It's the ladies' turn! You enjoyed reading the most lovable guy list, so now the time has come to see some of the ladies who have stolen viewers' hearts over the years. The actresses named here are just a faction of the many South Korean actresses K-drama fans have grown to love.

1. Park Shin Hye

The world has fallen head over heels in love with Park Shin Hye. The former child star has grown up to be an A-list actress. Her Pinocchio co-star Lee Jong Suk reiterated time and time again during their drama filming how taken he was with her.

2. Choi Ji Woo

Choi will always be the queen of the Hallyu Wave, and K-drama fans know how important first loves are. Her Temptation role may have transformed her into a bad girl, but no one can forget her heartbreaking love story with Bae Yong Jun in Winter Sonata.

3. Lee Mi Sook

This timeless beauty has been stealing hearts since her debut in 1980. I was blown away with the veteran star's' sinister mother role on You're The Best, Lee Soon Shin. You may remember your heart skipping a beat with her roles in Cinderella's Sister, East Of Eden, Blade Man, and a host of other top dramas and movies.

4. Gu Hye Sun

Is there a role Gu can't play? She has mastered being a foreigner in Pure in Heart, an innocent student in Boys Over Flowers, an emotionally scarred woman in Angel Eyes, and so much more. Her projects off-screen are awe-inspiring as well. She established a production company called Gu Hye Sun Film in 2011, and her resume has expanded to included movie director, producer, and author. What's not to love about a doe-eyed beauty with so many accomplishments?


5. Kim So Hyun

She may be the only teenager on this list, but her acting is out of this world! The young doll brought it in School 2015.Her ability to completely transform into the tough Eun Byul and sweet Eun Bi was mind-boggling. Kim has been perfecting her craft since 2006 when she debuted as a child actress. You may have been equally impressed by her roles in K-dramas like I Miss You and The Moon That Embraces The Sun.

6. Kim Sung Ryung

The former Miss Korea is a fabulous actress who I first saw in the 2005 daily series Don't Worry. She played character Jo Mi Yeon, who was a single mom that fell in love with a much younger man. Her performance was superb! I was even more impressed with her acting skills as Kim Tan's mom in Heirs. You have to admit, she looked just as young as her on-screen son Lee Min Ho.

7. Kang So Ra

Her roles in Dream High 2 and Jeju Island Gatsby are more that enough reasons to put her on this list! The pretty actress can not only nail a role, but she is frugal! She knew a great deal when she saw one in that $30 H&M dress. You have to love her for that.

I know this list isn't long enough, because there are way too many lovable actresses in South Korea, so who would you add to this impressive list? 

Watch Yoo Yun Suk and Kang So Ra in the new series from the famed Hong sisters, Jeju Island Gatsby:

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