Daughter of a tea merchant in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.), she was famous for her beauty. Whether slim or plump, fully dressed or naked, her exquisite features took beholders’ breath away. She even looked stunning first thing in the morning.
The Prince Wu soon got to hear of this delightful female and summoned her to appear at court. With XI-SHI by his side, he soon forgot all about his princely duties, fell into a political daze and was promptly overthrown by supporters of the exiled King Yue.
Meanwhile XI-SHI, having helped rid the country of a corrupt ruler, lived happily ever after on the proceeds of an endless stream of face cream endorsements.