Top 60 most handsome Korean actors in 2023: list of favourite stars

Top 60 most handsome Korean actors in 2023: list of favourite stars

The South Korean-language entertainment and film industry is popularly referred to as Hallyuwood. The industry has seen tremendous growth over the years, thanks to the caFanspable and hardworking actors, singers, filmmakers, movie directors, celebrities, and everyone else in showbiz. Fans adore Korean actors as they put all the hard work into the projects they are involved in to produce super films. The most handsome Korean actors in the industry gain a massive following both online and offline as fans are charmed by their allure and looks.

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Korean dramas are popular in South Korea and across Asia and some parts of Europe. The actors receive massive recognition whenever they represent their country in international award shows. Korean men are ranked among the most handsome in Asia. Their physique, beauty, natural appeal, and fantastic personality make them likeable among many.

Most handsome Korean actors

This article lists the top 60 most handsome male Korean actors on TV and the entire film industry.

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1. Choi Min-Ho

  • Date of birth: 9 December 1991
  • Age: 31 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Incheon, South Korea

Minho has grown to be a household name through his looks and skills. Choi Min-Ho not only acts but also raps, sings, performs as a dancer, hosts shows, and does radio gigs.

Minho first came to the limelight in 2008 when he became a member of the South Korean boy group dubbed Shinee. He is popularly known for his roles in To The Beautiful You (2012), My First Time (2015), and Medical Top Team (2013).

2. Ji Sung

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South Korean actor Ji Sung attends the photocall for Breitling Launch at Lotte Department Store in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 27 February 1977
  • Age: 46 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Ji Sung's initial stage name was Choi Ji Sung. He later dropped 'Choi' and retained the other two parts. He is best known for his characters in Kill Me Heal Me (2015), Doctor John (2019), All In (2003), New Heart (2007), Protect the Boss (2011), and Secret Love (2013).

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3. Yoo Ah In

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Yoo Ah-In poses for photographs at the W Magazine Korea Cancer Awareness Campaign 'Love Your W' at Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Full name: Uhm Hong-sik
  • Date of birth: 6 October 1986
  • Age: 36 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Nam-gu, Daegu, South Korea

He gained fame after appearing in the television series Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010). The film Punch (2011) also increased his popularity as he was cast as a lead character. Yoo Ah-In is a darling in the film industry.

He has appeared in top-rated movies like the period drama film The Throne (2015), the melodrama Secret Love Affair (2014), and the action blockbuster Veteran (2015).

4. Kim Woo-Bin

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Kim Woo-Bin poses for media at the photocall for Jaeger-LeCoultre's 'The Sound Maker' exhibition at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 16 July 1989
  • Age: 33 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Kim Woo-Bin first started as a runway model. He later sprung into the film industry, emerging in his first drama White Christmas in 2011. His breakthrough, however, came two years later when he landed a leading role in School 2013.

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He is famous across Asia and has been selected as a brand ambassador for numerous international companies. Kim Woo-Bin took a break from the film after being diagnosed with cancer in 2017.

5. Seo Kang-Joon

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Seo Kang-Joon attends the autograph session for Mercedes-Benz Parfums in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 12 October 1993
  • Age: 29 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Gunpo-si, South Korea

Other than acting, Seo Kang-Joon is also known for his singing prowess. He has been a member of the band 5urprise since 2013. He is popularly known for his roles in Cheese in the Trap (2016), Entourage (2016), Are You Human? (2018), and The Third Charm (2018).

6. Yoo Seung ho

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Yoo Seung-ho attends the MBC Everyone 'Imaginary Cat' press conference at CGV in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: The Chosunilbo JNS
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  • Date of birth: 17 August 1993
  • Age: 29 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Incheon, South Korea

Yoo Seung Ho got into the spotlight at an early age, appearing in commercials both on television and print media. He performed his first acting role at the age of 7. Yoo Seung Ho's debut movie was The Way Home' released in 2002.

