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Top 28 Most Beautiful Korean Actresses in K-Dramas – Updated 2023

Last Updated on January 12, 2023

Are you a K-drama fan? If yes, then this article is for you. Each exciting K-drama has a beautiful Korean actress and Korean actor whom you fall in love with. Here is a list of the top 25 most beautiful Korean Actresses in K-Dramas.

IU (아이유)

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Lee Ji-eun is a Korean singer, actress, and songwriter. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. She came from a poor family and worked hard to come out of it. IU has won the most popular actress award from the BaekSang Arts Award in 2019.

  • Name: Lee Ji -eun
  • Birthday: May 16, 1993
  • Height: 161.8 cm
  • K-dramas: Hotel del Luna, My Mister, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, You Are The Best, Dream High
  • Movies: Dream, Broker, Shades of the Heart, and Real.
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Park Shin-hye (박신혜)

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Park Shin-hye was born and grew up in Gwangju. She wanted to be a policeman when she was a child. Before pursuing her career as an actress, she was trained to be a singer.

  • Birthday: February 18th, 1990
  • Height: 168 cm
  • K-dramas: The Stairway to Heaven, Nonstop 4, I’m not alone, Cute or Crazy, Seoul 1945, Tree of Heaven, Rainbow Romance, Radish Kimchi, What a Handsome Man You Are, My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, The Heirs,  Pinocchio, Doctors
  • Korean Movies: Lizard, Home of Legends, Precious Daydream, Cyrano, Love Operator, Beauty Inside, Brother, Silence, and Call.
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram, twitter

Kim Tae-ri (김태리)

Kim Tae-ri
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On April 24th, 1990, Kim Tae-ri was born as the youngest child of a family of two in Seoul. She lived with her grandmother, parents, and older brother. She first became interested in acting through a college theater club. She joined the club in order to enjoy her college life. And in her second year, she decided to pursue acting as a career after enjoying everything from preparing for performances to actually performing on stage and receiving applause from the audience. Through her theater activities, she felt a huge sense of enjoyment that she had never experienced before and was certain that being an actor was a career that she could continue to do for a lifetime. Afterwards, She continue her theater activities, and later was cast in the film “The Handmaiden” and continues to work as an actress.

  • Birthday: February 18th, 1990
  • Height: 168 cm
  • K-dramas: Mr. Sunshine, Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  • Korean Movies: The Handmaiden, Little Forest, Space Sweepers, Alienoid
  • Social Media Accounts: Instagram

Jung So-min (정소민)

Jung So-min
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Jung So-min is a talented actress known for her versatility and strong performances. From comedic roles in shows like “Playful Kiss” to more dramatic parts in “Because This is My First Life,” she consistently delivers nuanced, relatable portrayals that leave audiences moved. Whether she is playing the leading lady or a supporting character, Jung So-min always manages to steal the show with her captivating presence and emotional range. She acted as a Mudeok at Alchemy of Souls Season 1.

  • Birthday: March 16, 1989
  • Height: 163 cm
  • K-dramas: Playful Kiss (2010), The Sound of Your Heart (2016), Because This Is My First Life (2017), The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018), Seoul Mechanic (2020), Monthly Magazine Home (2021), Alchemy of Souls (2022)
  • Korean Movies: Daddy You, Daughter Me (2017), Homme Fatale (2019), Project Wolf Hunting (2022)
  • Fun Fact
    • Her real name is Kim Yun-ji Kim.
    • Her favorite color is light purple, and she likes pastel-toned clothes.
    • She likes to eat chocolate chip cookies before bed.
  • Social Media: Instagram, YouTube

Jun Ji-hyun (전지현)

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Jun Ji-hyun has been in the industry for more than two decades. She is among the highest-paid Korean actresses. She wanted to be a flight attendant when she was a child.

  • Birthday: October 30th, 1981
  • Height: 173cm
  • K-dramas: Happy Together, You Come from the Stars, Legend of the Blue sea, Kingdom Season 2, Kingdom: Asinjeon, and Jirisan.
  • Korean Movies: She’s Bizarre, Dining Table for 4, I will Introduce My Girlfriend, Blood, Thieves, Berlin, and Assassination.
  • Social Media Links:, instagram

Han Hyo-joo (한효주)

The beautiful Korean actress Han Hyo-joo was born in Cheongju, South Korea. Her name was originally Han Ji-young which she later changed. She never thought of becoming an actress.

