Which Korean actress is your favorite? Currently the korean pop culture has been expanding more and more around the world! and how can we talk about Korean cultural phenomena without talking about the most famous drama actresses?! Let's get to know more about these artists and who knows might even direct you to which Asian drama novel to start. Let's go to the ranking with the 10 most popular actresses in South Korea.
Son Ye-jin is a well-known Korean actress with over 25 years of career. She is 39 years old and was born in Son Eon-jin, South Korea. She kick-started her career in 1999, but her first major role was not until 3 years later in Chi-hwa-seon.
Son Ye-jin gained recognition for making romance dramas, one of his first works in this category were in Lover's Concert (2002) and The Classic (2003). From 2006 to 2015 she started to receive a proposal to be an actress in several genres, thus taking off her sweet and sweet girl face. She started with the role of villain in The Artof Seduction.
Son Ye-jin received her first award in 2008 for best actress for playing a divorcee in My Wife Got Married. If first box office hit was in 2012 as the movie The Tower. The actress currently has her shy 49 awards won. Some of dramas Popular ones that Son Ye-jin performs are Secret Garden, Something in the Rain and Personal Taste.
Song Hye-kyo also known as Lorraine Song. In addition to being a Korean actress, she is dedicated to a South Korean modeling career. She is currently 39 years old, her acting career started in 1996. She was born in Daegu, South Korea.
Her first roles were in Meery Morning and First Love, both owned by KBS (Korean Broadcasting System). She made a total of 20 television series appearances. Among these the most watched are: Descendants of the sun (2016), Encounter (Boyfriend) (2018) and That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013). Apart from the series, she made 10 more films.
Song Hye-kyo's success began in 2000 and during this period one of her works that helped her grow was the romantic comedy Full House (2004). The actress entered the top 10 of the best known South Korean celebrities according to Forbes in 2017 and 2018.
Bae Su-ji is the real name of the Korean actress who has the stage name of Suzy or Bae Suzy. She is 26 years old and has an 11-year career. Suzy started her life in art by modeling in an online shopping mall. But she began to be recognized as the group's singer miss A, with three other members. The group officially ended in 2017.
Even as a singer, she has already started to work as an actress. In 2011 starred in the TV series Dream High. Other hits for the actress are Uncontrollably Fond, Vagabond, While You Sleep and Betting Big.
Suzy is also among one of the most beautiful actresses in Korea and was given the title of “Queen of Commercials” because of several advertising deals involving brands that aimed to have the actress as an attraction. In 2016, she became the first Korean celebrity to receive a wax sculpture by the Madame Tussauds museum.
Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye is a Korean actress, model, dancer and singer. He is 31 years old and was born in Paju. His career started 18 years ago. As a child she realized she had a taste for art and was hired by an agency and had the opportunity to learn singing, acting, guitar and keyboards.
In 2003 her first character was in Stairway to Heaven, but she only gained notoriety in Tree of Heaven which was also shown in Japan, so she became known worldwide. One of her successful dramas is You're Beautiful, which in addition to being the protagonist, she sang the soundtrack. He is currently filming Doctors.
Park Shin Hye is always involved in charity projects. In 2009 he made Christmas donations to a small village in Nepal. In 2010 and 2012 it collected food for the needy, among other forms of philanthropy. She is still successful as a singer and has started her world tour ”Park Shin-hye World Tour: Story of an Angel.
Jun Ji Hyun started her career at age 16 in 1997. She is a Korean actress and model. Her first job was modeling at Ecole Magazine. She became better known in a Samsung commercial. One of his biggest works is the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl.
Currently, the actress collects 17 awards received, most in the best actress category. She had 12 appearances on the movie screens. and his TV series were The Season of Puberty (1997), Inkigayo (Popular Music) (1998), Fascinating My Heart (1998), Happy Together(1999), My Love from the Star (2013-2014), The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-2017). and still participated in 4 music clips.
Kim Tae-hee is 41 years old and started her career at 20. It all came from being asked to be a commercial model. She has been married to singer Rain since 2017 with whom she had her two children. She is considered one of the most beautiful faces in South Korea.
