Top 5 Most Beautiful Actresses: Japanese, Korean & Taiwanese

After my previous list of Top 5 Hottest Actors lots of users kept saying that it would be cool to have a similar list on actresses. So I thought, why not?  :)

As they say: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." We all find different things or different people beautiful. I believe every person in this world has something appealing about them. While one may find someone 'cute' the other would find them to be 'hot', 'sexy' or 'beautiful.'

What exactly is beauty? For one person it could be looking good with loads of make-up on and wearing good clothes. Or for someone else it can be more about the simplicity, and less about the clothes. I do not care if someone applies make-up or not. I think if someone is beautiful, they'd look that way no matter what! The clothes and the make-up only enhance the beauty and charm, if nothing else.

So let's look the some of the most beautiful actresses! :)


Japanese women have a different way of carrying themselves compared to Korean or Chinese women. But they are no less in the looks department. Here are my top 5 beautiful actresses:

5) Sawajiri Erika

Like I said, a beautiful person looks beautiful with or without make-up on. Here's one actress who has the quality of being able to look beautiful, cute and hot. I believe she is one of the finest actresses of today's generation. She is the lead in the drama 1 Litre of Tears.

4) Inoue Mao

She is a star and arguably one of the most beloved actresses from Japan. While she seems 'cute,' I think her charm lies in her innocent looks. I love that however glamourous or plain a look she has, she always looks good. Check her out in Hana Yori Dango or the movie My Darling is a Foreigner.

3) Yoshitaka Yuriko吉高由里子-3.jpg

I saw her first as a spaced-out girl in Love Shuffle and later in the Bokura ga Ita movie series. I love how she seems to look natural. She has a no-make-up look that really makes her stand out.

2) Taeki Emi

I have seen her in a glamourous avatar as well as a downright simple one. She comes out shining in both. I  definitely find her to be  one of Japan's most beautiful. Watch her in Asuko March! or W no Higeki.

1) Kitagawa Keiko

I absolutely adore Keiko. An entertaining actress, and a very good-looking one over that! She has starred in Mop Girl and the currently airing drama Akumu Chan.


I personally envy lots of the Korean actresses. They are glamourous. Am I allowed to say that I think this country has some of the most beautiful actresses in Asia? Well, if you know what I mean let's just go on and narrow down the list to 5:

5) Yoon Eun Hye Eun Hye (11).jpg?psid=1

An excellent actress, blessed with equally good looks. She has what I was talking about earlier. Beautiful people look good with or without make-up on. And she does! I love her for both her talent and her good looks. She's a classic Korean beauty in my opinion. Must see her in: Coffee Prince and Goong.

4) Yoo In Na

I remember watching her for the very first time and thought, 'Whoa!' She's a drop-dead gorgeous beauty, if you ask me. Oh, and I love her style. She has great fashion in her dramas (Queen In Hyun's Man and The Greatest Love).

3) Kim Tae Hee

I've loved her since the day I saw My Princess. I couldn't believe it when I saw her age. She's one of the best actresses of Korea and very likable. She is downright adorable and has starred in other serious dramas like Iris and Love Story in Harvard.

2) Shin Min Ah

It is hard to believe how old she is. She is a timeless beauty if you ask me. She has really unique features and that amazing quality of looking hot, gorgeous and beautiful at the same time. Just watch her in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and you will love her as much as I do.

1) Song Hye Kyo

She was the first Korean beauty I discovered in the Korean drama Full House. She's got flawless skin and an ability to look good in anything. Almost any look suits her. Plus, she has had her fair share of popularity due to her drama with the superstar Rain.

There are plenty of Taiwanese actresses who are cute, pretty or beautiful. Here are my top 5:

5) Barbie Hsu

She starred in the über-popular drama Meteor Garden alongside Vic Zhou. She definitely seems very sweet, and is one of the best-looking ones.

4) Tiffany Xu

At first I didn't think she was Taiwanese and then I found out she is half Italian! I suppose that explains where she got those looks from.  Definitely a mixture of classic beauty! Catch her in It Started With a Kiss and Drunken to Love You.

3) Janine Chang

Janine Chang is hands down one of the most beautiful Taiwanese actresses I have come across. She looks great as a Plain Jane and has a pretty smile. Check her out in Sunny Happiness.

2) Ivy Chen

She starred in the famous drama Skip Beat! She's definitely one of the most attractive Taiwanese actresses. She's listed as the second most popular Taiwanese actress on this website too.

1) Ariel Lin

Watch her in It Started With a Kiss and In Time With You. She is not just a "pretty face" but someone with the ability to get into her character and be entertaining. I am a fan of both her looks and her acting skills.

That's all for now! Another list made with great difficulty but as always- a pleasure.

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    jinja b Dec 6, 2016

    Let me add for Korean Actress: Park Min Young and Soo Ae

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    Kyuubi-96 Jun 18, 2016


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    Chyantrils Han Dec 19, 2015

    korean actress HAN HYO JOO!!!i love her simplicity plus she looks great no matter what she wears!!!hyo hoo fighting!!!

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    NazareStan Oct 12, 2015

    ariel <3

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    elkah Jul 3, 2015

    Shin Min Ah is queeeeen <3 <3

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    Paige Apr 12, 2015 - edited

    Personally I would put Ishihara Satomi on the list, simply because I love her and she's so beautiful. ♡♡♡

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      Cntrldfusion Oct 24, 2015

      I agree, she's definitely on par with Keiko if not a little higher.

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    jagasthesecond Apr 4, 2015

    aragaki yui and horikita maki for japan!

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    Datez Feb 26, 2015

    Top 5 most beautiful Korean actress for me would be: 1.Moon chae won 2.Song ji hyo 3.Sung yu ri 4.Goo hye sun 5.Jeon ji hyeon

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    louloudi Oct 19, 2014

    hmmm, i have to say it but I find Ariel Lin just cute

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    pixiiie Aug 20, 2014 - edited

    to each their own, i suppose. i disagree with a lot of them (eg I've never understood what people see in Yoon Eun Hye apart from her acting and I've seen prettier taiwanese, korean and japanese actresses than some who've been listed), but I'm probably of the minority. Don't know if it's high standards or just different standards

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      rainruma Aug 21, 2014 - edited

      I somewhat agree ... as for Yoon Eun-Hye, she has a pretty body but her face is just OK .... She does look beautiful she's all made up ...just photogenic !

      I find her appeal lies in her Personality .... ... the cool way she dresses , the slight lisp , her quirky but very natural way , etc ... .....she is ...simply COOL !!!
      But I agree, she would not make my list of Physically beautiful women....

      and... I also agree ... there are more beautiful actresses than the ones listed above seems more a list of those 'popular' rather than 'physically beautiful'

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    ClaudineFlores Aug 17, 2014

    Yoon Eun Hye ..such a great actress

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    destiny909 Aug 6, 2014 - edited

    Personally, I find Barbie Hsu to be unattractive. Great voice, but not a pretty face.

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    namkarol Jun 24, 2014

    Inoe Mao is really cute, I love her face. She looks like a baby even being 27 years old ~

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    rainruma Jun 20, 2014 - edited

    IMO, Ariel Lin is just cute.... no more.... her body is like a 12 y.o. boy and her face is not beautiful.... pretty and cute, yes!...
    She's likable and a good actress... but we are talking outer beauty as a Woman....

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    Zha May 11, 2014

    My list in Korean.

    1. Jeon Ji Hyeon (Gianna Jun)
    2. Yoon Eun Hye
    3.Song Hye Kyo
    4. Park Shin Hye
    5. Sandara Park

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