From Han Ye-seul to Song Hye-kyo, Here’s a List of Actresses Born in 1981!

Learn More About Korean Actresses Who Were Born in 1981 And Their Beauty Points

Korean actresses are blessed with beautiful faces, multiple talents, and fair skin. Some actresses started as models for magazines and commercials, while others debuted as singers before choosing acting as their career. Their special talent is added an advantage to their popularity in the entertainment industry. Some actresses are accustomed to playing a certain type of character, while others are able to perform different characters and excel in each of them.

Some of the actresses who were born in 1981 are famous and popular, and a few reached global popularity and become top-rated performers. Song Hye-Kyo and Jun Ji-hyun are famous for their roles in hit dramas. They also produced other dramas with same level of success, or even more. Their appearance on any project is a success guarantee.

Channel-Korea will explain all about actresses who were born in 1981 and their beauty points. So stay tuned!

Han Ye-seul

Han Ye-seul is an American-born Korean actress. She was born on September 18, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She debuted by appearing on Nonstop 4, an MBC sitcom which aired in 2003. Her fame led to her decision to renounce her US citizenship and become a Korean citizen. Other than appearing in dramas and movies, Han Ye-seul has also appeared on several variety shows as a host, and in music videos as a female model. She contributed her voice by singing on drama’s original soundtracks and compilation albums.

She has been involved in several controversies throughout her career in entertainment. She was cast in the leading role in Spy Myung-wol, but abandoned the shooting schedule by traveling to Los Angeles. Her absence brought criticism from viewers, production staff, television industry professionals and the television network. She returned to Korea three days after leaving Korean and apologized. On May 2, 2011, she reportedly hit a man with her car while parking in an apartment and fled the scene. Her agency stated that she had checked the man’s condition and apologized to him.

Han Ye-seul is famous for her small, beautiful face, fit body, and lovely smile. She has appeared on magazine covers because of her fashion sense and compatibility with any fashion style. Most photoshoots showed a full-body image, highighting her excellent body-line.

Han Ye-seul is single and reportedly not in a relationship.

Sung Yu-ri

Sung Yu-ri debuted as member of the first-generation idol girl-group Fin.K.L, before turning to acting and performing in dramas and movies. Sung Yu-ri was born on March 3, 1981, in Tubingen Baden-Wurttemberg. Her family moved to Gangdong district, Seoul, when she was four years old. She appeared in several highly-rated dramas, including SBS’ Thousand Years of Love, KBS2’s The Snow Queen and KBS2’s Hong Gil-Dong, among others.

Sung tied the knot with Korean Golfer Ahn Sung-hyun in May 2017. The couple started dating in 2014 and decide to get married after dating for about three years. They announced their marriage after the ceremony.

Sung Yu-ri is famous for her youthful looks, bright smile, and big, lovely eyes. Her fashion style is casual, simple yet stylish. Any hairstyle, long or short, straight or wavy, seems to fit her melancholic face. Her beautiful pale skin stands out among other celebrities.

Jang Na-ra

Jang Na-ra is a Korean singer, music producer, and actress. She was born on March 18, 1981 in Seoul. She appeared in television advertisements during her high school days. She debuted as a singer in May, 2001, with a debut album titled Burying My Face In Tears. She originally signed a contract with SM Entertainment, but the agency dropped her contract because they were afraid she was’t popular enough.

Jang Na-ra reached peak fame in 2002. She earned various commercial endorsements, TV drama roles, and had a bestselling album. Her popularity took toll on her health because of her busy schedule and the intense pressure of delivering constant success. In 2014, she decided to completely stop her singing career and chose to stay focused on acting. Her father is a successful entertainment professional, while her older brother was also an actor and the CEO of Rawon Culture, her label agency. Jang Na-ra is reportedly single and there is no rumor about her dating another celebrity.

Her popularity came from her beautiful and youthful appearance, especially her small face and petite figure. She has a wonderful voice as a singer, and a cute and pretty image from her music videos. Judging from her debut photos and recent photos, she doesn’t seem to age at all. Her taste in fashion is simple and chic. Simple make up is all she needs to complete her lovely appearance. Her kind personality and contagious smile completed her traits as beloved Korean entertainer.


Jun Ji-hyun

Jun Ji-hyun rose to stardom after her impressive performance as the volatile girlfriend in the 2001 romantic comedy movie Sassy Girl. Along with her opposite male leading actor, Cha Tae-hyun, both became widely known as Korean superstars, especially in Asian countries. Sassy Girl was recorded as being among the top five Korean box office hits of all time. Other movies by Jun Ji-hyun, such as the star-studded 2012 movie The Thieves and the 2015 movie The Assassination were also box office successes. Other than movies, she performed in the hit TV dramas, SBS’s My Love from the Star and Legend of the Blue Sea. She started her career as model for magazines in 1997.

Jun Ji-hyun was born on October 30, 1981, in Seoul, South Korea. She got married to a banker named Choi Joon-hyuk on April 13, 2012. She gave birth to their first and second children on February 10, 2016 and January 26, 2018.

Jun Ji-hyun is famous for her beautiful and youthful face, sexy figure, long legs, and fit body. Her fashion style is chic, yet elegant. Her on-screen character’s personality is usually comical, sassy, and cheerful. She rarely flashes wide smiles or big laughs during interviews and has never appeared in any Korean variety show so fans could never see her true personality in real life. Perhaps her movie and drama’s sassy characters made her non-approachable. However, she is still an A-list Hallyu star.


Han Hye-jin

Han Hye-jin was born on October 27, 1981. Han Hye-Jin debuted in 2002 by performing in MBC’s Friends. Her most prominent role was as Queen Soseono, the wife of Jumong, the founder of the Goguryeo Kingdom. She received the 2006 MBC Top Excellence Award for the role.

Other than dramas, she’s hosted SBS’s Healing Camp and Aren’t You Happy, and SBS’s Mom’s Diary: My Ugly Duckling. On July 1, 2013, Han Hye-jin married football player Ki Sung-yueng, who is 8 years younger than she is. The couple welcomed a daughter, Si-on, on September 13, 2015. Han Hye-jin and Ki Sung-yueng met for the first time when Ki Sung-yueng appeared as a guest on the variety show Healing Camp, which was hosted by Han Hye-jin. After their marriage, the couple re-appeared as a married couple on the program.

Han Hye-jin is famous for her beautiful face, charming smile, and excellent acting talent. She hosted two successful talk shows, which indicates good communication skills and a smart character. Her personality is warm, friendly, and attentive. Her fashion style is simple, yet stylish and elegant. Fans like Han Hye-jin because her aura exudes cleverness, elegance, and affection. Her husband, Ki Song-yueng, fell in love with her after appearing on her talk show.