Kim Young-sook (Hangul: 김영숙; Hanja: 金英淑, born 1947) was the first wife of Kim Jong-il. She was the daughter of a high-ranking military official. Kim Il-sung handpicked Young-sook to marry his son. The two had been estranged for some years before his death. Young-sook has a daughter from this marriage named Kim Sul-song (born 1974). She was First Lady of North Korea between 1994 until late 2011.