Here is just a reminder that these familiar, comforting faces of mothers and grandmothers in our K-dramas and films, all of whom have been around since the '60s and '70s, were just as stunning, if not more so, than today's young actresses.

1. Park Jung Soo

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She debuted as a TV actress for MBC in 1973.


2. Go Du Shim

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She's starred in well over 100 dramas since debuting in 1972.


3. Kim Hae Sook

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She has almost 100 dramas and more than 35 films to her name since 1975, and we love her for it.


4. Sa Mi Ja

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Sa entered the industry in 1963 and she. was. gorgeous.


5. Lim Ye Jin

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Her career began in 1974 when she was only a middle-schooler.


6. Sun Woo Yong Yuh

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Classic Korean beauty.


7. Yoon Yeo Jung

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One of the most recognizable actresses in the game, Yoon got her start as a TV actress in 1966.

Fun fact: She was married to Jo Young Nam, who was a top Korean singer of the '70s and '80s.


8. Jeon Yang Ja

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9. Kim Soo Mi

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The young (and seriously beautiful) Kim resembles Park Si Yeon, doesn't she?

She's now famous for her sense of humor.


10. Kim Mi Sook

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She's always such a delight to watch.

Who else loved her as the vengeful step-mother in this year's The Golden Empire?


11. Kim Hye Ja

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International fans may know her best as the titular character of the film Mother, but she's been acting since 1963.


12. Kim Hyung Ja

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Love that sunny smile on her!


13. Na Moon Hee

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This is a picture of Na in 1961, when she debuted as an MBC radio voice actor (for radio dramas!)


14. Kim Ja Ok

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Most adorable mother ever.


15. Kim Chang Sook

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16. Lee Bo Hee

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Lee was a sex symbol in the '80s. Yeah, I see it.


17. Jung Hye Sun

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Jung was one of the first-ever actors debuted by KBS in 1961.


18. Lee Hye Sook

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19. Geum Bo Ra

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+1 lady crush.


20. Kim Ae Kyung

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Cheekbones, cheekbones!


Aren't they beautiful then and now? Don't forget to also check out K-drama men in the past if you haven't already!