12 Most Beautiful Actresses in Asia. Who Are Your Favorites Among Them?

Beautiful actresses in Asia

We differ in views how to come up with a list of favorites, from films, series, products or even actors and actresses. Particularly pretty faces.

It's because beauty is on the eye of the beholder and often, we based our selection on how we define beautiful or prettiness. So this list might be different from other's list.

Here are my top 12 most beautiful actresses in Asia. 

12. SONG HYE-KYO. South Korea

Song Hye Kyo

Born on November 22, 1981 in Dalseo district, Daegu, South Korea, she is one of the most popular South Korean celebrities.

She consistently ranked in Forbes magazine's Korea Power Celebrity List and one of South Korea's highest-paid celebrities. 

She gained international recognition through her leading roles in Autumn in my Heart (2000), Full House (2004), That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013), Descendants of the Sun (2016) and Encounter (2018).

Song Hye Kyo for Fendi

The success of her TV series in the international scene established her status as a top Hallyu star. She attended Sejong University where she majored Film Arts.

In 2017, she married her Descendants of the Sun leading man, Song Joong-Ki, however they got divorced in 2019.


Parineeti Chopra

Pareineeti Chopra is an Indian actress and singer who hails from the famous Chopra acting clan in Bollywood. She was born on October 22, 1988 in Ambala, Haryana, India to Punjabi Hindu family.

She is a cousin to Miss World 2000 and Bollywood star, Priyanka Chopra.

Parineeti moved to England when she was 17 to attend the Manchester Business School and obtained business, finance and economics degree. She initially wanted to become an investment banker before showbusiness waved at her.

In 2009, she moved back to India and lived with Priyanka in Mumbai. Her cousin introduced her to the executives of Yash Raj films.

She made her screen debut in 2011 in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl film. It was followed by 11 more films including the remake of the British film, Girl on the Train, based on the novel of the same title. It was released in Netflix in February 2021.

10. NAM GYU-RI. South Korea

Nam Gyu-Ri

She is a sweet-faced South Korean actress and singer. Born on April 26, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea, Nam Gyu-Ri was the leader of the K-pop group, SeeYa. She left the group in 2009 to pursue a solo career.

She first gained popularity in the film, Death Bell, in 2008. One of her most popular TV series. 49 days, made its way to the international scene.

In 2020, she acted as second lead in the drama, Kairos, acting as an antagonist. Her acting received favorable reviews from critics. She won an Excellent Actress Award for her acting from MBC Drama Awards.

Her other notable series is Life is Beautiful released in 2010 where she won a New Star Award from SBS Drama Awards.


Manushi as Miss World 2017

Born on May 14, 1997 in Haryana, India, Manushi was crowned Miss World in 2017, becoming the sixth Indian to win the Miss World title.

Her father is a physician and scientist while her mother is a medical doctor and department head of neurochemistry at the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences in India.

Manushi, who is fluent in both English and Hindi, is currently pursuing a medical degree at the Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College in Sonipat, Haryana, India.

She will make a screen debut this year via the Indian film, Prithviraj, a historical action drama produced by Yash Raj films.


Known to her fans as Yaya Sperbund, she was born on March 18, 1993 in Pattaya, Thailand. She is of Thai and Norwegian descent and fluent both in English and Thai languages. 

Yaya Sperbund

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. 

She is the first Thai actress to be named as Friend of Louis Vuitton and became the first ever Thai celebrity to be featured in the US Vogue magazine.

She gained international popularity through her roles in Rising Sun (2014) and The Crown Princess (2018) where she co-starred with real-life boyfriend, Nadech Kugimiya. 

Yaya is also a singer. She sang most of the OST of her TV series, most notably in Rising Sun part 2 where she performed a duet with Nadech.

7. LIZA SOBERANO. Philippines

She was born Hope Elizabeth Soberano on January 4, 1998 in Santa Clara, California, to a Filipino father and an American mother.

Liza Soberano

At the age of 10 she moved to the Philippines to live with her father, who by then already separated from Liza's mother.

She was discovered by a Filipino talent scout in 2010 at the age of 12 and she started TV commercials. It was not until 2011 at the age of 13 that she joined showbusiness.

Due to her beautiful face and fresh image, she quickly endeared to Filipino audience. She was urged by her talent manager to learn Filipino to be given more roles in series and films.


Mookda is a Thai actress, model and dancer. She was born on July 26, 1996 in Ranong, Thailand. 

Mookda Narinrak

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce.

She won the Miss Teen Thailand in 2011. In 2016, she signed a contract with channel 7 to launch her showbiz career. Her drama debut was via Kamin Gub Poon in 2016. 

She made her film debut this year via a thriller film, My Boss is a Serial Killer, released in April.

5. GULNAZAR. China

She hails from Xinjiang autonomous region in China and is of Uyghur descent. She was born on May 2, 1992 in Urumqi, Xinjiang.


Her real name is Gulnezer Bextiyar and also known with her Chinese name, Gulinazha or Nazha. 