The Korean actress has participated in 5 films and 1 short film so far. and in drama she participated in 13. The best known are Hi Bye, Mama!, My Princess, Iris and Starirway to Heaven. She has also participated in at least 5 music videos. Among them the song “Love Story” that belongs to her husband.
Park Min Young
Park Min Young is 35 years old and has been operating since 2006. He was born in Seoul and attended Dongguk University. She adds up to a total of 16 television works. The most acclaimed are Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), Queen for seven days (2017) and What's wrong witch secretary (2018). Movie she only did “The Cat” in 2011.
She also participated in 3 music videos. The Korean actress has so far won 13 awards as an actress and 1 as a model in 2007, the year of her first 3 awards. Even in that same year she won 2 Best Breakthrough Actress awards with the series "Unstoppable Hight' Kick!" and "I am Sam".
Choi Jiwoo has the stage name of Choi Mi-hyang, although it doesn't look like she is 46 years old and has been acting since 1994. She is originally from the city of Busan. The Korean actress studied at Pusan Women's University the course in aerobic dance. Choi has participated in 11 films, including voiceovers and 27 television appearances including dramas, programs and cameos.
His first major role was in 1996 in the film The Gate of Destiny. In 2002 he starred in the drama Winter Sonata, which contributed to the popularization of Korean culture. She also spent a few years working in China and Japan. In 2009 she became one of the highest paid South Korean actresses with her performance in Star's Lover.
Yang Shin Min-a is 37 years old, has also been a model since 1998 and her first job as a Korean actress was in 2001. As soon as her first appearances as a model began, she became one of the most sought after and well-paid South Korean models. She was even a poster girl for LG Xnote, part of LG Corporation.
Shin began a career in acting in Volcano Hight and 14 more films to follow. Participated in 10 dramas and 13 music videos, most of the band god between the years 1999 to 2009. and currently has 21 awards received.
Ha Ji-won who is actually called Jeon Hae-rim is 43 years old, born in Seoul. As always fascinated by the world of small screens, she graduated from Dankook University in the course of Film and Television. In 1996 he had his TV debut” New Generation Report: Adults Don't Understand Us” in a supporting role.
In 2000 the Korean actress had her film debut with the film Truth Game in which she received the Best Breakthrough Actress award. Ha Ji-won's best-known works are Secret Garden (2010), Hospital Ship (2017) and The King 2 Hearts (2012), She has 43 awards among them for Best Actress for her role in Secret Garden.
Top 50 famous Korean actresses
To complement the article, we will leave a list of the 50 most famous Korean actresses below:
- Son Ye-jin
- Park Bo-young
- Park Min-young
- Kim Go-eun
- Kim So-Hyun
- Lee Sung-kyung
- Yoo In-na
- Bae Suzy
- Jun Ji-hyun
- Song Hye-kyo
- Seo Ji-hye
- Kim Young-ok
- Shin Min-a
- Kim Ji-won
- Kim Yoo-jung
- Jung So-min
- Park Shin-hye
- Seo Yea-ji
- Moon Ga-young
- Gong Hyo-jin
- Nam Ji-hyun
- Lee Jung-eun
- Park So-dam
- Kim Tae-hee
- Kim Da-mi
- Jang Na-ra
- Lee Bo-young
- Bae Doona
- Hwang Jung-eum
- Moon Chae-won
- Ha Ji-won
- Kwon Nara
- Kim Hee-sun
- Krystal Jung
- Han Ji-min
- Han Hyo-joo
- Shin Se-kyung
- Kim So-eun
- Jung Eun-chae
- Song Ji-hyo
- Kim Seo-hyung
- Im Yoon-ah
- Yoon Eun-hye
- Kang So-ra
- Kim Sae-ron
- Kim Hee-ae
- Choi Ji-woo
- Lee Young-ae
- Kim Hye-yoon
- Kyung Soo-jin
Of course, there are other actresses who are also great and popular worldwide and I promise that I will soon bring you more about the actresses that make dramas such a success. Have you watched dramas with any of these actresses?