And since it’s the age of Kpop, Kdramas, and Keverythings… Why not give you a list that features the hottest Korean women. I mean, there are a lot really. But we’ll give you only those that you are somewhat familiar with or at least have seen once on a movie or a music video.
So you yeah… Oh, and you might not be a fan of the Korean craze but you got to see how hot these women are.
K-pop artist and actress named the Cyworld Digital Music Awards 2010 Rookie of the Month and recipient of the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards 2011 Best Rookie Award. She released a 2011 studio album called Black & White.
G. Na was born on September 13, 1987, in Edmonton, Canada as Gina Jane Cho. In 2007, she was going to debut as the leader of a girl group called Five Girls, but the group disbanded and would never debut. She officially made her debut with a mini-album called G’s First Breath in 2010.
Lee Hyori is a Korean pop singer, actress, television presenter, and activist. She has worked under the banners DSP Entertainment, Mnet Media, and B2M Entertainment. She was a part of the K-Pop Girls group ‘Fin.K.L.’, the group is known for songs like “Blue Rain” and whose solo album Stylish won multiple Daesang Awards.
Her solo song album ‘Stylish’ was her greatest creation and it won her many awards. While being a part of ‘Family Outing’, a South Korean comedy variety show, she was nicknamed ‘Nation’s Fairy’. She was also once the highest-paid singer in South Korea. She has co-hosted TV programs like ‘Happy Together’, ‘Sang Sang Plus’, ‘Change’, and ‘Time Machine’ and was a model for Calvin Klein Jeans, modeling for the “Pure Calvin” Collection.
Lee Hyori was born Lee Hyo-ri on May 10, 1979, in Changwon, South Korea. She is the youngest daughter in her family. As a child, she wanted to become a police officer. Hyori developed her love for acting and drawing at a very young age and took up acting seriously later. She studied at the Gook Min University. She was also then trained at Daesung Entertainment.
This South Korean hottie is another example of good looks being just the icing on the cake. The layers are, of course, acting, modeling, and musicianship.
Lee Hanee plays the gayageum professionally, her career including four albums and live concerts in over 25 countries. In fact, she had the honor of taking part in the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Speaking of her beauty, Lee flaunted her looks in two beauty pageants. In fact, she was the 2006 Miss Korea, which gave her a spot in the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant.
Lee has made numerous film and TV appearances, winning many awards along the way. Aside from being incredibly hot, Lee also sports a third-degree black belt in taekwondo.
Park Shin Hye
Park Shin-Hye is a singer, model, and screen actress who became known for her starring roles on the series You’re Beautiful and Heartstrings.
She was born in Gwangju, but raised in Paju, South Korea. Shin Hye Studied music, theater, and singing at 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 beautiful with co-star Jang Keun-suk. She is best known for her leading roles in the television dramas, Heartstrings (2011), Flower Boys Next Door (2013), The Heirs (2013), and Pinocchio (2014).
Kim Tae Hee
Kim Tae Hee is a prominent actress who appeared in many Korean dramas, with a BA degree in fashion design.
The year 2000 saw the beginning of her career as a model. The backstory is almost like a movie — an advertising agent spotted her in a subway, which later opened the door to modeling and other career opportunities. A year later, she made her acting debut in The Last Present.
Along with our previous candidate, she was part of Stairway to Heaven’s main cast in 2003. So far, she has starred in 6 movies, and 11 television series.
Kim So Eun
Kim So Eun stepped under the limelight by acting in Boys over Flowers, an incredibly popular 2009 Korean drama.
This 29-year-old Korean babe landed her first role in 2005, while she was still in high school. Since then, she has showcased her versatility in 9 movies and 12 television series. One of her roles even had her practice archery and horseback riding.
Moreover, she has received 12 nominations for her acting achievements, 8 of which she won. On top of that, she also co-hosted the variety show Glitter with Victoria Song.
Aside from being an accomplished actress, Kim also used to be an athletic skier prior to becoming a model. Furthermore, she has appeared in many popular Korean magazines.
Han Ye Seul
Born in 1981 in LA, California, this gorgeous actress first entered the television industry in 2003. Prior to that, she used to be a model, having won the 2001 SBS Supermodel Contest.
Since she wanted to pursue a career in Korean entertainment, she moved to Korea and acquired their citizenship. Despite the fact her acting was received poorly at first, her persistence paid off in Couple of Trouble, soon after.
Aside from her film and television appearances, Han Ye Seul has also starred in two music videos and has recorded five singles. However, her failure to show up and film her part for Spy Myung-Wol in 2011 cast a shadow of controversy on her acting career.
Despite that unfortunate event, she made a comeback in 2014 and will make an appearance in the SBS drama Big Issue.
Having started out in Baby V.O.X., a K-Pop girl group, Yoon Eun-Hye went on to become an actress, singer, director, and model.
