17 Korean Drama Actresses That Made Us Love K-Drama!

January 9, 2016
We talked about the Korean actors that made us love Korean dramas. Now, these are the Korean actresses that got us addicted to watching K-Dramas on the regular:

17. Kim Tae Hee

Born on 29 March 1980, Kim Tae Hee is best known for her lead role in dramas such as Stairway to Heaven, Love Story in Harvard, Iris, My Princess, Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love and Yong-pal.

16. Kang So Ra

Kang So Ra made her acting debut in the 2009 horror movie 4th Period Mystery. She is popular for her character in the series Dream High 2 (2012), Ugly Alert(2013), medical drama Doctor Stranger (2014), workplace dramedy Misaeng (2014), and romantic comedy Warm and Cozy (2015).

15. Uhm Jung-hwa

Uhm Jung Hwa is considered to be one of the most influential women in the Korean entertainment industry. Many Korean female artists recognize her as a role model. She is popular for her character in the movies Seducing Mr Perfect and Venus Talk and series Witch’s Romance (2014) and He Who Can’t Marry (2007).

14. Lee Bo Young

Lee Bo Young is a veteran actress best known for starring in the television dramas My Daughter Seo-young (2012) and I Can Hear Your Voice (2013).

13. Han Hyo Joo

Han Hyo Joo is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas, Brilliant Legacy (2009) and Dong Yi (2010), as well as the film Cold Eyes (2013).

12. Bae Suzy

Bae Suzy was born October 10, 1994 and is best known for her roles as Go Hye-mi in Dream High, Jang Ma-ri in Big and Dam Yeo-wool in Gu Family Book. She is a member of the girl group miss A.

11. Song Hye-kyo

Song Hye-kyo is a veteran Kdrama actress who gained popularity through television dramas such as Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), and That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013).

10. Moon Geun-young

Moon Geun began modeling at the age of 10, then made her acting debut in 1999 as a child actress. She first rose to stardom through her role as the young Eun-suh in the hugely popular television drama series Autumn in My Heart (2000), followed by a well-received turn in Kim Jee-woon‘s critically acclaimed horror film A Tale of Two Sisters (2003).

9. Yoon Eun-hye

Yoon Eun Hye first came to the limelight in 1999 with the popular K-pop girl group Baby V.O.X. Born on October 3, 1984, this talented 30-year-old has starred in many television dramas Princess Hour (2006), First Shop of the Coffee Prince (2007) , Lie to Me (2011), Missing You (2012), and Marry Him If You Dare (2013).

8. Jang Na-ra

Jang Na-ra is popular for her roles in New Nonstop, Successful Story of a Bright Girl, Bratty Princess, Baby Faced Beauty, School 2013, My Love PatzziFated to Love You and I Remember You.

7. Jung Eun Ji

Jung Eun Ji is the main vocalist of the girl group Apink, and has acted in television dramas including Reply 1997 (2012),That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), Trot Lovers (2014) and Cheer Up! (2015).

6. Son Ye-jin

Son Ye-jin started her career with Secret Tears in 2000, while gaining popularity nationwide with television series such as The Classic (2003), Summer Scent (2003), A Moment to Remember(2004), and April Snow (2005), Alone in Love (2006) and My Wife Got Married (2008).

5. Shin Min-a

Min-a is an actress and model best known for starring in television dramas A Love to Kill, My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Arang and the Magistrate and Oh My Venus.

4. Park Shin Hye

She made her debut in the entertainment industry as a k-pop dancer. Thereafter, she decided to undergo formal training in acting and singing. Fast forward to 2015, Park Shin-hye has enjoyed a successful music and acting career. She has had lead roles in television dramas such as: You’re Beautiful (2009), Heartstrings (2011), Flower Boys Next Door (2013), The Heirs (2013) and Pinocchio (2015).

3. Gong Hyo Jin

Gong Hyo-Jin has risen to fame with television series: The Greatest Love (2011), and Master’s Sun (2013) and It’s Okay It’s Love (2014).

2. Ha Ji Won

Ha Ji Won was born on 28 June 1978 made debut in 1996. She is best known for the historical drama Hwang Jiniromantic comedy Secret Garden (2011), historical drama Empress Ki (2014) and romcom The Time We Were Not in Love (2015).

1. Jeon Ji Hyun

Jun Ji-Hyun is best known for her character in romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2001) as ‘The Girl’ and My Love From Another Star (2013). Her successful big screen releases include films include The Thieves and The Assasination. She’s one of the highest paid actresses in South Korea. Featured image via Dramafever.
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