The Best K-Drama Actresses Of All Time

Over 2.3K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best K-Drama Actresses Of All Time
Latest additions: Lee Se-young, Shin Hye-Sun
Most divisive: Kim Hye-soo

If you're deciding on good Korean shows to watch, try the ones featuring the best Korean drama actresses of all time. Including some of the most talented actresses in South Korea, this list of famous K-drama women also features singers, models, and K-pop idols who've had prominent roles on TV. Song Hye-kyo, Son Ye-jin, and Park Bo-young are just a few of the most popular (and beautiful) Korean drama stars.

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

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  • IU
    985 votes

    IU, the reigning queen of Korean dramas, has set her mark on the television industry through her impeccable acting skills. Stealing hearts with her performance in the widely acclaimed drama My Ahjussi, she further cemented her status as a leading lady in Hotel Del Luna. Her ability to effortlessly emote and bring complex characters to life has garnered her a massive fan following.

  • Son Ye-jin
    838 votes

    Son Ye-jin is a talented and prolific actress known for her captivating performances in Korean dramas such as Something in the Rain and Summer Scent. Her natural charm and effortless chemistry with her co-stars, particularly in the recent hit drama Crash Landing on You, have propelled her to the forefront of the industry.

  • Park Bo-young
    610 votes

    Park Bo-young graced our screens with her flawless acting in unforgettable dramas such as Oh My Ghost and Strong Woman Do Bong-soon. Her innate versatility allows her to fully embody diverse characters, leaving a lasting impact on viewers and attaining widespread popularity.

  • Park Min-young

    Park Min-young has emerged as a compelling actress who’s taken the television scene by storm. With her breakout role in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, she continued to win hearts in dramas like City Hunter and What's Wrong with Secretary Kim. Graceful and wildly talented, she’s proved her worth as an A-list star.

  • Lee Sung-kyung

    Lee Sung-kyung is an enchanting actress who possesses the uncanny ability to immerse herself in an array of challenging roles. From Cheese in the Trap to Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo, she consistently captivates audiences with her infectious charisma.

  • Kim Ji-won

    Kim Ji-won

    380 votes

    Kim Ji-won is an immensely talented actress, known for her impeccable acting in dramas such as Descendants of the Sun and Fight for My Way. With her undeniable charisma and versatility, she's become a household name in the Korean entertainment industry.