Korean dramas are not bound only in Korea now. Thanks to their availability and English subtitles, audiences across the world enjoy the K-dramas of various genres and appreciate the beauty of the Korean actresses. With the immense popularity, their payments have increased also. For them who are intrigued to know how much their favorite actresses are paid per episode, here is the list of the top 5 highest paid Korean actresses.
Now, Let’s see who are the Top Top 5 Actress getting the highest-paid in 2020.
1) Jun Ji Hyun (estimated $84000 per episode):
Also known as Gianna Jun, she is renowned for her beauty and extraordinary fashion sense.
Jun Ji-Hyun (born Wang Ji-Hyun on 30 October 1981), is a South Korean actress and model. She has received multiple awards, including two Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress and a Daesang (Grand Prize) for Television at the Baeksang Art Awards.
2) Lee Young-ae (estimated $83000 per episode):
Lee Young-ae (born January 31, 1971) is a South Korean actress. She is known for her appearances in the Korean historical drama Dae Jang Geum (2003), and as a revenge-seeking single mother in Park Chan-wook’s crime thriller film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005).
She is especially recognized for her acting in the thriller film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and historical drama Dae Jung Geum. She also worked as Goodwill Ambassador in UNICEF.
3) Ha Ji Won (estimated $42000 per episode):
eon Hae-rim born 28 June 197, better known by her stage name Ha Ji-won is a South Korean actress. She is best known for the historical dramas Damo (2003), Hwang Jini (2006), and Empress Ki (2013), as well as the melodrama Something Happened in Bali (2004), the romantic comedy series Secret Garden (2010), The King 2 Hearts (2012) and the medical drama Hospital Ship (2017).
She is one of the finest actresses in South Korea. She is the first Asian woman to be the Promotional Ambassador for Operation Smile. Ha has her own agency named Haewadal Entertainment.
4) Choi Ji Woo (estimated $42000 per episode):
Choi Ji-woo born on June 11, 1975, is a South Korean actress. Considered one of South Korea’s most beautiful women, she has received critical acclaim for her work in a wide range of melodramas, most notably Beautiful Days (2001), Winter Sonata (2002), Stairway to Heaven (2003), The Suspicious Housekeeper (2013) and Temptation (2014), as well as the romantic comedy series Twenty Again (2015) and Woman with a Suitcase (2016).
Alumna of Aerobic dance department of Busan Women’s college, she has mainly acted in melodramas. Choi is often referred to as one of the most beautiful women ever.
5) Song Hye-kyo (estimated $42000 per episode):
Song Hye-kyo is a South Korean actress. She gained international popularity through her leading roles in television dramas Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), Descendants of the Sun (2016), and Encounter (2018). Her film work includes Hwang Jin Yi (2007), The Grandmaster (2013), My Brilliant Life (2014), and The Queens (2015).
She is best known for her role in one of the most popular Korean television dramas, ” Descendants of the sun”. Song married her co-star from the drama and got divorced within 2 years. There is a rumor that Song actually entered into Sham marriage to increase her fame.