Jeon Ji-hyun (전지현, born 왕지현, Wang Ji-hyeon, 30 October 1981 and also known as Jun Ji-hyun) is a Korean actress and model.
Jeon Ji-hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and studied in the Department of
Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997,
and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her movie debut came in White
Valentine (1999). This was followed by a role in Il Mare (2000), in which the
handsomely shot scenes at Ganghwa proved to be one of several factors
contributing to the success of the movie. Her biggest breakthrough was in My
Sassy Girl (2001), a romantic comedy that won her the Best Actress award at the
Daejong Film Festival in 2002. An American remake of Il Mare, The Lake House,
was released June 14, 2006.
Since Jeon Ji-hyun's include Giordano, KFC, and Samsung. In 2004, one of her Giordano adverts was considered too s--y by the censors and was banned from Korean TV. In the same year, she was voted as having the "Best Butt in Asia", polling 41% of the total votes, beating Lee Hyo-ri, who only garnered 30% of the votes.
In 2005, Jeon Ji-hyun became the first Korean artist to feature on the cover for the famous fashion magazine ELLE.
The successful romantic comedy Windstruck (2004), co-starring Jang Hyuk, reunited Jeon Ji-hyun with the director of My Sassy Girl, Kwak Jae-yong. Her poster for the movie Daisy (2006) is featured on the right.
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