Hey guys! How are you doing? In this post, we are going to consider Beautiful Korean actresses. As you know, these actresses have become popular not only in Korea but also across the world. Their beauty and talent make them reach immense popularity. From prominent dramas to international movies, they left their impressions on whatever they do.
South Korea has given some most influential actresses the world knows. There have been several actresses who gained national and international fame including Song Hye-Kyo, Bae Suzy, Park Min-young, and others. So, we have compiled a list of the 20 Best Korean actresses. Are you ready to know? Let’s go and check out the list.
1- Song Hye-Kyo
Song Hye-Kyo is a South Korean actress. She is one of the most beautiful and influential actresses. She won the first position in SunKyung Smart Model Contest when she was 14. Song made her debut with the show “First Love”.
She rose to international fame with the shows Full House, Autumn in My Heart, Encounter, The Glory, etc. She made her film debut with “My Girl & I”. Song Hye-Kyo has won various accolades including APAN Star Awards, CETV Awards, Golden Disk Awards, Korean Film Awards, etc.
2- Park Shin-Hye
Park Shin-Hye is a renowned Korean actress. She was born in Gwangju and raised in Songpa, Seoul. She first appeared in the famous drama series “Stairway to Heaven”. Park got her first adult role in the melodrama Tree of Heaven.
She played the twin roles in the horror film “Evil Twin”. She is a versatile actress who has worked in various genres including, action, romantic comedy, melodrama, etc. Park won numerous awards for her notable works.
3- Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-Jin is a famous actress known for her roles in The Classic, A Moment to Remember, April Snow, and The Last Princess. She has been ranked on the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 for 4 consecutive years from 2019 to 2022.
Her performance made her famous worldwide. Moreover, she earned the title of “Nation’s First Love” in Korea. Some of her best works include The Pirates, The Truth Beneath, My Wife Got Married, Personal Taste, etc. Son married his co-star Hyun Bin in 2022.
4- Bae Suzy
Bae Suzy is a Korean actress, and singer. She was a member of the girl group Miss A. The television series “Dream High” was her first show as an actress. She made her debut with the film “Architecture 101”. Her first successful film was “The Nation’s First Love”.
Suzy played the main role in the biographical movie ‘Hwang Jin Yi’. The film won various awards. She is also a philanthropist. Suzy has been associated with the animal welfare organization “Korea Animal Rights Advocates”. She has donated to various disaster relief funds.
5- Jun Ji-Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun is a popular Korean actress. She wanted to become a flight attendant in her early years. Her debut appearance was in the film “White Valentine”. She also debuted in television with the TV series “Happy Together”.
Her film “My Sassy Girl” was one of her most successful films. It became the all-time highest-grossing Korean comedy and got the numero uno spot in Hong Kong for 2 weeks. She was the first Korean actress to feature in the American edition of “Vogue”.
6- Ha Ji-won
Jeon Hae-rim aka Ha Ji Won is one of the most influential Korean actresses. She graduated with a degree in BFTV(Bachelor of Film and Television)from Dankook University. She made her debut with the television series “New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Understand Us”.
Her first film was Truth Game. For which she won awards including Busan Film Critics Award and Grand Bell Awards. Some of her notable works include Secret Garden, Empress Ki, Hwang Jini, Something Happened in Bali, etc.
Lee Ji-Eun is better known by her stage name “IU” which stands for “I & You”. She found her passion in singing and decided to make a career in the music industry. In 2007, she signed LEON Entertainment. She released several singles, and EPs and performed on various shows.
Dream High, You Are The Best, My Mister, Shades of the Heart, Persona, and Broker are some of her notable television series and films. IU toured for various music tours including Real Fantasy, Chat-Shire, PaletteLove, Poem, etc.
8- Gong Hyo-jin
Gong Hyo-jin is a renowned Korean actress. She was born in Sinwol-dong, Seoul. She started modeling and appeared in adverts. Gong made her film debut with the film Memento Mori in 1999 where she played a supporting role.
She has worked in various films, television series, and stage dramas. She received various accolades including Baeksand Arts Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, CETV Awards, Fashionista Awards, Golden Cinema Film Festival Awards, New York Asian Film Festival Awards, SBS Drama awards, and others.
9- Choi Ji-woo
Choi Ji-Woo is considered one of the most beautiful women in South Korea. She got her first work in MBC through a talent contest that she won. She made her acting debut with the MBC series War & Love. Choi rose to prominence with the films The Romantic President and Beautiful Days.
She got her breakthrough role in the series Winter Sonata. She got an immense fan following not only in Korea but Japan also. In fact, Choi won Baeksang Arts Awards for her role. She also appeared in a number of music videos as well.
10- Shin Min-a
Shin Min-a is a beautiful Korean actress. She is best known for roles in My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Oh My Venus, A Love To Kill, Tomorrow With You, and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. She started her career as a model for KiKi magazine.
