In every movie or drama that you see, you always get to see familiar faces whom you get to remember not only with their beautiful faces but as well as with their versatility in roles or characters. Korea, however, has known to have created such dramas that are incredibly outstanding and these actresses do shine out in their portrayals. But, who do you think shine out the most this year? Well, it’s difficult to choose among these gorgeous ladies. Keep scrolling and let’s see who the most popular Korean actresses are for 2016! Jump below to also find the Top 10 for 2015.
Top 10 Most Popular Korean Actresses
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Song Hye Kyo
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Top 10 Most Popular Korean Actresses for 2016
10. Park Go Eun – Popular Korean Actress
Kim Go Eun was known with her character as Hong Seol in the webtoon-based drama, Cheese in the Trap. The drama was aired early this year, on January 4. Though the drama had garnered good and bad reviews, the actress skyrocketed to her popularity as this is her very first drama series. She has appeared in various movies such as Coin Locker Girl, Memories of the Sword, Monster, Eungyo, The Advocate: Missing Body and now she’s currently filming for her new movie Canola which will be in released on May 19 this year. Park Go Eun is admired on how she could shift into different roles and portray them exceptionally. No doubt she was awarded with Best New Actress four times.
9. Park Shin Hye – Popular Korean Actress
We haven’t seen Park Shin Hye for quite a while since her last drama, Pinocchio, which was aired last year. But her career keeps going with non-stop drama offers. One of them is Doctors where she would portray as a doctor who had been through a tough life. She would act alongside actor, Kim Rae Won. The drama will be released on June 20, 2016 on SBS. So, guess we would be seeing a lot with Park Shin Hye this year.
Park Shin Hye is one among the beautiful faces in Korea and one of the best actresses as well. She had gained popularity in Stairway to Heaven back when she was young and has had consistent projects over the years such as, You’re Beautiful, Flower Boy Next Door, The Heirs and the movie Miracle in cell no.7.
8. Kim Ji Won – Popular Korean Actress
If you have watched the hit drama Descendants of the Sun, then you probably have known her. Well, you’re right about that. She had the role of Yoon Myeong-Joo. If you remember some of the unforgettable and heart-fluttering scenes she had with Jin Goo, then you’d surely think she deserves our 8th spot. Known as the Goo-Woon couple, her chemistry with Jin Goo in the drama, has actually had high ratings and even the highest rating only in the moment when they embraced each other. That’s just WOW, huh?
Kim Ji Won once said in the interview how much the drama, Descendants of the Sun, meant to her. She called it a “life-changing production” for it had contributed a huge impact into her career. Life-changing indeed. She’s now one of the most popular actresses in Korea and many can’t wait to see her with her next projects.
7. Han Hyo Joo – Popular Korean Actress
Han Hyo Joo may not be often seen in Korean dramas these days, but she sure has gotten popular with her movies. The Beauty Inside was actually one of them and if you’ve watched it, you’re probably asking the same thing – How many actors did she kiss? Yes, the movie was sure a hit. And in an interview, she revealed that she kissed 13 actors in total. Wow! Well, if you’re still wondering, the movie was about a guy who wakes up every day as a different person, with a different identity and with a different face and Han Hyo Joo was the love interest.
Han Hyo Joo has had various projects including Brilliant Legacy, Dong Yi, Always and Cold Eyes where she rose to fame. In March, she confirmed that she will star in a new drama W, with Lee Jong Suk. The drama will be aired in July. Her new movie, Love, Lies has also been released this month.
6. Shin Min Ah – Popular Korean Actress
Kim Woo Bin’s real life girlfriend, Shin Min Ah, takes over the 6th spot. With her recent drama, Oh My Venus, she has, yet again, captured the audience’s hearts with her jolly character as Kang Joo-Eun. Well, she was actually not the sexy Shin Min Ah in the drama for she portrayed an overweight lawyer who underwent an extreme training to be physically fit. Alongside actor So Ji Sub, which is also her co-model for Giordano, their chemistry was definitely a success as well as the drama. She was awarded with “Excellent Actress” for her drama Oh My Venus at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards.
5. Ha Ji Won – Popular Korean Actress
The 37-year-old actress is one of the greatest stars in Korea. By the way, who would’ve thought she’s already 37? Well, Ha Ji Won is undeniably ageless just like her career too. She’s been into many dramas and movies where most of them were pretty successful. Such dramas as Something Happened in Bali, Secret Garden, Empress Ki, The King 2 Hearts, Hwang Jin Yi had really been a great success. Some of her movie projects were also well-known even way way back then namely, The Truth Game, Closer to Heaven, Sex is Zero and Haeundae. With all of her projects, no wonder she had won several awards as Best Actress.
4. Hwang Jung Emu – Popular Korean Actress
She Was Pretty actress, Hwang Jung Eum, has had a lot of successful projects where she had gained her popularity with. Her recent drama, She Was Pretty, with actor Park Seo Joon, had a total of 20% in ratings. Her previous drama, Kill Me Hill Me was also hit and had received a lot of positive feedback from the viewers.
Hwang Jung Eum took a break from showbiz for a while when she had to be a bit busy with her private life. Speaking of which, many of the viewers and fans sent their greetings as the actress got married with her non-showbiz boyfriend in February this year where some of her co-stars attended the wedding.
