North Korean celebrities

Posted Jun 18, 2012
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  1. Ri Sol-ju

    Ri Sol-ju


  2. Kim Jong-il

    Kim Jong-il


  3. Kim Jong-un

    Kim Jong-un


    Kim Jong-un (born 8 January 1983; also romanized as Kim Jong-eun, Kim Jong Un or Kim Jung-eun) is the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). He is the son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994). He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Chairman of the National Defence Commission, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and presidium member of the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea. He was officially declared the supreme leader following the state funeral of his father on 28 December 2011. He is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his consort Ko Yong-hui.

  4. Kim Sul-song

    Kim Sul-song


    Kim Sul-song, or Kim Seol-song (born December 30, 1974), is the daughter of North Korea's former leader Kim Jong-Il and Kim Young-sook. She has reportedly been active within the propaganda department, been in charge of literary affairs, and in charge of the security and schedule of her father as his secretary.

  5. Seong Hye-rim

    Seong Hye-rim


    Song Hye-rim (Chosŏn'gŭl: 성혜림; 24 January 1937 – 18 May 2002) was a North Korean actress, best known for being the one-time favored mistress of Kim Jong-il.

  6. Yun Sim-deok

    Yun Sim-deok


    Yun Sim-Deok (also written as Youn or Yoon and Sim-dok, Yun Sim-tŏk or Shimdok; Hangul윤심덕; hanja尹心悳; 25 July 1897–4 August 1926) was the first female soprano to achieve fame throughout Korea.

  7. North Korea

    North Korea


  8. Kim Il-sung

    Kim Il-sung


    Kim Il-sung (김일성) (/ˈkɪm ˈɪlˈsʊŋ, ˈsʌŋ/; born Kim Sŏng-ju (김성주); 15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly referred to as North Korea, for 46 years, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to 1994. He was also the leader of the Workers' Party of Korea from 1949 to 1994 (titled as chairman from 1949 to 1966 and as general secretary after 1966). Coming to power after the overthrow of Japanese rule in 1945, he authorized the invasion of South Korea in 1950, triggering a defense of South Korea by the United Nations led by the United States. A cease-fire in the Korean War was signed on 27 July 1953.

  9. Choi Eun-hee

    Choi Eun-hee


  10. Ri Song Chol

    Ri Song Chol


    Ri Song-chol (born August 1, 1986 in Pyongyang, North Korea) is a North Koreann figure skater. He is the 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2009 North Korean national champion.

  11. Attila Farkas

    Attila Farkas


    Attila Farkas (born 5 October 1978) is a Hungarian football player who currently plays for Nyíregyháza Spartacus.

  12. Kim Jong-il

    Kim Jong-il


    Kim Jong-il (16 February 1941/1942 – 17 December 2011) was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly referred to as North Korea, from 1994 to 2011. By the early 1980s Kim had become the heir apparent for the leadership of the country and assumed important posts in the party and army organs. He succeeded his father and founder of the DPRK, Kim Il-sung, following the elder Kim's death in 1994. Kim Jong-il was the General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Chairman of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of North Korea, and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), the fourth-largest standing army in the world. Kim's leadership is thought to have been even more dictatorial than his father's.

  13. Kim Jong-suk

    Kim Jong-suk


    Kim Jong-suk (Chosŏn'gŭl김정숙; hancha金正淑; December 14, 1919,  – September 22, 1949) was a Korean anti-Japanese guerrilla, a Communist activist, North Korean leader Kim Il-sung’s first wife, former leader Kim Jong-il’s mother, and current leader Kim Jong-un's grandmother.

  14. Ahn Eak-tai

    Ahn Eak-tai


    Ahn Eak-tai (Korean: 안익태, Hanja: 安益泰) (December 5, 1906 – September 16, 1965) was a Korean classical composer and conductor. He conducted numerous major orchestras across Europe, including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra. Ahn composed the Aegukga, now the national anthem of South Korea, Korean Dance, Nongae, and the Symphonic Fantasy Korea. His unpublished works, some of which have been discovered recently, include Poema Synfonic ‘Mallorca, Lo Pi Formentor, and The Death of Emperor Gojong.

