Ageless Beauty! Korean Actresses Over 40 Who Still Look As Pretty As In Their Twenties

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Meet These Beautiful and Ageless Korean Actresses

South Korea is well known for its K-Pop and K-dramas. Before the era of idols, these beautiful Korean actresses dominated the TV screens with their beautiful faces and excellent acting. Most of these actresses are considered the original Korean wave celebrities.

Even after more than two decades of activities in the entertainment world, these ageless beauties are continuously gaining popularity with their acting performances in dramas, movies, or variety shows. Several things that stand out from them are their youthful look, flawless skin, and fit body figure.

In this article, Channel-Korea will talk about ageless Korean actresses in their 40s. So stay tuned!

Kim Hee-ae

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Kim Hee-ae was born on the beautiful island of Jeju on April 23rd, 1967. She started her career as a school uniform fashion model. In 1983, she debuted in the movie The First Day of the Twentieth Year. She is a prolific actress and has participated in numerous hit dramas and movies. Her most popular dramas were Beyond the Mountains and Sons and Daughters which brought her the winner of the grand prize at several entertainment awards.

In 2020, she performed the female leading role in the super popular drama about love and betrayal, The World of the Married. The popularity of the drama surpassed any drama airing on cable TV.

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Other than being an actress, Kim Hee-ae is also known as a fashion icon, especially for middle-aged women. She has an excellent fashion sense and oftentimes appears on the front cover of popular fashion magazines.

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Choi Ji-woo

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Although being considered as one of the most beautiful Korean actresses, Choi Ji-woo’s career in entertainment took quite a long time before finally gaining popularity. She made her debut in the drama War and Love in 1995. Due to her lack of talent, she was taken out of the movie The Gate of Destiny.

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After a series of small roles, finally, in 2002, her breakthrough came after collaborating with melancholic actor Bae Yoong-joon. Their iconic love story in the romantic drama Winter Sonata proved to be a huge hit. Due to the success of Winter Sonata in Asian countries, Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yoong-joon are considered as the original Korean Wave celebrities. Choi Ji-woo got married to a businessman on March 29th, 2018, and gave birth to her beautiful baby daughter on May 16th, 2020.

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Song Seon-mi

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Song Seon-mi started her career as a fashion model. She participated and won the second-best position in a model competition in 1996. Song Seon-mi made her first appearance in a movie by appearing in the comedy movie Art Museum by the Zoo in 1998. After several supporting roles, she performed in the 2004 drama Precious Family and started gaining more popularity.

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Song Seon-mi is known for her strong and fierce appearance in dramas. She won the Excellence Award at the 5th Korean Drama Awards for her work in the drama Golden Time. Her latest drama project, Love Alert was broadcast on Netflix in August 2019.

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Ha Ji-won

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Actress Ha Ji-won is popular for her multi-genre acting. Her dramas and movies are of various genres: horror, comedy, romance, action, medical, all of which are always loved by viewers. Ha Ji-won was born on June 28th, 1978. Becoming an actress was her childhood dream. She debuted by appearing in the drama New Generation Reports: Adults Don’t Understand Us in 1996. Initial success in horror movies made her known as Horror Movie Princess.

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Ha Ji-won made a flawless transition to the comedy genre by appearing in the young adult movie Sex is Zero. It became one of the most popular movies in 2002 and got her the popularity award at the Baeksang Arts Awards. Perhaps, her best movie or drama genre is romantic comedy. Her collaboration with Hyun Bin in the drama Secret Garden catapulted both of them to global popularity and set them to be the next Korean wave celebrities. She is one of the most prolific actresses and has performed in various movies and dramas.

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Kim Hee-sun

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Kim Hee-sun started her career in entertainment as a teen magazine cover model. In her high school days, she earned her first commercial by appearing in a snack advertisement. She made her debut in the drama Dinosaur Teacher in 1993. She was born in the Daegu province on June 11th, 1977. Kim Hee-sun started gaining popularity after appearing in a series of highly popular dramas such as Mister Q, Sunflower, and Tomato. At the age of 21 years old, she had won the grand prize of entertainment awards and had appeared in various TV commercials.

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Kim Hee-sun‘s popularity didn’t last long. Starting from 2000, her dramas and movies failed to receive attention and positive reviews. She continuously performed in dramas albeit failing to reach the previous success. Earlier popularity made her earn roles in Chinese-based movies and dramas. Kim Hee-sun got married in 2007 and went on hiatus to care for her family. She returned to acting and finally got her positive reviews after appearing in the TV series Angry Mom and The Lady in Dignity. Kim Hee-sun is famous for her pure and youthful look. Her small face and lovely smile made her a favorite among drama viewers.

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Kim Hye-soo

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Kim Hye-soo was born on September 5th, 1970. She made her debut in the movie Ggambo during her high school days in 1986. At first, she appeared only in mainstream dramas. Starting from 2000, Kim Hye-soo landed supporting roles in movies like Kick The Moon and Three.

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Kim Hye-soo made her breakthrough after appearing in the action movies Hypnotized, The Red Shoes, and Tazza: The High Rollers. She invented the role of sexy, glamorous but tough-looking actress. She became known and often was associated with the sexy image actress. Although gaining success in action genre movies, she has shown her talent in comedy, drama, and the legal movie genre. Not only known for her glamorous figure and beautiful face, Kim Hye-soo is also excelled in education, language, art, and vocal.

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Lee Young-ae

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Lee Young-ae is probably the most accomplished Korean actress of all time. She is one of the highest-paid Korean actresses. She was born on January 31st, 1971, and made her debut by appearing in TV commercials in 1991. She won the Best New Actress award on her first drama appearance, How’s Your Husband? Lee Young-ae participated in the mystery movie Joint Security Area in 2000. The movie became the highest earner in 2000. In 2003, she performed the role of the first woman doctor in Korean history in the titular drama Dae Jang-geum. The drama earned her global celebrity status. Dae Jang-geum was incredibly popular and was aired in 91 countries.

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Not only Lee Young-ae is known for her traditional Korean beauty image, but she is also known for her numerous charities throughout Asia. She became the first Korean actress to become a jury member of the Berlin Film Festival. Her popularity and work in the Korean entertainment industry got her the Medal of Culture Merit. Lee Young-ae has performed in various drama and movie genres from romantic, horror, thriller, and suspense.

Lee Young-ae is a mother of twins, a boy and a girl. She shows no sign of quitting the entertainment industry. Even at the age of approaching 50, Lee Young-ae’s face doesn’t show any signs of aging. Her skin is flawless and her pure face is the icon of ageless beauty. Lee Young-ae is truly the role model of Korean actresses.

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That was all the information about the beautiful Korean actresses over 40. Which actress is your favorite ageless beauty? Don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!