Nothing makes us more proud than watching strong women make their way to the top of the entertainment industry. These are the top Korean actresses of 2023 till now who deserve all our attention for their amazing performances.

The Top 5 Most Captivating Korean Actresses of 2023 List

5. Lee Sung Kyung

One of the most popular Korean actresses and models, Lee Sung Kyung, is best known for her role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Dr. Romantic 2, Cheese in the Trap, Shooting Stars, etc.

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The actress has won numerous awards for her amazing acting, including the AAA Artist of the Year, SBS Drama Excellence Award, etc.

Having a cheerful personality along with a range of talent not limited to just acting has made the actress a favorite among the netizens.

This year, she starred in her new Disney+ drama, Call it Love. She is currently starring in Season 3 of the hit Kdrama Dr. Romantic.

4. Bae Doo Na

Bae Doo Na is a South Korean actress and photographer who is beloved among fans globally for her roles in The Host, Kingdom, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, The Silent Sea, etc.

For her outstanding performance in her latest movie, Next Sohee and Broker, she was nominated for the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Awards at the 59th Baeksang Awards. The actress is currently working on her new drama, Doona!

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Bae Doo Na is one of the most respected actresses in the industry and has proven her worth from time to time through her performance.

3. IU

Lee Ji Eun, better known by her stage name IU, has proven her worth as the Nation’s Little Sister. She is not only one of the most popular K-pop idols but is also a rising star in the acting industry.

Previously known for her roles in Dream High, Moonlovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, My Mister, Hotel Del Luna, etc, this year, IU recently starred in hit movies Dream and Broker.

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The actress has been included five times in the top ten Forbes magazine’s annual Korea Power Celebrity and was also honored at the 2015 Korean Popular Culture And Arts Awards.

She attended the 2022 Cannes Film Festival for her movie Broker. She was nominated for best new actress for her role in her movie Broker and won the TikTok popularity awards at the recent Baeksang Awards.

2. Song Hye Kyo

Known for her timeless beauty, Song Hye Kyo is a South Korean actress who has starred in Descendants of the Sun, Full House, Encounter, etc.

She is referred to as one of “The Troika,” along with Kim Tae-hee and Jun Ji-Hyun, collectively known by the blend word “Tae-Hye-Ji” and is popular internationally.

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Her latest drama, The Glory, showed her diverse range of talent as an actress. She won several awards for her role, including the Baeksang Arts Best Actress Award.

The drama was one of the anticipated dramas of 2023 and won her many fans globally.

Song Hye Kyo once again took the internet by storm as she attended the 2023 Met Gala.

1. Jeon Do Yeon

Actress Jung Do Yeon is the top Korean actress of 2023. She is the first Korean actress to ever win a Cannes Award. She won Best Performance by an Actress at the 1st Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her performance in the film Secret Sunshine.

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She is previously known for her works Secret Sunshine, Way Back Home, Lovers in Prague, etc. This year, both of her works, Crash Course in Romance and Kill Bok Soon, were rated very highly and proved her wide variety of range acting.

For her role in Kill Bok Soon, she was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards.

Jeon Do Yeon is 50 years old. However, there is no role that she can’t pull off. From romantic comedies to action thrillers, she has earned her reputation of being a ‘chameleon’, and we are still waiting for what more she has to offer.

Author’s Note

Till now, 2023 has been a great year for actresses. We are getting to see more and more women in the K-industry who are being celebrated for their talent. Tell us about your favorite Korean actress in the comment section below.


How old is Lee Sung Kyung?

The actress is 32 years old this year.

Is IU dating?

The K-pop idol and actress is currently dating actor Lee Jong Suk.

Is there going to be a Glory season 3?

A third season for The Glory is yet to be announced.

How old is Song Hye Kyo?

Song Hye Kyo turned 41 years old this year.

Is Jeon Do Yeon married?

She is married to businessman and professional car races Kang Shi Kyu and has a daughter.