3 Most Outstanding K-Drama Actresses of 2023: IU, Lim Ji Yeon, More!

The annual award show, Brand of the Year, named the three top-notch actresses who shined the brightest in the past year.

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With more than 8 million votes from avid fans and netizens, the outstanding actresses of 2023 received the major recognition they deserve.

Here are the three Best Leading Actresses in 2023 who represented South Korean film, television and OTT. Keep on reading.

IU

Multimedia star IU has already proven herself and her talents long before the awards show. However, the actress’ comeback to the big screen with “Dream” created a stir in the Hallyu wave.

IU

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3 Most Outstanding K-Drama Actresses of 2023: IU, Lim Ji Yeon, More!

Although the film didn’t receive high praises for the screenplay, IU’s cider-like performance gave a relatively new perspective compared to her previous acting roles.

Kim So Yeon

As for Hallyu’s favorite villain, Kim So Yeon made a very successful comeback with the drama “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” with Lee Dong Wook, Kim Bum and Ryu Kyung Soo.

'Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938' Stills

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3 Most Outstanding K-Drama Actresses of 2023: IU, Lim Ji Yeon, Kim So Yeon

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Her participation in the drama was considered as a “rescue” for the project after its predecessor received mixed reviews due to the presence of the female lead Jo Bo Ah.

Kim So Yeon

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3 Most Outstanding K-Drama Actresses of 2023: IU, Lim Ji Yeon, Kim So Yeon

In addition to that, fans also loved the actress in her small cameo appearance in the highly rated series “Taxi Driver 2.”

Lim Ji Yeon

Last but not the least is Lim Ji Yeon who dominated prime time with her back-to-back blockbuster hits this year alone.

3 Most Outstanding K-Drama Actresses of 2023: IU, Lim Ji Yeon, More!

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Earlier this 2023, she transformed into the biggest villain in the mega hit Netflix show “The Glory” which earned her countless awards and recognitions.

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She also boasted her profound acting skills in the occult series “Lies Hidden In My Garden” with Kim Tae Hee, where she was honored by Bechdel Day as Actress of the Year.

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3 Most Outstanding K-Drama Actresses of 2023: IU, Lim Ji Yeon, More!

2023 is indeed Lim Ji Yeon’s year as she consistently won major awards at prestigious ceremonies. In addition, she is currently starring as a detective in the series “The Killing Vote.”

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