5 K-drama actors who are still carving a niche in their 40s

Despite what the general public believes, older and more experienced actresses typically have a stronger on-screen presence.


Over the years, the K-drama genre has produced a number of outstanding stories as well as equally amazing actors. Some celebrities never stop shining as time passes, enthralling audiences with their ageless beauty and unmatched brilliance.

Let us check a few actresses who are still inspiring and pushing limits.

1. Shin Min Ah

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Shin Min Ah still enchants crowds at 40 with her varied presentations and bright demeanor. Shin Min Ah has established herself as a formidable performer, as evidenced by her parts in the beloved films My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, Tomorrow, With You, Oh My Venus, and Our Blues. She rose to prominence in recent years when she portrayed a dentist who moves from the city to a beach village in the television series Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

2. Son Ye Jin

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Son Ye Jin, at 42, is still the height of grace and one of the most well-liked actresses in the industry. Her portrayal of a South Korean heiress who unintentionally lands in North Korea and discovers love in Crash Landing on You is one of her most well-known roles. Because of her enormous popularity, she was also dubbed the Nation’s First Love by her supporters. The actress has also appeared in a few high-profile films, including The Pirates, The Last Princess, and My Wife Got Married.

3. Song Hye Kyo

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Even at 42 years old, Song Hye Kyo’s name is well-known to those in the K-drama community. Her first big break came from the early Korean drama Autumn in My Heart, which helped spark the Hallyu movement. Her portrayal in Descendants of the Sun served to further establish her as a premier actor. Recently, she captivated the world with her powerful performance in The Glory, proving her acting acumen.

4. Jun Ji Hyun

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In Korean entertainment, Jun Ji Hyun, popularly referred to as Gianna Jun, is a legendary figure. She made her breakthrough in the beloved movie My Sassy Girl, and since then, she has acted in popular dramas such as Kingdom, My Love from the Star, and Legend of the Blue Sea. She will also be starring with Kang Dong Won in a brand-new K-drama called Polaris.

5. Kim Tae Hee

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Even at 44, Kim Tae Hee continues to be a representation of brilliance and beauty on the Korean drama scene. Throughout her career, the actress, who is well-known for her parts in My Princess and IRIS, has continuously given outstanding performances. Her other performances include Hi Bye, Mama!, Yong-pal, Love Story in Harvard, and Stairway to Heaven.