Famous South Korean Actresses

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 1 
Park Shin-hye
(Actress)

Park Shin-hye
40
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

Park Shin-hye is a popular and acclaimed South Korean actress, model, and singer. Regarded as one of the most successful actresses of her generation, Park Shin-hye became the first Korean star to model for Visa and the first Korean celebrity to serve as a global ambassador for jewelry brand Swarovski. She is also known for her involvement in charitable causes.

 2 
Son Ye-jin
(Actress)

Son Ye-jin
19
Birthdate: January 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea

Regarded as one of the most versatile actresses of South Korea, Son Ye-jin is also one of the highest-paid Korean actresses. She gained international recognition after playing prominent roles in films like The Truth Beneath and The Last Princess and in the popular TV series Crash Landing on You. She is also one of the most decorated South Korean actresses.

 3 
Bae Suzy
(Singer, Actress)

Bae Suzy
24
Birthdate: December 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buk District, Gwangju, South Korea

Bae Suzy was signed as part of the South Korean all-girl group Miss A after being eliminated from Mnet Superstar K. She has appeared in series such as Dream High and movies such as Architecture 101. Her frequent brand endorsements have earned her the nicknames "CF Queen" and "Human Dior."

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 4 
Song Hye-kyo
(Actress)

Song Hye-kyo
56
Birthdate: November 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dalseo District, Daegu, South Korea

Song Hye-kyo is one of the most popular South Korean actresses of the current generation. She has gained international recognition for her performance in TV series, such as Descendants of the Sun. In 2018, she was ranked sixth in the Korea Power Celebrity list issued by Forbes magazine. Song Hye-kyo makes social donations and works with non-profit organizations like KARA.

 5 
Jun Ji-hyun
(South Korean Actress)

Jun Ji-hyun
15
Birthdate: October 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
South Korean actor Jun Ji-hyun, or Gianna Jun, is best known for her Grand Bell Award-winning hit My Sassy Girl. Fans also loved her in the films The Thieves and The Berlin File and the SBS Drama Award-winning series My Love from the Star and Legend of the Blue Sea.

 6 

Park Min-young
14
Birthdate: March 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Park Min-young is one of the most popular South Korean actresses of the current generation. After starting her career by appearing in commercials, Park Min-young went on to play leading roles in TV series, such as A New Leaf and Healer. Park's popularity increased after appearing in Healer. She has also won several awards for her acting performances.

 7 
Song Ji-hyo
(Actress, Model)

Song Ji-hyo
11
Birthdate: August 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pohang, North Gyeongsang, South Korea

South Korean actress and model, Song Ji-hyo, is a prominent figure in the South Korean entertainment industry and has appeared in many hit TV shows and films. Beginning her career as a model, she soon branched out into acting. One interesting fact about the actress is that she has a degree in tax accounting!

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 8 
Kim So-hyun
(Actress)

Kim So-hyun
13
Birthdate: June 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Australia
Kim So-hyun, named "Nation's Little Sister" in South Korea, gained fame as a child actor. She is best known for her roles in series such as Moon Embracing the Sun, Love Alarm, and Missing You. She has also hosted the MBC show Music Core and the reality show Under Nineteen.

 9 
Kim Tae-hee
(South Korean actress)

Kim Tae-hee
11
Birthdate: March 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
South Korean actor Kim Tae-hee shot to fame with her performance as Han Yoo-ri in the K-drama Stairway to Heaven. She is one of “The Troika," along with Jun Ji-hyun and Song Hye-kyo and Jun Ji-hyun. She also appeared in prominent roles in My Princess and Love Story in Harvard

 10 
Kim Go-eun
(South Korean Actress)

Kim Go-eun
15
Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Kim Go-eun is a South Korean singer and actress. She is known for playing important roles in TV series, such as Cheese in the Trap, The King: Eternal Monarch, and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Also known for her work as a philanthropist, Kim was praised for donating 100 million won to provide 40,000 masks amid the covid-19 pandemic.

 11 
Sulli
(Actress, Singer)

Sulli
12
Birthdate: March 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Sulli was a South Korean model, actress, and singer who achieved international recognition as part of the girl group f(x). In Korea, Sulli was recognized as a pop culture icon, mainly thanks to her outspoken persona. Her suicide at the age of 25 left many fans mourning and evoked a strong reaction on various social media platforms.

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Lee Sung-kyung
(Actress, Model)

Lee Sung-kyung
13
Birthdate: August 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Lee Sung-kyung shot to fame as a supermodel before appearing in Korean dramas such as Cheese in the Trap and The Doctors. She then delivered an award-winning performance in the series Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, playing her first lead role. She has also collaborated with popular music artists.

