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The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time 

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June 9, 2020 5.9k votes 331 voters 1.6k views 80 items

Here are the top leading ladies of South Korea. While all beautiful women, we're ranking the most talented Korean actresses ever. Whether you're looking for the highest paid stars or the prettiest Korean actresses, this list of famous Korean actresses includes older actors over 40 as well as new and young celebs. Appearing in films, Korean dramas, and international media, some of the most popular Korean actresses include Jun Ji-hyun, Bae Doona, Song Hye-kyo, and Park Shin-hye.

Vote up the top South Korean actresses, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Park Shin-hye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Heirs (2013), Pinocchio (2014), Memories of the Alhambra (2018), You Are Beautiful (2009), Doctors (2016)

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Gong Hyo-jin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

It's Okay, That's Love (2014), Master's Sun (2013), The Producers (2015), When the Camellia Blooms (2019), The Greatest Love (2011)

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Kim Young Ok is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time
Kim Young-ok

The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), Boys Over Flowers (2009), Coffee Prince (2007), Witch's Love (2018), Dear My Friends (2016)

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Kim Hye-soo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Signal (2016), Coin Locker Girl (2015), Hyena (2020), Tazza: The High Rollers (2006), A Special Lady (2017)

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Son Ye-jin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Crash Landing on You (2019), Spellbound (2011), A Moment to Remember (2004), Something in the Rain (2018), Personal Taste (2010)

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IU is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Hotel Del Luna (2019), My Mister (2018), Dream High (2011), The Producers (2015)

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Jun Ji-hyun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), My Love from Another Star (2013), My Sassy Girl (2001), Assassination (2015), Windstruck (2004)

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Kim Hye-ja is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Mother (2009), Dear My Friends (2016), Princess Hours (2006), The Light in Your Eyes (2019), How to Steal a Dog (2014)

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Ha Ji-won is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Secret Garden (2010), The King 2 Hearts (2012), The Empress Ki (2013), Hwang Jin Yi (2006), 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)

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Park So-dam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Parasite (2019), Cinderella and the Four Knights (2016), A Beautiful Mind (2016), The Priests (2015), The Silenced (2015)

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Go Ah-sung is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

The Host (2006), Snowpiercer (2013), Life on Mars (2018), Heard It Through the Grapevine (2015), The Beauty Inside (2015)

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Park Min-young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), Healer (2014), Seven Day Queen (2017), City Hunter (2011), Dr. Jin (2012)

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Han Ji-min is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Miss Baek (2018), One Spring Night (2019), Familiar Wife (2018), The Age of Shadows (2016), Rooftop Prince (2012)

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Jang Na-ra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Hello Monster (2015), Go Back Couple (2017), School (2012), The Last Empress (2018), Oh My Baby (2020)

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Kim Go-eun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time
Kim Go-eun

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Tune in for Love (2019), The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), Cheese in the Trap (2016), Coin Locker Girl (2015)

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Kim Tae-hee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (2013), Hi Bye, Mama! (2020), Yong Pal (2015), My Princess (2011), Stairway to Heaven (2003)

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Song Hye-kyo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Descendants of the Sun (2016), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), The Grandmaster, (2013), Full House (2004), Hwang Jin Yi (2007)

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Seo Ji-hye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Crash Landing on You (2019), Punch (2014), Black Knight (2017), Jealousy Incarnate (2016), 49 Days (2011)

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Kim Hee-sun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

The Lady in Dignity (2017), The Myth (2005), Faith (2012), Wonderful Days (2014), Room No. 9 (2018)

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Han Ga-in is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), Architecture 101 (2012), Mistress (2018), Bad Boy (2010), Once Upon a Time in High School: The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004)

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Kim So-eun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Boys Over Flowers (2009), The Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015), Mourning Grave (2014), The Show Must Go On (2007), Perfect Bride (2016)

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Kang So-ra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time
Kang So-ra

Sunny (2011), Doctor Stranger (2014), Dream High (2012), Revolutionary Love (2017),  My Paparotti (2013)

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Lee Da-hae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

My Girl (2005), Chuno (2010), Hotel King (2014), Good Witch (2018), Iris 2 (2013)

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Bae Suzy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Gu Family Book (2013), Vagabond (2019), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), Dream High (2011), Architecture 101 (2012)

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Lee Bo-young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), A Dirty Carnival (2006), Mother (2018), Whisper (2017), When My Love Blooms (2020)