23 july, 1975
Sung Hyun-ah (born July 23, 1975) is a South Korean actress and former Miss Korea.
Sung Hyun-ah placed second runner-up (or third place) at the Miss Korea pageant in 1994. She was the country's representative at the 1994 Miss International pageant, where she was a semi-finalist and won Miss Photogenic.
Sung made her acting debut in Salut D'Amour, and continued to appear in TV dramas such as See and See Again (also known as Can't Take My Eyes Off You), Should My Tears Show, Hur Jun, One Day Suddenly, Bad Woman, Good Woman, Yi San, and Flames of Desire. She also released an EP in 2004 titled Turn It Up under the name A.One.
But Sung became best known for her strong, sexy roles in films such as Hong Sang-soo's Woman is the Future of Man, Kim Tae-eun's The Intimate, and Kim Ki-duk's Time. She also appeared in The Scarlet Letter and The Customer is Always Right. In 2007 Sung won the Best Actress award from the Malaga International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain, for her role in the horror film Cello.
No stranger to controversy, Sung was caught for using the drug ecstasy in 2002, and previously published a book containing nude photographs of herself. In 2006, a dispute broke out between Sung and the producers of the movie The Intimate when she protested against their marketing strategy to emphasize only the nude scenes. Sung said, "I filmed the nude scenes to make a good movie. I can't bear to see that such scenes are being used as tools for promotion. I am not an actress who undresses and tumbles about for no reason." She declared that from then on, she would avoid nude scenes altogether.
She married businessman Heo Eun-gyo on December 9, 2007 at the Paradise Hotel in Busan. After she and Heo divorced, Sung remarried in 2010 and gave birth to a son in 2012.