Yang Yuhuan ( A.D.713 — A.D.756), also known as Yang Guifei(with Guifei being the highest rank for imperial consorts at her time), was one of the Four Beauties in ancient China. She was the beloved consort of the Tang emperor Xuanzong. She was executed because the enraged imperial bodyguard troops were convinced that the Rebellion of Anshi was ultimately the fault of the Yang family.
She died, but her beauty is everlasting.
Her hair was whirly like clouds,
And visage glamorous like flowers.
With strings of pearls and jade, her gold hairpin graced,
Jingling music followed every step she paced.
—From the poem Ode of Everlasting Woes