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This Kdrama leading man has starred in other top films like Leafie, A Hen into the Wild' (2011), The Magician (2015), Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016), and 4th Period Mystery (2009).

7. Kim Bum

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Kim Bum attends the SBS Drama 'Wind Blow In Winter' press conference at Blue Square in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: ilgan Sports
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  • Date of birth: 7 July 1989
  • Age: 33 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Kim Bum is best known for his roles in Boys Over Flowers (2009), Hellcats (2008), The Gifted Hands (2013), and Haru: An Unforgettable Day In Korea (2010). Kim Bum wears many hats, including modelling, singing, and being a dancer. He has many hit singles and an album Home Town, released in 2012.

8. Park Hae-Jin

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Park Hae-Jin attends the 2017 Asia Artist Awards in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 1 May 1983
  • Age: 40 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Busan, South Korea

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Before landing major leading roles, Park Hae-Jin was known for playing secondary characters in TV shows My Love From the Stars (2014) and Doctor Stranger (2014). Lately, he was starring in Cheese in the Trap (2016) and Man to Man (2017).

9. Lee Wook

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Lee Jae-Wook attends the photocall for the Chanel Parfumeur Masterclass at Hwigyumjae in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 6 November 1981
  • Age: years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Dobong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Lee never fails to appear in the most handsome Korean entertainer’s lists, as he is always donning a fresh look. Lee Wook gained his popularity by being the leading actor in TV shows like My Girl (2005-2006), Scent of a Woman (2011), and Hotel King' (2014).

10. Nam Joo-hyuk

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Nam Joo-Hyuk aka Nam Ju-Hyuk signs autographs for fans for 'Chopard' Parfums at Hyundai Department Store in Sungnam, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 22 February 1994
  • Age: 29 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Busan, South Korea

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Nam Joo-hyuk is not only a darling on the screen but also on the runway. The 29-year-old South Korean actor and model first debuted on television in 2014. He was part of the cast in the TV drama Surplus Princess.' The other significant early role was in the show Who Are You: School 2015' in 2015.

Before the acting roles, Nam Joo-hyuk had tasted showbiz through modelling gigs with SONGZIO Homme Spring/Summer 2014 collection in 2013.

11. Song Kang

  • Date of birth: 23 April 1994
  • Age: 29 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Suwon-si, South Korea

Song Kang is a South Korean actor and model who has gained popularity for his roles in K-dramas such as Love Alarm and Sweet Home. Song Kang has quickly become a rising star in the Korean entertainment industry due to his good looks, talent, and versatility as an actor.

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12. Lee Do Hyun

  • Date of birth: 11 April 1995
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Goyang-si, South Korea

Lee Do Hyun gained recognition for his performance in the K-drama Hotel Del Luna and has since starred in various other popular dramas, including 18 Again and Youth of May. Lee Do Hyun has become a rising star in the Korean entertainment industry, admired for his talent and good looks.

13. Oh Ji-Ho

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South Korean actor Oh Ji-Ho attends a press conference to promote 'The Grand Heist' at Imperial Palace Hote. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 14 April 1976
  • Age: 47 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Mokpo-si, South Korea

Ji-Ho is famously known for his role in the television drama Couple or Trouble (2006). Oh Ji-Ho has been a household name in Korean films for decades. Other than TV shows, the hottie is also famed for his Korean blockbuster films like The Grand Heist (2012), Sector 7' (2011), and My Wife is a Gangster 3 (2006).

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14. Park Hyung-Sik

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Park Hyung-Sik of South Korean boy band ZE:A Five attends the Chanel Paris-New York 2018'19 Metiers d'Art show in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 16 November 1991
  • Age: 31 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Yongin-si, South Korea

The singer and actor who loves going monotonously as Hyungsik first tasted stardom in 2010 as a member of the South Korean boy group ZE: A. He is also a member of the sub-group ZE: A Five. Park Hyung-Sik is recognized for his characters in The Heirs (2013), Suits (2018), and Strong Girl Bong-Soon (2017).

