15 Hottest Korean Actresses without Plastic Surgery

South Korea – a country with almost unrealistic beauty standards, where plastic surgery is quite common, you too might have wondered which Korean actresses reached the top without any surgery. While keeping up with the glamourous show-biz is not easy, these naturally beautiful ladies have proved that surgery might not be a necessity for everyone after all.

So, to quell your curiosity and ours, we have brought you a list of top 15 Korean Actresses without Plastic Surgery.

15. Moon Ga-Young


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Also romanized as Mun Ka-young, this 26-year-old actress is best known for her role in the webtoon turned k-drama, True Beauty. She began her acting career at the mere age of 10 and has won several awards, including the Emotive Award in 2021.

Age: 26

Starred in: Tempted (2018), Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019), True Beauty (2020-2021), Understanding of Love (2022)

14. Son Ye-Jin


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A constant contender in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 for four consecutive years, Son Ye-jin is also known as the “Nation’s First Love.” Acting since the early 2000s, Ye-jin has acted in several films with diverse genres. She recently rose to the headlines after announcing her marriage to co-star Hyun-Bin.

Age: 40

Starred in: My Wife Got Married (2008), The Pirates (2014), The Last Princess (2016), The Negotiation (2018), Crash Landing On You (2019-2020)

13. Sandara Park


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Popularly known by her stage name Dara, she is one of the most popular South Korean celebrities internationally. Formerly debuting as a member of the girl group 2NE1, Sandara soon paved her way into the acting industry and made it big.

Age: 37

Starred in: Can This Be Love (2005), D’ Lucky Ones (2006), Super Noypi (2007), Moon River (2009), Cheese in the Trap (2018)

12. Kim Tae-Hee


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Possessing doll-like features and half-moon-shaped eyes, Kim Tae-hee is South Korea’s one of most beautiful women, and all that without any surgery! Acting since 2002, Tae-hee has received several awards for her work, including Female Star Award & Most Popular Actress.

Age: 42

Starred in: Stairway to Heaven (2003), Jang Ok-Jung, Living by Love (2013), Yong-pal (2015), Hi-Bye Mama! (2020)

11. Kim So-Hyun

Starting her career as a child actress in 2006, So-Hyun took her first leading role in the super-hit teen drama Who Are You: School 2015. Alongside a beautiful face without any plastic surgery, she is additionally brimming with talent and has quickly established herself as one of the top South Korean actresses.

Age: 23

Starred in: The Suspicious Housekeeper (2013), Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight (2016), The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017), Love Alarm (2019-2021)

10. Song Hye-Kyo


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Ranking 7th in Forbes magazine’s Korea Power Celebrity list in 2017, she is one of the most popular South Korean actresses. With timeless beauty and exceptional talent, she soon achieved international fame and became a K-wave star. Hye-Kyo has also won the Photogenic Award and Popular Award several times.

Age: 40

Starred in: Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), Descendants of the Sun (2016)

9. Jang Na-Ra


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Before landing her first major acting role in 2002, Na-ra debuted as an idol in 2001 under SM Entertainment. This baby-faced beauty who makes 40 look like 20 has not gone under the knife, which makes her one of the most beautiful South Korean actresses without any plastic surgery.

Age: 41

Starred in: Sky and Ocean (2009), You Are My Destiny (2014), Hello Monster (2015), The Last Empress (2018-2019), Sell Your Haunted House (2021)

8. Park Bo-Young

Known as the “Nation’s Little Sister,” Park Bo-young has swept several Best Actress awards throughout the years. Regarding cosmetic surgery rumors, she was quick to deny them and said, “I became prettier as I came on broadcast more and more,” making her one of the most naturally beautiful South Korean celebrities.

Age: 32

Starred in: Scandal Makers (2008), The Silenced (2015), Strong Girl Bong-Soon (2017), Abyss (2019), Doom at Your Service (2021)

7. Yoona


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Formerly debuting as a member of one of the most popular girl groups, Girls’ Generation, Yoona also participated in several highest-grossing films. With both extraordinary beauty and incredible talent, Yoona is considered a prominent South Korean influential figure.

Age: 32

Starred in: You Are My Destiny (2008), Love Rain (2012), Prime Minister & I (2013), Confidential Assignment (2017), Exit (2019)

6. Park Shin-Hye

This natural-faced beauty is undoubtedly one of the most well-known South Korean actresses worldwide. When asked why Park Shin-Hye insists on not undergoing cosmetic surgery, she said, “My flaws make me unique, and nobody is perfect. That doesn’t mean that I think badly of having plastic surgery, though.”

Age: 32

Starred in: Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013), The Heirs (2013), Pinocchio (2014-2015), Doctors (2016), #Alive (2020)

5. Kim Go-Eun


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Beating any and all rumors by saying that she has never considered plastic surgery due to her fear of needles, Kim Go-Eun is one of the most naturally beautiful South Korean actresses. She has acted in some of the highest-grossing dramas & won several awards, including six Best New Actress awards.

Age: 31

Starred in: A Muse (2012), Cheese in the Trap (2016), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), Yumi’s Cells (2021)

4. Song Ji-Hyo

Gaining international recognition from her appearance in Running Man, Ji-Hyo started out as a cover model before her acting debut. She quickly gained popularity and won several awards, coupled with becoming the best K-wave star in Southeast Asia.

Age: 41

Starred in: Gye-Baek (2011), Emergency Couple (2014), Ex Girlfriends’ Club (2015), Was It Love (2020)

3. Ku Hye-Sun

A baby face paired with both big round eyes and a small nose, Ku Hye-sun has all the ideal Asian facial features making her a natural beauty without any surgery. Best known for her role in Boys Over Flowers, she has also directed many films such as Daughter and The Madonna.

Age: 37

Starred in: Pure in Heart (2006), The King and I (2007), Boys over Flowers (2009), Angel Eyes (2014)

2. Bae Suzy

Acclaiming the title of “Nation’s First Love” ever since her debut, Suzy fits right into the beauty standards of Korea. Being a model and actress as well, she becomes a member of the girl group Miss A under JYP Entertainment. Alongside her beauty & aptitude, she is also very charitable.

Age: 28

Starred in: Dream High (2011), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Vagabond (2019), Start Up (2020)

1. IU

Born as Lee Ji-Eun, she is better known by her stage name, IU. With her innocent girl-next-door charisma and charm, IU is internationally recognized for both her acting and her otherworldly beauty. She has acquired several awards for her acting as well as her music, including being the leader of Billboard K-pop Hot 100 in 2014.

Age: 29

Starred in: Dream High (2011), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Hotel Del Luna (2019), Shades Of The Heart (2021), Broker (2022)

To conclude, we hope that these South Korean actresses have made your heart flutter with their elegance and timeless beautyHowever, on the other hand, please remember that people can go through plastic surgeries if they want to & we should not be prejudiced against it. Also, remember to check out the dramas & movies mentioned if you want to see more of these talented young ladies.

Until next time then!


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