She was a high school classmate of Dilireba taking up dancing at Xinjiang Arts Institute. She graduated from Beijing Film Academy with an acting degree in 2011.

She made her acting debut in a television series, Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky in 2012 and made her film debut in 2013 in Police Story 2013.

In 2016, she took her first leading role in the historical drama, The Classic of Mountains and Seas, and in the fantasy action drama, Chinese Paladin 5.

In 2017, she starred along side Lu Han, in Fighter of Destiny which achieved commercial success leading to her increasing popularity.

Her latest drama, The Dance in the Storm, was released in April 2021 opposite Hong Kong star, William Chan. She also starred in a historical film, Dynasty Warriors released last April, and one of the top-grossing films in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China this year.

4. YANG MI. China

Yang Mi

She is a popular Chinese celebrity who started in the showbiz industry as a child star in 1990 at the age of four. Yang Mi was born on September 12, 1986 in Xuanwu district in Beijing, China.

She started gaining popularity in 2000s with multiple hit TV series: Strange Tales of Liazhai (2005), The Return of Condor Heroes (2006), Chinese Paladin 3 (2009), The Dream of Red Mansions (2010).

She also starred in numerous hit films: The Witness, You Are My Sunshine, L.O.R.D Legend of Ravaging Dynasties and Reset. Her other hit series: Swords of Legends (2014), Eternal Love: Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (2017), Legend of Fuyao (2018).

Yang Mi launched her own talent agency in 2014, Jaywalk Studio. She is one of the most followed Chinese celebrities in Weibo, a Chinese microblogging platform, with more than 110 million followers. She has an acting degree from Beijing Film Academy.

Yang Mi got married in January 2014 to Hongkong actor, Hawick Lau. She gave birth to their daughter in June 2014, however, in December 2018, they got divorced. 


Zhao Liying

Also known as Zanilia Zhao, Liying is one of the most popular actresses from mainland China. She was born on October 16, 1987 in Langfang, Hebei province, China. Apart from acting, she is also into singing.

She is a popular brand endorser in China and consistently topped the Forbes magazine Power Celebrity in China.

She was discovered in 2006 when she participated in the Yahoo Search Star Game and became the winner. She then signed with Huayi Brothers as their new talent. She made her acting debut in 2007 in the family drama, Golden Marriage.

She gained popularity in 2013 when she played the role of Lu Zhen in the historical drama, Legend of Lu Zhen and in 2015 when she played the main role in The Journey of Flower where she received numerous accolades including Best Actress.

However, she shot to stardom when she starred in the highly successful drama, Princess Agents, in 2017, which led to her increase popularity abroad. 

Her other notable series are Noble Aspirations and The Story of Minglan. In 2018, she starred in the fantasy adventure film, The Monkey King 3.

Zhao Liying married to actor Feng Shaofeng in 2018 and gave birth to a son in March 2019. However, in April this year, they announced their divorce.


Fai Natapat

She is a Thai model, actress and singer. She was born on September 21, 1987 in Thailand and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from Sripatoom University.

She made her acting debut in 2009 in Factory Tee Ruk and did dozens of drama since then. 

Her most notable series that made famous internationally are Office Syndrome 2, The Romance Affair and Pure Intentions.

Puifai has a beautiful, goddess-look-alike face. Her long-pointed nose, angelic face, exotic look and sultry appearance made her one of the most beautiful and gorgeous Asian actresses.



Dilireba is one of the most popular and prettiest celebrities from Mainland China, owing her stunning looks to her Eurasian ancestry.

She was born on June 3, 1992 in Urumqi (formerly known as Dihua), the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the far northwest of the People's Republic of China.

Her father is an actor/soloist in Xinjiang Song and Dance Troupe, which explains Reba's early passion in performing arts. She can also play piano and guitar.

She wanted to become a dancer so her father enrolled her in Xinjiang Art Institute to study dance and ballet. She and Gulnazar were high school classmates.

Later she realized she wanted to become an actress, so she was sent by her parents to Shanghai, China's most modern city, to attend college at the prestigious Shanghai Theatre Academy where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in performing arts.

Her television debut was in 2013 via "Anarhan" playing the lead role. The following year, she signed with Jaywalk Studio as her talent agency. This studio is partly owned by actress, Yang Mi.

Reba's rise to stardom began in 2014 when she was introduced in the highly popular wuxia drama, Swords of Legends, as Fuqu.

Reba wearing historical costume

Dilireba debuted in the film via "Fall in Love Like a Star" in 2015, the same year she won her first acting award as Best New Actress at the 7th China TV Drama Awards for her portrayal as Gao Wen in Diamond Lover.

She is also a singer, performing some of the original soundtrack of the TV series she starred in: Pretty Li Huizhen, Mr. Pride vs Miss Prejudice, The Flame's Daughter and Eternal Love of Dream.

Reba as Changge in The Long Ballad

She is considered one of the most-in-demand brand ambassadors in China today due to her numerous endorsement deals ranging from basic commodities to luxury and technology products.

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