15. Lee Min-ho

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Lee Min-ho is seen arriving at the Boss Fashion Show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 in Milan, Italy. Photo: Victor Boyko
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  • Date of birth: 22 June 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

The Gangnam Blues star sings and models along with his acting career. Lee Min Ho’s good looks have won him several awards. In July 2012, he was selected as the most attractive male celebrity in TV commercials for cosmetics companies.

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The actor has been part of the cast in a dozen TV shows, including Legend of The Blue Sea (2016-2017), Boys Over Flowers (2009), and City Hunter (2011).

16. Yook Sung-Jae

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Yook Sung-Jae of the South Korean boy band BtoB attends the photocall for Coach 2018 Fall Collection Launch Party. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 2 May 1995
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Suji-gu, Yongin-si, South Korea

He is popularly known as Sung Jae. The singer, actor, entertainer, model, and presenter has starred in a good number of award-winning Korean films and TV shows at a young age. Some of them include All The Butlers (2017), Plus Nine Boys (2014), and Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018). The actor is also a member and the third-generation leader of the boy group BtoB and its sub-group, BtoB Blue.

17. Park Bo-gum

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Park Bo-Gum is seen at the 'Celine' pop-up store opening at The Hyundai in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 16 June 1993
  • Age: 29 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

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The star is one of the most handsome Korean men in showbiz. Park Bo-gum is known for his roles in TV shows like Love in the Moonlight (2016) and Hello Monster (2015).

The young actor has broken records to emerge as one of the most budding talents to win awards like the Baeksang Arts Award for InStyle Best Style.

18. Choi Si-Won

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Choi Si-Won, aka Siwon of the South Korean boy band Super Junior, attends the photocall for the Zena pop-up store opening at the Shinsegae department store in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 7 April 1986
  • Age: 37 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Choi Si-Won prefers to be referred to as Siwon. The actor wears many hats, working as a recording artist, director, and model. Choi Siwon is not only famous in the film industry but also loved by fans who enjoy his art in the music scene.

He is a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and its Mandopop subgroup, Super Junior-M. At 37, he has achieved a lot for himself, having bagged film awards and being one of the first four South Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.

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19. Daniel Henney

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Daniel Henney attends the 12th Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards hosted by Los Angeles Confidential Magazine at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez
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  • Date of birth: 28 November 1979
  • Age: 43 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Carson City, Michigan, United States

The American actor started acting and took the Korean film industry by storm. Daniel Henney's background has enabled him to achieve a lot in the industry. Popular films he has starred in include Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), My Father (2007), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Shanghai Calling (2012), and The Last Stand (2013).

20. Zo In-sung

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Zo In-Sung attends the opening ceremony of Gangneung International Film Festival 2021 (GIFF) at Gangneung Arts Center in Gangneung, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 28 July 1981
  • Age: 41 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Gangdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

The South Korean actor is acknowledged for his leading role in the television series It's Okay, That's Love (2014), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), and A Frozen Flower (2008). Zo In-sung's debut on TV was in the teen drama School 3 in 2001. Zo In-sung also gained recognition in the second season of the sitcom Nonstop.

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21. Song Seung Heon

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Song Seung Heon poses on the red carpet of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan of China. Photo: Visual China Group
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  • Date of birth: 5 October 1976
  • Age: 46 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Song Seung grew from a little-known actor to a megastar in K-Pop and the Korean film industry. The 46-year-old is best known for his roles in Autumn in My Heart (2000), East of Eden (2008), My Princess (2011), and Player (2018). Song Seung Heon has won many awards and has been the face of many Korean products for over two decades.

22. So Ji-sub

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So Ji-sub promotes the TV series My Secret Terrius in Taipei, Taiwan, of China. Photo: Visual China Group
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  • Date of birth: 4 November 1977
  • Age: 45 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

So Ji-Sub first rose to fame as a jeans model. The model and actor has had major leading roles in huge South Korean television shows, including I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004), Be With You (2018), and Master's Sun (2013). So Ji-Sub is also a musician and has two albums under his name.