  • Birthday: February 27, 1987
  • Height: 172cm
  • K-dramas: Nonstop 5, Like Land and Sky, Brilliant Legacy, W, Drama World, Happiness and Rime
  • Movies: projection unit, Heaven’s Postman, nice day, Only You, Gwanghae, Watchers, Beauty Inside, and The Sun Does Not Move
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Song Ji-hyo (송지효)

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Song Ji-hyo is a well-known beautiful Korean actress who debuted her career as a model. The first female member of the Running Man team. She was born in Pohang. Her mother was a national swimming athlete.

  • Birthday: August 15th, 1981
  • Height: 168cm
  • K-dramas: Palace, Gyebaek, Emergency Man and Woman, A Girl Who Sees Smells, Lovely Horribly
  • Movies: Girls’ High School Ghost Story 3: Fox Stairs, I Love You, New World, Wind Wind Wind, Angry Bull, and Intruder

Social Media Accounts: instagram

Park Bo-young (박보영)

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Park Bo-young is a talented Korean actress and a capable vocalist. She was born in Goesan, South Korea. She is musically talented and sang for the soundtracks of her hit films.

  • Birthday: February 12, 1990
  • Height: 158cm
  • K-dramas: secret correction,Witch play, Star lover, One day, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, Oh my Ghost,
  • Movies: On Your Wedding Day, You Call It Passion, Hot Young Bloods, The Silenced, A Werewolf Boy, If You Were Me 4, Scandal Makers, and Concrete Utopia
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Shin Min-a (신민아)

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Shin Min-a is one of Korea’s most in-demand commercial models. She is not only a top model but also an amazing actress and singer. She is also a heartwarming philanthropist.

  • Birthday: April 5th, 1984
  • Height: 169cm
  • K-dramas: My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Oh my Venus, Tomorrow with You, Aide – People who move the world, and Gaet Village Cha Cha Cha
  • Movies: The Beast and Beauty, Sweet Life, Gyeongju, My Love My Bride, Spring Dream, Diva, and Vacation
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Kim Tae-hee (김태희)

tae hee kim beautiful korean actress
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Kim Tae-hee is a beautiful Korean actress born in Ulsan, South Korea. She is naturally beautiful and doesn’t wear makeup daily. In high school, she was one of the top students of her class and she is also graduated from Seoul National University.

  • Birthday: March 29, 1980
  • Height: 162 cm
  • K-dramas: The Stairway to Heaven, Love story in Harvard, Iris, Athena: Goddess of War, 99 days of me and a star, My princess, Dragon, and Hi, Mama!
  • Movies: Gift, New town, Hollow, Fight, and Grand Prix
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Son Ye-jin (손예진)

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The beautiful Korean actress Son Ye-jin was born in Daegu, South Korea. Her wide variety of acting has won her many awards. Though her dream as a child was to be an actress, she still finds it a little uncomfortable watching herself on the screen.

  • Birthday: January 11, 1982
  • Height: 166cm
  • K-dramas: Delicious Proposal, Summer Scent, Age of Love, Spotlight, Shark, and Crash of love
  • Movies: White Night – Walking in the White Darkness, Creepy Love, The Tower, Princess Deokhye, I am going to see you now, and The Negotiation
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Song Hye-kyo (송혜교)

song hye kyo beautiful korean actress
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The beautiful Korean actress Song Hye-kyo was born in Daegu, South Korea. From young to old, her fame as a Korean actress has not ceased. Her career started as a model leading her to host for music programs and top dramas. She has numerous awards in her name. Hye-kyo’s previous marriage to Song Joog Ki, one of Korea’s top actors, was the highlight of entertainment news globally.

  • Birthday: November 22, 1981
  • Height: 161cm
  • K-dramas: Wedding Dress, Six Siblings, How do I look, Sweet Bride, Guardian Angel, Autumn Fairytale, That Winter the Wind Blows, Boyfriend, Descendants of the Sun, and Now We Are Breaking Up
  • Movies: Blue Warning, Countdown, My Heart Pounding Life, I am the Queen, and Tae Pyung Ryun 
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Kim Go-eun (김고은)

go eun kim beautiful korean actress
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The beautiful Korean actress Kim Go-eun was born and raised in Seoul. She lived in China for 10 years. Though she became famous because of her acting in dramas, she has actually been in more movies.

