04 Korean actresses in their 50s who are making waves in the K-drama scene

Recent well-performing dramas are led by these 4 gorgeous actresses, who are happened to be in their 50s. 

1. Kim Hee Ae

At 56, Kim Hee Ae is making a comeback with Netflix’s new drama “Queenmaker”. The series is holding the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s Global Top 10 for non-English TV series. It tackles the theme of politics and the endeavors of two seemingly powerless women in their campaigns to be the mayor of Seoul. Hee Ae transforms into Hwang Do Hee, a strong and independent woman blessed with an ability to steer public opinion. 

Kim Hee Ae

2. Jeon Do Yeon

In her 50, Jeon Do Yeon has a show-stopping performance in Netflix’s action movie, “Kill Boksoon.” The movie also tops Netflix’s Global Top 10 in the non-English Films category. This is Jeon Do Yeon’s second project of 2023, apart from “Crash Course in Romance.” She embodies two contrasting images of a single mom taking care of her family. While Nam Haeng Seon is a caring and gentle side dish shop owner, Gill Bok Soon is a top assassin who can kill with a smile on her face. 

Jeon Do Yeon

3. Uhm Jung Hwa

Uhm Jung Hwa returns to the drama scene with “Doctor Cha.” With the first two episodes, the drama garnered a whopping rating of 7%, a promising start for the series. In “Doctor Cha,” Uhm Jung Hwa transforms into Cha Jung Sook, a full-time housewife who spent 20 years taking care of her family. Due to an unexpected crisis, she resumes her medical profession and starts from the ground as a first-year medical resident. 

Uhm Jung Hwa

4. Kim Seo Hyung

Kim Seo Hyung makes her return with “Pale Moon” as Yoo Yi Hwa, a bored housewife who lives a comfortable but empty life. She decides to break away from that inertia by working as a contract employee at a savings bank. She gradually gains confidence during her time there. Nonetheless, Yi Hwa’s life takes a turn when she starts to embezzle VIP customers’ money. 


Source: K14

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