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23. Gong Yoo

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Gong Yoo is seen at the Tom Ford Beauty 'cherry collection' Asia pacific opening in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 10 July 1979
  • Age: 43 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Busan, South Korea

Gong Yoo's professional debut on TV was marked when he got his first lead role in SBS's Hello My Teacher in 2005. He gained popularity when he was cast in the romantic comedy Coffee Prince in 2007. Other popular television shows Gong Yoo has starred in include Train To Busan (2016), A Man and Woman (2016), and Finding Mr. Destiny (2010).

24. Park Seo-Joon

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Actor Park Seo-Joon attends the press conference for KBS Drama 'Fight For My Way' at Times Square. Photo: The Chosunilbo JNS
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  • Date of birth: 16 December 1988
  • Age: 34 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean Park Seo-Joon, whose full name is Park Yong-Kyu, has grown over the years to be a household name in the Korean film industry. His first significant television role was in the hit drama Kill Me, Heal Me in 2015.

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He also gained popularity after starring in the series She Was Pretty in the same year. Before that, Park had tasted fame after making a cameo in the music video of Bang YongGuk's hit single I Remember in 2011 and appearing in the television drama DreamHigh 2' in 2012.

25. Ji Chang Wook

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Ji Chang-wook poses with his trophy during the 16th Asian Film Awards at Hong Kong Palace Museum in Hong Kong, China. Photo: VCG
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  • Date of birth: 5 July 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Anyang-si, South Korea

Ji Chang Wook has been nominated in several awards shows, including Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television and Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Film. His breakthrough came when he was cast to play the role of Hae in the daily drama series Smile Again. Ji Chang Wook also sings and has an album, Five Fingers OST.

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26. Hyun Bin

  • Date of birth: 25 September 1982
  • Age: 40 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Born Kim Tae-Pyung, Hyun Bin, as he is popularly known now, first appeared on screen when starring in the 2003 television series Bodyguard. He has since been cast in numerous other movies and TV shows, including Crash Landing On You and Secret Garden. He has a background in Theater Studies and graduated from Chung-Ang University.

27. Jung Il Woo

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Jung Il-woo attends Asian Influence Award Oriental Ceremony in Shanghai, China. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images
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  • Date of birth: 9 September 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

The South Korean model and actor has managed to build a successful career in the film industry, playing professionally since the early 2000s. Jung II Woo's breakthrough came when he was cast for the sitcom Unstoppable High Kick in 2006.

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Other roles he has performed well include the romantic comedy Cinderella with Four Knights (2016), the romance TV shows Cool Guys, Hot Ramen (2011), and Diary of a Night Watchman (2014).

28. Jang Geun-Suk

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Jang Keun-suk attends the "Van Gogh Inside: Festival of Light and Music" press conference at Seoul 284. Photo: The Chosunilbo JNS
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  • Date of birth: 4 August 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Danyang-gun, South Korea

Jang Geun Suk is also known for his modelling gigs and singing skills. He started gaining fame after taking the role of an obtuse leader in the drama You're Beautiful' in 2009. The 2010 romantic comedy series Mary Stayed Out All Night was another show that increased Jang Geun Suk popularity.

29. Dennis Oh

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  • Date of birth: 29 August 1981
  • Age: 41 years old (as of 2023)

Dennis Oh has been a model for a good fraction of his career. The 41-year-old Korean star has surpassed many of his peers by winning film accolades and being the face of products for both Korean and international brands. Dennis Oh's mother is Korean, while his father is American.

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30. Seo In Guk

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South Korean singer and actor Seo In-guk attends a Christmas lighting ceremony themed with the Star War. Photo: Visual China Group
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  • Date of birth: 23 October 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Ulsan, South Korea

With about eight albums to his name and a flourishing career in film, Seo In Guk is one of the most sought-after young Korean actors in showbiz. He first came into the limelight after winning the talent reality show Superstar K in 2009. Seo In Guk's first professional acting gig was in 1997 when he was cast in the TV show Reply.

