Machiko Kyo
Date of Birth
Mar 25, 1924
Birth Place:
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...