The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses People
Ultimate List
48  items 33,879 votes 4,186 voters 362,454 views more info

The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses

List Criteria: Korean-born actresses in film and TV

List of the hottest, most glamorous and beautiful actresses from Korea. Since the late 1990s, South Korea has had a very robust and popular domestic film industry. (This was due, in some ways, to the South Korean government's "screen quota" policy, limiting the number of foreign films that can play in Korean movie theaters in a given year, and thus forcing Korean theaters to book more films made locally.) Naturally, this sudden interest in Korean cinema has given rise to a new class of internationally recognized, beautiful Korean actresses. Among the most popular are Kim Yoo-jin (who goes by the stage name "Eugene" in the West), a former Korean pop singer who has transitioned into a film and TV actress, and Shin Min-a, a former model who featured in the martial arts comedy "Volcano High," later re-made by MTV with a cast of hip-hop stars.

Many of the most successful films on the Korean peninsula have made their way to Western audiences, including the action films "Shiri" and "Joint Security Area," bringing international acclaim and attention to numerous Korean filmmakers for the first time in decades. Filmmakers such as Kim Ki Duk (a favorite at film festivals) and Park Chan-wook (whose popular "Vengeance" trilogy includes the breakthrough hit "Oldboy") in particular have benefited from increased attention from international audiences.
  • 34 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 29
    Up 247
    Down 265

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1980

    open
  2. 20
    Up 423
    Down 297

    1982

    open
  3. 44
    Up 108
    Down 289

    1980

    open
  4. 11
    Up 445
    Down 364

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1982

    open
  5. 19
    Up 371
    Down 423

    often listed 1978

    open
  6. 22
    Up 405
    Down 306

    1982

    open
  7. 40
    Up 29
    Down 30

    1999

    open
  8. 7
    Up 598
    Down 476

    1978

    open
  9. 48
    Up 58
    Down 90

    added by ChEl0t77 1981

    open
  10. 42
    Up 160
    Down 192

    1981

    open
  11. 10
    Up 572
    Down 315

    1982

    open
  12. 36
    Up 192
    Down 294

    1984

    open
  13. 18
    Up 559
    Down 294

    1984

    open
  14. 6
    Up 554
    Down 359

    1981

    open
  15. 17
    Up 458
    Down 202

    1981

    open
  16. 37
    Up 91
    Down 91

    added by HaZZzziDude 1980

    open
  17. 34
    Up 302
    Down 243

    1993

    open
  18. 23
    Up 349
    Down 232

    1988

    open
  19. 24
    Up 395
    Down 167

    added by moomicki 1994

    open
  20. 30
    Up 297
    Down 235

    1990

    open
  21. 21
    Up 372
    Down 245

    1987

    open
  22. 13
    Up 437
    Down 278

    1981

    open
  23. 35
    Up 266
    Down 222

    1978

    open
  24. 3
    Up 897
    Down 371

    1980

    open
  25. 32
    Up 283
    Down 253

    1984

    open
  26. 39
    Up 145
    Down 258

    1971

    open
  27. 16
    Up 359
    Down 357

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1987

    open
  28. 5
    Up 775
    Down 337

    1982

    open
  29. 41
    Up 192
    Down 142

    1981

    open
  30. 4
    Up 853
    Down 476

    1986

    open
  31. 2
    Up 960
    Down 399

    1989

    open
  32. 9
    Up 706
    Down 325

    1986

    open
  33. 14
    Up 452
    Down 314

    1989

    open
  34. 38
    Up 211
    Down 202

    1987

    open
  35. 26
    Up 246
    Down 338

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1990

    open
  36. 46
    Up 106
    Down 237

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1982

    open
  37. 33
    Up 388
    Down 234

    added by MartinusDoanx 1976

    open
  38. 25
    Up 359
    Down 200

    1988

    open
  39. 8
    Up 897
    Down 318

    ranked low on reranks 1990

    open
  40. 31
    Up 344
    Down 226

    added by HaroldStrifeFelipe 1989 1989 April 18

    open
  41. 1
    Up 1273
    Down 458

    the people's #1 & most listed 1984

    open
  42. 15
    Up 542
    Down 283

    1984

    open
  43. 28
    Up 400
    Down 190

    1990

    open
  44. 47
    Up 285
    Down 188

    ranked low on reranks & added by HaroldStrifeFelipe 1989 1989 Aug 1

    open
  45. 27
    Up 433
    Down 224

    added by Cindy1 1961

    open
  46. 12
    Up 587
    Down 277

    1993

    open
  47. 45
    Up 126
    Down 247

    1981

    open
  48. 43
    Up 140
    Down 215

    Hong Soo Hyeon

    open
49 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists