Machiko Kyo

Actor, Dancer
Former dancer with the Tokyo Nippon Gekijo who joined the Daiei film company in the late 1940s and gained international recognition with Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" (1950). Over the next two decades Kyo starred in ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1924 in Japan

Filmography

Actor (16)

The Great Wall 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kurosawa 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kesho 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Face of Another 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shaka 1963 (Movie)

Nandabala (Actor)

Floating Weeds 1959 (Movie)

Sumiko (Actor)

Odd Obsession 1959 (Movie)

Ikuko Kenmochi (Actor)

Street of Shame 1956 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956 (Movie)

Lotus Blossom (Actor)

The Princess Yang Kwei Fei 1955 (Movie)

Yokihiko--The Empress (Actor)

Three Women Around Yoshinaka 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gate of Hell 1953 (Movie)

Lady Kesa (Actor)

Ugetsu 1953 (Movie)

Lady Wakasa (Actor)

Rashomon 1950 (Movie)

Masago--Takehiro's Wife (Actor)

A Thousand Cranes (Movie)

Chikako Kurimoto (Actor)

Ana (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Former dancer with the Tokyo Nippon Gekijo who joined the Daiei film company in the late 1940s and gained international recognition with Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" (1950). Over the next two decades Kyo starred in numerous films by some of Japan's greatest directors, including Mizoguchi's "Ugetsu Monogatari" (1953), Kinugasa's "Gate of Hell" (1953), Ichikawa's "Odd Obsession" (1959) and Ozu's "Floating Weeds" (1959). Her sole US film was "The Teahouse of the August Moon" (1956), with Marlon Brando and Glenn Ford.

Milestones

Danced with Shochiku Girls Opera, then with Tokyo Nippon Gekijo

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