3 K-drama Villainesses Who Stole Spotlight: Lim Ji Yeon, Song Ha Yoon & More

A villainous role can definitely make or break one’s skyrocketing career. Oftentimes, many K-drama fans would only notice the main artists in the show.

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Thankfully, many artists have done such a great job in perfecting their villainous characters that they steal the scenes from the main ensemble, proving their 100% synchronization.

With this, many K-drama stars now don’t fear taking on the challenge of portraying an antagonist. Here are three actresses who rose to stardom thanks to their “bad girl era.”

Lim Ji Yeon

Lim Ji Yeon took the acting industry by storm with her spine-chilling performance in Netflix’s revenge drama “The Glory” with Song Hye Kyo.

Lim Ji Yeon
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3 K-drama Villainesses Who Stole Spotlight: Lim Ji Yeon, Song Ha Yoon & More

She played Park Yeon Jin, the ringleader of the perpetrators who made Song Hye Kyo’s life a living hell. She slapped her face until it bruised, and also burned her skin with a curling iron.

The actress even perfected her “evil smile,” which fans find terrifyingly beautiful. With this, she’s one of the most successful villain actresses in Hallyu to date.

Shin Ye Eun

Like Lim Ji Yeon, Shin Ye Eun transformed into a bully in the Netflix series “The Glory.”

Shin Ye Eun
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3 K-drama Villainesses Who Stole Spotlight: Lim Ji Yeon, Song Ha Yoon & More

The rising actress played the younger counterpart of Lim Ji Yeon’s Park Yeon Jin who relentlessly bullied Jung Ji So’s Moon Dong Eun without feeling remorseful at all.

Prior to her breakthrough role, Shin Ye Eun had only played vivacious characters. Park Yeon Jin marked her first villain role since debut, which is the highlight of her K-drama resume.

However, none can be as popular as her “The Glory” character as it left a lingering impact on the viewers all around the globe, proving her breakthrough success.

Song Ha Yoon

Earlier this year, Song Ha Yoon hit the jackpot by playing Jung Soo Min in the buzzworthy K-drama “Marry My Husband” with Park Min Young, Na In Woo and Lee Yi Kyung.

'Marry My Husband' Stills
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3 K-drama Villainesses Who Stole Spotlight: Lim Ji Yeon, Song Ha Yoon & More

She successfully played the role of a goody two shoes with a shocking personality. Her innocent face yet charming aura helped to maximize her character’s cheekiness as a mistress.

Many expressed their annoyance with her character while lauding her convincing performance. With this, it is known as her career’s turning point after being active in the industry since 2005.

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