These 4 gisaengs of K-dramas take the audience’s breath away, literally.
Korean historical drama is literally a visual party where fans are served with the dazzling visual of Kings, Queens and even the gisaengs (women who were trained to be courtesans, providing artistic entertainment and conversation to men of upper class). Let’s take a look through the top 4 most beautiful gisaengs in K-dramas!
Song Hye-kyo is always known for her pure and innocent image on screen. However, not many know about her daring role of a beautiful, charming gisaeng in “Hwang Jin Yi”. Based on the novel “Hwang Jini”, the drama told the story of the most famous gisaeng of Korea. Even though this series didn’t give Song Hye-kyo big awards, it is still a milestone to mark a new change in her acting method.
Among many dramas joined by Kim So-hyun, one of the most impressive must be “The Tale of Nokdu”. Compared to her previous roles, she was highly praised by showing her leaping from a simple feminine role to a more daring and chic female lead role.
Ha Ji Won
As expected of Korea’s “goddess of historical dramas”, Ha Ji Won once made the viewers fall in love with her when she took on the role of the Joseon era’s legendary gisaeng Hwang Jin Yi in the drama of the same name. She not only has an alluring beauty but also exceptional talent for dancing, singing, playing instruments, painting and poetry. However, fate brings Hwang Jin Yi to become a female entertainer. Due to her social status, Hwang Jin Yi’s first love faces many tragedies.
Jang Dong Yoon
The gisaeng with the most unique beauty in the history of Korean historical dramas must be Jeon Nok Du (Jang Dong Yoon) in “The Tale of Nokdu”. In the drama, to discover the truth about his family secrets, he disguises himself as a gisaeng and enters a village of widows. Thanks to his small V-line face with delicate features, even when standing next to the “Nation’s little sister” Kim So Hyun, Jang Dong Yoon is not overshadowed by his female co-star at all. The actor’s cross-dressing is said to look so gorgeous that his beauty even outshines the female lead’s.