In the Philippines, Yoon Eun Hye is arguably the most admired and recognized Korean actress, thanks to the success of her dramas.
A former member of the successful girl group Baby V.O.X., Yoon Eun Hye has reinvented herself to become one of Korea's top stars, a ratings queen and one of the most powerful celebrities in Korean entertainment.
Get to know more about the fascinating Yoon Eun Hye to better understand her unmistakable charm.
In 2006, Yoon Eun Hye landed a pivotal role as Shin Chae Gyung in "The Princess Hours."YoonEunHyeFeature 1
Fans of the popular manhwa or comic novel were initially opposed to her casting. But Eun Hye went on to win their hearts with her praiseworthy performance as the awkward yet lovable princess. The role made her into a household name.
Her follow-up drama "The Vineyard Man" did not do as well because of tough competition. Yet Eun Hye continued to reap accolades, winning best new actress in the KBS Drama Awards.
But perhaps her most memorable role was in the 2007 drama "The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince," where she played a girl pretending to be a boy in order to work at an all-male coffee house. She won two further acting awards for her portrayal, putting to rest doubts people had about her acting ability.PHOTO 2 YoonEunHye
Since then, Yoon Eun Hye has top-billed two romance dramas ("My Fair Lady" and the highly successful "Lie to Me"). Her next drama project sees her JYJ's Park Yoochun. Currently, they star in "I Miss You."
It's clear that Yoon Eun Hye's strength as an actress is her ability to portray underdog characters with a realism that is highly relatable.
Yoon Eun Hye is also considered a top fashionista in Korea. Her style is emulated by young women and she has been featured in top fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, High Cut and Nylon, among others.
She has also become an inspiration and muse to numerous designers, becoming the first Asian star to have Swarovski's creative director Nathalie Colin design a ring collection exclusively for her. The Yoon Eun Hye Nirvana Ring is a set of rings that applied the "Y" in her name into five colors using Swarovski crystals.
Yoon Eun Hye was also chosen to model for Cartier, Calvin Klein, Basic House, Joinus and Puma, among others.Yoon Eun Hye's style is emulated by the young. (Photo by Sport Korea)
After seeing her many fashion spreads and photos, I can say that Yoon Eun Hye's her most admirable quality as a model is her ability to interpret fashion using her primary profession as an actress.
Her photos are especially attention-getting because of her expressive eyes and body language.
Yoon Eun Hye's beauty is not just external, though. The actress has assisted a number of charities and organizations.
She is a goodwill ambassador for the Pink Wings campaign of Vogue Girl Korea which strives to help young female teens who assume the role of the head of their household.
She also worked with visually impaired children to design a line of hand painted bags for ELBON.The actress has assisted a number of charities and organizations. (Photo by Sport Korea)
For Basic House, Yoon Eun Hye partnered with Kim Hyun Joong for UNICEF's Never Alone Campaign with proceeds going to beneficiaries in Africa.
She also raised money for Hope Angel, a project under the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was part of the Pink Ribbon campaign for the Breast Cancer Association.
With all her charms and status as a role model for young women, Yoon Eun Hye is poised for more success.
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Catherine Deen lives, eats and breathes Korean music, cuisine, telenovelas, and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter @cathsdeen.