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.

Comments (93)

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  • lily_b Jan 6, 2014
    It's definitely true that we all have different taste. :) Most of these women I've never seen in anything, but I like the looks of some of them. If I were to make a list, I would say:

    Nakama Yukie (her beauty is almost surreal)
    Iijima Naoko (gorgeous... but I've only seen her in Last Cinderella)
    Kato Koyuki (adorable!)
    Koizumi Kyoko (a really beautiful lady)
    Itaya Yuka (lovely; too bad she hasn't had many main roles!)
    Amami Yuki (a true beauty!)
    Uchida Yuki
    Shibasaki Kou
    Ueto Aya
    Kichise Michiko

    I made it ten Japanese women because I don't really know about the other countries' actresses.
  • 0hellgirl0 Dec 23, 2013
    japan :
    ! . Sawajiri Erika(sexy+cute)
    2 . Inoue Mao (cute)
    3. MAKI (the best)
    4.Nishiuchi Mariya (cute-funny-sexy-nice) .
    5. Kitagawa Keiko
    KOREA :
    1.Han Chae ah (the sexiest and im a girl <.<)
    2 .sulli( im not a fan of FX but sulli is the cutest girl ever )
    3. Yoo In Na (cute but she used to be cuter IDK)
    4.Lee Min Jung (cute)
    5. Kim Sun Ah <3 the reason i started to watch dramas
    1. Chen Michelle (everything is just so cute and i couldn't believe her age so not fair <.< )
    2. Yang Rainie (the cutest evil - i love her eyes)
    3. Chen Ivy (LUCKY - talented -CUTE)
    4. Angela Baby (watch together she is nice )
    5. Lin Ariel (she looks like Inoue Mao)
  • Zeppen Nov 8, 2013
    Jeon Ji Hyun should be in the list.
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  • AmyLovesDramas Aug 10, 2013
    Hmm, I would have added Park Shin Hye :) <3 Natural beauty <3
  • realdeal Jun 14, 2013
    kitagawa keiko is the chewing gum girl in fast and furious tokyo drift.
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  • WonByungHoon Jun 13, 2013
    ariel lin is awsome. she gets deep into her characters u might think that her personality esp in "it started with a kiss"
  • palak Jun 5, 2013
    Ady An and Takeuchi Yuko are damn pretty <3
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  • LoraFrosty May 25, 2013
    Awesome list! I would have put Rainie Yang and Joe Chen for taiwanese. They are def in my top 5! Also, I<3 Han Hyo Joo. She played in Dong Yi and Shining Inheritance. I think she has a beautiful smile :)
    1 ❤
  • DramaDoge May 25, 2013
    son ye jin's not to be missed :)
  • Kyomu969 May 23, 2013
    where's Rainie Yang?
    7 ❤
  • alweena May 12, 2013
    same choices <3
  • EJ_101 May 9, 2013
    luv them too.. ur choices are good....
  • Lyrical May 5, 2013
    Where's Park Shin Hye?
    7 ❤
  • WinterGale Apr 17, 2013
    Nice pick.
  • Syntax_Error Apr 15, 2013
    Wooh! Keiko Kitagawa! :)
    2 ❤


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