Machiko Kyō

Birthday:

03/25/1924

Place of birth:

Osaka, Japan:

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Machiko Kyō (Japanese: 京 マチ子 Hepburn: Kyō Machiko, March 25, 1924 – May 12, 2019) was a Japanese actress whose film work occurred primarily during the 1950s. She rose to extraordinary domestic praise in Japan for her work in two of the greatest Japanese films of the 20th century, Akira Kurosawa's Rashōmon and Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu. Machiko trained to be a dancer before entering films in 1949. The following year, she would achieve international fame as the female lead in Akira Kurosawa's classic film Rashōmon. She went on to star in many more Japanese productions, most notably Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953) and Kon Ichikawa's Odd Obsession (1959). Her only role in a non-Japanese film was as Lotus Blossom, a young geisha, in The Teahouse of the August Moon, starring opposite Marlon Brando and Glenn Ford. In her eighties, Kyō continued to perform in traditional Japanese theatrical productions put on by famed producer Fukuko Ishii. Kyō was nominated for a Golden Globe for The Teahouse of the August Moon, a great feat for an Asian actress at the time, and was awarded many prizes, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Awards of the Japanese Academy. Description above from the Wikipedia article Machiko Kyō, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Credits

Kurosawa (2000)
Herself
Tora-san's Pure Love (1976)
Aya
The Possessed (1976)
Solar Eclipse (1975)
Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)
The Family (1974)
Aiko Takasu
Born Fighter (1970)
Sue Yoshida
Thousand Cranes (1969)
Chikako Kurimoto
The Little Runaway (1966)
Director of the shelter
The Daphne (1966)
Kikuko (the eldest daughter)
The Face of Another (1966)
Mrs. Okuyama
Sweet Sweat (1964)
The Third Will (1963)
Fujiyo Yajima
The Great Wall (1962)
Black Lizard (1962)
Mrs. Midorikawa
Buddha (1961)
Nandabala
A Design for Dying (1961)
Shikiko Oba
Marriageable Age (1961)
The Woman Who Touched Legs (1960)
Saya Shiozawa
The Last Betrayal (1960)
Chizuru
Bonchi (1960)
Ofuku
The Wandering Princess (1960)
Ryûko Korinkakura (Hiroko Aishinkakura)
A Woman's Testament (1960)
Floating Weeds (1959)
Sumiko
Odd Obsession (1959)
Ikuko Kenmochi
Jirocho Fuji (1959)
Okatsu
The Makioka Sisters (1959)
Goodbye, Hello (1959)
Umeko Ichige
Akasen no hi wa kiezu (1958)
The Ladder of Success (1958)
The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958)
Orui, Spy
Chance Meeting (1958)
Aya Koyanagi
Hole in One (1957)
Nagako Kita
Jigoku bana (1957)
Night Butterflies (1957)
Dancing Girl (1957)
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Lotus Blossom
Street of Shame (1956)
Mickey
Three Women Around Yoshinaka (1956)
Tomoe
Princess Yang Kwei Fei (1955)
Princess Yang Kwei-fei
The Princess Sen (1954)
The Story of Shunkin (1954)
Gate of Hell (1953)
Lady Kesa
Brother and Sister (1953)
Mon
Ugetsu (1953)
Lady Wakasa
Beauty and the Thief (1952)
Dedication of the Great Buddha (1952)
The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa (1952)
Ryûko Beni
The Life of a Horse Trader (1951)
Yuki
The Bitch (1951)
Emmy
A Tale of Genji (1951)
Awaji no ue
Clothes of Deception (1951)
Rashomon (1950)
Masako
Harukanari haha no kuni (1950)
A Fool's Love (1949)
Naomi