There has never been a better time to kick back and catch up on some awesome movies and television shows. But if you aren’t watching shows from all across the world, you’re missing out on quite a bit.
For example, if you skip Korean cinema, you may never discover some of the most beautiful women in the world. Not up to date on Korean actresses? Don’t worry: we’ve put together the definitive list of the top 10 most beautiful Korean actresses!
Kim Yoo Jung
We’ve all seen successful child actors whose careers eventually fizzle out. And it doesn’t take too long before voracious pop culture fans start asking “what ever happened” to the child actors of yesteryear.
But Kim Yoo Jung was a child star who just continued into bigger and better roles. Soon, she played a dazzling teenager in films like Angry Mom and as a blossoming adult in Love in the Moonlight. In fact, this beautiful actress has already accomplished so much that is may be difficult to top her previous success.
Lee Sung Kyung
For most aspiring actresses fame is a gradual process. It typically takes years of small roles before they achieve anything like national or international fame.
Lee Sung Kyung managed to buck that trend. She was a successful model whose role in Okay, That’s Love made her an overnight star. And thanks to her skill at interacting with fans via social media, her army of fans grows larger by the day.
Song Hye Kyo
Like many of the most beautiful actresses around the world, Song Hye Kyo began her career as a model. From there, her natural beauty and talent led her to the world of acting.
In movies like Autumn in My Heart, she showed that she could charm audiences far beyond her native Korea. And when she wasn’t wowing us on the big screen, she was killing it on TV shows such as Descendants of the Sun. It’s clear that she carefully chooses each role because she gives each performance 110%.
Park Bo Young
Most of us were struggling with our driving exam when we turned 16. As for Park Bo Young, she was busy launching an impressive international career!
She showed off her dramatic chops at 16, and it didn’t take long for her to land roles in movies such as Scandal Makers and On Your Wedding Day. On top of her beauty and charm, her performances highlight someone who is genuinely warm and funny.
There’s something really powerful about a stage name. To an entertainer, this is a chance to rebrand themselves in a way that defines how they see themselves and their work.
In the case of Lee Ji Eun, her stage name “IU” simply means the combination of “I” and “you.” She believed her musical career as a K-pop star helped unite her with her legion of fans. Now that the singer is starring in shows such as Moon Lovers and My Mister, this beautiful actress has become completely unstoppable.
Han Hyo Joo
Many young actresses end up getting typecast. After they get famous for one thing, audiences and producers alike may be skeptical that they have other talents.
Han Hyo Joo, however, is a woman who can do it all. She may have started out on the Korean drama Spring Waltz. However, she parlayed that into a career in movies such as Ad Lib Night and prestigious TV shows such as Shining Inheritance. And her beauty and grace portraying the Queen in Masquerade helped that film shatter Korean box office records.
Of all the gals on this list, Bae Suzy (also known as Bae Su Ji) has had the most dramatic career. She started out as a reality show contestant and turned that appearance into a modeling career. From there, she became a musician, then a musical host, and then an actress!
She made waves with her role in Dream High, but thanks to her many different careers, she has a variety of fans around the globe. Just think: we may never have enjoyed her amazing career if a talent scout hadn’t noticed her beauty!
Park Shin Hye
When it comes to impressing casting directors, Park Shin Hye didn’t waste any time. After she appeared in a music video for Lee Seung Hwan, it was clear that she had skills in singing and dancing. And it didn’t take much training to bring out her skills as an actress!
Her roles in Stairway to Heaven and You’re Beautiful proved that she could hold her own as an actress. From there, she launched a Korean drama career that would make any actress jealous of her beauty and talent.
Kim So Hyun
Kim So Hyun is another actress who got her start at a young age. In fact, she was wowing Korean audiences with her acting skills when she was only 7 years old!
Her fame grew with roles such as Moon Embracing the Sun, and she proved she could handle leading roles with her appearance in the TV series Who Are You: School 2015. It didn’t take too long for her to establish herself as one of the best (and most beautiful) dramatic actors in all of Korea.
Jun Ji Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun is more than a beautiful and talented actress. Thanks to her numerous appearances in product advertisements, she is one of the most recognizable faces in South Korea.
Her acting career has largely been defined by roles in romantic comedies such as My Sassy Girl. She really shines in films like these because thanks to her beauty and charm, audiences cannot help but fall in love with her.