3 respected K-drama actresses admirable for their power, career, and professionalism

Kim Hye Soo, Ha Ji Won, anđ Gong Hyo Jin are three extremely powerful names in Korean showbiz. 

When it comes to one of the most iconic “actress trios” in the Korean industry, it’s Kim Hye Soo, Ha Ji Won, and Gong Hyo Jin that comes to mind. Similar to the “visual goddess trio” of Song Hye Kyo, Jun Ji Hyun, and Kim Tae Hee, Kim Hye Soo, Ha Ji Won, and Gong Hyo Jin has made a deep mark inside showbiz. 

In fact, these 3 actresses are admired for their outstanding talents, successful works, as well as dedicated professionalism, making them extremely honored names. 

Kim Hye Soo

Born in 1970 to a family in Busan, Korea, Kim Hye Soo is a respected senior in the Korean acting realm. She made her acting debut at the age of 16 through the 1986 movie “Kambo”, and won Best New Actress at the prestigious Baeksang with this very role. Ever since, the actress has worked tirelessly, and the fruits of her labor is well-recognized.

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Kim Hye Soo

In 1999, she starred in the K-drama “Did We Really Love”, and became one of the biggest stars in Korea. Despite her young age, the actress constantly nailed successful projects, even winning awards at the highly revered awards ceremony “Blue Dragon Film Awards”. 

Over time, the 52-year-old Kim Hye Soo now boasts an enviable career and an unrivaled mature vibe. Even her co-stars had to admit that the actress is so powerful, she easily took over the scene and overwhelmed her surroundings. 

Ha Ji Won

Ha Ji Won, who was born in 1978 in Seoul, Korea, has stood out since a young age due to her stunning visuals. In high school, an agency contacted her after seeing her photos at a photography studio, solidifying the actress’ dream. 

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Ha Ji Won 

In 1999, Ha Ji Won started to gain fame as an actress after starring in the popular drama “School 2”. The following year, she made her big screen debut in the thriller movie “Truth Game”, and won Best New Actress at the 37th Grand Bell Awards and the 1st Busan Film Critics Awards. 

Ever since, Ha Ji Won has shown her outstanding talent, versatility, and cemented her standing in the industry through various hits, from movies like “Phone” and “Sex is Zero”, to dramas like “Damo”, “What Happened in Bali”, “Secret Garden”, and “Empress Ki”. 

Even more admirable, Ha Ji Won continues to stay strong after the brother and father passed away, and remains an emotional pillar for her mother. 

Gong Hyo Jin

Born in Seoul, Korea in 1980, Gong Hyo Jin moved to Australia during high school, before moving back to Korea 3 years later. 

The actress, who originally debuted as a model, would later take on various supporting and minor acting roles, slowly working her way up to becoming a leading actress. She has attained successes on both the small and big screen, with notable works including “Family Ties”, “Crush and Blush”, “Master’s Sun”, “It’s Okay, That’s Love”, and “When the Camellia Blooms”. 

At the same time, Gong Hyo Jin is known both as a “rom-com queen” in the K-drama sphere, and as a “fashion icon” in Korea. 

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Gong Hyo Jin

In 2022, Gong Hyo Jin caught the wedding bouquet at Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin’s wedding, leading to the revelation of her relationship with singer Kevin Oh, which began in 2020. 

In October, the couple officially tied the knot in a private ceremony in the US, with their close friends and families. 

Source: k14

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