As per suggested by a comment responding to the 8 girl crush-worthy Kdrama actresses list, it's about time we show our love and respect for our favorite women in their 30s gracing our TV (or computer) screens with their beauty. Here are eight of those talented actresses who effortlessly prove that aging might be something to look forward to after all.
1. Choi Ji Woo
We start off strong, seeing as Choi Ji Woo is 38 and still wowing us to this day. Many fans know her from her emotional performance in Winter Sonata, but she can now be seen playing the titular character in the newly premiered The Suspicious Housekeeper.
2. Song Hye Kyo
Another actress well-known for her work in the seasonal Endless Love series, Song Hye Kyo is 31 and possibly--probably--even more beautiful than she was ten years ago. She most recently appeared in That Winter, The Wind Blows as a legally blind heiress.
3. Lee Bo Young
Lee Bo Young looks so good at 34 that she's still playing women in their 20s on TV. She was even a love interest for Lee Jong Suk, who is ten years her junior, in I Hear Your Voice. P.S. She just got married, and you know you want to see pictures.
4. Kim Sun Ah
We'll always know her as the hilarious lead actress in My Lovely Sam Soon, but 37 (almost 38!) year old Kim Sun Ah never fails to make us swoon and sigh. The next time we see her will be in Chinese drama Competition of Roses!
5. Kim Jung Hwa
Just barely old enough to appear on the list, 30 year old Kim Jung Hwa makes number five with her encapsulating presence and a bone structure to die for. You can most recently see her as a point of one of the many love triangles in 2013's Dating Agency: Cyrano.
6. Jung Ryeo Won
At age 32, the multilingual Jung Ryeo Won looks as fresh faced as she did when she debuted as an actress in the early 2000s. There must be some sort of medical secret to her youth that she picked up while filming Medical Top Team, which premieres October 2nd.
7. Kim Hee Sun
Another ELLE girl woman, not that we're surprised. Kim Hee Sun is accomplished, fabulous, and straight up angelic at the age of 36. Her most recent drama, Faith, proved that she really does look gorgeous at any age, in any era.
8. Gong Hyo Jin
33 year old Gong Hyo Jin rounds out the list because...how could she not? Her successful 2013 drama The Master's Sun may be coming to an end, but we can't wait to see what she does next (and we hope it's soon!).