Song Hye-rim

Song Hye-rim

North Korean Actress + Mistress of Kim Jong-il
Born Jan 24, 1937

Song Hye-rim was a North Korean actress and one-time favored mistress of Kim Jong-il. She was born in present-day South Korea, in Changnyeong, South Gyeongsang.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Song Hye-rim.


1937 Birth Born on January 24, 1937.


1955 18 Years Old Song entered Pyongyang Movie College in 1955, but left the following year to give birth to a daughter.


1960 23 Years Old She later re-enrolled and graduated, having her film debut in 1960. … Read More


1968 31 Years Old Song began dating Kim Jong-il in 1968, after divorcing her first husband; she is believed to have been his first mistress.
1971 34 Years Old In 1971, she gave birth to Kim Jong-nam, who at one time was believed to be favoured to succeed Kim Jong-il.
1975 38 Years Old The birth of this son is said to have been kept secret from Kim Il-sung until 1975. … Read More


2002 65 Years Old She is reported to have died on May 18, 2002. … Read More
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