|Lee Young-ae from 'JLOOK' magazine / Yonhap|
Actress Lee Young-ae seems to defy her age in newly released magazine photos.
The hallyu star, 45, most known in Asia for the popular Korean drama "Jewel in the Palace" (2003) posed for monthly lifestyle magazine JLOOK's February edition.
Three photos, taken at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, show the mother of two looking young and beautiful in elegant dresses.
Korean herbal cosmetics brand The History of Whoo, for which Lee is a model, took care of the make-up.
In the magazine, she talks about her upcoming TV drama "Saimdang, the Herstory," in which she plays Shin Saimdang (1504-1551), a noted artist, poet and the mother of Confucian scholar Yi Yulgok.
"I wanted to look appropriate in the magazine to go along with my role in the drama, whose character is modern and active yet conservative," online daily TV Daily quotes Lee as saying.
The drama is due to screen this year.