January 1, 1952) is the consummate veteran actor, having starred in close to 70 films at the time of this writing.The local press has even dubbed him with the nickname, "The National Actor".He made his debut back in 1957 in The Twilight Train, a film by cult director Kim Ki-young.
Later that year Art Museum by the Zoo, which presented a more down-to-earth side of the actress, saw her win over more critical praise for her acting abilities.
Throughout this period, Shim consistently topped magazine polls as the most popular actress in the film industry.
However despite (or perhaps because of) her long absence, she remains the undisputedly most popular actress of the last decade.
In October 2005 she was married to a professor from Yonsei University, and at the time she re-affirmed that she will not return to acting.
The above names are indexed according to the Korean alphabet.