  • Birthday: July 2, 1991
  • Height: 167cm
  • K-dramas: Lonely and Brilliant God – Goblin, Cheese in the Trap, The King: Eternal Monarch, Yumi’s cells, and Little Ladies
  • Movies: Understanding Modern Psychology, Never Die Butterfly, Monster, The Daughter-in-law, Carl’s memory, Gye-Chun’s wish, Angry Lawyer, Change, Untact, and Hero

Social Media Accounts: instagram

Im Yoon-ah (임윤아, 윤아)

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Im Yoon-ah was born in Seoul, South Korea. One of the members of the top Korean girl group, Girl’s Generation. Yoon-ah is a trained singer, actress, and dancer. She loves midnight snacking and is said to sleep less than ten hours per week.

  • Birthday: May 30, 1990
  • Height: 168 cm
  • K-dramas: The Prime Minister and I, Because It’s the First Time, The K2, The King Loves, and Big mouse
  • Movies: Cooperate, Exit, Miracle, Happy New Year, Collaboration: International
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Lee Hye-ri (이혜리, 혜리)

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Lee Hye-ri was born in Gwangju, South Korea. Her love for food and outdoor activities are shown in her personal Youtube channel. She is also good at marathons and writing.

  • Birthday: June 9, 1994
  • Height: 167cm
  • K-dramas: Trusted a Man, Couple Clinic Love and War 2 – My Woman’s Man, Delicious Life, Seonam Girls’ High School Detective Team, Two Cops, Youth Record, Cohabitation Falling apart, and When Flowers Bloom, I think of the moon
  • Movies: Water Ingot and Pansori boxer

Social Media Accounts: instagram

Yoo In-na (유인나)

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Yoo In-na was born in Seongnam, South Korea. She lived with IU in the same apartment and is a good friend. In-na loves singing and wanted to be a singer.

  • Birthday: June 5, 1982
  • Height: 166cm
  • K-dramas: Buddy-buddy, Secret Garden, Best Love, You come from the stars, My Secret Hotel, The Spy who Loved me, Snow Ganghwa: snowdrop
  • Movies: My Black Mini Dress, Fair Love, Love Fiction, Mr. Joo: The Vanished VIP, new year’s eve
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Ha Ji-won (하지원)

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The beautiful Korean actress Ha Ji-won was born in Seoul. She is skilled at boxing, swimming, and horse riding. Before she became a top Korean actress, she has said to have failed 100 auditions.

  • Birthday: June 28, 1978
  • Height: 167cm
  • K-dramas: Life is Beautiful, Hairy, Secret Garden, Empress Ki, The Time I Loved You, Drama World Season 2
  • Movies: Fool, Block 7, Korea, life-threatening love, non-glow, guarantee
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram,

Bae Suzy (배수지)

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Bae Suzy was born in Gwangju. The beautiful Korean actress debuted as a singer first and is known to be a sleep talker. She is the brand ambassador of high-end brands.

  • Birthday: October 10, 1994
  • Height: 168cm
  • K-dramas: Gu Family Book, Dream High, while you were sleeping, Anna
  • Movies: Mountain Baekdu, Purlin, Wonderland
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Han Ji-min (한지민)

han jimin korean actress
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Han Ji-min was born and raised in Seoul. Her parents were working so her grandparents raised her. She was exemplary in her studies and likes sports like soccer. She is a philanthropist.

  • Birthday: November 5, 1982
  • Height: 160cm
  • K-dramas: The Light in Your Eyes, Familiar Wife, Jealousy Incarnate, Wolf, Resurrection
  • Movies: A Year-End Medley, Her Story, Keys to the Heart, Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow, Blue Swallow
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Kim Hee-sun (김희선)

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Kim Hee-sun was born in Daegu, South Korea. She is married to a businessman and has one daughter. Her fame in the late 1990’s has been the backbone of her career now. Hee-sun has won numerous awards and has worked in China with Jackie Chan.

  • Birthday: June 11, 1977
  • Height: 168cm
  • K-dramas: Dinosaur Teacher, Bathroom Men, Drama Stage – Husband has Kim Hee-sun, Alice
  • Movies: Wani and Junha, Kara, The man who went to Mars, Sengoku: Age of Heroes
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Choi Ji-woo (최지우)

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Choi Ji-woo was born in Paju, South Korea. She became famous in the Korean Drama Winter Sonata and then played roles in many melodramas. Ji-woo won several awards as well and is a mom to a beautiful daughter.

