|Born||November 20, 1926|
|Revised Romanization||Choe Eun-Hui|
Choi Eun-hee (born November 20, 1926) is a South Korean actress. She began her film career in 1947 in the film A New Oath. For the next 20 years, she was one of the biggest stars in Korean film and led the Shin Film company along with her husband, the director Shin Sang-ok.
In 1978, Choi and Shin, whom she had recently divorced due to Shin having committed adultery, were kidnapped to North Korea by order of Kim Jong-il. Kim's plan was to have Shin work as his propagandist and for Choi to be the star. Shortly after agreeing to the demands of Kim, they were remarried at his recommendation. The couple finally staged their escape in 1986 while on a trip to Vienna, fleeing to the United States embassy and requesting political asylum.
- Eun-hie Choi at the Internet Movie Database
- Inside the mind of Kim Jong-il, BBC, July 21, 2003, retrieved January 29, 2006
- Kidnapped by North Korea, Mike Thomson, BBC, March 5, 2003, retrieved January 29, 2006
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