Lee Eun-ju(16 November 1980 – February 22, 2005) was a South Korean actress. She was the star of hit films includingTaegukgiandThe Scarlet Letter. She committed suicide at age 24.
|Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors||오! 수정||Oh! Su-jeong||Yang Su-jeong|
|Bloody Beach||해변으로 가다||Haebyeoneuro gada||PC 통신하는 여자||Cameo appearance|
|2001||Bungee Jumping of Their Own||번지 점프를 하다||Beonjijeompeureul hada||In Tae-hee|
|2002||Lovers' Concerto||연애소설||Yeonae soseol||Kim Gyung-hee|
|Unborn But Forgotten||하얀방||Hayanbang||Han Su-jin|
|2003||Garden of Heaven||하늘정원||Haneul jeongwon||Kim Young-ju|
|2004||Au Revoir, UFO||안녕! 유에프오||Annyeong UFO||Choi Kyeong-woo|
|Taegukgi||태극기 휘날리며||Taegukgi Hwinalrimyeo||Kim Young-shin|
|The Scarlet Letter||주홍글씨||Juhong geulshi||Choi Ga-hee|
|1998||납량특선 8부작||Park Seong-ju||SBS||Appeared in episode 어느날 갑자기.|
|White Nights 3.98||백야 3.98||Baekya 3.98||young Anastasia||SBS|
|2000||Look Back in Anger||성난 얼굴로 돌아보라||Seongnan Eolgulro Dorabora||Jeong Su-jin||KBS2|
|1998||"Even After 10 Years"||십년이 지나도||Park Jin-young|
|1999||"Sad Gift"||슬픈 선물||Kim Jang-hoon|
|"Late Regrets"||늦은 후회||BoBo|
|2004||"I Was Thankful..."||고마웠다고...||Tim|
On the night of February 22, 2005, only a few days after her graduation from Dankook University , Lee committed suicide at her apartment in Bundang , Seongnam . She was 24 years old. She slit her wrists and hanged herself. The family blamed the suicide on severe bouts of depression and mental illness and said she had been suffering from insomnia due to the nude scenes she had done inThe Scarlet Letter.
Her friends and colleagues have held memorials for Lee every year since her death. The 2007 event was marked by a music CD released in her name, featuring remastered versions of her cover performance ofThe Corrs '" Only When I Sleep " fromThe Scarlet Letter, as well as tribute performances by her friends in the entertainment industry.
|2001||End Title: Oh! You Are a Beautiful Woman (Variation) - Narration||End Title 오 그대는 아름다운 여인 - 에 내레이션 참여||fromBungee Jumping of Their OwnOST|
|2002||Lovers' Concerto Main Theme: Piano performance||연애소설 Main Theme: 피아노 연주||fromLovers' ConcertoOST|
|Hi Ji-hwan, I'm Gyung-hee - Narration||지환아 안녕 나 경희야 - 내레이션|
|2004||Only When I Sleep||N/A||fromThe Scarlet LetterOST|
|2007||Lee Eun-ju: Only One||이은주 Only One||Lee Eun-jootribute album|
|1996||Sunkyung Smart Student Uniform Model Contest||Silver Award||N/A||Won|
|2000||21st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors||Nominated|
|2001||38th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors||Won|
|2002||23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Lovers' Concerto||Nominated|
|2004||25th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||The Scarlet Letter||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Lee Seo-jin||Phoenix||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Won|
|2005||41st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||The Scarlet Letter||Nominated|
|42nd Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||The Scarlet Letter||Nominated|
|Korea Broadcasting Awards|| Person of the Year in Broadcasting|
(TV Actress category)
|8th Director's Cut Awards||Special Acting Award||N/A||Won|
StartandKAIST. Her film debut came in 1999, when she played the younger sister in Park Chong-wan's award-winning featureRainbow Trout.Her first lead role came as the title character in acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo 'sVirgin 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 filmBungee Jumping of Their Own, and also scored a hit opposite Cha Tae-hyun in the melodramaLovers' Concerto.
In 2004 she appeared in the very popular Korean drama ,Phoenix, and later that year she starred in her last feature, Daniel H. Byun'sThe Scarlet Letterwhich screened as the Closing Film at the 2004 Pusan International Film Festival .
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