Top 10 Best Korean Actresses of All Time

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Korea is famous for its most attractive actors. This list includes well-known Korean actresses of all time who have been recognized for their outstanding acting abilities in South Korean dramas and movies in which they have appeared. Let's find out the best South Korean actresses with Toplist in this article!

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Jeon Do-yeon

Jeon Do Yeon is a famous actress, considered a senior in the Korean film world. She has been acting since 1990 when she was 17 years old. Jeon Do Yeon is remembered by the audience not because of the "color of heaven and earth", but because of her excellent acting ability and characterization.


During her artistic path, Jeon Do Yeon brought her nearly 70 awards and many nominations. In particular, in the collection of these prestigious awards was the Best Actress award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in 2007, becoming the pride of Korean cinema. Additionally, she also won Best Actress at the 1st Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2007 for her performance in Lee Chang-dong's film named Secret Sunshine.


Because of her film choices, Jeon is not as widely popular with South Korean audiences as some other stars, but she is widely respected and celebrated for her acting abilities, and many young actresses have cited her as a role model.

Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
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Yoon Yuh-jung

Youn Yuh-jung (born June 19, 1947) is a South Korean actress with a five-decade career in film and television. Her awards include an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and a Critics' Choice Movie Award nomination. She has appeared in a number of South Korean television shows and films.


Youn was a rising star in South Korea by the late 1960s, winning several awards for her performance in Woman of Fire (1971). She took a break from acting for several years before returning in the late 1980s. Youn is best known for her roles in the South Korean films The Housemaid (2010), The Taste of Money (2012), The Bacchus Lady (2016), and Canola (2016). She is also known for her roles as the matriarch in the South Korean family drama series Men of the Bath House (1995), Be Strong Geum Soon (2005), Daughters-in-Law (2007), My Husband Got a Family (2012), and Dear My Friends (2016).


She received international acclaim for her performance in Minari (2020). Her portrayal of Soon-ja in the film earned her the distinction of being the first Korean actress to win a Screen Actors Guild Award, Indie Spirit Award, British Academy Film Award, and Academy Award, as well as the first to be nominated for a Critics' Choice Movie Award, all in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Yoon Yuh-jung
Yoon Yuh-jung
Yoon Yuh-jung
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Kim Hye-soo

Actress Kim Hye Soo is considered the "big sister" of the Korean entertainment industry. She officially started acting at the age of 16. This first role immediately brought her the first Best New Actress award at the 23rd Baeksang Arts Awards. Since then, the "big sister" of kimchi has always devoted herself to the art of the country with works that leave a deep impression on the audience.


Kim Hye Soo does not limit herself to one type of role. She is willing to change to renew herself. It is the makeover in acting that makes Kim Hye Soo's name more interesting in the eyes of the audience even though she has been in the profession for more than 30 years. Her performances in films such as Tazza: The High Rollers (2006), The Thieves (2012), Coin Locker Girl (2015), and Familyhood (2016), as well as television series Signal (2016) and Hyena (2020), have been recognized and loved.

Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
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Son Ye-jin

Son Ye Jin is a South Korean actress. She rose to prominence with the commercially successful The Classic and Summer Scent in 2003, which was followed by the commercially successful A Moment to Remember (2004) and April Snow (2005). Her early film roles earned her the title "Nation's First Love" in Korea.


Six Baeksang Arts Awards, four Grand Bell Awards, six Blue Dragon Film Awards, and one Asia Pacific Film Festival have been bestowed upon her. Throughout her career, Son has received a total of 50 awards and commendations, including 25 acting awards. She is also the youngest actress to have completed the "Grand Slam" of Korean film acting by receiving three major Korean film awards for Best Actress (Baeksang, Grand Bell, and Blue Dragon).


She has appeared in films such as Alone in Love (2006), My Wife Got Married (2008), The Pirates (2014), The Truth Beneath and The Last Princess (2016), and The Negotiation (2018). She's also appeared in the critically acclaimed TV dramas Personal Taste (2010), Something in the Rain (2018), and Crash Landing on You (2019–2020).

Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin
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Kim Hye-ja

Kim Hye-ja is a South Korean humanitarian and actress. Kim is best known to South Korean audiences as the archetypal mother figure in popular television series such as Country Diaries, What Is Love?, My Mother's Sea, and Roses and Beansprouts, but she received international critical acclaim for her performance in the 2009 noir thriller, Mother. She also received critical acclaim in 2019 for her performance in The Light in Your Eyes.


Despite winning Best Actress at the Manila International Film Festival in 1983 for Late Autumn and occasionally appearing in stage plays and musicals, Kim Hye-ja spent the majority of her career on television. She is the only person to have won the Daesang ("Grand Prize", or highest award) at the MBC Drama Awards three times in 1988, 1992, and 1999. Kim is the first and only person to have won the Daesang at the Baeksang Arts Awards four times in 1979, 1989, 2009, and 2019.

