Born in 1944, Yun Jung-Hee rose to stardom in 1967 with her debut film Sorrowful Youth; over the course of her career, she has appeared in over 300 films (including Mist (1967), Legend of Ssarigol (1968), Sim Cheong (1973), A Splendid Outgoing (1977) and Manmubang (1994)), and she was recently voted the greatest actress in Korean cinema in a public poll. Poetry is her first acting role in 16 years.