Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Top Korean Actresses. Undoubtedly, it is the efforts and hard work of the Korean actresses that they have excelled in the entertainment world. Not only their movies are known all over the world but also their dramas are famous among all.

Korean actresses have made their place in the hearts of many. Certainly, they have fans around the globe of all ages and languages. Despite the language difference the fans from different states never miss any of their screen appearances or interviews. 

Who Are The Most Popular Korean Actresses?

Be it theater, television, film, or any show, Korean actresses top the list. From their cute faces to sweet voices, everything leaves an impact on the audience. Moreover, their acting always has a powerful influence. 

Whenever a new show or series of theirs comes up it only gathers more and more viewers. While there are mixed reviews the good ones surely outnumber every time. Adding on, Korean actresses can not only act but are also multi-talented. Whether it is singing or dancing they always make sure they succeed in all.

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Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

How Did We Decide?

Here we have enlisted the topmost Korean actresses based on their fan following on social media;

18 – Bae Suzy (17.7M)

17 – Lee Sung Kyung (14.2M)

16 – Park Shin Hye (13.6M)

15 – Song Hye Kyo (13M)

14 – Kim So Hyun (12.2M)

13 – Park Min Young (10.1M)

12 – Kim Ji Won (7.4M)

11 – Son Ye Jin (6.5M)

10 – Kim Yoo Jung (5.5M)

9 – Shin Min-A (4.3M)

8 – Han Hyo Joo (3.9M)

7 – Im Jin Ah (3.3M)

6 – Park Bo Young (2.5M)

5 – Han Ye Seul (2M)

4 – Kim So Eun (837K)

3 – So Joo Yeon (562K)

2 – Kim Tae Hee (536K)

1 – Yoo In-na (320K)

18 – Bae Suzy

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: October 10, 1994 (age 27 years)

Instagram Handle: skuukzky

Working years: 2010 – present

After getting her formal education from School of Performing Arts Seoul in 2013 Bae Suzy started her career as an online shopping model. Soon after she became the part of a musical band Miss A as a vocalist and then debuted in Dream High.

17 – Lee Sung Kyung

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: August 10, 1990 (age 31)

Instagram Handle: heybiblee

Working years: 2008 – present

Lee got her first chance to act after competing in the Super Model Contest in 2008. In the drama  “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” she got her first supporting actor role. Surely, after this she never turned her back and got the Best Actress award in 2015 at the MCB drama awards.

16 – Park Shin Hye

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: February 18, 1990 (age 32)

Instagram Handle: ssinz7

Working years: 2001 – present


Despite working since 2001, Park Shin Hye got her breakthrough in 2013 when she featured in Miracle in Cell No. 7, the highest grossing Korean film of that time. In addition, she was the first Korean actress who planned a tour across Asia.

15 – Song Hye Kyo

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: 22 November 1981 (age 40)

Instagram Handle: kyo1122

Working years: 1996 – present

Song took part in the SunKyung Smart Model Contest in 1996 and not only won first place but also got back to back roles as model and actress. Finally, in 2000 after starring in the drama Autumn in My Heart Song became a sensation overnight.

14 – Kim So Hyun

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: June 4, 1999 (age 23)

Instagram Handle: wow_kimsohyun

Working years: 2006 – present

Kim So Hyun has appeared in multiple hstoric dramas and thus is widely known as the “Goddess of Historical Drama ” and the “Sageuk Goddess”. Adding on, being the youngest actress she is also commonly known as  “Nation’s Little Sister” and  “Queen of Child Actresses”. Also, being one of the most active Korean actresses on Instagram she was awarded ‘2018 Most Grown Instagram Account’ with 7.1 million followers.

13 – Park Min Young

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: March 4, 1986 (age 36)

Instagram Handle: rachel_mypark

Working years: 2005 – present

Television shows, web series, films, hosting, music videos, certainly there is nothing that is left. Park Min Young made sure she made every single appearance of hers worth it. Not only is she an amazing actress but also Philanthropist who donated millions to Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association.

12 – Kim Ji Won

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: October 19, 1992 (age 29)

Instagram Handle: geewonii

Working years: 2010 – present

Kim Ji Won got formal training in singing and acting. However, she only chose acting to pursue as a career. Certainly, it was her breathtaking acting and appearance in television shows that brought her into the limelight. She starred in dramas The Heirs, Descendants of the Sun, Fight for My Way, etc.

