This week's Korean Idol Featurette is about a certain Korean actress who's dubbed as Miss Beauty and Brains. In 2010, a survey was done by KBS and she was hailed as the most beautiful woman in the Korean entertainment industry. Without further ado, let me introduce... Kim Tae-hee.
Name: Kim Tae-hee
Nickname: Angel, Headbanger
Birthday: March 29,1980
Celebrity Sibling: She's the older sister of actor, Lee Wan
Education: Seoul National University (Major in Fashion Design)
Kim Tae-hee is the total package. She's beautiful, talented and intelligent. As I mentioned earlier, she bagged the #1 spot as the most beautiful female celebrity in a survey done by KBS (a television company in S. Korea). Not only that, she's done countless CF's (commercial films), including LG, Laneige, Iriver, and Nestea. And when she was in junior high, she held the spot as her school's #1 student for three consecutive years. And even then, her beauty and charm was undeniable as male students would be up against the classroom windows to catch a glimpse of her during her P.E. classes.
When she was still a college student, she was spotted at the subway station by an ad designer who asked her to model for an ad campaign. During this time, she wasn't certain what she would do after college so she decided to do some modelling stint as a part-time job.
Kim Tae-hee debuted the entertainment industry in 2001 as a support role in the movie, "Last Present". She played the middle-school aged version of Lee Young-Ae's character, Park Jung-Yeon. She was then later cast in the drama, "Stairway to Heaven" wherein she played the role of Han Yoori the scheming stepsister. Her other successful stints in drama include, Forbidden Love, and Love Story in Harvard.
She was often criticized for her acting by critics and the public. She was regarded as a successful CF endorser, but not as a serious actress but in the drama, IRIS (2009), an espionage action thriller opposite Lee Byung-hun, she proved to her critics and the public that she is a talented actress. The drama was a huge success, both in Korea and all across Asia. She states in one of her interviews that IRIS marked a turning point in her acting career.
Her most recent drama, My Princess (2011), drew even more attention and awe to her stunning looks. My Princess is a romantic comedy drama wherein Kim Tae Hee plays an ordinary college student whose world goes from ordinary to crazy when she finds out she's a princess.
It is no surprise with her beautiful face, she catches the eye and the attention of men, and male celebrities are no exception. When Kim Tae Hee went to Taiwan to promote the drama, My Princess, and in one of her promotional activities, she visited a restaurant owned by Taiwanese singer/actor/hottie, Jay Chou. Jay Chou praised her for her youthful beauty, and stated that if there was a Korean remake of his movie, Secret, he would cast her as the lead female role.