What could be more coveted than the Emperor’s favor? During the Qing Dynasty in the Forbidden City, a group of power-hungry women, including the Empress and royal concubines, will do anything win Emperor Jia Qing’s favor in the court and gain political power. Corruption, deceit, betrayal and even murder are the weapons of choice for these beautiful women, even when their manipulations and evil deeds result in the downfall of the entire empire. At the heart of the power struggle are Empress Xiao Herui (Rebecca Chan), Imperial Consort Yu (Sheren Tang), Noble Lady Onn (Maggie Cheung Ho Yee), Noble Lady Wah (Gigi Lai), Noble Lady Shun (Charmaine Sheh) and Noble Lady Fook (Jade Leung). Will the cut-throat ladies stop at nothing until they get what they want or will their evil scheming result in being chased out of the Forbidden City for good? “War and Beauty” is a 2004 Hong Kong drama series.