  • Birthday: June 11, 1975
  • Height: 174 cm
  • K-dramas: Woman Pulling a Suitcase, The Most Beautiful Farewell in the World, Crash of Love, Creeps
  • Movies: Like Me, Everyone has a Secret, No Spirit Sword, Shall I Kiss You
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Lee Young-ae (이영애)

lee young ae
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The beautiful Korean actress Lee Young-ae was born in Seoul. She debuted as a model and has two beautiful twin children. Young-ae won many awards and is a huge fan of BTS.

  • Birthday: January 31, 1971
  • Height: 165cm
  • K-dramas: My ID is Gangnam Beauty, Model Taxi, Dae Jang Geum, Caliber
  • Movies: Funny movie, Kind Lady, All viewers-Downstairs, Find me
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Moon Geun-young (문근영)

moon geun-young

Moon Geun-young was born in Karlsruhe, Germany. She lived in Germany for 10 years and at a young age she started her career. At the age of 10 she was a model.

  • Birthday: May 6, 1987
  • Height: 165cm
  • K-dramas: Autumn Fairy Tale, Catch the Ghost, KBS Drama Special – Interpretation of Memory
  • Movies: Dancer’s Innocence, I Don’t Need Love, Glass Garden
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Lee Min-jung (이민정)

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Lee Min-jung was born in Seoul. She got into acting relatively late but won many awards. Min-jung is married to Lee Byung-hun and has a son together. Min-jung is known to be a great cook.

  • Birthday: February 16, 1982
  • Height: 165cm
  • K-dramas: Everything About My Relationship, Fate and anger, I went there once, Lunch Box
  • Movies: Dream 2, Dance, Cut the Vein, Wonderful Radio
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Soo Ae (수애)

soo ae korean actress

Soo Ae was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her hobbies are swimming and tennis. She almost became a member of a K-pop idol group.

  • Birthday: September 16, 1979
  • Height: 168cm
  • K-dramas: A Thousand-day Promise, The Man Who Lives in My House, Mask, Peacock City
  • Movies: You Are Far Away, National Team 2, Cold, Upper-class Society
  • Profile: studiosantaent

Lee Sung-kyung (이성경)

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The beautiful Korean actress Lee Sung-kyung started her career from modeling. She has been in multiple commercials and has modeled for Chanel, Elle, Bazaar, and more.

  • Birthday: August 10, 1990
  • Height: 173cm
  • K-dramas: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, Doctors, I Went There Once, Shooting Star
  • Movies: Troll, Wrestler, Heart Attack, Girl Cops
  • Social Media Accounts: instagram

Seo Hyun-jin (서현진)

seo hyun jin korean actress

Seo Hyun-jin was born in Seoul. She debuted her career as a lead vocalist and dancer in the girl group Milk. After the group broke up, she started acting in dramas, musicals, commercials, and movies.

  • Birthday: February 27, 1985
  • Height:  172cm
  • K-dramas: You Are My Spring, Record of Youth, Dr. Romantic, Goddess of Fire
  • Movies: Cassiopeia, Mystery Pink, Because I love you, Story Of Wine, Love me not
  • Social Media Accounts: twitter, fan page

Bae Doo-na (배두나)

Korean Actress Bae Du-na
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Bae Doo-na made her acting debut in 1999 with the Korean drama “School,” in which she played a mysterious and unique character. This performance garnered her attention both in South Korea and internationally, leading to roles in Japanese and Hollywood films. She appeared in the Korean remake of the famous Japanese film “Ring,” and played the role of a high school national archery team representative who fights a monster in Bong Joon-ho’s film “The Host,” which gained her recognition among general audiences. She has since starred in Japanese films alongside acclaimed directors such as Rinda Rinda Rinda and Air Doll, as well as Hollywood films such as Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending. Bae Du-na’s role as Seo-bi in the Netflix original series “Kingdom” marked her first historical drama work.

  • Birthday: October 11, 1979
  • Height:  170.5 cm
  • K-dramas: School, Gloria, Sense8, Stranger, Kingdom, The Silent Sea
  • Movies: The Ring Virus, Linda Linda Linda, Air Doll, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, The Tunnel
  • Social Media Accounts: Instagram

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