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Style, elegance, beauty and talent - these 5 Korean actresses have it all

Writer: Nisa Irina

Not only are these Korean stars beautiful, but they're talented too! We've been lucky to have so many good K-dramas and Korean movies gracing our screens, and here are our picks for our top 5 actresses.

Song Hye-Kyo

Name: Song Hye-kyo
Birthdate: November 22, 1981 (40 years old)

Trivia:

  • Growing up, Hye-Kyo wanted to be an athlete and had trained to be a figure skater
  • Dated top actors; Lee Byung-Hun and Hyun Bin
  • Married her "Descendants of the Sun" co-star Song Joong-Ki in October 2017, known as the 'Song-Song Couple', but they divorced in July 2019
  • Dramas such as "Autumn in My Heart" (2000), "My Girl And I" (2005) and "Full House" (2004), "That Winter, the Wind Blows" (2013), "Descendants of the Sun" (2016), and "Encounter" (2018) catapulted her to superstar status
  • Won two Grand Prize (Daesang) and other prestigious awards such as APAN Star Awards, SBS Drama Awards, KBS Drama Awards and Korean Film Awards

 


Song Hye-Kyo can speak 5 languages; Korean, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese


"Encounter"


"Full House"

Park Shin-Hye

Name: Park Shin-hye
Birthdate: February 18, 1990 (31 years old)

Trivia:

  • She's a baseball fan and earned the nickname Randy-Shin Hye due to her left-hand pitching skills (Randy Johnson is a well-known American left-handed baseball pitcher)
  • Been dating "So I Married an Anti-Fan" actor Choi Tae-Joon since 2017
  • Gained recognition for starring in dramas "Stairway to Heaven" (2003), "Tree of Heaven" (2006), "The Heirs" (2013), "Pinocchio" (2014), "Doctors" (2016), "Memories of the Alhambra" (2018), "Sisyphus: The Myth" (2021), with hit films "Miracle in Cell No. 7" (2013), "My Annoying Brother" (2016) and "The Call" (2020)
  • Won three Baeksang Art Awards, Fantasia Award at the 17th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and a number of awards at the KBS Drama Awards, SBS Drama Awards, MBC Entertainment Awards, Asia Rainbow TV Awards and Asia Artist Awards

 


Park Shin-Hye is also known for her talents in singing, dancing and playing musical instruments


"Sisyphus: The Myth"


"The Heirs"

Park Bo-Young

Name: Park Bo-young
Birthdate: February 12, 1990 (age 31 years)

Trivia:

  • Bo-Young revealed that she was bullied in school because she gained attention just for being an actress
  • She plays the piano and guitar and can sing too
  • Known for her leading roles in hit films and dramas such as "Scandal Makers", "A Werewolf Boy" (2012), "On Your Wedding Day" (2018), "Oh My Ghost" (2015), "Strong Woman Bong-Soon" (2017), "Abyss" (2019) and "Doom at Your Service (2021)
  • Won two Baeksang Art Awards, as well as the SBS Drama Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Grand Bell Awards, Mnet 20's Choice Awards, The Seoul Awards, Style Icon Asia, APAN Star Awards and many more

 


Park Bo-Young is set to star in "Concrete Utopia" alongside Lee Byung-Hun and Park Seo-Joon


"Strong Woman Bong-Soon"


"Doom at Your Service"

Bae Suzy

Name: Bae Su-ji
Birthdate: October 10, 1994 (27 years old)

Trivia:

  • Was dubbed 'Nation's first love' in Korea after starring in the film "Architecture 101", and a 'CF Queen' (Commercial Film Queen)
  • Dated famous actors; Lee Min-Ho and Lee Dong-Wook
  • Known for her roles in popular dramas; "Dream High" (2011), "Uncontrollably Fond" (2016), "While You Were Sleeping" (2017), "Vagabond" (2019) and "Start-Up" (2020)
  • Besides winning four Baeksang Art Awards, on a number of recognition such as Blue Dragon Film Awards, KBS Drama Awards, Asia Artist Awards, Melon Music Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards and SBS Drama Awards

 


Suzy was a member of the Kpop girl group, Miss A


"Start Up"


"Vagabond"

Jun Ji-Hyun

Name: Jun Ji-hyun
Birthdate: October 30, 1981 (40 years old)

Trivia:

  • Known by her English name Gianna Jun
  • Married non-celeb husband, Choi Joon-Hyuk in 2012 and have two sons
  • Rose to fame for her role in "My Sassy Girl" (2001), "My Love from the Star" (2013–2014) and "Legend of the Blue Sea" (2016–2017), as well as hit films "Il Mare" (2000), "Windstruck (2004), "The Thieves" (2012), "The Berlin File" (2013) and "Assassination" (2015)
  • Received many prestigious recognitions, including Baeksang Art Awards (Daesang) and (Best Actress (TV)), Grand Bell Awards, SBS Drama Awards (Daesang), President's Award at the 6th Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, as well as Korea Tourism Awards

 


Jun Ji-Hyun's childhood dream was to become a flight attendant, but she gave up the
dream after a scary flight experience


She stars in Netflix's "Kingdom: Ashin of the North", alongside her "Assassination"
co-star Park Byung-Eun


Won Best Couple Award at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards with her "Legend of the Blue Sea" co-star Lee Min-Ho

Cinema Online, 03 August 2021

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