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Known Credits: 22

Birthday: 1924-03-25

Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan

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Machiko Kyô

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Machiko Kyō (born March 25, 1924 in Osaka) is 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.

Now in her eighties, Kyō continues 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 has been awarded many prizes, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Awards of the Japanese Academy.

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Acting
2000 Kurosawa as Himself
1976 Tora's Pure Love as Aya
1966 The Face of Another as Mrs. Okuyama
1962 The Great Wall
1962 Black Lizard as Mrs. Midorikawa
1960 The Wandering Princess as Ryûko Korinkakura (Hiroko Aishinkakura)
1959 Floating Weeds as Sumiko
1959 Odd Obsession as Ikuko Kenmochi
1959 Jirocho Fuji as Okatsu
1958 The Naked Face of Night
1957 The Hole as Nagako Kita
1957 Night Butterflies
1956 The Teahouse of the August Moon as Lotus Blossom
1956 Street of Shame as Mickey
1955 Princess Yang Kwei-fei as Princess Yang Kwei-fei
1954 The Princess Sen
1953 Older Brother, Younger Sister as Mon
1953 Ugetsu as Lady Wakasa
1953 Gate of Hell as Lady Kesa
1952 Dedication of the Great Buddha
1950 Rashomon as Masako
1950 Harukanari haha no kuni