Recently, it was reported that actor Song Joong Ki is dating British actress turned language teacher Katy Louise Saunders (also known as Kate Saunders), who is based in Italy.
Originally, Korean media claimed that Song Joong Ki’s new girlfriend was a non-celebrity. Yet, she has appeared in quite a few movies and television shows. Check them out below.
1. Un viaggio chiamato amore (internationally released as A Journey Called Love or A Scandalous Journey)
Katy Louise Saunders made her acting debut in the 2002 Italian romance-drama film Un viaggio chiamato amore (internationally released as A Journey Called Love or A Scandalous Journey), directed by Michele Placido. It is based on a true story, focusing on the “tormented relationship between the writer Sibilla Aleramo and the poet Dino Campana.” She portrayed a younger version of Laura Morante‘s character Sibilla Aleramo.
2. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
She appeared in an extra role as “Cute Girl #1” in this 2003 Disney film.
Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager’s dream come true.
3. Virgin Territory
She appeared as Sister Maddalena in the 2003 comedy romance adventure film Virgin Territory.
Young Florentines take refuge from the black plague and engage in bawdy adventures and lusty exchanges.
4. Che ne sarà di noi
She played the role of Valentina in this 2004 dramedy.
A coming-of-age comic tale about three eighteen-year-olds just out of high school who go to a Greek island following one of the boys’ older girlfriend.
5. Tre metri sopra il cielo (also known as Three steps over heaven)
In 2004, Katy Louise Saunders starred as Babi opposite Riccardo Scamarcio, who portrayed Step in Tre metri sopra il cielo (also known as Three steps over heaven). Their characters are a socialite and a “bad boy” who fall for each other, respectively. The film was directed by Luca Lucini and based on the novel by Federico Moccia.
A bad boy and a socialite girl hook-up.
6. Law & Order
In 2004, she guested on the crime drama Law & Order as Naomi in S15.E4 “Coming Down Hard.”
A crime is tracked from two separate vantage points: the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
7. Il grande Torino
She portrayed Susanna Egre in this 2005 TV movie.
At the end of 40’s everyone know Torino soccer team like ‘Grande Torino’. It wasn’t only the best italian championship team but also it was be the symbol of Italian ransom after World War II. Everyone loved this team and everyone dream following team victory. When 4th of May 1949 the plan that bring to home the team crashed on the Superga’s hill and Valentino Mazzola (the captain) and all players dying.
— Riccardo Nebiolo via IMDb
8. Los Borgia
In 2007, she won the “Student Jury Award” for Best New Performer for her role as Giulia Farnese in the 2006 film Los Borgia.
A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince,’ his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
9. L’aria salata (also known as Salty Air)
Katy Louise Saunders was Emma in the 2006 drama film Salty Air.
Fabio (Giorgio Pasotti), an embittered penitentiary social worker receives an unwelcome blast from the past when the case file of his father, a convicted murderer who has been emotionally broken by prison life, lands on his desk.
10. Ho voglia di te (also known as I Want You)
In 2007, she reprised her role as Babi in I Want You, the sequel to Three Steps Over Heaven.
Ho voglia di te is a 2007 film, directed by Luis Prieto, based on a novel of the same name by Federico Moccia, debuted on 9 March 2007. The film is the sequel to Three Steps Over Heaven. The main actor is Riccardo Scamarcio as Step and the main actress is Laura Chiatti, playing the role of Gin.
11. Piazza Di Spagna
She starred in this 2007 short film that there is little to nothing about it online.
Katy Saunders portrayed a Brothel Hostess in the 2007 drama romance film Silk, adapted from a novel.
The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town’s supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.
In 2009, Katy Louise Saunders was Ida Ferenczy for this historical romance on TV.
Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph falls in love with young Elisabeth. It’s love at first sight but Franz Joseph’s mother Sophie doesn’t approve of the relationship.
Katy Louise Saunders acted as Lucilla in the biographical TV movie Sant’Agostino.
The story of the life and conversion of Aurelius Augustinus to Saint Augustine of Hippo.
15. Lucrezia Borgia
She starred as the titular character in the 2011 short Lucrezia Borgia.
Director Mike Figgis, produces a film inspired by Donizetti’s famous opera Lucrezia Borgia. Figgis simultaneously directed an on stage opera of Donizetti’s classic and a dark, erotic, melancholic film version. Figgis’ film follows the early years preceding the events depicted in Donizetti’s classic opera narrative. Examining the incest and jealousy between Lucrezia Borgia, her brother Cesare, her servant Calderon and her father the Pope.
— Roma Thompson via IMDb
16. Non smettere di sognare (also known as Follow Your Dreams)
In 2011, Katy Louise Saunders starred in the TV mini-series Non smettere di sognare (also known as Follow Your Dreams). She portrayed the main character, Giorgia, who was an aspiring dancer.
Don’t stop dreaming tells the story of Giorgia, her dream of love and that of dancing. Giorgia is 22 years old, she lives with her mother who is a concierge and with her younger brother Matteo. She was very close to her father, but she hasn’t seen him for years because he abandoned the family for another woman and for the baby she was expecting, so much so that Giorgia doesn’t even know of the existence of her little sister Emma her. Giorgia works as a cleaning lady in the studio of the TV show Don’t stop dreaming, but when she can she trains to dance ballet in her friend Bianca’s gym. One day she meets Lorenzo, the male protagonist of the film and of this series. He has just been left by the now famous Stella, who lives in Paris. The two fall in love and begin a romance as well. But their differences and the many vicissitudes sometimes push them to distance themselves, such as Stella’s accident in France, for which he has to rush to rescue his ex-wife who needs emergency surgery, but to unite them there is still Patti, a little girl who, after participating in the program Don’t stop dreaming for the first episode hoping that her mother will see and join her, gives her place in the program to Giorgia, because mother Teresa has joined her daughter.
17. Third Person
One of her most famous roles is Gina in the 2013 film Third Person, starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and Olivia Wilde.
Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.
18. Sapore di te
Katy Louise Saunders portrayed Rossella Proietti in the 2014 rom-com.
Italy in the 1980s – the sun, the sea, and the summer vacation are ideal for nostalgic memories, passionate love affairs and funny confusions.
She starred as Tamara in this 2014 short film.
The story embraces Victoria, a 27-year-old girl who obsessively follows the virtual life of Tamara, a 27-year-old girl she meets one time in a nightclub.
20. On Air: Storia di un successo
In 2016, Katy Louise Saunders portrayed Stefania Pittaluga in “the autobiographic story about the famous Italian DJ Marco Mazzoli.”
She guested on Condor as Mariana in S1, E10 “Mistrust Blossoms” in 2018.
After a low-level CIA analyst returns from lunch to discover everyone in his office has been killed, he goes on the run trying to elude hit men and uncover the truth about who is behind the murders. Based on the film ‘Three Days of the Condor.’
22. The Scorpion King: Book of Souls
In 2018, Katy Louise Saunders portrayed Amina in the fifth installment of The Scorpion King.
The Scorpion King: Book of Souls is a 2018 direct-to-video sword and sorcery action adventure film released on October 23, 2018. It is the fifth installment in The Scorpion King series, and the final installment in the original series and a sequel to The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power.
23. Welcome Home
Her final role was
A couple spend a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside in an attempt to repair their relationship, but soon become victims of the homeowner’s sinister plans.
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