31. Park Shi Hoo

  • Date of birth: 15 February 1977
  • Age: 46 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Eunsan-myeon, Buyeo-gun, South Korea

Park Shi Hoo started his career in the showbiz industry as an underwear model. He later proceeded to be a stage actor and eventually landed on television. His first TV appearance was in 2005.

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He played supporting roles for years and finally landed a leading role in the romantic comedy series Queen of Reversals and Prosecutor Princess in 2010. Other positions Park Shi Hoo has led have been on The Princess' Man (2011) and the thriller film Confession of Murder (2012), among many other shows.

32. Kim Myung-Soo

  • Date of birth: 13 March 1992
  • Age: 31 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

The talented singer who likes going by the stage name 'L,' first came into the limelight as a member of the boy band Infinite in 2010. Kim Myung Soo was the main vocalist for the band's sub-group, Infinite F since he joined the group and until he left Woollim Entertainment in 2014.

He has starred in various TV shows, including the romance show Angel's Last Mission: Love in 2019, the legal drama Ms. Hammurabi in 2018, and The Time We Were Not in Love (2015).

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33. Lee Seung-Gi

  • Date of birth: 13 January 1987
  • Age: 36 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Known in the entertainment scene and by his fans as the Ballard Prince, Lee Seung Gi has had one great career in K-Pop. Some of the shows he has been cast in include Gu Family Book (2013) and All The Butlers since 2017.

34. Do Kyung Soo

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Ryu Kyung-Soo attends Netflix's 'Jung_E' press conference at Lotte Cinema in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 12 January 1993
  • Age: years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Do Kyung Soo fans like referring to him as Do. The singer and actor began professional acting when he was featured in the drama film Cart in 2014. As a child actor, Do Kyung Soo impressed many with his skills and thus led to him being cast in more movies.

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DO has been singing since he was in primary school. He took part in local singing contests. Do Kyung Soo became an SM Entertainment novice during his last two years of high school. Other TV shows he has been cast in include the rom-com 100 Days My Prince (2018) and the drama and musical Swing Kids (2018).

35. Lee Joon gi

  • Date of birth: 17 April 1982
  • Age: 41 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Busan, South Korea

Lee Joon Gi dances, acts, sings, and models for different brands. The South Korean hunk became a sensation in the entertainment industry in South Korea, playing a clown in the historical drama film The King and the Clown in 2005. He has since landed significant roles in movies and TV shows. Some of them include Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Hotel del Luna (2019), and Lawless Lawyer (2018).

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36. Kim Soo-Hyun

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Kim Soo-Hyun attends the photocall of the 'MIDO Ocean Star Special Edition' Launch in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 16 February 1988
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Many South Koreans know the talented actor from the TV shows My Love from the Star, The Producers, and Dream High. Kim Soo-Hyun won different South Korean and international awards, such as Blue Dragon Film Award Popular Star Award – Male in 2012 and Grand Bell Award Popularity Award in 2015. Kim Soo-Hyun was Gallup Korea's Actor of the Year in 2014.

37. Song Joong-ki

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Song Joong-Ki attends the 50th International Emmy Awards at New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil
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  • Date of birth: 19 September 1985
  • Age: 37 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Daejeon, South Korea

Song Joong-ki was placed seventh in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2013 and ranked second in 2017 and eighth in 2018. He first became popular after playing a role in the historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal in 2010. Song Joong-ki's first significant role on TV was in the melodrama The Innocent Man in 2012.

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38. Ricky Lee Neely

  • Date of birth: 19 June 1981
  • Age: 41 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Dighton, Kansas, United States

Fans love Ricky Lee Neely due to how he carries himself both on set and off shows; the fashion-savvy hottie sometimes goes by the alias Ricky Kim. Ricky Lee Neely is ranked among the top ten most popular actors of the decade. The actor was born to an American father and a Korean mother.

39. Bang Sung Hoon

  • Date of birth: 14 February 1983
  • Age: 40 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Daegu, South Korea

He is famously known as just Sung Hoon and has starred in several top-rated TV shows and movies, including My Secret Romance (2017), Noble, My Love (2015), and Level Up (2019).

