The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses

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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. Famous 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. These directors have helped raise awareness of a number of celebrity women from Korea.

This gallery of hot South Korean celebrities includes photos of the most beautiful women on the peninsula. Vote up you favorites, and be sure to add anyone who is missing. 
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    Yoon Eun-hye

    Yoon Eun-hye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer, Entertainer
    • Credits: Lie to Me, Princess Hours, The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, The Legend of Seven Cutter, The Knitting, + more
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    Kim Tae-hee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: My Princess, Iris: The Movie, The Restless, Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love, + more
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    Park Min-young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, The Cat, City Hunter, Healer
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    Kim So-eun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Namyangju, South Korea
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Boys Over Flowers, Voices, A Thousand Kisses, Fly, Daddy, + more
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    Song Hye-kyo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: The Grandmaster, Full House, That Winter, the Wind Blows, The Crossing
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    Park Shin-hye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Miracle in Cell No. 7, Heirs, You Are Beautiful, Cyrano Agency
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    Eugene

    Eugene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Unstoppable Marriage, Romantic Island, Save the Last Dance for Me, King of Baking, Kim Takgu, + more
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    Ha Ji-won

    Ha Ji-won is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses
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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Boryeong, South Korea
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Phone, Sex Is Zero, Tidal Wave, As One
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