25 Most Beautiful Turkish Actresses Of All Time

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Written By Louisa Smith

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From top-rated TV series to big-screen blockbusters, Turkey has some of the most talented and beautiful actresses in the world. Their performances have captivated audiences everywhere with their mesmerizing beauty and grace.

Many Turkish actresses are pioneers in fashion trends that set the bar for beauty among their peers. They also bring stunning glamour to high-profile events such as award ceremonies where they look breathtakingly gorgeous, turning heads wherever they go.

From Fahriye Evcen to Burcu Özberk and Beren Saat to Serenay Sarikaya, here are 25 of the most beautiful Turkish actresses of all time! Let us know if you agree with our list or not in the comments below!

Who Are The Most Beautiful Turkish Actresses?

1. Hande Ercel

  • Born: November 24, 1993
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 29.9 million

Hande Ercel is arguably the most well-known and beautiful actress from Turkey. She is known for starring in TV series such as Güneşin Kızları, Siyah İnci, and most famously as Hayat Uzun in Aşk Laftan Anlamaz, a role for which she received widespread fame across the Middle East and landed her several awards, including two Golden Butterfly Awards

In 2020, Ercel landed the leading role in the popular TV series Sen Çal Kapımı; this romantic comedy was broadcast to over 100 countries. 

This Turkish stunner won the Miss Civilization of Turkey beauty contest in 2012 and came second in the Miss Civilization of World competition later that year!

2. Leyla Hazal Kaya

  • Born: October 1, 1990
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 7.6 million

Stunning Turkish actress Leyla Hazal Kaya is known for starring in television series such as Aşk-ı Memnu and Bizim Hikaye (based on the popular British TV show Shameless). But, her most notable role was that of Feriha in Adını Feriha Koydum – the series was a smash hit and had one of the highest TV ratings in 2011!

She is often known for her effortlessly charming looks. Throughout her career, she has won numerous awards, including Best Actress at the Latina Turkish Awards in 2019.

3. Beren Saat

  • Born: February 26, 1984
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 5.4 million

Beautiful Turkish actress Beren Saat garnered international attention for her role as an unfaithful wife in the romantic drama series  Aşk-ı Memnu; her portrayal of the character Bihter won her two Golden Butterfly Awards.

Beren has also starred in other popular Turkish TV series such as Aşkımızda Ölüm Var, Aşka Sürgün, Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem, Hatırla Sevgili, and more recently in Netflix original series The Gift. She is one of the biggest television personalities and the highest-paid actress in Turkey from 2008 to 2014!

4. Demet Özdemir

  • Born: February 26, 1992
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 15.6 million

Turkish actress and former dancer Demet Özdemir’s first role was that of Aylin in the Fox fantasy series Sana Bir Sır Vereceğim, an incredibly popular Turkish TV show with a loyal fanbase.

Later roles for Demet include the lead role of Sanem in the romantic comedy series Erkenci Kuş, as Asli in Çilek Kokusu, and the leading role in Turkish Netflix movies Aşk Taktikleri and Aşk Taktikleri 2. Thanks to her background as a dancer, she has also appeared in several music videos!

Demet Özdemir was awarded the Best Actress award at the Murex d’Or awards in 2019, and in the same year, she became a brand ambassador for Pantene Turkey. Though in her thirties, she doesn’t seem like she aged since her earlier days!

5. Fahriye Evcen

One of the most beautiful Turkish actresses, Fahriye Evcen
  • Born: June 4, 1986
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 13.5 million

German-born Turkish actress and model Fahriye Evcen is regarded as one of the most attractive actresses in Turkey.

Famed for her portrayal of the character Necla in the TV series Yaprak Dökümü and also as Feride in the romantic drama series Çalıkuşu. Fahriye’s cinematic debut came in 2008 when she landed a role in Cennet, and later that year, she was cast in the leading role in Aşk Tutulması.

In 2021, she launched her own clothing line – Ivy People. Fahriye Evcen is married to renowned Turkish actor Burak Özçivit.

6. Tuba Büyüküstün

  • Born: July 5, 1982
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 6 million

One of the highest-paid actresses in Turkey – Tuba Büyüküstün, is most famed for starring in 20 Dakika, a dramatic television series, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Actress.