After ending her six-year-long career with Baby V.O.X., Yoon debuted in Princess Hours. The romantic comedy garnered a lot of attention despite the initial criticism of Yoon’s acting abilities. She then carved her place in the entertainment industry by starring in such dramas as My Fair Lady and The Vineyard Man.
Yoon set the bar high with her directorial efforts. In fact, she got a chance to show her movie The Knitting at the 17th Busan International Film Festival, as well as a few others.
Jun Ji-Hyun is best known for her portrayal as ‘The Girl’ in blockbuster Korean romantic comedy flick ‘My Sassy Girl’. She aspired to be a flight attendant since her childhood and becoming an actress was not what she planned. However, at age 16 she stepped into the world of glamour and entertainment through modelling after being introduced to a photographer by a friend. Gradually she garnered attention as a commercial model and despite her debut in both films and TV in the late 1990s she strived to make a mark as an actress.
In 1999 she became an instant sensation drawing the young generation with her pose, posture, and dance moves in a commercial for Samsung My Jet Printer. Her big break came after a couple of years with the mega-blockbuster hit rom-com ‘My Sassy Girl’ that emerged as one of the all-time highest-grossing Korean comedies. Such success paved her way for many other notable works including in films like ‘Assassination’ and ‘The Thieves’, and TV series like ‘The Legend of the Blue Sea’ and ‘My Love from the Star’ gaining her international acclaim and cementing her position as one of the top Hallyu stars.
Han Hyo Joo
Hailing from Cheongju, South Korea, we have the 32-year-old Han Hyo Joo. She is an accomplished actress, well-known for playing a lead in television dramas like Dong Yi and Spring Waltz.
Interestingly enough, she went against her father’s wishes and moved to Seoul when she was a high-school sophomore. There, she graduated from Dongguk University, having majored in theater.
In 2003, she took part in a teenage beauty pageant. That was a turning point for Han, as she then made her acting debut in a sitcom called Nonstop 5. Another notable appearance she made was in the film Cold Eyes. Soon after, she was nominated (and won) Best Actress at the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Park Min Young
Another talented actress who found her way to our top 20 is Park Min Young. This 32-year-old South Korean charmer has become famous for her roles in such television dramas as Dr. Jin, Healer, and A New Leaf.
In fact, it’s hard to believe many people thought she wasn’t beautiful enough to be an actress. Park set out to prove them wrong by getting plastic surgery on her eyelids and nose.
Park spent her high-school years in the US and is well-versed in the English language . In 2013, she majored in theater and film at Dongguk University.
In 2005, she started out in a commercial for SK Telecom. A year later, she debuted as an actress in a sitcom called Unstoppable High Kick!. In 2011, she made it onto the big screen in a movie called The Cat.
As for her private life, Park admits she loves cooking, eating cake, and drinking coffee.
Bae is an actress and singer, who, prior to making a career in acting, was a part of the famous Korean girl music group ‘miss A’. Born and brought up in Gwangju, South Korea, she always knew what she wanted from her life and was a well-sorted kid, a rare feat for millennial kids. Upon growing up, she attended the School of Performing Arts in Seoul and started her career as a shopping mall model at the age of 15. She entered the talent hunt show ‘Mnet Superstar K’ and was loved by the judges initially, but couldn’t do very well against the more talented performers and got eliminated. But this didn’t dishearten her and she went on to form a girl group ‘miss A’ with JYP Entertainment.
After her musical success, she took up acting with films like ‘Architecture 101’ and ‘Sound of a Flower’ and television series’ such as ‘Uncontrollably Fond’ and ‘My Love from the Star’. In 2017, Bae came out with her debut solo album titled ‘Yes? No?’ and is keenly awaiting the release of her new TV show ‘While You Were Sleeping’.
Kim Yoo Jung
Nicknamed “Korea’s Little Sister,” Kim Yoo Jung is perhaps the youngest on our list of beautiful Korean women. The 19-year-old actress has made a name for herself since early childhood.
Interestingly enough, at the age of 4, she won the Most Popular Award at a contest her sister had joined. What makes this fact particularly interesting is that she didn’t even take part in the contest. Nevertheless, that was enough for her to soon join the most popular child actors in Korea.
Kim’s early success landed her a number of roles as a teen. She appeared in such television dramas as Angry Mom, Moon Embracing the Sun, and May Queen. At 17, she was the youngest celebrity that Forbes included on its Power Celebrity List.
Even though she graduated from the Goyang School of Arts in 2018, Kim decided to dedicate her life to acting.
Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo is another breathtaking model, turned actress. The 37-year old South Korean “sweetheart” is hailed as one of the most beautiful women in the country.
Song has made such lists as Korea Power Celebrity (Forbes), and 100 Most Beautiful Faces (The Annual Independent Critics). In addition to that, she has published two highly praised photobooks.
