Top most beautiful images of Song Hye-Kyo, Korean actress
Song Hye-Kyo (born November 22, 1981) is a South Korean actress. She gained popularity through her leading roles in television dramas Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013) and Descendants of the Sun (2016) which achieved pan-Asia success. She has also starred in films Hwang Jin Yi (2007), The Grandmaster (2013), My Brilliant Life (2014) and The Queens (2015).
In 2017, she ranked 7th in Forbes magazine’s Korea Power Celebrity list. The success of Song’s television dramas internationally established her as a top Hallyu star.
2013–present: Career resurgence
Song reunited with the writer and director of Worlds Within in That Winter, the Wind Blows, a 2013 remake of 2002 Japanese drama Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsu (“I Don’t Need Love, Summer”). She played a blind heiress in the melodrama, opposite a con man pretending to be her long-lost brother (played by Jo In-sung). That Winter, the Wind Blows placed number one in its timeslot during most of its run, and Song and Jo were praised for their performances. Song won the Daesang (or “Grand Prize”), the highest award for television, at the 2nd APAN Star Awards.
In 2014, Song reunited with Kang Dong-won in My Brilliant Life, E J-yong’s film adaptation of Kim Aeran’s bestselling novel My Palpitating Life about a couple who watched their son suffering from progeria grow prematurely old.
Romantic epic The Crossing was Song’s second Chinese film to be released and was directed by John Woo (Woo’s longtime friend and producer Terence Chang have been managing Song’s overseas activities since 2008). Previously titled 1949 and Love and Let Love, the long-gestating project had originally been announced at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, then cancelled in 2009, and revived again in 2011. Woo’s recovery from tonsil tumor removal in 2012 led to another delay due to scheduling conflicts among the cast, and Song finally began filming in June 2013. The Crossing is based on the true story of the Taiping steamer collision and follows six characters and their intertwining love stories in Taiwan and Shanghai during the 1930s; Song played the daughter of a wealthy banker.
Another Chinese film followed in 2015, The Queens, a contemporary romantic comedy about three cosmopolitan women – an actress, a PR specialist, and a gallery manager – who manipulate friends and put down their enemies as they play the game of love. Also starring Joe Chen and Vivian Wu, it was actress Annie Yi’s directorial debut.
In 2016, Song starred in the mega-hit romantic comedy series Descendants of the Sun, an intense drama about an army captain (played by Song Joong-ki)and a surgeon who fall in love while working amidst disaster-torn areas. The drama was incredibly popular with the final episode recording a 38.8% viewership rating nationwide and 41.6% in the capital area according to Nielsen Korea. The drama re-established Song as a leader of the Hallyu and she topped popularity polls in Asia and was noted for her immense brand recognition in South Korea. Song won Daesang (Grand Prize), the highest award at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards along with her co-star, Song Joong-ki.