Thanks to her astounding beauty, Tuba’s career began by acting in TV commercials. Other notable roles for her include the popular TV series Kara Para Aşk and the Turkish Netflix series Rise of Empires: Ottoman

7. Elçin Sangu

  • Born: August 13, 1985
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 8.6 million

Beautiful Turkish actress and model Elçin Sangu is one of the highest-paid actresses in Turkey, thanks in part to her many product endorsements and appearances in TV ads.

One of Turkey’s most recognizable faces, Sangu is most well-known for playing Defne in the Star TV series  Kiralık Aşk. This role helped launch her career, and she has won numerous awards for her portrayal of the character, including three Golden Butterfly Awards!

Sangu has also blessed the audience with her breathtaking beauty in Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki, Aşk Kaç Beden Giyer, Bir Aşk Hikâyesi, and Kurt Seyit ve Şura.

8. Ozge Yagiz

  • Born: September 26, 1997
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 3.5 million

Considering she only began her acting career in 2018 with a small part in season 3 of the acclaimed series Adını Sen Koy, Ozge Yagiz has managed to make quite a mark on the Turkish film industry in a short period.

One of the youngest actresses on this list (Ozge was born in 1997), her youthful good looks and talent helped her to land the lead role in the Kanal 7 series Yemin in 2020. Later that same year, she starred as Serra in the drama series Sol Yanim; recently,Yagiz has appeared in İçimizden Biri and Baba. 

9. Meryem Uzerli

  • Born: August 12, 1983
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 7.4 million

Born in West Germany in 1983, this German-Turkish actress has appeared on both German and Turkish TV screens. But, her big ‘Turkish break’ came in 2011 when she landed the leading role in Muhteşem Yüzyı playing Hürrem Sultan, winning her numerous awards, including a Golden Butterfly Award!

Thanks to her breathtaking appearance and unique talent, Uzerli has landed brand ambassadorships with the likes of Atasay, Turkey’s most sought-after jewelry brand, and Blue Diamond. She was also awarded GQ Turkey’s Woman of the Year in 2012! 

10. Esra Bilgiç

  • Born: October 14, 1992
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 7.2 million

Thanks to a long-running role in the acclaimed Turkish TV series Diriliş: Ertuğrul, Turkey’s Esra Bilgiç is one of the most well-liked actresses in the Middle East. She received many awards for her role as Halime Hatun in that series, including a Sadri Alışık Theatre and Cinema Award for Best Actress in 2015.

This gorgeous Turkish actress has also appeared in the drama series Bir Umut Yeter, crime drama Ramo, and the Turkish movie Adanış Kutsal Kavga

Esra is a famous Turk globally, thanks to her brand ambassadorships with QMobile and Pakistani network provider Jazz and her appearance in a Victoria’s Secret commercial in 2022.

11. Özge Gürel Çayoğlu

  • Born: February 5, 1987
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 5.8 million

Stunning Turkish actress Özge Gürel Çayoğlu made her debut in the acting world in the suspenseful drama series Kızım Nerede? Later, between 2016 and 2017, she starred in Kiraz Mevsimi which was not only a big hit in Turkey but in Italy too. The series was the first Turkish series to be broadcast on Italian TV! 

Çayoğlu also had leading roles in TV series, including Yıldızlar Şahidim and Dolunay opposite Can Yaman, a famous Turkish actor. She again starred with Yaman in 2020 in Bay Yanlış (Mr. Wrong). 

Gürel married her long-term boyfriend and another famous Turk – actor Serkan Çayoğlu in July 2022. 

12. Neslihan Atagül

  • Born: August 20, 1992
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 13.7 million

Nesliahn Atagul is one of the most popular actresses on Turkish television. She played Nihan Sezin in the critically acclaimed series Kara Sevda, a Turkish series that has been shown in over 110 countries and is the only Turkish television series to win an Emmy Award!

With her success in Kara Sevda, Atagul has become one of the most popular TV personalities, and you can see her play leading roles in series such as Fatih Harbiye and movies such as Senden Bana Kalan and Araf

This beautiful Turkish actress has received numerous awards throughout her acting career, including a Best Actress Award at the Tokyo Internation Film Festival in 2012 and the International Actress of the Year Award at the Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards in 2021.

13. Serenay Sarikaya

  • Born: July 1, 1992
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 9.6 million

Breaking into the spotlight with roles in Medcezir (based on the hit U.S. series The O.C.), Lale Devri, Adanalı, and fantasy series Şahmaran– Serenay Sarikaya is one of the most popular and elegant Turkish actresses.

