Jun Ji-hyun (born Wang Ji-hyun on 30 October 1981), also known as Gianna Jun, is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame for her role as The Girl in the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2001), one of the highest-grossing Korean comedies of all time. Other notable films include Il Mare (2000), Windstruck (2004), The Thieves (2012), The Berlin File (2013) and Assassination (2015). Jun has also starred in television series My Love from the Star (2013-2014) and The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-2017). The success of her films and television dramas internationally established her as a top Hallyu star.