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The Best Korean Actresses Of All Time

Updated September 13, 2021 25.6k votes 1.4k voters 10k views82 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.

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

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

    #9 of 158 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like#53 of 140 The Best KPop Singers of All Time#6 of 85 K-pop Idols Who Are YouTubers

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

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

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

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

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    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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    Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Oh My Ghost (2015), Scandal Makers (2008), A Werewolf Boy (2012), Abyss (2019)

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

    #14 of 51 The Best JYP Entertainment Artists Ever, Ranked#70 of 127 The Best K-Pop Solo Artists#8 of 74 The Best K-Drama Actresses Of All Time

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    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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    Love Alarm (2019), Bring It On, Ghost (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016)

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

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

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    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016), Dr. Romantic 2 (2020), Cheese in the Trap (2016), Doctors (2016), Miss & Mrs. Cops (2019)

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    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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    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Touch Your Heart (2019), My Secret Hotel (2014), My Love from Another Star (2013), One More Happy Ending (2016)

    #6 of 19 The Most Beautiful South Korean Actresses#18 of 38 The Most Beautiful Korean Actresses

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

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    Oh My Venus (2015), A Bittersweet Life (2005), My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010), Tale of Arang (2012), Tomorrow, With You (2017)

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    Parasite (2019), Mr. Sunshine (2018), Oh My Ghost (2015), A Taxi Driver (2017) Strangers from Hell (2019), My Holo Love (2020)

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

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    Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016), The Chaser (2008), Commitment (2013), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), Thread of Lies (2014)

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    Mischievous Kiss (2010), Because This Is My First Life (2017), The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018), The Sound of Your Heart (2016), Father Is Strange (2017)

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

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    Fight for My Way (2017), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Heirs (2013), Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018)

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