11 – Son Ye Jin

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: January 11, 1982 (age 39)

Instagram Handle: yejinhand

Working years: 1999 – present

Also known as, “Nation’s First Love ” Son Ye Jin is one of the most recognized Korean actresses. Surely, it is her hard work that pays off. In addition, she has been among the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 for four consecutive years since 2019.

10 – Kim Yoo Jung

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: September 22, 1999 (age 22)

Instagram Handle: you_r_love

Working years: 2003 – present

Firstly, Yoo Jung started as a model when she was only four years old and worked for a confectionery brand. Later on she starred in multiple dramas including historic ones. Also, she has been given multiple nicknames like, “Nation’s Little Sister” and “Sageuk fairy”.

9 – Shin Min-A

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: 5 April 1984 (age 38)

Instagram Handle: illusomina

Working years: 1998 – present

Shin Min-A is both an actress and model who has appeared as a leading actress in numerous TV shows, web series, and movies. In her modeling career she became one of the highly paid models who was always in demand.

8 – Han Hyo Joo

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: February 22, 1987 (age 35)

Instagram Handle: hanhyojoo222

Working years: 2003 – present

Undoubtedly, Han Hyo Joo is known all over because of her film Masquerade, which is not only the highest grossing Korean film but also brought her great fame. Adding on, she won the Best Actress award in 2013 for her film Cold Eyes at the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards.

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7 – Im Jin Ah

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: September 14, 1991 (age 30)

Instagram Handle: jin_a_nana

Working years: 2009 – present

Im Jin Ah is professionally known as Nana all over. After graduating from high school she participated in the Asia Pacific Super Model Contest in 2009, this was a kick start of her modeling career. Moreover, she dedicated herself to acting since 2014 and has never looked back.

6 – Park Bo Young

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: February 12, 1990 (age 32)

Instagram Handle: boyoung0212_official

Working years: 2006 – present

Park started her acting career with a short film Equal in 2005. Certainly, with her hard work she debuted in a TV show within a year. Furthermore, she has made several donations and worked for multiple charitable causes.  

5 – Han Ye Seul

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: September 18, 1981 (age 40)

Instagram Handle: han_ye_seul_

Working years: 2001 – present

While her original English name is Leslie Kim she entered the acting industry with her stage name Han Ye Suel. Not only did she act in music videos, TV series, but also hosted multiple shows.

4 – Kim So Eun

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: September 6, 1989 (age 32)

Instagram Handle: socun89

Working years: 2004 – present

Kim started her career with films and became known all over with her 2009 drama Boys Over Flowers. Adding on, she is also a national athletic skier and takes great interest in sports activities. 

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3 – So Joo Yeon

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: December 31, 1993 (age 28)

Instagram Handle: _yeonjuso

Working years: 2018 – present

Along with acting, Joo also appeared in web series, films, and much more. Moreover, she won the 2020 Best Actress award and has been among the top Korean actresses since then.

2 – Kim Tae Hee

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: 29 March 1980 (age 42)

Instagram Handle: kimtaehee99

Working years: 2000 – present 

Certainly, Kim’s beauty makes her the leading Korean actress. Not only is she known as South Korea’s most beautiful woman but also appreciated world wide for her acting skills. Lastly, in 2020 she donated 200 million for those in need.

1 – Yoo In-na

Top Korean Actresses: 18 Most Beautiful & Talented Actresses

Date of Birth: June 5, 1982 (age 40)

Instagram Handle: yooinna065

Working years: 2006 – present 

Not only Yoo In-na is an actress, but also a DJ who joined the entertainment industry as an apprentice singer in 1998. Since then she has appeared in various shows and acted in multiple series including Secret Garden, Queen and I, and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is the most popular Korean actress?

Surely, in 2022 Korean actresses left a great impact on its audience. Two of the most popular ones from last year are Han Hyo Joo for her role in “Happiness” and Kim Go Eun  for her stunning performance in “Yumi’s Cells”.

Q. Who is the most awarded Korean actress?

Certainly, Son Ye Jin is the most awarded Korean actress till date. She managed to take a total of 50 awards home through her spectacular performances in various different shows and movies. She won 3 “Best Actress” awards for her films Baeksang, Grand Bell, and Blue Dragon. Without a doubt, she deserved them all.

Q. Who is the youngest Korean actress?

Currently, Kim Soo Hyun is the youngest Korean Actress as she is only 23 years old. Being the youngest among all she is given the title of “Nation’s Little Sister”. She was born in Australia on June 4, 1999 but soon came to South Korea and is now one of the top Korean actresses.


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