Sarikaya has also appeared in franchise movies such as İkimizin Yerin and Behzat Ç. Ankara Yanıyor. Throughout her acting career, she has received numerous awards, including a Golden Butterfly Award and a Gold Lens Award. 

Serenay began her career as a Turkish model, and in 2010, she came first runner-up in the Miss Turkey competition. And in 2014, she was picked as ‘Woman of the Year’ by G.Q. Turkey. Without a doubt, she is one of the most attractive women in the entertainment industry!

14. Asli Enver

  • Born: May 10, 1984
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 6.4 million

Born in London, Turkish actress Asli Enver moved to Turkey with her family at the age of 12. 

Enver is most known for her roles in Turkish TV series, most famously as Mine Ergun in Kavak Yelleri (the Turkish remake of Dawson’s Creek) and as Hazal in the popular youth series Hayat Bilgisi. As well as that, Enver has starred in Kavak Yelleri, İstanbullu Gelin, and, Suskunlar.

She has also acted in films, including Kardeşim Benim and Tamam mıyız? This gorgeous Turkish actress won the Golden Butterfly award for Best Actress in 2017. 

15. Sinem Kobal

  • Born: August 14, 1987
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 6 million

Sinem Kobal’s appearance as Dilara in the sitcom Dadi (based on the global phenomenon The Nanny) proved to be the perfect launching pad for her success.

Thanks to her role in Dadi, she went on to secure other important roles in Turkish adaptations of popular shows such as Gossip Girl (known in Turkey as Küçük Sırlar), Selena, Analar ve Anneler, and movies like Romantik Komedi and Romantik Komedi 2.

She is active on social media, where you’ll find her posting gorgeous photos of her outfits, travelers, and more.

16. Ezgi Mola

  • Born: March 29, 1983
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 6.2 million

While still a student in Istanbul, Ezgi Mola made her acting debut in the comedy series Karate Can. She has a keen interest in theater and studied for four years at Müjdat Gezen Arts Center under the guidance of stage actor Aydoğan Temel and, during that time, starred in his play Çürük Elma. 

This Turkish actress also appeared in the TV series Hırsız Polis and the movie Hayatımın Kadınısın a role which won her aSadri Alışık award. 

17. Pelin Karahan

  • Born: October 6, 1984
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 4.8 million

The stunning Turkish actress and TV presenter – Pelin Karahan is best known for starring as Aslı Zeybek in the Turkish remake of Dawson’s Creek – Kavak Yelleri.

However, her most critically acclaimed role, was that of Mihrimah Sultan (the only daughter of Sultan Süleyman) in the historical fiction TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl, where she was awarded Best International Actress at the 6th Beirut International Awards Festival for her role.

Karahan, a former Turkish model, has appeared in TV advertisements for big brands like Carrefour and Coca-Cola Light. Her beautiful blue eyes and rosy lips captivated everyone who saw her appearance on TV or the big screen.

18. Burcu Özberk

  • Born: December 11, 1989
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 9.3 million

Gorgeous Turkish actress Burcu Özberk made her acting debut in 2013 when she starred in  Muhteşem Yüzyıl. However, her breakthrough role came not long after when she was cast as Nazli in the popular teen series Güneşin Kızları

For her acting, Özberk has won many awards, including a Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actress for her role in Afili Aşk and a Türkiye Gençlik Best Actress Award for her role in the movie Direniş Karatay

19. Tuğba Melis Türk

  • Born: September 7, 1990
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 824K

No list of the most beautiful actresses from Turkey is complete without mentioning Tuğba Melis Türk. A winner of the Best Model of Turkey Contest in 2011, her enchanting looks has has blessed Turkish TV and cinema for many years. Her first role was playing Yasemin in the television series Büyük Buluşma. She also she appeared in Hell 3D in 2010, the first Turkish film to be in 3D!

But it was later acting roles in the comedy series Leyla and Mecnun, Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters, and most recently in the movie 7 Melek that really garnered this Turkish actress the attention of the public!

20. Saadet Aksoy

  • Born: August 29, 1983
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 171K

Turkish-born actress Saadet Aksoy received international praise for her role as the quirky Aska in the 2012 movie Twice Born, which also features Hollywood superstars Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch. However, Turkish audiences will most likely recognize Aksoy for her starring role in the critically acclaimed movie Saf. 

Saadet Aksoy has won numerous awards, including the Best Actress award at the Sarajevo Film Festival for her role in Egg. She also won Best Actress at Ankara International Film Festival for her Love in Another Language

Thanks to her stunning good looks and hard-working ethics, Aksoy became the Turkish spokesperson for L’Oreal in 2013. 