Shin was featured as a model for the renowned New York Times’s T magazine and clothing brand Rag & bone. Then, she appeared in various music videos for the K-pop band “g.o.d.”. Her first film was Beautiful Days. Her latest film released was Diva(2020) and the series was Blues(2022).
11- Kim Tae-hee
Kim Tae-hee is a gorgeous actress who hails from South Korea. His brother Lee Won is also an actor. She started appearing in print ads and commercials. Later, she made her debut with the film “Last Present”. Kim gained popularity with the TV series Stairway to Heaven.
Some of her best works include the romantic “Love Story in Harvard”, the spy thriller “Iris”, the supernatural “Forbidden Love”, the sports film Grand Prix, the rom-com “My Princess”, etc.
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12- Kim Go-Eun
Kim Go-Eun is a South Korean actress who was born in Seoul and raised in China. After ten years, she came back to Korea. She studied drama at the Korea National University of Arts. Kim first appeared in the erotic romantic film “A Muse”.
In 2014, she got the role of a developmentally disabled girl in the movie “Monster”. Some other works include Memories of the Sword, Canola, Tune in for Love, Hit-and-Run Squad, Hero, Cheese in the Trap, Yumi’s Cells, Little Women, etc.
13- Koo Hye-sun
Koo Hye-sun is a singer, actress, singer, and director. She is popular for roles in “The King & I”, “Pure in Heart”, “Take Care of Us, Captain”, “Boys Over Flowers”, and “Angel Eyes”. As an artist, she released her first single ” Happy Birthday To You”. However, her self-composed song was “Fly Again”.
Besides, Koo made her debut as a director with the short film The Madonna. The film was featured in Asiana International Short Film Festival and the Pusan Asian Short Film Festival. She also directed the films Magic, The Peach Tree, and Daughter.
14- Kim Yoo-Jung
Beautiful actress Kim Yoo-Jung was born in Seongdong, Seoul. She graduated from the Goyang High School of Arts. She made her acting debut as a child artist. Kim appeared in several Tv dramas and movies. She won the Best Child Actress Award.
Kim Yoo-Jung also received the Best Young Actress Award in the 1st K-Drama Star Awards and MBC Drama Awards. Her notable works include All For Love, Hwang Jin Yi, Rainbow Eyes, Golden Slumber, Princess Hours, Angry Mom, etc.
15- Han Hyo-Joo
Han Hyo-Joo is a Korean actress born and raised in North Chungcheong. Her father was an Air-force officer and her mother was a teacher. She moved to Seoul for higher studies. She made her acting debut with a minor role in the sitcom “Nonstop 5”.
After some other series, she got a role in the film Ad-lib Night. she won the Singapore International Film Festival Award and the Korean Association of Film Critics Award for the Best New Actress category. Her film “Masquerade” became the highest-grossing film in South Korea at that time.
16- Park Bo-young
Park Bo-Young started her acting career when she was in middle school. She landed her role in the short film “Equal”. In 2006, she got the role of Cha Ah-rang in “Secret Campus”. Afterward, she worked in various series and films including Jungle Fish, Strongest Chil Woo, Scandal Makers, etc.
After a break from the industry, she came back with the horror thriller “Don’t Click”. Park Bo-young won various awards including the APAN star awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, etc.
17- Seo Yea Ji
Seo Yea Ji is a famous Korean actress. She wanted to become a television news presenter. She debuted with the TVN series Potato Star 2013QR3 in which she played the role of Noh Soo-young aired for 120 episodes. Then, she appeared in the historical drama series “Diary of a Night Watchman”.
Furthermore, Seo made her big-screen debut with the film “The Throne”. It became a superhit movie. Her other major works are “Seondal: The Man Who Sells The River”, “Stay With Me”, “Recalled”, “Last”, “Save Me”, etc.
18- Moon Chae-won
Moon Chae-won is a Korean actress who debuted with the television series “Mackerel Run”. In 2008, she got her breakthrough with the period drama series Painter of the Wind. She gained popularity with the drama “Brilliant Legacy”.
Later, Moon played a commendable role in the action film “War of the Arrows”. The movie became 2011’s highest-grossing blockbuster. She won the Best New Actress Award at the Grand Bell Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards.
19- Lee Young-ae
Lee Young-ae is one of the most influential actresses. She started her career as a model. She appeared in various commercials. Later, she got the role of Do Do-hee in “How’s Your Husband”. for which Lee won the award for Best New Actress at the SBS Drama Awards.
Moreover, she appeared in various television series including Love & Marriage, Asphalt Man, West Palace, Sibling Relations, Because I Love You, etc. Some of her films include First Kiss, Last Presence, Lady Vengeance, and Bring Me Home.
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20- Park Min-young
Korean actress Park Min-young graduated with a degree in Theatre from Dongguk University. She made her debut with the sitcom “Unstoppable High Kick!”. Later she appeared in several television series including I Am Sam, Hometown of Legends, Ja Myung Go, etc.
Her breakthrough came with the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”. Park also played the lead female character in the series City Hunter which was based on the Japanese manga. She made her international debut with the Chinese series “Braveness of the Ming”.