Kim Hye-ja
Kim Hye-ja
Kim Hye-ja
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Gong Hyo-jin

South Korean actress Gong Hyo-jin is best known for her leading role in the 2008 film Crush and Blush, as well as her popular television show, Sang Doo! Let's Go to School (2003), Thank You (2007), Pasta (2010), The Greatest Love (2011), Master's Sun (2013), It's Okay, That's Love (2014), The Producers (2015), Don't Dare to Dream (2016) and When the Camellia Blooms (2019). Because of her successful portrayals in her rom-com dramas, she is regarded as the queen of romantic comedies.


Gong's reputation as a serious actress was cemented by strong performances in a variety of roles, but Crush and Blush in 2008 would be her most high-profile film to date. Gong starred in the black comedy as a misanthropic antiheroine with an unattractively blushing red face, frizzy hair, dowdy clothes, and a chronic case of inferiority complex and hopeless delusion.


In Korea, she received numerous acting awards, including Best Actress trophies from the Korean Film Awards, Director's Cut Awards, and Women in Film Korea Awards. She was also nominated for Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards, as well as the New York Asian Film Festival's Rising Star Award.

Gong Hyo-jin
Gong Hyo-jin
Gong Hyo-jin
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Ha Ji-won

Ha Ji-won is best known for his roles in the historical dramas Damo (2003), Hwang Jini (2006), and Empress Ki (2013), as well as the melodrama Something Happened in Bali (2004), the romantic comedy series Secret Garden (2010), The King 2 Hearts (2012) and the medical drama Hospital Ship (2017). She has appeared in a number of films and television series and is one of South Korea's most sought-after and critically acclaimed actresses, particularly for her versatility in portraying characters in a variety of genres such as action, comedy, horror, drama, sports, and medical.


Ha Ji-won was awarded the prestigious Best Actress at the Grimae Awards, the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 2006 KBS Drama Awards, the Best Actress Award at the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards, the 46th Baeksang Arts Awards, the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards,... for her role.

Ha Ji-won
Ha Ji-won
Ha Ji-won
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Kim Hee-ae

Kim Hee-ae made her acting debut in the film The First Day of the Twentieth Year in 1983. Beyond the Mountains (1991) and Sons and Daughters (1992) were two of her most significant dramas during this period, for which she received the highest award at the MBC Drama Awards and the Baeksang Arts Awards, known as the Daesang ("Grand Prize").


In 2003, she received critical acclaim for two consecutive hit dramas. Her performance as the perfect wife and mother who is diagnosed with a terminal illness in Perfect Love earned her another Daesang from the Baeksang Arts Awards. Her third collaboration with Kim Soo-hyun was 2007's My Husband's Woman, in which she was cast against type as a sexy woman having an affair with her best friend's husband, in contrast to her previous saintly characters. The adultery drama was a hit, with a peak viewership rating of 38.7 percent, and Kim won the Daesang award at the Korea Drama Awards and the SBS Drama Awards for the second time.


Recently, she made her television comeback in the smash-hit drama The World of the Married, a remake of the British television series Doctor Foster, in 2020. The drama series is the highest-rated Korean drama in the history of cable television. Kim received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Ji Sun-woo in the series.

Kim Hee-ae
Kim Hee-ae
Kim Hee-ae
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Lee Young-ae

Lee Young-ae rose to prominence in South Korea following his performance in the historical drama Dae Jang Geum. She received the Daesang (Grand Prize) award as well as the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards. Dae Jang Geum's fame catapulted Lee to pan-Asian stardom as one of the biggest Hallyu stars.

Lee then appeared in Park Chan-wook's The Vengeance Trilogy third installment, Sympathy For Lady Vengeance. For her performance in the film, she was named Best Actress at the 2005 Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 2006 Baeksang Art Awards. Lee was also invited to sit on the jury bench of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2006, making her the first Korean actress to be chosen as a jury member of the international film festival.


In particular, in 2015, at the 10th Seoul International Television Awards, Lee Young-Ae was honored with the Grand Prize of Hallyu (Award recognizing merit as well as a great contribution to the Hallyu wave) by famous projects and great contributions in spreading Korean culture, influence, and image to the world.

Lee Young-ae
Lee Young-ae
Lee Young-ae
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Han Ji-min

Han Ji-min (born November 5, 1982) is a famous South Korean actress. In the field of acting, actress Han Ji-min always amazes the audience with her flexible and ingenious transformation. In addition, she always creates a beautiful impression with the image of a confident, charming, and very kind girl.


After two small roles in All In and Dae Jang Geum, Ji-min had her breakthrough role in the 2005 revenge drama series Resurrection. She then went on to take on the lead role in two historical dramas. historical Capital Scandal and Yi San, modern dramas Cain and Abel and Padam Padam; romantic dramas The Attic Prince, Familiar Wife, and Dazzling.


Thanks to the movie "Miss Baek" in 2018, she won the Best Actress award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Baeksang Arts Awards - two of the three most prestigious awards in Korean cinema (usually called "Grand Slam") along with many awards at other major film festivals.

Han Ji-min
Han Ji-min
Han Ji-min


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