Business leaders connected to the case also received jail sentences.
The court sentenced the chairman of the Lotte Group, Sin Dong-bin, to two and a half years in prison on bribery charges.
"Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work.
She brought laughter and joy to many" he added, According to her IMDb page, she was born in Dorncaster, England and trained at the Webber Douglass Academy of Dramatic Art.
Influence over the former president Choi Soon-sil was accused of having strong influence over the former president, which some observers described as a “cult-like” control.
The 62-year-old longtime friend of Park held no government position, but she had influence over the president’s decisions.
Sin was charged with giving over million to a group Choi supported in exchange for state permission to open a duty-free store and other things.
A former aide to Park also received a six-year sentence for abuse of power.
21 and said that she will be “greatly missed”, BBC reports.
The woman whose dealings with former South Korean President Park Geun-hye led to her removal from office has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Seoul Central District Court announced the sentencing of Choi Soon-sil on Tuesday.
The scandal has led to calls for reform of the chaebols, a term for South Korea’s very largest corporations.
Some critics say these businesses have too much influence over the economy.
The scandal involving Choi, Park, other government officials and business leaders led to huge protests across the country.