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Despite various controversies revolving around Kpop idols who gain popularity through various Korean dramas, we guarantee that these top 10 best idol actresses WILL mesmerize you with their great acting skills and successful career.
Another Controversy Revolving Around Top Korean Idol Actors
Previously, we have discussed Korean best idol actors who have great acting skills and their primary controversy. However, the visual issue is not the only prejudice revolving around idol actors and actresses.
Indeed, various Kdrama forums and communities are starting to question whether Korean dramas have started to become a place where these Korean idols seek refugees for their final era. After all, the industry believes in an expiration age for every idol in the Kpop industry. That is why companies started debuting idol group members as early as possible.
However, that’s not the case for these top 10 best idol actresses. As a matter of fact, they have started their acting career simultaneously with their peak performance as an idol and managed to nail BOTH impressively. And even up until today, they have proven to possess a promising and successful career.
So, who are they? Check out these top 10 best idol actresses who WILL mesmerize you with their great acting skills and successful career!
Top 10 Best Idol Actresses with Great Acting Skills and SUCCESSFUL Career
Lee Ji Eun / IU
First on the list of top 10 best idol actresses in South Korea is, of course, the Kpop Queen IU.
Born with the name Lee Ji Eun, IU has become one of the few best idol actresses who has impressed Kdrama lovers with great acting skills and a successful career since her very FIRST drama debut, “Dream High” (2011).
Since then, IU has broken the prejudice surrounding idol actors and actresses with her extraordinary acting skills. Not only did she become the Kpop Queen on stage, but she has also mastered various personas on camera. With her great and impressive acting skills, IU is among the top 10 best idol actresses in South Korea who have built a solid and successful acting career.
Jang Na Ra
Secondly, we have Jang Na Ra as one of the first idol actresses debuted in South Korea who possesses great acting skills successful career.
Long before idol actors and actresses emerged in the Kdrama spotlight, Jang Na Ra, has been one of the firsts to master them both. Not only did she amaze everyone on stage as a soloist, but Jang Na Ra’s acting skills are also on a whole different level among her peers. Her first hit drama was “My Love Patzi” (2002), in which she also sang the original soundtrack, “Sweet Dream”.
Then, Jang Na Ra rose at the top of South Korean actresses, especially with her outstanding acting performances in “Go Back Couple”, “The Last Empress”, “VIP”, and “Sell Your Haunted House”. And also, did you notice how Jang Na Ra has aged very, VERY little? Just take a sneak peek when she acted as this savage female lead. It makes us wonder about her beauty secret, don’t you think?
Thirdly, when discussing the top 10 best idol actresses with great acting skills and a successful career, SNSD YoonA will be the first name that comes up in your mind. Is she not?
Indeed, up until today, the popularity of Im Yoon Ah or YoonA from SNSD (Girls’ Generation) is unrivaled in the world of idol acting. Her singing and acting career peaked almost in the same era, and she received many, MANY recognitions both for her beauty and impressive acting skills, including the Popular Star Award for her role as Ra Hee in “Miracle: Letters to President.”
YoonA’s acting performance used to receive controversial opinions in the Kdrama world. However, her acting skills have significantly matured as a drama and movie actress. That is why today, YoonA has managed to stand tall among the top 10 best idol actresses with great acting skills and a successful career.
Krystal Jung (f(x))
Next on the list of best idol actresses, we have the dazzling Krystal Jung Soo Jung, who keeps rising to the top of the Kdrama industry with a successful career.
Debuted as a former girl group f(x) member, Krystal Jung was one of f(x) key members. However, once she started acting, she managed to amaze everyone, especially in “High Kick! 3” and “The Heirs”. Besides, her outstanding acting performance in “My Lovely Girl” with Rain also got her the “Best Actress” honor from the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards.
That is why today, Krystal Jung is one of the most popular idol actresses in South Korea.
Bae Suzy (Miss A)
Debuted in the same drama with IU, Dream High, Bae Suzy has gained more and more popularity as Korea’s top idol actress.
Even when some Kdrama fans criticized her performance in “Uncontrollably Fond”, Bae Suzy managed to rise even higher on the top 10 best idol actresses with her flawless beauty and great acting. In fact, her performances in “While You Were Sleeping” and “Vagabond” have given her numerous awards and recognitions. After all, Bae Suzy is truly one of a few in the top 10 best idol actresses with a successful career in South Korea.
Not many people know this, but Choi Sooyoung from Girls’ Generation (SNSD) has been one of Korean best idol actresses for a long time.
Debuted in 2007 in the sitcom, Unstoppable Marriage, Choi Sooyoung has showcased unexpectedly impressive acting skills throughout her career. She performed various characters from a miserable detective with a photographic memory in “Tell Me What You Saw” to dominating female boss in “Run On”. Give her challenging roles, and Choi Sooyoung will score them for you.
Uee (After School)
Next, we have former girl group After School member Kim Yoo Jin, famously known by her stage name, Uee.
Firstly recognized as the villain in Park Shin Hye’s debut drama, You’re Beautiful, Uee has gained more and more popularity as one of the top-tier idol actresses with great acting skills. From 2009 to 2018, Uee acted in various dramas back-to-back and nonstop. Her most recent acting performance was for the Korean long drama series, “My Only One”, and she will be joining Rain and Kim Bum in tvN’s drama, “Ghost Doctor”.
Park Ji Yeon (T-ara)
The striking beauty of T-ara Park Ji Yeon does not dazzle only on the stage but also on the small screen.
That strong and deathly gaze, added with her daunting smirk, Park Ji Yeon is the perfect image of not only a female diva, but also female villain in Korean dramas. Still, do these roles are the only things she will do? We certainly hope not.
Lee Hyeri (Girl’s Day)
Girl’s Day Lee Hyeri may only recently gain popularity for her role in “My Roommate is A Gumiho”, but she has climbed the Kdrama ladder for a long way before this drama.
Lee Hyeri’s acting debut first started in 2012 in SBS Tasty Life. She then starred in various other top-rated Kdramas, including “Entertainer” with actor Ji Sung and “Two Cops” with Kim Seon Ho. In just a short time, Lee Hyeri has built a solid foundation as an idol actress, and she surely has a long promising future ahead as one of Korea’s top 10 best idol actresses with great acting skills.
Kwon Na Ra (Hello Venus)
Last but not least, we have Kwon Na Ra, who—not many people know—is a former member of the Kpop girl group, HelloVenus.
Kwon Na Ra may have started later than these other names in the top 10 best actresses with great acting skills, but she surely has a successful acting career ahead of her. Moreover, Kwon Na Ra has starred as almost any personas in a wide range of genres.
She’s become the annoying first love in “Itaewon Class”, a stunning announcer in “Your Honor”, stubborn gisaeng-inspector in “Royal Secret Agent”, a beautiful actress in “My Mister”, and now she’s starred as a former immortal in “Bulgasal”. We just cannot wait, what kind of role she will be acting on again in the future!
So, what do you think, Kpop and Kdrama fans? Is your favorite idol actress on the list? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section if you have more promising names for the best idol actress. And stay with Kpoppost for more Kdrama discussions.
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