Actors who ruined their career in a matter of seconds

Sung Hyun-Ah

Dating in Hollywood has never been straightforward, but it isn’t just the actresses of Tinseltown who find their love lives under intense scrutiny. Former Miss Korea contestant Sung Hyun-Ah had a short relationship with a prominent Korean businessman, and it eventually destroyed her show business career. Sung soon herself embroiled in a prostitution scandal in 2013, indicted for allegedly accepting a payment of 50 million won (approximately $44,000) from the businessman in exchange for three instances of sexual intercourse. The actress attempted to counter-sue, but the court dismissed her claims and found her guilty.

Sung took her case to the Supreme Court which, two years after her guilty verdict, overturned the decision and found her innocent of all charges relating to prostitution. The damage was already done. The actress already had a reputation as a law breaker after being caught with ecstasy during a drug bust in 2002, and her lawyer confirmed that her career would be taking a backseat while she recovers from her ordeal.