In 1966, Yun Jung-hee made a spectacular entrance into the world of acting when she was chosen ahead of 1200 others for her first role. Her film debut in Kang Daejin’s Sorrowful Youth (1967) marked the beginning of a great career for Yun Jung-hee as Korea’s leading actress. Prolific on the silver screen, she performed in more than 330 films and became the only actress to receive 24 Korean awards for Best Performance by an Actress. Her monumental significance in Korean Cinema has been acknowledged most recently by the outcome of a public poll where she was named the greatest actress in the history of Korean Cinema, despite her extended absence from the screen. Finally, she has broken her long silence as the wife of a world-renowned Korean pianist and as a mother to come back for the first time in 16 years for Poetry (2010).

Accolades

Yun Jung-Hee
Best Actress, 2010

Yun Jung-Hee

Best Actress, 2010

Yun Jung-Hee

Poetry (Shi)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2010 Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2010 In 1966, Yun Jung-hee made a spectacular entrance into the world of acting…

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Films

Poetry
2010

Poetry (Shi)

Republic of Korea
2010

Poetry (Shi)

Winner, Best Performance by and Actress, 2010 Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2010 The profound story of an elderly woman, Mija, who lives with her teenage…

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