Country: South Korean
Everything Kim Tae-hee, or as her nation puts it “The Most Beautiful Woman,” touches turns to gold. She lit up magazine pages as a model, enticed audiences as the evil stepsister in uber-popular series Stairway to Heaven and starred in highest budgeted Korean drama ever, Iris, which was the top rated program every week a new episode debuted. Her popularity is also rising in Japan, where she starred in Boku to Star no 99 Nichi as, fittingly, a South Korean star.