Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Lee Eun-ju

Lee Eun-ju was a South Korean actress. She was the star of hit films including Taegukgi and The Scarlet Letter

After finding work as a model, she began to be offered roles in various TV dramas, including Start and KAIST. Her film debut came in 1999, when she played the younger sister in Park Chong-wan's award-winning feature Rainbow Trout. Her first lead role came as the title character in acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo's Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000), where she gave one of the most memorable performances in all of Hong's films. Following this, she teamed with actor Lee Byung-hun in the 2001 hit film Bungee Jumping of Their Own, and also scored a hit opposite Cha Tae-hyun in the melodrama Lovers' Concerto.

Despite her success, her family says that Eun-ju suffered from crippling depression, On February 22, 2005, Lee Eun-ju died by suicide. She was twenty four years old.

Lee Eun-ju
December 22, 1980 – February 22, 2005