 13 
Park Bo-young
(South Korean Actress)

Park Bo-young
7
Birthdate: February 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jeungpyeong County, South Korea

South Korean actress, Park Bo-young, is best known for her roles in the movies A Werewolf Boy and On Your Wedding Day. Active in the entertainment scene since 2006, she made her debut with a TV series. A teenager at the time, she then proceeded to appear in several acclaimed movies and TV shows to become a much sought-after actress.

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Kim Yoo-jung
(South Korean Actress)

Kim Yoo-jung
8
Birthdate: September 22, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: mho-dong, Sokcho, South Korea
As a child actor, Kim Yoo-jung was known as "Korea's Little Sister.” She delivered powerful performances in series such as Dong Yi and May Queen, and in historical dramas such as Love in the Moonlight. The “Sageuk Fairy” was the youngest to be featured on Forbes Korea’s Power Celebrity list.

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Han Hyo-joo
(South Korean Actress)

Han Hyo-joo
9
Birthdate: February 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea

Han Hyo-joo is a South Korean actress known for playing leading roles in popular TV series like Spring Waltz, Dong Yi, and Brilliant Legacy. Over the years, she has won several prestigious awards like KBS Drama Awards and MBC Drama Awards. Because of her ability to speak Japanese, Han Hyo-joo has appeared in a couple of Japanese films as well.

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Shin Min-a
(Actress & Model)

Shin Min-a
5
Birthdate: April 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yatap-dong

Shin Min-a is a South Korean actress and model who had the reputation of being the highest-paid endorser in her country. She has starred in popular television series like A Love to Kill, Arang and the Magistrate and Tomorrow, With You, and has won numerous awards for her acting prowess. She has appeared in several music videos and featured in the T Magazine.

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Ha Ji-won
(South Korean Actress)

Ha Ji-won
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Ha Ji-won is best known for her roles in South Korean historical dramas such as Damo and Empress Ki. She has also been featured in the series Something Happened in Bali, Secret Garden, and Hospital Ship. She owns an agency, has released an album, and has also written a book.

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Im Yoon-ah
(Singer)

Im Yoon-ah
9
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Daerim-dong, Seoul

Im Yoon-ah is a South Korean actress and singer best known for her association with Girls' Generation, one of the most popular South Korean girl groups. Also a popular actress with several awards under her belt, Yoon-ah has established herself as one of the top Hallyu stars. In 2016, she was named in Forbes magazine's Asia's 30 under 30 list.

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Yoo In-na
(Actress)

Yoo In-na
8
Birthdate: June 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seongnam, Gyeonggi, South Korea
South Korean entertainer Yoo In-na is best known for her roles in series such as Secret Garden, Queen and I, and High Kick! Through the Roof. She was a DJ on the popular radio program Let's Crank Up the Volume and has won honors such as the Baeksang Arts Award.

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Krystal Jung
(Singer)

Krystal Jung
5
Birthdate: October 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Krystal Jung gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group f(x) and then performed for SM the Ballad. Jung has also delivered award-winning performances in series such as The Heirs, The Bride of Habaek, and My Lovely Girl, and has been cast in the Chinese film Unexpected Love.

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Jung So-min
(Actress)

Jung So-min
5
Birthdate: March 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jinju, South Gyeongsang

Jung So-min is a South Korean actress best known for playing Oh Ha-ni in the 2010 TV series Playful Kiss. A prominent actress in the Korean entertainment industry, Jung So-min has won several prestigious awards, such as the Korean Culture and Entertainment Award, MBC Entertainment Award, and KBS Entertainment Award.

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Shin Se-kyung
(Actress)

Shin Se-kyung
6
Birthdate: July 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yangcheon District, South Korea
South Korean actor Shin Se-kyung soared to fame with the sitcom High Kick Through the Roof. She had started as a child actor, with the kids’ series Ppo Ppo Ppo. Fans also loved her in the series Deep Rooted Tree. Forbes named  her Korea’s 14th most powerful celebrity in 2012.

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Ku Hye-sun
(Acress)

Ku Hye-sun
16
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bupyeong District, Incheon, South Korea

Ku Hye-sun is a South Korean actress, artist, singer-songwriter, and director. She is best known for her portrayal of Geum Jan-di in the popular television series Boys Over Flowers, for which she received several awards, including three KBS Drama Awards. A multi-talented personality, Ku Hye-sun was adjudged Best Female Artist in the Entertainment Industry in recognition of her versatility in 2012.

