Best South Korean Actressesby d_smojver | created - 09 Apr 2012 | updated - 18 Apr 2018 | Public
This is the list of best South Korean actresses, in my opinion! First 30 of them were listed by quality of their acting (because they are really great), and the others were listed in alphabetical order.
I watched more than 200 South Korean movies, so I think I'm pretty relevant to make such a list like this. But, you are free to give me some suggestions if I missed some important women.
Enjoy the list!
My other lists:
Best South Korean Actors
Most Handsome South Korean Actors
Most Prettiest South Korean Actresses
ck] Best South Korean Directors ck]
1. Do-yeon Jeon
Actress | Hanyo
Jeon Do-yeon spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant star status with her film debut opposite Han Seok-gyu in The Contact. She has since gone on to take a wide variety of roles, from her performance as a schoolgirl in Harmonium in My Memory to that of a wife having ...
3. Ye-jin Son
Actress | Nae meorisokui jiwoogae
As of her debut in South Korean films, Ye-jin Son became one of the stars of Chungmoore, the Korean Hollywood, notably appearing in the beautiful "Drunk on Women and Poetry" by the master Kwan-taek Im. In "April Snow", directed by Jin-ho Hur (2005), she questioned her pure innocent girl image, ...
7. Ji-hyun Jun
Actress | Yeopgijeogin geunyeo
Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her ...
11. Doona Bae
Actress | Cloud Atlas
Doona Bae was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her mother, Hwa-Young Kim, is a stage actress. Bae started out as a model. She soon moved to T.V. and movies, and it proved the right move. Her first movie was Ring (1999). Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) (aka "Barking Dogs Never Bite") and Take Care of My ...
15. Ji-won Ha
Actress | Hwang Jin Yi
South Korean fresh face Ha Ji-won is a very talented actress. She first came to theater in 2000 and won an award for best new actress. Her big break was "Sex is zero" and "True or Dare". In 2003, she was cast as Chae-oak in the famous Korean TV drama "Damo" and was stated as South Korean's most ...
17. Yunjin Kim
Actress | Lost
Yunjin Kim (born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-American film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, and as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. She also starred as Dr. Karen Kim in ...
20. Geun-young Moon
Actress | Janghwa, Hongryeon
Moon Geun-Young was born on May 6, 1987 in Gwangju, South Korea. Her immediate family consists of parents and one younger sister. Moon Geun-Young began her acting career from a young age as a child actor. During the third grade of her elementary school, Moon Geun-Young performed in her school's ...
24. Eun-ju Lee
Actress | Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo
Born in Gunsan, North Jeolla, Lee made her debut in 1997. She was a popular actress, starring in the hit movie Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo in 2004.
On the night of February 22, 2005, only a few days after her graduation from Dankook University, Lee suddenly committed suicide at her apartment room in ...
27. Yeong-ae Lee
Actress | Chinjeolhan geumjassi
Yeong-ae Lee was born on January 31, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea as Lee Young-Ae. She is an actress, known for Lady Vengeance (2005), One Fine Spring Day (2001) and The Great Jang-Geum (2003). She has been married to Jeong Ho-young since August 24, 2009. They have two children.
36. Hyo-Joo Han
Actress | Byuti insaideu
Han Hyo-Joo (born February 22, 1987 Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province) is a South Korean film and television actress. She is best known for her leading roles in television drama series: Bomui walcheu (2006) (2006); Shining Inheritance (2009) (2009); Dong Yi (2010)(2010) and W: Two Worlds (2016) ...
42. Yu-mi Jung
Actress | Busanhaeng
Yu-mi Jung is a South Korean actress. She is best known for Silenced (2011), and Train to Busan (2016).
Jung was born on January 18, 1983 in South Korea. Her filmography also includes the films Family Ties (2006), Chaw (2009), My Dear Desperado (2010), Oki's Movie (2010), and Our Sunhi (2013).
54. Tae-ri Kim
Actress | Ah-ga-ssi
Tae-ri Kim is a South Korean actress. Kim started her career appearing in theater productions and modelling in TV adverts. She made her feature film debut in Park Chan-wook's film The Handmaiden (2016) where she was chosen from among 1,500 candidates who auditioned for the role. Park's first ...
61. Bo-young Lee
Actress | Biyeolhan geori
Bo-young Lee was born on January 12, 1979 in South Korea. She is an actress, known for A Dirty Carnival (2006), I Hear Your Voice (2013) and Once Upon a Time in Corea (2008). She has been married to Seong Ji since September 27, 2013. They have two children.
80. Bo-Young Park
Actress | Kwa-sok-seu-kaen-deul
Park Bo-Yeong (Bo-Yeong Park), whose father is Sergeant Major of the Army, was born in Jeungpyeong in Chungcheong Province of South Korea. She started acting when she was in middle school as a member of video production club. She entered Dankook University, Department of Theater and Film. Her ...
85. Shin-Hye Park
Actress | 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul
Park Shin-hye was born in Gwangju, but raised in Paju, South Korea. Shin Hye Studied music, theater and singing in Chung-Ang University, Korea. Shin-hye made her acting debut in a Korean drama series, Stairway to heaven. She later on gained her popularity through another Korean series, You're ...
90. Min-a Shin
Actress | Dalkomhan insaeng
Shin Min-A, born April 5th, 1984 with birth name Yang Min-A, is a popular South Korean actress & model. Her family consists of a father, mother, older sister & brother. In middle school, Min-A took a picture with her friends on a school picnic and sent the photo to teen magazine KiKi. From that ...
91. Se-Kyung Shin
Actress | Yungnyong-i Nareusya
Se-Kyung Shin is an actress from South Korea. She is also a singer and model. She is famous in South Korean film industries. She started her film career as an child actress. She is a beautiful actress and has strong acting skill. She also worked in TV series in South Korea.
92. Hye-Kyo Song
Actress | Yi dai zong shi
Song Hye-Kyo is a Korean actress. She gained popularity in Asia through her leading roles in television dramas Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), Descendants of the Sun (2016) and Encounter (2018). Her film work includes Hwang Jin Yi (...
93. Ji-Hyo Song
Actress | Sinsegye
Song Ji-hyo is a South Korean TV and film actress. She is well known for her portrayal of ballerina Min Hyo Rin in Princess Hours, Lady Ye So-ya in MBC Jumong and as the Queen in A Frozen Flower.
Song Ji-hyo was co-MC with Heechul of Super Junior on SBS's weekly live music show Inkigayo, from 11 ...