  15. Han Myeong-sook

    Han Myeong-sook


    Han Myeong-sook (born March 24, 1944; Korean: 한명숙 ) was the Prime Minister of South Korea from April 2006 to March 2007. She is South Korea's first female prime minister. She was from the United New Democratic Party (UNDP) as a member of the Korean National Assembly (representative) for Ilsan-gab, and is a graduate of Ewha Womans University in Seoul with a degree in French literature. She resigned as Prime Minister on March 7, 2007 and declared her presidential candidacy. But she did not succeed in the nominations. In 2008 she ran for parliament, but was not elected. However, in January 2012 she was elected leader of the main oppositional Democratic United Party (DUP) before the April legislative elections and became a member of parliament. But the liberals did not manage to defeat the ruling Saenuri Party and Han stepped down as party leader in April 2012. In August 2015, Han was convicted of receiving illegal donations at the amount of 900 million KRW, and sentence to two years in prison. She is ineligible to run for public office for ten years after her prison term. She became the first former prime minister of the Republic of Korea to serve a prison time.

  16. Ko Young-hee

    Ko Young-hee


    Ko Yong-hui (c. 16 June 1953 – c. 13 August 2004), also spelled Ko Young-hee, was the North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-il's consort and mother of North Korea's Supreme Commander, Kim Jong-un. Within North Korea she is only referred to by titles, such as "The Respected Mother who is the Most Faithful and Loyal 'Subject' to the Dear Leader Comrade Supreme Commander", "The Mother of Pyongyang", and "The Mother of Great Songun Korea."

  17. Ri Kwang-Il

    Ri Kwang-Il


    Ri Kwang-il (Korean: 리광일, born 13 April 1988) is a North Korean international football player. He played for Sobaeksu in the DPR Korea League.

  18. Ji Yun-Nam

    Ji Yun-Nam


    Ji Yun-Nam (Chosŏn'gŭl: 지윤남; hancha: 志尹南; born 20 November 1976) is the oldest North Korean international association football player, who currently plays for April 25 in the DPR Korea League.

  19. Francis Hong Yong-ho

    Francis Hong Yong-ho


    Francis Hong Yong-ho (Korean: 홍용호 프란치스코; Chinese: 洪龍浩) (born 12 October 1906 – death unknown, but acknowledged in June 2013) was a Roman Catholic prelate who was imprisoned by the communist regime of Kim Il-sung in 1949 and later disappeared. After his disappearance, he was for many years listed as the Bishop of Pyongyang, North Korea.

  20. Phyo Yong Myong

    Phyo Yong Myong


    Phyo Yong-myong (born November 26, 1989 in Pyongyang) is a North Korean figure skater who has competed internationally as both a singles skater and a pairs skater.

  21. Kim Ok

    Kim Ok


    Kim Ok (김옥, born 12253636366283573) was a North Korean government employee who served as Kim Jong-il's personal secretary from the 1980s until his death. After the death of Ko Young-hee, she regularly met with foreign officials as de facto first lady, and was rumored to be his fourth wife.

  22. Kim Kyong-hui

    Kim Kyong-hui


    General Kim Kyong-hui (born 30 May 1946) is the aunt of current North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. She is the daughter of the founding North Korean leader Kim Il-sung and the sister of the late leader Kim Jong-il. She currently serves as Secretary for Organization of the Workers' Party of Korea. An important member of Kim Jong-il's inner circle of trusted friends and advisors, she was director of the WPK Light Industry Department from 1988 to 2012. Her husband was Jang Sung-taek, who was executed in December 2013 in Pyongyang, after being charged with treason and corruption. There have been many unconfirmed reports that she is suffering from poor health, has died of illness, or has been executed.

  23. Kim Sung-ae

    Kim Sung-ae


    Kim Sŏng-ae (born 1928) was the second wife of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung. They became husband and wife in 1952, following the death of Kim Il-sung's first wife in 1949, although due to the Korean War no formal ceremony was held. One source indicates Kim Il-sung had had an affair with her even before his first wife died. She gave birth to a daughter (Kim Kyong-jin, 1953) and two sons (Kim Pyong-il, 1955; Kim Yong-il, 1957). She later rose in political power, becoming vice-chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Korean Women's Association (조선여성총동맹) in the mid-1960s and chairwoman in the 1970s. She held that post until resigning in 1998; since that time, little information about her has reached the outside world.

  24. Kim Yong Suk

    Kim Yong Suk


    Kim Yong-suk (born June 12, 1979 in Pyongyang, North Korea) is a North Korean figure skater. She earned fourth place at the 2003 Winter Asian Games. She represented North Korea at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where she finished 27th.

  25. Kim Un-Guk

    Kim Un-Guk


    Kim Un-guk (Chosŏn'gŭl: 김은국; born 28 October 1988) is a North Korean weightlifter, a Labor Hero and People's Sportsman.

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