5 Korean Actresses Whose Debuts Had A Big Impact
Breaking into the world of entertainment is never easy, especially with so many big names drawing crowds.
For Korean actresses, the competition is particularly fierce, and each must excel in charm and skill.
Performers must demonstrate their unique charms and skills from the start. However, it is not easy to make an impact from the start.
Here are five South Korean actresses who managed to make a big impression with their stellar debut performances.
- Jung Ho Yeon
It’s no secret that Jung Ho Yeon has conquered the world. Not only did she become a mega-celebrity for her first-ever role as Kang Sae Byeok in Squid Game, but she is also the first Asian solo cover model to appear on the cover of American Vogue.
Kang Sae Byeok in “Squid Game” was the underdog everyone was looking for. Since she and her little brother had nothing in their lives, she became an icon for those who spoke of the agony of her suffering and hardship.
Jung Ho Yeon was also nominated at the 28th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series!
- Kim Tae Ri
Initially, things were quite difficult for Kim Tae-ri as she auditioned for a number of films but was turned down. At the age of 26, Kim Tae Ri’s career took a turn when she landed her first film role in The Handmaiden.
Perhaps Kim Tae Ri herself did not expect the great success this film would bring her. “The Handmaiden” took Kim Tae Ri’s name to a new level and was even admired by many seniors.
Many people who have followed Kim Tae Ri since her debut think that The Handmaiden is her best work. Although Kim Tae Ri does not play the female lead, thanks to this work she has won 10 prestigious awards, an achievement that many dream of.
Although most of them are “Best Rookie” awards, they come from very prestigious awards like Blue Dragon Awards, Buil Film, Busan Film Festival, etc.
- Kim Go Eun
In 2012, Kim Go Eun rocked the entertainment industry with her debut film, A Muse, which won major awards on top-notch shows.
Kim Go Eun also won more than 10 coveted awards with her performance and wowed audiences with her impressive skills.
She was dubbed a “rookie monster” in her early years, and so far she’s proving to be an all-round star through her kdramas “Goblin,” “Yumi’s Cells,” and “Little Women.”
- Jeon Jong Seo
With her charisma and girl crush aura, Jeon Jong Seo is easily recognizable among a range of actresses. Jeon Jong Seo made her acting debut in the Cannes Film Festival film “Burning” opposite Yoo Ah In.
Thanks to her unbeatable work, she received many nominations for best actress at a number of prestigious national and international ceremonies.
Jeon Jong Seo continues to impress audiences with his projects; most recently with her acting role in Netflix Korea’s Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area.
- Roh Yoon Seo
Roh Yoon Seo is often benevolently dubbed the “rookie monster” for appearing in three hits, kdramas and movies after only a year of his debut.
Notable projects include Our Blues, 20th Century Girl and most recently Crash Course in Romance.
She started off strong as an outstanding supporting actress and was not forgotten behind the performances of the leading actors.