Lee Eun-Ju


South Korean actress Lee Eun-ju, star of one of the country’s highest grossing films, died Feb. 22 of suicide in Korea. She was 25.

The young actress, known for her role in hit film” Taegukgi,” was found hanged in her apartment dressing room.

She also starred in “The Scarlet Letter” and the recent TV drama “Firebird.”

Lee graduated from Dankook University just before her death and was reported to have been in good spirits, according to her professors and school friends. However, her family said she had suffered insomnia and depression after taking on sexually explicit roles in “The Scarlet Letter” and agreeing to a semi-nude scene for “Firebird.”

She made her film debut in “Rainbow Trout” in 1998. Lee’s other films include “Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors,” “Bungee Jumping of Their Own” and “Hello! UFO.”

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