21. Birce Akalay

  • Born: June 19, 1984
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 3.1 million

Turkish actress Birce Akalay began her career as a model, even becoming a finalist in the Miss Turkey competition, before stepping into the role of acting.

She has appeared in more than 20 films and TV series, but her breakthrough role was that of Havva in Yer Gök Aşk (aka Love is in the Air). Other notable roles for Akalay include as Sinem in Küçük Ağa (The Little Lord) and İlay inthe Star TV series Babil

22. Bergüzar Gökçe Korel

  • Born: August 27, 1982
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 2.2 million

Bergüzar Gökçe Korel made her big screen debut as Leyla in the 2005 movie Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (Valley of the Wolves: Iraq), a role which required her to speak Arabic, a language she did not know. But she learned the language quickly and luckily her hard work paid off as the movie was incredibly successful! 

The following year she starred in Binbir Gece, the highest-rated series of 2006 on Kanal D, and for her portrayal of the character Şehrazat, she was awarded a Golden Butterfly award for Most Successful Actress. 

23. Ayça Ayşin Turan

  • Born: October 25, 1992
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 6.2 million

Ayça Ayşin Turan is most well-known for playing the lead role of Meryem in the top-rated TV series of the same name. Turan has also starred in the popular Netflix series The Protector, and for her role as Haziran in the Star TV series Ada Masali she was awarded the Best Romantic & Comedy Actress at the 2021 Golden Butterfly Awards. 

She is also a model and often works with large publications. In 2022, she was featured in Elele, a Turkish women’s fashion magazine. She has a great fashion sense that often enhances her incredible figure, making her one of the hottest Turkish actresses in the industry!

24. Bensu Soral

  • Born: March 23, 1991
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 4.8 million

Bensu Soral started off by supporting her sister Hande Soral, who at the time was a actress in the business already. As she got more involved in the business, she started appearing on the screen. Her first appearance was in the period series Yol Ayrımı based on the classic novel.

Since then, she has appeared more and more on-screen, working with notable actors and actresses such as Çağlar Ertuğrul, Öznur Serçeler, Burak Deniz, Çağatay Ulusoy and more.

Some of her more notable work include her role as Melek in the crime series İçerde and Aslı in the TV series Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar, the Turkish adaptation of ‘Pretty Little Liars’.

She also won the Pantene Shining Star award at the Golden Butterfly Awards in 2015.

25. Bahar Şahin

  • Born: May 4, 1997
  • Number of Instagram Followers: 1.8 million

Bahar Şahin is one of the prettiest Turkish actresses in the entertainment industry. her career began in 2016 when she played the role of Muge Atahan in That Life is Mine (O Hayat Benim). Since then, she has been featured in popular series such as Servet and Lise Devriyesi and in movies including İyi Oyun, Yol Arkadaşım, and Yol Arkadaşım 2. 

Her breakthrough role came in 2019 when she played the character Ceren in the series Zalim İstanbul, a role for which she was nominated for Golden Butterfly Award.

She is also a fashion model and has been featured in many publications, such as MAG. Her social media is full of her showcasing some of her work and beautiful photos from her photoshoots!

Conclusion: Most Beautiful Turkish Actresses

These are 25 of the most gorgeous Turkish actresses of all time! Which one do you think is the most beautiful? Is there anyone that you would like to be added to the list? Let us know in the comments!

7 thoughts on “25 Most Beautiful Turkish Actresses Of All Time”

  1. The most beautiful girl in my opinion is neslihan she is very beautiful.
    The second one is bensu soral.
    The third one is esra bilgic.
    It is my opinion and thank you for sharing these beautiful girls!👍

    • I don’t see Damla Colbay in this list, totally biased list, Damla is by far more beautiful than at least 15 actresses in this list, easy.
      e.g. Leyla # 2 is more beautiful than Damla? nahhhh

  2. In my opinion i think the prettiest is Fahriye Evcen and then Hande Ercel pls dont get mad at me i am sharing my opinion i know many of you may think differently but i personally love Fahriye.

  3. As admirers of Özge Yağız, many appreciate not only her outer beauty but also the grace and talent she brings to every project. With her promising career trajectory, it’s evident that she will continue to leave a lasting impact on the Turkish entertainment scene.

  4. Serenay Sarikaya is the most beautiful, sexy, elegant and by far the best in Turkey worthy on an international audience and platform


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