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This K-drama actress from the 90s is still hailed for her unrivaled visuals 

Even now, this actress is considered a beauty standard within Korea

Born in 1973, actress Song Yoon Ah first debuted via the 1995 KBS drama “Age of Personaluality”. She would then become a sensation via the 2001 MBC series “Hotelier”, receiving various praises for her beauty. During the 90s and early 2000s, Song Yoon Ah could be considered a first-generation Hallyu star, who helped bring K-drama and K-culture to Asian audiences. 

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Alongside her brilliant acting performances, she’s also known as a “visual goddess” with a beauty that can be both innocently dreamy and sharply modern – something very rare people possess. As a result, she quickly became the muse for various famous directors, and was even considered a beauty standard for Korean actresses in general.

With such an outstanding appearance, it comes as no surprise that Song Yoon Ah became an advertisement star as well. The actress was basically a household name, as her image covers the entire Korea, and her role in the 1999 series “The Boss” ended up becoming a legendary project. In this K-drama, Song Yoon Ah assumed the role of Yeon Ji – a beautiful and gentle woman who grew up wealthy, only for her family to face bankruptcy and her to carry the debts. Young and beautiful, Yeon Ji headed to Seoul and did various jobs to support her family, even becoming a hostess and falling in love with “the boss” Kim Choon Sam.

After the success of “The Boss”, Song Yoon Ah received numerous offers to star in movies and dramas. However, she is extremely selective with her projects, and is often featured on fashion magazines instead. Still, the actress’ few works are all well-recognized and critically-acclaimed, with notable mentions including “Arang”, “On Air”, “The K2”, “Secret Mother”, and more.

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Song Yoon Ah’s most recent work is the Channel A’s drama “Show Window: The Queen’s House”, which aired in early 2022, and saw ratings rising dramatically from 1% to over 10%, leading to a lot of discussion regarding her brilliant acting. In addition, the actress’ visuals are still as gorgeous as day one, if not even more alluring and mature. At the age of 49, Song Yoon Ah still shines spectacularly, even when standing alongside younger celebrities.

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