Before getting into the acting career, Sung Hoon was a professional swimmer. He is also a musician known among the Korean pop bangers. He has two albums out: My Secret Romance OST and My Secret Romance OST Part 2.

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40. Jang Keun Suk

  • Date of birth: 4 August 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Danyang-gun, South Korea

Jang Keun Suk is among the most adored South Korean actors for his charisma and lovely personality. Some of the movies and TV series Jang Keun Suk has starred in include The Royal Gambler (2016), Mary Stayed Out All Night (2010), Switch (2018), You're Beautiful (2009) and Love Rain (2012).

41. Jung Yong Hwa

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Jung Yong-Hwa attends an event as he is appointed the honorary ambassador for the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Visual China Group
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  • Date of birth: 22 June 1989
  • Age: 33 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

The actor, producer, singer, and songwriter has about 20 albums to his name and has been cast in more than 30 movies and TV shows. Jung Yong Hwa joined the K-pop/K-rock band CNBLUE in 2009 and has been the leader, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist since then. You can catch him on TV shows like The Package (2017) and We Got Married (2008-2017).

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42. Jung Ji Hoon

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Jung Ji-hoon attends the Hammer Museum 16th Annual Gala in the Garden with generous support from South Coast Plaza at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre
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  • Date of birth: 25 June 1982
  • Age: 40 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seosan-si, South Korea

Jung Ji Hoon is a renowned South Korean singer, actor, and producer better known as 'Rain.' With over 20 albums and EPs to his name, Jung Ji Hoon has created himself as an established star in the Korean entertainment scene.

The multi-talented star has starred in many award-winning movies and shows, including Ninja Assassin (2009), Come Back Mister (2016), My Lovely Girl (2014), and Full House (2004).

43. Lee Hyun-Woo

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Lee Hyun-Woo is seen at the 'Dream' press conference at MEGA Box in Seoul, South Korea. The film will be out in South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 23 March 1993
  • Age: 30 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Anyang-si, South Korea

The South Korean actor and singer was first interested in acting in his formative years. Lee Hyun-Woo was acting as early as nine years in his home city, Anyang, in Gyeonggi Province.

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His career started picking up when he was cast for the television series The Return of Iljimae (2009) and Queen Seon Deok (2009). His breakthrough came after he was given a leading role in Master of Study (2010) and Man From the Equator (2012).

44. Lee Jong-suk

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South Korean actor Lee Jong-Suk attends the photocall for Alexander McQueen 2018 F/W collection event. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 14 September 1989
  • Age: 33 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Yongin-si, South Korea

Lee Jong-suk is a 3-year-old successful South Korean actor and model. He has starred in over a dozen of TV shows, including While You Were Sleeping, I Can Hear Your Voice, Romance Is a Bonus and Doctor Strange.

Popular movies he has starred in include VIP (2017), Hot Young Bloods (2014), and No Breathing (2013). He is also a trainee at SM Entertainment.

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45. Lee Byung-Hun

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Lee Byung-Hun attends the 2022 ARENA Awards in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 12 July 1970
  • Age: 52 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seongnam-si, South

Lee Byung-Hun has wowed many of his audiences with his killer looks and skills in his art. He is among the most sought-after Korean male actors of all time. Popular movies and television show Lee Byung-Hun has been cast in include Joint Security Area (2000), A Bittersweet Life (2005), Iris (2009), and Masquerade (2012).

46. Kim Hyun-Joong

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Kim Hyun-Joong attends the press showcase for his the 3rd album 'My Sun' at Ilchi Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 6 June 1986
  • Age: 36 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

The Korean singer and songwriter rose to fame while a member of the South Korean boy band SS50. He had a successful music career, debuting his first Korean solo album, Break Down, in 2011.

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He also had a Japanese album, Unlimited, which he dropped in 2012. Kim Hyun-Joong became a star in the 2010s, having starred in TV shows like Dream High (2011), Playful Kiss'(2010), and Inspiring Generation (2014).

