The 2000s are known as the golden years for Korean dramas. Not only known in their country, several dramas are in demand in neighboring countries, including Indonesia. One of the most memorable and timeless is Stairway to Heaven and Winter Sonata.
Instead of disappearing from the screen, several of the main players in these old dramas still exist today. In fact, netizens call them class A celebrities in South Korea. Are you curious about who the Korean drama goddesses of the 2000s are? Come on, take a peek at the following list!
Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo/ Foto: instagram.com/kyo1122
Song Hye Kyo must be included in the list of South Korean artists who were really hits in the 2000s. His name is increasingly popular as he is included in the ranks of A-class artists who have fantastic salaries.
Song Hye Kyo stole attention through the hit drama entitled Autumn in My Heart (2000). She plays Yoon/Choi Eun Suh, a girl who discovers surprising facts about her past.
Apart from that, Song Hye Kyo also stole attention after acting opposite Rain in the drama Full House (2004).
As if it hasn’t faded, Song Hye Kyo’s career remains impressive. Even when there are many negative views regarding the failure of his household, he still presents charming acting qualities. One of them is through the Netflix series The Glory (2022).
Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye/ Foto : instagram.com/ssinz7
The next actress who was called the goddess of Korean dramas in the 2000s was Park Shin Hye. The wife of actor Choi Tae Joon made her debut in the popular drama entitled Stairway to Heaven (2003).
Even though she is not the female lead, Shin Hye’s charm as the teenage version of the main player is enough to steal attention. It’s not surprising that he immediately received many offers to play cameos in several drama titles.
In 2009, Shin Hye finally gained impressive recognition after becoming the main character in the drama You’re Beautiful. Other series starring him are Heartstrings (2011), Flower Boys Next Door (2013), The Heirs (2013), Pinocchio (2014–2015), Doctors (2016), and Memories of the Alhambra (2018-2019).
Han Hyo Joo
Han Hyo Joo/ Photo: instagram.com/hanhyojoo222
Han Hyo Joo received a lot of attention after making a comeback through the Disney+ series entitled Moving. Even though she is still in her 30s, she managed to portray the character of a mother who has teenage children. The quality of the acting is also what amazed many fans.
Han Hyo Joo’s success was not easy. He has had a career in this industry since 2003. His name became known to the public after starring in the TV series Like Land and Sky (2007) and Iljimae (2008).
His popularity skyrocketed after he met Lee Seung Gi through the drama Brilliant Legacy (2009). Talking about the goddess of Korean dramas in the 2000s who still exists today, Han Hyo Joo must be on the list.
Gong Hyo Jin
Gong Hyo Jin/ Foto: instagram.com/rovvxhyo
Who doesn’t know Gong Hyo Jin? Yep, this actress is still being discussed even though she last appeared on the small screen in 2019. However, he brought good news for a comeback soon through When the Stars Gossip with Lee Min Ho.
The name Gong Hyo Jin was already popular in the early 2000s. He appeared stunning through television series, dramas and films. In fact, he has received many awards since entering the world of acting.
Some of the dramas that brought him great popularity at that time were Wonderful Days (2001), Sang-doo! Let’s Go to School (2003) and Thank You (2007). However, what attracted the most attention was his role in the film Crush and Blush (2008).
Ha Ji Won
Ha Ji Won/ Photo: instagram.com/hajiwon1023
Ha Ji Won deserves to be called the goddess of acting. His first appearance is still remembered by Korean drama lovers in the 2000s. Yep, this beautiful actress first made her debut through the series School 2 which aired in 1999.
His name increasingly rose after starring in several hit dramas in the 2000s. Such as Secret (2002), Memories of Bali (2004), Fashion 70’s (2005), and Hwang Jin Yi (2006). From several of these dramas, he also received prestigious awards.
Ha Ji Won is currently busy with her art exhibition activities. He also hasn’t given any good news regarding his future comeback. His latest project is Curtain Call which will air in 2022. Through this drama, he received two awards.
So, that’s the line of Korean drama goddesses in the 2000s. Which one is your idol, Beauties?
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