Machiko Kyô (1924–2019)


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Machiko Kyô was born on March 25, 1924 in Osaka, Japan as Yano Motoko. She was an actress, known for Rashomon (1950), Gate of Hell (1953) and The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). She died on May 12, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 95) in Tokyo, Japan

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Rashomon Masako Kanazawa
(1950)
(1953)
(1956)
Sweet Sweat Umeko
(1964)

Filmography

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 2000 Haregi, koko ichiban (TV Series)
 1984 Make-up
Tsune Tsutano
 1981 Haha taru koto wa jigoku no gotoku (TV Movie)
Miki Sawada
 1976 Tora's Pure Love
Aya Yagyû
 1976 The Possessed
Oshima
 1975 Kinkanshoku
Prime Minister's wife
 1974 The Family
Aiko Takasu
 1969 Senba zuru
Chikako Kurimoto
 1966 Chiisai tôbôsha
Yayoi Yamamura
 1966 The Daphne
Kikuko, Ueno, 1st Daughter
 1966 The Face of Another
Mrs. Okuyama
 1964 Sweet Sweat
Umeko
 1963 Nyokei kazoku
Fujiyo Yajima
 1962 Budda
 1962 Onna no issho
Kei
 1962 Kurotokage
Mrs. Midorikawa
 1961 Buddha
Nandabala
 1961 Kodachi o tsukau onna
Ritsu Ikeda
 1961 Onna no kunshô
Shikiko Ohba
 1961 Nuregami botan
Kiyomigata no Omon
 1961 The Age of Marriage
Shizu, Takuo's wife
 1960 Oden jigoku
Oden Takahashi
 1960 The Woman Who Touched the Legs
Saya Shiozawa
 1960 San'nin no kaoyaku
Chizuru
 1960 Bonchi
Ofuku
 1960 The Wandering Princess
Ryûko Korinkakura (Hiroko Aishinkakura)
 1960 A Woman's Testament
Omitsu
 1959 Floating Weeds
Sumiko
 1959 Odd Obsession
Ikuko / Wife
 1959 Jirôchô Fuji
Okatsu
 1959 Yoru no togyo
Ryoko Kashiwabara
 1959 Onna to kaizoku
Ayaginu / Oito
 1959 Sasameyuki
Sachiko
 1958 Yoru no sugao
Akemi
 1958 Akasen no hi wa kiezu
Nobuko Araki
 1958 Ôsaka no onna
Osen
 1958 Haha
Takako Ômachi
 1958 The Loyal 47 Ronin
Orui (spy)
 1958 Kanashimi wa onna dakeni
Michiko
 1958 Yûrakuchô de aimashô
Aya Koyanagi
 1957 The Hole
Nagako Kita
 1957 Night Butterflies
Mari
 1957 Jigoku bana
Sute
 1957 Dancing Girl
Chiyomi Hanamura
 1957 Itohan monogatari
Okatsu
 1957 Studio wa ten'yawan'ya (Short)
 1956 The Teahouse of the August Moon
Lotus Blossom (as Machiko Kyo)
 1956 Street of Shame
Mickey
 1956 Niji ikutabi
Momoko Mizuhara
 1955 Tôjûrô no koi
Okaji
 1955 Princess Yang Kwei-fei
Princess Yang Kwei-fei
 1955 Bara ikutabika
Sachiko Nonomiya
 1954 Bazoku geisha
Nobukichi
 1954 Sen-hime
Sen-hime
 1954 Asakusa no yoru
Setsuko Takashima
 1954 Shunkin monogatari
Shunkin
 1954 Aru onna
Yoko Hayazuki
 1953 Gate of Hell
Kesa
 1953 Ugetsu
Lady Wakasa
 1952 Bijo to touzoku
Sakin
 1952 Taki no Shiraito
Taki no Shiraito
 1952 Nagasaki No Uta Wa Wasureji
Okumura, Ayako
 1952 Daibutsu kaigen
Mayame
 1952 Asakusa kurenaidan
Ryûko Beni
 1951 Genji monogatari
Awaji no ue
 1951 Mesu inu
Emmy
 1951/II Jiyû gakkô
Yuri
 1951 Koi no Oranda-zaka
Chigusa
 1951 Clothes of Deception
Kimicho
 1950 Hi no tori
 1950 Rashomon
Masako Kanazawa
 1950 Fukkatsu
Yukiko Ohara
 1950 The Motherland Far Far Away
Mari, daughter
 1949 Chijin no ai
Naomi
 1949 Hana kurabe tanuki-goten
Aiai, witch
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Alternate Names:

Machiko Kyo

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

[ On Marlon Brando, her co-star in The Teahouse of the August Moon ]: (Glenn) Ford and Brando are most different, Ford is quiet, very yawarakai (tender), Brando is like a small boy, but once he gets on the set he is all they say he is. He radiates, always joking. I watched him very closely throughout the picture and he has a delicate touch. See more »

Trivia:

Adopted Machiko Kyo as her stage name when she entered the Osaka Shochiku Kagekidan in 1936 at age 12. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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