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Setsuko Hara


Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in these films. In a society that considers marriage ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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 1962 47 Samurai
Riku
 1962 My Daughter and I
Chizuko Iwatani
 1961 The End of Summer
Akiko
 1961 Fundoshi isha
Iku, Wife of Keisai
 1961 Musume to watashi (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1961)
 1960 Late Autumn
Akiko Miwa
 1960 Daughters, Wives and a Mother
Sanae Soga
 1959 Nippon tanjô
Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess
 1959 Onna gokoro
 1957 Chieko-sho
 1957 Tokyo Twilight
Takako Numata
 1957 Ôban
 1956 Sudden Rain
Fumiko
 1956 Jôshû to tomo ni
Sugiyama, manager
 1955 Non-chan kumo ni noru
Nobuko's mother
 1954 Sound of the Mountain
Ogata Kikuko
 1953 Tokyo Story
Noriko Hirayama
 1953 Shirauo
Sachiko
 1952 Tôkyô no koibito
Yuki
 1951 Meshi
Michiyo Okamoto
 1951 Early Summer
Noriko Mamiya
 1951 The Idiot
Taeko Nasu
 1950 Shirayuki sensei to kodomo tachi
Kayoko Amamiya
 1950 Joi no Shinsatsushitsu
Dr. Tajima
 1949 Late Spring
Noriko Somiya
 1949 Here's to the Girls
Yasuko Ikeda
 1948 Yuwaku
 1947 The Ball at the Anjo House
Atsuko Anjô
 1945 Shôri no hi made (Short)
 1943 Ahen senso
Airan (Ai Lan)
 1943 Wakaki hi no yorokobi
Yasuko Hozumi
 1942 Map for Mother
Kirie
 1942 Wakai sensei
Tomiko Hirayama
 1941 Shidô monogatari
Kuniko
 1940 Onna no machi
Ine, Shinjiro's wife
 1940 Hebihimesama
Koto Hime
 1940 Totsugu hi made
Yoshiko
 1940 Toyuki
Actress of Showa Kinema
 1939 Onna no kyôshitsu - Chû-kôhen
Chen Fengying
 1939 Shanhai rikusentai
Mingzhu - Chinese girl
 1939 Chûshingura: Kôhen
Oteru
 1939 Chûshingura: Zenpen
'Ichiriki' nakai - O-Teru
 1939 Uruwashiki shuppatsu
Tomiko Hojo
 1939 Tokyo no josei
Setsuko Kimizuka
 1938 Fuyu no yado
 1938 Den'en kôkyôgaku
Yukiko
 1938 Kyojin-den
Chiyo
 1937 Atarashiki tsuchi
Misuko Yamato
 1936 Priest of Darkness
Onami
 1935 Tama o nagero (Short)
 1935 Tamerau nakare wakodo yo
Osetsu
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Height:

5' 4¼" (1.63 m)
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Retired to Kanagawa, Japan See more »

Nickname:

The Eternal Virgin

Star Sign:

Gemini

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Incredibly beautiful and talented. She was what a star is supposed to be lawrenceb56
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