47. Ji Soo

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Ji Soo attends the 29th High1 Seoul Music Awards Photocall at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: The Chosunilbo
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  • Date of birth: 30 March 1993
  • Age: 30 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Ji So first started acting professionally in 2009 when he was cast in the play Bom Sam Wasn't There. The handsome actor in Korea got featured in more short films since his debut.

He eventually hit the spotlight in 2015 when he was given a leading role in the TV drama Angry Mom. Other popular films Ji Soo has been cast in include the comedy One Way Trip (2015) and the romance film Seoul Mates in 2014.

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48. Joo Won

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Joo Won attends the autograph session for Mountia in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 30 September 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Joo Won is best known for his characters in My Sassy Girl (2017), Young Pal (2015), Bridal Mask (2012), and Good Doctor (2013). Joo Won first started as a musical actor in 2006.

His musical background comes as an advantage in his career, as it has enabled him to partake in the production of various highly ranked OSTs for dramas in which he has had roles.

49. Jang Hyuk

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Jang Hyuk attends The Los Angeles Premiere Of The Killer held at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Albert L. Ortega
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  • Date of birth: 20 December 1976
  • Age: 46 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Busan, South Korea

Jang Hyuk is a massive deal in K-Pop, Hallyu, and the Korean entertainment landscape. The 46-year-old actor is known for his skills on set and also when it comes to rapping. Jang Hyuk first debuted on television in the SBS drama Model in 1997.

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He is also an ex-Taekwondo athlete, having practised martial art for over a decade. Some of the films Jang Hyuk has starred in include Windstruck (2004), Innocent Thing (2014), and Five Senses of Eros (2009).

50. Jo Jung-Suk

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Cho Jung-Seok attends the "Brother" Press Screening at the CGV in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 26 December 1980
  • Age: 42 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Jo Jung-Suk starred in several musicals and plays, including Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the stage adaptation of The Harmonium in My Memory. Jo Jung-Suk made his debut on television through the series What's Up in 2011.

51. Kang Ha-neul

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South Korean actor Kang Ha-Neul attends the press conference for "Twenty" at CGV. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 21 February 1990
  • Age: 33 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Busan, South Korea

Kang was the recipient of the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor award. In 2020, he ranked 23rd on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity annual list. Kang Ha-neul is one of the most handsome Korean actors and one of the most talented.

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He has graced the screens in the following TV dramas, The Heirs (2013), Angel Eyes (2014), Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), and When the Camellia Blooms (2019).

52. Ahn Jae-Hyun

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Ahn Jae-Hyun attends the photocall for Coach 2018 Fall Collection Launch Party in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 1 July 1987
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Ahn is one of the most handsome South Korean actors who also double up as a model. Ahn Jae-Hyun is known for starring in the following television dramas; You're All Surrounded (2014), Blood (2015), Cinderella with Four Knights (2016), Reunited Worlds (2017), The Beauty Inside (2018), and Love with Flaws (2019).

53. Lee Kwang-soo

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South Korean model and actor Lee Kwang Soo attends the "Focus on Korean Cinema" Series. Photo: Visual China Group
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  • Date of birth: 14 July 1985
  • Age: 37 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Namyangju-si, South Korea

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Lee is a famous and handsome actor, entertainer, and model from South Korea. He is known for acting in different roles in Korean films and TV shows. Lee Kwang-soo has been a regular cast member of the highly-acclaimed South Korean variety show Running Man since 2012 until his departure in 2021.

54. Won bin

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Won Bin attends Cuckoo Ice No.5' water purifier launch at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: The Chosunilbo
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  • Date of birth: 10 November 1977
  • Age: 45 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Jeongseon-gun, South Korea

The South Korean actor first gained wide popularity in 2000 after starring in KBS's television series Autumn in My Heart. Won Bin is one of the most selective actors in the Korean entertainment industry and has starred in only five films to date, Guns & Talks, Taegukgi, My Brother, Mother and The Man from Nowhere.

