LIST: A Timeline To 10 Korean Dramas And Films Starring Jun Ji Hyun As The Lead Star — Proving Her Timeless Beauty

Jun Ji Hyun (also known as Gianna Jun) started acting at the age of 17, 23 years later she is now an A-list star in South Korea, married, and a mom of two children. Still, despite being in her 40s, Jun Ji Hyun’s visuals are unchanging, and here’s proof of her timeliness beauty.

1.) “Il Mare” (2000)

“Il Mare” is a 90’s film starring now top stars Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Jung Jae (from the hit series “Squid Game”). The film is about a woman from the future who is able to send letters to a man from the past.

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2.) “My Sassy Girl” (2001)

“My Sassy Girl” was a box-office hit, being the highest-grossing Korean comedy film in 2001. The film also stars Cha Tae Hyun, and is now an international media franchise with various remakes.

3.) “Windstruck” (2004)

The film, which also stars Jang Hyuk, is said to be an indirect prequel of “My Sassy Girl,” as the movie contains a lot of references from the 2001 film.

4.) “Blood: The Last Vampire” (2008)

The Japanese-produced film is the live-action version of the animated movie with the same title. It is about the last remaining vampire, Saya, who has the body of a 17-year-old despite being 400 years old.

5.) “The Thieves” (2012)

In this star-studded film, Gianna Jun plays Yenicall, a con-artist who is part of the team consisting of professional thieves: Popie (Lee Jung Jae), Chewingum (Kim Hae Sook), and Zampano (Kim Soo-Hyun). This is also her reunion film with Lee Jung Jae, and what started her on-screen chemistry with Kim Soo Hyun.

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6.) “My Love From The Star” (2013-2014)

As previously mentioned, “My Love From The Star” is the product of Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun’s chemistry in “The Thieves.” In the series, she plays top star Cheon Song Yi, while Kim Soo Hyun is an alien who landed and was left behind on Earth since the Joseon Dynasty.

7.) “Assassination” (2015)

The award-winning film once again stars Gianna Jun and Lee Jung Jae. The movie was filmed in China and South Korea. Gianna plays An Ok Yoon, a sniper. Ju Ji Hoon, her co-star in “Jirisan,” also noted that this is one of the films of the actress he finds most memorable, alongside “My Sassy Girl.”

8.) “Legend Of The Blue Sea” (2016-2017)

In this series, the actress portrays a mermaid named Shim Cheong. She stars alongside another hallyu star, Lee Min Ho.

9.) “Kingdom: Ashin Of The North” (2021)

This series marks Gianna Jun’s return after 3 years. She plays Ashin, the woman who discovered the resurrection plant in “Kingdom.” This also served as a prequel, after her appearance in the second season of the Netflix Original series.

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10.) “Jirisan” (2021)

Gianna Jun portrays a highly-skilled senior ranger named Seo Yi Gang in iQIYI Original series “Jirisan.” The series takes place in Jiri Mountain, and is about a team of rangers who are dispatched to find missing people in the area. The series also stars the main lead of “Kingdom,” Ju Ji Hoon.

Where to watch: iQIYI Philippines (

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