3. Kim Tae Hee – Popular Korean Actress
Alright! So we’re down to our third spot. And yes, the incomparable beauty of Kim Tae Hee still reigns! She actually doesn’t have any new projects coming but her career keeps on the peak most especially after her successful drama, Yong Pal. The drama concluded with 22% of ratings where the actress won Best Actress with. Her chemistry with actor Joo Won was also the viewers’ choice and they were awarded as the “Best Couple”. However, in real life, Kim Tae Hee’s private life has been around the internet whenever news come out. Her relationship with the actor and singer, Rain, was a big surprise for the fans and netizens. The two have been dating for over three years now.
2. Jun Ji Hyun – Popular Korean Actress
Jun Ji Hyun never fails to fascinate her fans with her captivating beauty and remarkable acting skills. She once starred in the movie My Sassy Girl where everyone still loves it even until today, even after 15 years. The movie will have a sequel this year but fans and netizens can’t help but compare the new actress with Jun Ji Hyun since she won’t be doing the second installment. They said that the first one was a real classic and just irreplaceable. FX’s Victoria will take the lead role by the way. Seems like Jun Ji Hyun has left a trademark because of her excellent portrayal.
Moreover, Jun Ji Hyun showed up once again with that bubbly and funny character when she came back into drama series after 15 years with You Who Came From the Stars. She acted alongside Kim Soo Hyun. The drama was absolutely a hit as it reached 30% of ratings and even until today, people can’t get over it. Everyone’s still asking for a sequel. Well, who knows? There might be.
Meanwhile, Jun Ji Hyun had starred in various movies such as Il Mare, Windstruck, Blood: The Last Vampire, Daisy, The Thieves, Berlin File and Assassination.
On February 10, 2016, Jun Ji Hyun gave birth to a baby boy with her non-showbiz husband, Choi Jin Hyuk.
1. Song Hye Kyo – Most Popular Korean Actress
Yes! You guessed it right! Our first spot goes to The Descendants of the Sun lead actress, Song Hye Kyo!
Over the years, Song Hye Kyo has been into different dramas such as Autumn in My Heart, Full House, Worlds Within, That Winter The Wind Blows and the movie Brilliant Life. But seems like, this could be her year. The hit drama The Descendants of The Sun surely surprised the viewers when they cast Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki together. It was greatly anticipated and had been the topic all over the internet. The cast was already a great surprise but they’ve got more than that with the Song-Song couple’s moments in the drama. DOTS received positive reviews worldwide and it’s still being talked about until today.
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Top 10 Most Popular Korean Actresses in 2015
Korean actresses are some of the most beautiful women in the world, and are world class performers in many favorite dramas and shows. Below are the most popular Korean actresses of 2015.
1.Song Hye Gyo
Song Hye Gyo is deserved at the 1st number due to her popularity. She was born on February 26, 1982. She is very beautiful and popular as South Korean actress. There are thousands of the fans of this actress in all over the word.
2.Park Min Young
Park Min Young was born on March 4, 1986. She is a very popular South Korean actress. She graduated from Dongguk University. She is deserved at the 2nd place due to her popularity.
3.Lee Da Hae
Lee Da Hae was born on April 19, 1984 and her height is 1.70m. She is deserved at the 3rd place. There are thousands of her fans all around the world.
4.Kim Tae Hee
Kim Tae Hee was born on March 29, 1990 and her height is 1.62m. She is a very popular Korean actress and model. She is deserved at the 4th place of the list.
5.Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye was born on February 18, 1990. She is very youngest model and actress in Korea. There are thousands of her fans all over the world. She is deserved at the 5th place of the list.
6.Yoon Eun Hye
Yoon Eun Hye is the popular singer, model, and actress in Korean. She was a member of Baby V.O.X music band and she started to play dramas after she left the music band. Yoon Eun Hye is the brilliant and talent actress.
7.Jun Ji Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun was born on October 30, 1981 in Seoul, South Korea. She had gained the successful since 2001 with the drama of “My Sassy Girl”. And in 2014, Jun Ji Hyun gained much success from the drama “A Man Come From The Star”.
8.Ha Ji Won
Ha Ji Won was born on June 28, 1979. She has known for her superb acting and ability to be extremely versatile in her role. She has starred in numerous popular dramas such as “The King 2 Hearts” and “Secret Garden”. She’s received many awards for her good deeds and was even appointed an honorary coach for young athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.
9.Shin Min Ah
Shin Min Ah was born on April 5, 1984. She is both extremely successful actress and model. She is the first Asian model to have worked for Calvin Klein, as well as the famous brand, Rang & Bone. Her most successful acting role was in 2003 in drama called “My Girlfriend is a Nine Tailed Fox”. For this role, she won 4 awards.
10.Moon Chae Won
Moon Chae Won was born on November 13, 1986. She has a degree in Painting from Chugye University for the Arts, but her true passion is in acting. She was first noticed in the 2008 drama “Painter of the Wind”. Moon Chae Won’s also won Best Dressed awards for her style and was appointed Honorary Prosecutor and Public Relations Ambassador for Korean Prosecutors in 2012.