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Kim Tae-ri
(Actress)

Kim Tae-ri
5
Birthdate: April 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul

Kim Tae-ri is best known for her performance as Sook-hee in The Handmaiden, which won her several honors, such as the Busan Film Critics Award and the Blue Dragon Film Award. She is also known for her roles in the film Little Forest and the series Mr. Sunshine.

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Oh Yeon-seo
(Actress)

Oh Yeon-seo
5
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jinju, South Korea

Oh Yeon-seo is a South Korean actress and singer who was part of a now-defunct girl group called LUV. Oh Yeon-seo is known for playing important roles in popular TV dramas, such as My Husband Got a Family, Shine or Go Crazy, and A Korean Odyssey. She has also won several awards, such as MBC Drama Awards.

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Yoon Eun-hye
(South Korean Actress)

Yoon Eun-hye
7
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guro District, South Korea

Yoon Eun-hye is a South Korean actress, model, singer, and entertainer. After starting her career as a singer, Yoon Eun-hye went on to establish herself as an actress, playing important roles in television dramas like The Vineyard Man, Princess Hours, and My Fair Lady. She has also won several prestigious awards for her skills as an actress.

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Gong Hyo-jin
(Actress)

Gong Hyo-jin
7
Birthdate: April 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sinwol-dong

Gong Hyo-jin is a South Korean actress known for playing Yang Mi-sook in the film Crush and Blush, for which she won a couple of Best Actress awards. Thanks to her association with successful rom-com dramas, Gong is regarded as the queen of romantic comedies in Korea. She is also regarded as an influential fashion icon by young Korean women.

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Seohyun
(South Korean Actress)

Seohyun
7
Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guro-dong, Guro District, South Korea
Seohyun, member of the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation, also went solo with the EP Don't Say No and singles such as Oppa Nappa. She has also been part of stage musicals such as Moon Embracing the Sun and the TV series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.

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Jang Na-ra
(Musician, Actress)

Jang Na-ra
6
Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean singer and actress Jang Na-ra is active in both the South Korean and Chinese entertainment industries. In the early 2000s, she gained fame with her hit studio album Sweet Dream. Following the album’s success, she started getting acting offers and soon became a popular actress as well. She is actively involved in charitable endeavors.

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Seo Hyun-jin
(South Korean Actress)

Seo Hyun-jin
8
Birthdate: February 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nowon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The main vocalist of group M.I.L.K, Seo Hyun-jin saw a watershed moment in her career when she appeared in The Sound of Music, followed by various appearances in number of films and television series. She gained immense popularity when she starred in Another Miss Oh, after which there was no looking back. 

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Bae Doona
(South Korean Actress)

Bae Doona
5
Birthdate: October 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea

Bae Doona is a South Korean actress known for playing important roles in popular films like Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Air Doll, and Cloud Atlas. One of the most decorated Korean actresses of her generation, Bae Doona was chosen among 13 other professionals from the Korean entertainment industry to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018.

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Hwang Jung-eum
(Actress, Singer)

Hwang Jung-eum
9
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Hwang Jung-eum is a South Korean actress and singer. From 2002 to 2006, she was the lead vocalist of the now-defunct girl group, Sugar. Over the course of her career, Hwang has won several prestigious awards, such as MBC Drama Awards, SBS Drama Awards, and KBS Drama Awards. She also serves as a goodwill ambassador for several events and programs.

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Lee Bo-young
(Actress)

Lee Bo-young
6
Birthdate: January 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Bo-young is a South Korean actress best known for playing Jang Hye-sung in the popular television series I Can Hear Your Voice, for which she received several awards, including three SBS Drama Awards. Also known for her charity work, Lee Bo-young frequently donates to charitable causes along with her husband Ji Sung. She is also active in environmental causes.

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Moon Chae-won
(South Korean Actress)

Moon Chae-won
6
Birthdate: November 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Moon Chae-won is best known for her roles in South Korean series such as Painter of the Wind, The Princess' Man, and Brilliant Legacy. She was the only female cast member of the film War of the Arrows and has won honors such as the SBS and KBS Drama Awards.

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Soon-Yi Previn
10
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Born in South Korea and abandoned at a young age, actress Soon-Yi Previn was adopted by Hollywood actor Mia Farrow and her then husband André Previn. As an actress, Previn did a few minor roles. However, she attracted much criticism when she began a controversial relationship with filmmaker Woody Allen, who was then Mia’s long-time boyfriend, and eventually married him.

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Kim So-eun
(South Korean Actress)

Kim So-eun
5
Birthdate: September 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toegyewon-myeon, Namyangju
Initially aspiring to be a skier, Kim So-eun bid her sports career goodbye after being scouted by a modeling agency. Fans loved her in series such as Boys Over Flowers. She teamed up with Song Jae-rim in the reality show We Got Married, which also boosted their on-screen pairing.

