Machiko Kyo

Machiko Kyo

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Face of Another (I Have a Stranger's Face) (Tanin no kao) (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Odd Obsession (1959)
  • Birthday: Mar 25, 1924
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Brought to films in 1949 on the strength of her beauty and dancing skills, Machiko Kyo unexpectedly proved to be an actress of unusual power and intensity. Only 18 years old when she burst onto the international film scene as the humiliated wife in Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1953), she followed this triumph with such roles as the ghostly Lady Wakara in Kurosawa's Ugetsu (1954) and the much-desired Lady Kesa in Teinosuke Kinusaga's Gate of Hell (1954). In 1955, she essayed the title role in Princess Yang Kwei Fei, one of her several collaborations with director Kenji Mizoguchi. Her English-language film debut came in 1956, when she was cast opposite Marlon Brando and Glenn Ford in the Okinawa-based Teahouse of the August Moon. Retiring from films in 1976, Machiko Kyo made one last screen appearance in 1985's Kesho.

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No Score Yet Itsuwareru seiso (Clothes of Deception) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Kinkanshoku Actor 2012
No Score Yet Kurosawa Actor 1999
100% The Face of Another (I Have a Stranger's Face) (Tanin no kao) Mrs. Okuyama 1967
No Score Yet Jokyo (A Woman's Testament) Actor 1960
No Score Yet The Son (Bonchi) Actor 1960
95% Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) Sumiko 1959
57% Odd Obsession Ikuko Kenmochi 1959
No Score Yet Loyal 47 Ronin Orui 1958
No Score Yet The Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Yôkihi) Princess Yang 1955
100% Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) Lady Kesa 1954
100% Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari) Lady Wakasa $6.7K 1954
No Score Yet Ani imôto (Older Brother, Younger Sister) Actor 1953
98% Rashômon Masago 1951


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