Besides the fame of K-drama, we know for sure there are those talented actors and actresses who always pull out the best role ever. In fact, South Korea has established its broadcasting of television ever since 1960 and since then it has been created credible dramas and films. Those dramas and films have been earning a lot then you could imagine and to let you know how much the actress in those dramas could earn, we will take a look at the ten highest-paid Korean actresses and I am sure that in this list there could also be your favorite actresses listed down here.
When it comes to the highest-paid Korean actress, Jun Ji-hyun has secured her top place on the list with the fact that the actress charges up to $83,900 for each episode. Ji Hyun has gained her fame by playing in several films and dramas such as My sassy girl, Windstruck, the Thieve and more. Was born in 1981, the actress has been known for her stage name as Gianna Jun and she first entered the entertainment industry as a commercial model as well as a TV actress. Besides appearing in Korean TV series and movies, in 2006, Ji-hyun has made her first-ever Holly wood debut in a film called “Blood: the last vampire”.
2.Lee Young Ae
A 48 years old actress, Young Ae is one of the most-liked actresses in South Korea as well as in the other countries. She has gained her fame by playing her best role in one Korean historical drama called “Dae Jang Geum (2003)” and crime thriller film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005). In 1991, she made her very first showbiz debut by modeling and later on she appeared in many television commercials. In 1993, she has made her first TV series debut by appearing in a drama called “How’s your husband” and through the role in this drama, she has gained her Best new actress award. Young Ae is a very well-known actress who charges up to $83,500 per episode.
3.Ha Ji Won
Ha Ji Won is one of the most well-known South Korea actress and she has gained her reputation by playing in several TV series as well as films including Damo (2003), Hwang Jini (2006), Empress Ki (2013), as well as the melodrama Something Happened in Bali (2004), the romantic comedy series Secret Garden (2010) and many more. With the charge of $ 42,000 per episode, Ji won is a talented actress who could play a wide range of characters in different film genres such as action, horror, comedy, drama, and sport.
4.Choi Ji Woo
Was born on 11 June 1975, Choi Ji Woo is a well-known South Korea actress who has managed to gain audiences’ attention by appearing in a showbiz producer and won her talent audition which was organized by MBC back in 1994. This was the pinpoint and the start of her acting career. Later on, Ji Woo has her very first role in a drama series called War and Love. This beautiful actress is well-known for her role in a TV series called Beautiful Days (2001), Winter Sonata (2002), Stairway to Heaven (2003), The Suspicious Housekeeper (2013), Temptation (2014) and more. With the charge of $ 41,800 per episode, Ji woo has gained her place on this list.
5.Song Hye Kyo
Back in 2017, Hye Kyo has been listed among Forbes magazine’s Korea Power celebrity list and she was ranked 7th. She has gained her popularity Asia-wide by appearing in a drama called Autumn in my heart back in 2000, All In (2003), Full house (2004). In 2016, she appeared as a lead female role in a TV series called “Descendent of the sun” which was a hit drama during that year. On top of that, the success of Song’s TV drama has gained her a place as a top Hallyu star. By ranked number 5 on this list, Hye Kyo charges $41,800 per episode.
6.Kim Tae Hee
Being the most beautiful actress in South Korea, Kim Taw Hee is also the highest-paid actress that charges up to $33,400 each episode. Tae Hee has gained her fame by playing in several K-dramas including Stairway to Heaven (2003), Love Story in Harvard (2004), Iris (2009), My Princess (2011), and Yong-pal (2015). She entered the entertainment industry as a model then, later on, she appeared in a drama called “Last present”. In 2003, she rose to stardom through playing a role as an evil stepsister in a TV series called “stairway to heaven”.
7.Gong Hyo Jin
Gong Hyo Jin is a South Korean actress who was born in 1980. She is a well-known actress for her role in several k-dramas. Charges up to around $33,400 per episode, Hyo Jin is considered as one highest-paid actress in the Korea entertainment industry. She first started her career as a model as she has been spotted in numerous advertisements as the “Happy to death” commercial. Later on, she pursued her career in acting as she first played a supporting role in Memento Mori.
8.Shin Min Ah
A very stunning and talented actress, Shin Min Ah is a popular Korean actress after her appearance in several TV series such as A Love to Kill (2005), My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox (2010), Arang and the Magistrate (2012), Oh My Venus (2015), and Tomorrow With You (2017). At the first start of her career, she joined the entertainment as the model for teen magazine KIKI in 1998. Min Ah has gained her popularity by playing in the drama called Summer Day. The actress charges around $25,000 per episode.
9.Park Bo Young
Was born in 1990, Bo Young is a young yet highest-paid Korean actress and she is best known for her role in hit films including “Scandal makers”, “A werewolf boy”, “On your wedding day” and many more. Bo Young made her very first film debut in 2006 by appearing in a short film called Equal and she made her official acting debut by appearing in a TV series called “Secret Campus”. She rose to fame after appearing in a TV series called “Scandal makers”. With the charge of $25,000 per episode, Bo Young is one among those highest paid Korea actress.
10.Park Shin Hye
A singer and an actress, Shin Hye is a very known actress as she has gained her fame by playing in several hit dramas including Stairway to Heaven (2003) and Tree of Heaven (2006). Was born in 1990, Shin Hye started her very first acting by appearing in the TV series called “Stairway to heaven”. Till later in 2009, Shin Hye played a lead role in a drama called “You’re beautiful” and that was also when she made her breakthrough and this drama had a high rating in Japan. On top of that, she also released the songs “Lovely Day” and “Without Words” for the drama’s original soundtrack. With the charge of $16,700 per episode, Shin Hye is a young and highest-paid Korean actress that never fails in bringing us the best role.