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Kim So-yeon
(Actress)

Kim So-yeon
5
Birthdate: November 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
South Korean actor Kim So-yeon is best known for her roles in series such as All About Eve and Happy Home, with the latter winning her the Korean Drama and the MBC Drama awards. She has also been a successful model and was previously typecast in negative roles.

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Seo Ye-ji
(Actress)

Seo Ye-ji
65
Birthdate: April 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Seo Ye-ji is a Korean actress who has captured the world’s attention within her short movie career. Shifting from advertisements to short films to major motion pictures with great ease, Seo Ye-ji is noted for her grace and poise off screen and her diverse roles onscreen. Mostly seen in haute couture, she has helped local Korean brands get international attention.  

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Nancy
(Singer, Actress)

Nancy
1
Birthdate: April 13, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

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Claudia Kim
(Actress)

Claudia Kim
5
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Korea

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Han Ji-min
(Actress)

Han Ji-min
5
Birthdate: November 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heukseok-dong, Dongjak District,Seoul, South Korea

Han Ji-min is a South Korean actress who achieved international recognition after portraying Park-ha / Hong Bu-yong in the romantic comedy television drama, Rooftop Prince, for which she received several awards, including three SBS Drama Awards. She is also popular for taking part in fund drives and volunteer work as part of her work with the organization, Join Together Society.

 42 
Lee Min-jung
(Actress)

Lee Min-jung
7
Birthdate: February 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul

Lee Min-jung is a South Korean actress best known for her performance in the 2010 romantic comedy film Cyrano Agency, for which she received several awards, including the prestigious Grand Bell Award. She has also won awards for her work in TV series like Smile, You and Once Again.

 43 
Kang So-ra
(South Korean Actress)

Kang So-ra
6
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gangdong District, South Korea

Kang So-ra is a South Korean actress best known for her portrayal of Ha Chun-hwa in the 2011 comedy-drama film Sunny, for which she received awards at the Mnet 20's Choice Awards, Buil Film Awards, and Baeksang Arts Awards. She has also won other prestigious awards, such as an SBS Drama Award, MBC Entertainment Award, and MBC Drama Award.

 44 
Go Ara
(Actress)

Go Ara
8
Birthdate: February 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jinju-si, South Korea

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Choi Ji-woo
(South Korean Actress)

Choi Ji-woo
4
Birthdate: June 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paju, South Korea

South Korean actress Choi Ji-woo has received critical acclaim for her work in the TV drama series Beautiful Days. She is considered one of South Korea's most beautiful women. Making her debut in the mid-1990s, she is most known for appearing in melodramas. Besides films and TV series, she has also appeared in a few variety shows. 

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Jeon So-min
(Actress, Model)

Jeon So-min
7
Birthdate: April 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Korea

Jeon So-min is a South Korean actress best known for playing Oh Ro-ra in the 2013 television series Princess Aurora, for which she won a couple of awards, including the 2013 MBC Drama Award. Also an author, Jeon released her first book You Can Call Me After a Drink in 2020. She also serves as an ambassador for various causes.

 47 
Lee Se-young
(South Korean Actress)

Lee Se-young
4
Birthdate: December 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Se-young is a South Korean actress best known for her portrayal of Min Hyo-won in the popular television series The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop, for which she won a couple of KBS Drama Awards and a Baeksang Arts Award. After starting her career as a child actress, Lee went on to establish herself as a successful adult actress.

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Lee Si-young
(Actress)

Lee Si-young
6
Birthdate: April 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, South Korea
South Korean actor Lee Si-young is best known for shows such as Becoming a Billionaire and Real Men and movies such as Meet the In-Laws. She has won the KBS and MBC awards, too. Once an amateur boxer, she has earned titles such as the National Amateur Boxing Championship.

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Kim Sae-ron
(Actress)

Kim Sae-ron
6
Birthdate: July 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Rumors stated that Kim Sae-ron apparently quit the web drama Dear.M because her name was listed below that of a less experienced cast member. The South Korean actor had begun her career as a child star and later won accolades with her roles in The Queen's Classroom and The Neighbor.

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Lee Hyori
(South Korean Singer, Actress)

Lee Hyori
5
Birthdate: May 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cheongwon, Chungcheongbuk-do
Lee Hyo-ri, also known as "Nation's Fairy," soared to fame with series such as Family Outing. She was part of the girl band Fin.K.L, and after delivering hits such as Blue Rain, Lee went solo. An animal rights activist, she has also released a photo-essay book featuring her dog.