55. Jung Hae-in

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Actor Jung Hae-In attends the autograph session for KGC - Korean Red Ginseng Extract at Hyundai Department Store Duty-Free. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 1 April 1988
  • Age: 35 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

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He first appeared in AOA Black's music video for Moya in 2013 and officially debuted through the TV series Bride of the Century the following year.

He gained recognition for his supporting roles in the 2017 television series While You Were Sleeping and Prison Playbook. Jung Hae-In had his first starring role in the 2018 drama Something in the Rain.

56. Choi Jin Hyuk

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South Korean actor Choi Jin-Hyuk attends "The Divinemove" press conference at MEGA Box. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 9 February 1986
  • Age: 37 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Mokpo-si, South Korea

Choi gained attention for his supporting roles in Gu Family Book and The Heirs. Choi Jin Hyuk also starred in lead roles in Emergency Couple, Pride and Prejudice, Tunnel, Devilish Charm, and The Last Empress Rugal.

57. Cha Eun Woo

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Cha Eun-Woo of the boy band ASTRO attends the photocall for GQ Korea '2018 GQ Night' in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 30 March 1997
  • Age: 26 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Gunpo-si, South Korea

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Apart from acting, Cha Eun Woo also doubles up as a singer and model under the Fantagio model. He has starred in Hit The Top, Gangman Beauty, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung and My Romantic Some Recipe.

58. Ahn Hyo Seop

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Actor Ahn Hyo-Seop attends the photocall for Jimmy Choo in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 17 April 1995
  • Age: 28 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Ahn Hyo-Seop is a South Korean actor and singer. Ahn Hyo-Seop gained recognition for his leading roles in the Korean dramas Still 17, Abyss, Three Color Fantasy - Queen of the Ring and Dr Romantic 2.

59. Jang Ki Yong

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South Korean actor and model Jang Ki-Yong attends the photocall for 'Jimmy Choo X YK Jeong' collaboration the highlighted capsule product launch event. Photo: Han Myung-Gu
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  • Date of birth: 7 August 1992
  • Age: 30 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Ulsan, South Korea

Yong is a talented actor and model known for acting in various roles in the Korean film industry. Jang Ki Yong is best known for his roles in the television series The Liar and His Lover (2017), Confession Couple (2017), My Mister (2018), Come and Hug Me (2018), Kill It (2019), Search: WWW (2019) and Born Again (2020).

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60. Doh Kyung-soo

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Doh Kyung-soo arrives on the red carpet of the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Ceremony in Macao, China. Photo: Visual China Group
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  • Date of birth: 12 January 1993
  • Age: 30 years old (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Doh Kyung-soo is talented and one of the most famous Korean actors. He also doubles up as a singer and songwriter. Doh Kyung-soo has starred in several films and TV dramas such as Pure Love (2016), My Annoying Brother (2016), Positive Physique (2016), Room No.7 (2017), 100 Days My Prince (2018), Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, and Swing Kids (2018).

Who is the highest-paid Korean actor?

Kim Soo-Hyun is one of the highest-paid and richest actors in Korea. He is known for his role in films and TV series such as Queen of Tears, Moon Embracing the Sun and The Thieves.

Korean actors are not only good-looking and charming but also stylish. The most handsome Korean actors are distinct in every way and try to remain unique even in their mannerisms and appearances. The average actor can pass for a model in a high-end fashion house. They flourish in being elegant, towering, and donning magical looks.

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Kami.com.ph shared an article about the top 20 most beautiful Filipino actresses and stars in 2023. The Philippines is renowned for its talented and artistic citizens. It is home to Filipinas, who showcase diverse beauty that captures the hearts of many. Anne Curtis, Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera, and Heart Evangelista are just some of the most beautiful Filipino actresses.

These beautiful Filipino actresses indeed represent the diverse beauty of Filipinas. Their uniqueness makes them worthy of being part of the most beautiful female celebrities in the Philippines. Who's your favourite?

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