Due to the pandemic, more and more people are in love with Korean dramas and movies. Who doesn’t? If you’re into Kdramas and Kmovies, you must have known these most paid Korean drama actresses. Check them out!
Most-Paid Korean Actresses in 2020
10. Park Sin-hye
Gained fame for starring in melodrama Stairway to Heaven, Park Sin-hye is at #10 most paid Korean drama actresses in 2020. She also appears in You’re Beautiful, The Heirs, Doctors, and Memories of the Alhambra.
Moreover, she stars in one of the highest-grossing Korean comedy-drama film, Miracle in Cell Number 7. So, no wonder if she can earn roughly US$ 17,000 per episode.
9. Park Bo-young
나는 오늘 기분이 너무 좋고 너무 감동적이야. 이 모든 것은 당신의 사랑과 나에 대한 지지 때문에 일어납니다 ㅠㅠ 나는 너를 실망시키지 않도록 열심히 일할 것이다. 여러가지로 고마워요♡♡♡ pic.twitter.com/GB5b8O4Xkm— Park Bo Young 박보영 (@pbboyoung) June 3, 2018
The Korean actress Park Bo-young rose to fame after starring in Scandal Makers with Cha Tae-hyun. The movie has sold over 8.3 million tickets and become the highest-grossing Korean film of 2008.
Besides, Park Bo-young’s leading roles in Scandal Makers, A Werewolf Boy, On Your Wedding Day, and TV series Oh My Ghost and Strong Girl Bong-soon make her worth to be paid US$ 25,000 per episode.
8. Shin Min-ah
Shin Min-ah debuted as a model for a teen magazine KiKi in 1998. Since then, she became the highest-paid commercial endorsers in South Korea. She is best known for starring in television dramas A Love to Kill, My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Arang and the Magistrate, Oh My Venus, and Tomorrow, With You.
As for #8 of most-paid Korean drama actresses in 2020, Shin Min-ah earns US$ 25,000 per episode.
7. Gong Hyo-jin
Being titled as the “queen of romantic comedies,” Gong Hyo-jin earns US$ 33,400 per episode. She is best known for her leading role in Crush and Blush in 2008.
Her other TV series are Sang Doo, Let’s Go to School, The Greatest Love, Master’s Sun, Don’t Dare to Dream, and a romantic comedy thriller, When the Camellia Blooms.
6. Kim Tae-hee
Born on March 23, 1980, Kim Tae-hee is one of South Korea’s most beautiful women. The actress rose to fame in 2003 with her portrayal of the evil in Stairway to Heaven and her leading roles in Forbidden Love and Love Story in Harvard. In 2019, Kim Tae-hee was back to TV in the family drama series Hi Bye Mama!
Her fortune during her riding the subway (an ad executive saw her and offered her a modeling job in 2000) makes her one of the most-paid Korean drama actresses in 2020 with US$ 34,000 per episode.
5. Song Hye-kyo
Who can miss Song Hye-kyo’s leading roles in Autumn in My Heart, All In, Full House, That Winter the Wind Blows, Descendants of the Sun, and Encounter? She is also famous for her film works, such as Hwang Jin Yi, The Grandmaster, My Brilliant Life, and The Queens.
Song Hye-kyo was on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2017 (at #7) and 2018 (at #6). It is not surprising that she can earn US$ 42,000 per episode and become one of the most-paid Korean actresses in 2020.
4. Choi Ji-woo
As one of South Korea’s most beautiful women, Choi Ji-woo has received critical acclaim for her work in a wide range of melodramas, most notably the 2001 drama series Beautiful Days, Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, The Suspicious Housekeeper, and Temptation. Her rom-com series are Twenty Again and Woman with a Suitcase.
Choi Ji-woo earns US$ 42,000 per episode. Oh, and she also made a cameo appearance as herself in Crash Landing on You episode 13. Did you notice that?
3. Ha Ji-won
Jeon Hae-rim, or more popular as Ha Ji-won, is the third most-paid Korean drama actress. She appeared in historical dramas Damo and Empress Ki, melodrama What Happened in Bali, a rom-com series Secret Garden, and The King 2 Hearts.
She is one of South Korea’s most sought-after and critically acclaimed actresses, known for her versatility in pulling off roles in various genres. Yes, she also plays in the medical drama Hospital Ship. Ha Ji-won earns US$ 42,000 per episode.
2. Lee Young-ae
Born on January 31, 1971, Lee Young-ae is best known for her leading role in the 2003 Korean historical drama Dae Jang-geum. Though, who knows that she made her debut in 1993 in the Korean drama How’s Your Husband and won as Best New Actress at the SBS Drama Awards?
Lee Young-ae also starred in Park Chan-wook’s crime thriller film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, which made her bag other awards as Best Actress at the 2005 Blue Dragon Film Awards and 2006 Baeksang Art Awards. Her hard work has made her worth for jawdropping US$ 83,000 per episode.
1. Jun Ji-hyun
She has won several awards, including two Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress and a Grand Prize (Daesang) for television at the Baeksang Arts Awards. Jun Ji-hyun also starred in Windstruck, The Thieves, The Berlin File, Assassination, My Love from the Star, and Legend of the Blue Sea.
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