South Korean actress, Choi Eun-hee, Died at 92


Choi Eun-hee was born on November 20, 1926, and died on April 16, 2018.

She was a South Korean actress.

Eun-hee began her film career in 1947 in the film A New Oath.

Over the following 20 years, Eun-hee was one of the biggest stars in Korean film and led the Shin Film company along with her husband, the director Shin Sang-ok.

During 1978, Choi and Shin, whom she had recently divorced due to Shin having committed adultery, were kidnapped in Hong Kong to North Korea by order of Kim Jong-il.

Her plan was to have Shin work as his propagandist and for Choi to be the star.

Soon after agreeing to the demands of Kim, they were remarried at his recommendation.

Together the couple finally staged their escape in 1986 while on a trip to Vienna, fleeing to the United States embassy and requesting political asylum.

Reportedly the Internet Movie Database, from 1955 to 1985, Choi appeared in eighty-one films.

Eun-hee received the award for best actress at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival in 1985, for her part in the film Sogum.

She converted to Roman Catholicism while in North Korea.

Eun-hee was baptized in fallen leaves by a fellow abductee.

With Shin, she wrote an account of their years in Pyongyang.

Shin also wrote his autobiography shortly before his death.

She died at 95 years old.