Song broke out as an actress in 1996, playing a student in the Korean television series First Love. However, her role in the 1998 SBS sitcom Sunpong Sanbuingwa wasn’t exactly memorable.
In spite of that, Song managed to land a role in three KBS2 dramas. Their popularity went through the roof, so much so that they met positive reviews in Taiwan, Japan, and Europe. She also played the role of Sookhy in Make Yourself at Home, a U.S. horror movie.
The 27-year-old Im Jin-as really is one of the most beautiful women in the Korean entertainment industry.
In 2009, Nana took part in the Asia Pacific Super Model Contest. Later that year, she debuted as a member of After School, a Korean girl group. Two years later, Nana walked the S/S Tokyo Girls Collection show.
The fact that she made it to the 100 Most Beautiful Faces list only goes to show how stunning Nana really is. Not to mention, she had topped the list for two consecutive years.
In 2014, Nana entered the world of acting. She has starred in four television series and three movies, receiving nominations along the way.
Or Kim Yoo-jin is a singer and actress who is most famous for being a member of S.E.S., the rival group to Lee Hyori’s Fin.K.L. Eugene was born in Seoul, but she soon moved to Guam with her family, following the suggestion of her grandfather to do so.
After attending middle school and high school in Guam, she went back to Korea with her younger sister and her mother. She was an exemplary student throughout her entire education. In 1997, she debuted with S.E.S. After the group’s eventual breakup in 2002, she went on to release two albums of her own.
As far as her acting career goes, she has starred in such movies as One Mom and Three Dads, Unstoppable Marriage, as well as the TV series called King of Baking. Bent on advancing her career as an actress, she continues to act in movies and TV dramas.
Go Ah Ra / Ko Ah Ra
Better known as just Ara, she now works under the talent agency SM Entertainment.
Ara spent most of her childhood moving around the country, as her father was a soldier. It was in her junior high school years when she first flaunted her talent and looks. Ara’s history with SM Entertainment goes way back to 2003 when the agency first discovered her. That same year, she made her debut as an actress in Sharp №1, a Korean TV drama.
This stunning actress further developed her talents, working with other trainees on her dancing, singing, and acting abilities. She went on to star in such dramas as Reply 1994, Black, and Snowflower.
This babe is a recurring beauty pageant titleholder, having won two national pageants in a row in 2012 and 2013.
In 2012, Kim Yu-Mi stood out among 53 contestants of the Miss Korea beauty pageant. From that point on, the title would change from Miss Korea to Miss Universe Korea.
After winning the title of Miss Universe Korea in 2013, she went on to represent her country in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Aside from that, she was also crowned Miss Photogenic in 2012.
Her acting career includes roles in such TV series as My Dearest Lady and Cantabile Tomorrow.
Born on May 30, 1990, as Lim Yoona, this actress, dancer, and singer is commonly known as just Yoona. She is currently one of the most popular girls in the world, as well as one of the highest-earning South Korean artists.
Her music career was largely inspired by the girl group S.E.S. Therefore, she joined SM Entertainment and debuted as a member of Girls Generation after five years of hard work.
Yoona became a model when she was just 14, three years before she became a singer. She solidified her acting career by graduating from Dongguk University for music and theatre. Moreover, she is an award-winning actress thanks to her outstanding performance in I and Prime Minister. Apart from appearing in a variety of TV dramas, she also played a role in the Chinese TV series God of War.
Is a leading lady who won an Outstanding Korean Actress Award for her role in Moon Embracing the Sun.
She made her television debut with a commercial for Asiana Airlines in 2002. Han Ga-In had her breakout film role in the 2012 romantic drama Architecture 101.
Goo Hye Sun
Goo Hye Sun is a true Jill-of-all-Trades! She is a South Korean actress, singer-songwriter, director, and artist. She also dabbles in directing, writing, illustrating, and composing.
She gained widespread recognition in the television dramas The King And I, Pure in Heart, Take Care of Us, Boys Over Flowers, Captain, Angel Eyes, and Blood.
Ku initially dreamed of becoming a singer. In college, she formed a band, but due to her gaining popularity through the internet as a model, she put those goals on hold.
This beautiful Korean girl wrote a best-selling semi-autobiographical novel, Tango, in 2009 and has written two other books. S he also has held several art exhibitions featuring her illustrations and wood and metal crafts, directed award-winning short films and feature films, and written and performed many singles.
Nancy Jewel McDonie
Nancy is a Korean-American singer, actress, and host. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Momoland, which was formed on November 10, 2016, through the Mnet’s reality survival show Finding Momoland.
Nancy Jewel McDonie was born in Daegu, South Korea on April 13, 2000. She was later taken to the United States, where she was raised for a while. She then returned to South Korea to attend high school at Hanlim Multi Arts High School.