21 Feb '11, 3am

S. Korean actress Lee Young-ae gives birth to twins: SEOUL - SOUTH Korean actress Lee Young-ae, widely popular a...

SEOUL - SOUTH Korean actress Lee Young-ae, widely popular across Asia, has given birth to twins, her agent here said on Monday. Lee, 40, became a mother of fraternal twins, a boy and a girl, at 10.30am (9.30am S'pore time) on Sunday at a Seoul hospital, said Storms Company. 'The mother and the babies are healthy,' it said. She was secretly married in 2009 in the United States to a Korean businessman, surprising fans everywhere. Lee, considered one of the most influential actresses in South Korea with a broad fan base built on the Korean Wave throughout East and South-east Asian countries, debuted in a television commercial in 1991. She started gaining stardom in TV dramas and movies with her composed image and acting prowess. Lee's popularity exploded after her starring performance in the popular Korean drama Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum), about life of a court lady ...

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