese means flying swallow, was said given from her beautiful dance. She was the most famous dancer of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD).

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Legend has it that she won so much favor from the emperor because of her superb dancing skills. Historical records say she "was light as a swallow and could dance on another one's palm".

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She was known in the Chinese popular mindset more for her beauty than for the palace intrigue that she and her sister, the also beautiful Consort Zhao Hede engaged in.

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Top 7 Su Daji

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Daji was a favorite concubine of King Zhou of Shang, the last king of the Shang Dynasty in ancient China. She is a classic example of how a beauty causes the downfall of an empire.

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She was infamously known as a vile woman who enjoyed torture. In various folklore and the Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi, she is portrayed as a evil nine-tailed fox spirit who possessed a female human. Daji said that her greatest joy was to hear people cry in physical torment.

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