Setsuko Hara

Birthday:

06/17/1920

Place of birth:

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan:

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Setsuko Hara (born June 17, 1920) is a Japanese actress who appeared in six of Yasujirō Ozu's films, most notably as Noriko in the 'Noriko Trilogy': Late Spring (1949), Early Summer (1951) and Tokyo Story (1953). Her other films for Ozu were Tokyo Twilight (1957), Late Autumn (1960) and finally The End of Summer in 1961. She was born  Masae Aida in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. She came to prominence as an actress at an early age, in the 1937 German-Japanese co-production Die Tochter des Samurai (Daughter of the Samurai), known in Japan as Atarashiki Tsuchi (The New Earth), directed by Arnold Fanck and Mansaku Itami. She also starred in films by Akira Kurosawa, Mikio Naruse and other prominent directors. She is called "the Eternal Virgin" in Japan and is a symbol of the golden era of Japanese cinema of the 1950s, although she is mostly unknown in the US. She suddenly quit acting in 1963 (the same year as Ozu's death), and has since led a secluded life in Kamakura, refusing all interviews and photographs. Her last major role was Riku, wife of Ōishi Yoshio, in the 1962 film, Chushingura. She was the inspiration for the protagonist of the 2001 movie Millennium Actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Setsuko Hara, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Film Credits

忠臣蔵 花の巻・雪の巻 (1962)
as Riku Oishi
小早川家の秋 (1961)
as Akiko
Akibiyori (1960)
as Akiko Miwa
Musume tsuma haha (1960)
as Sanae Soga
日本誕生 (1959)
as Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess
Woman Unveiled (1958)
as
東京暮色 (1957)
as Takako Numata
Shûu (1956)
as Fumiko
ノンちゃん雲に乗る (1955)
as Mom
Yama no oto (1954)
as Ogata Kikuko
東京物語 (1953)
as Noriko Hirayama
めし (1951)
as Michiyo Okamoto
Bakushû (1951)
as Noriko Mamiya
白痴 (1951)
as Taeko Nasu
七色の花 (1950)
as Teruko
Banshun (1949)
as Noriko Somiya
續青い山脈 (1949)
as Yukiko Shimazaki
青い山脈 (1949)
as Yukiko Shimazaki
Ojôsan kanpai (1949)
as Yasuko Ikeda
Yuwaku (1948)
as
Anjô-ke no butôkai (1947)
as Atsuko, 2nd daughter
Waga seishun ni kuinashi (1946)
as Yukie Yagihara
決戰の大空へ (1943)
as
ハワイ・マレー沖海戦 (1942)
as
Hebihimesama (1940)
as Koto Hime
Atarashiki tsuchi (1937)
as Misuko Yamato
Kōchiyama Sōshun (1936)
as Onami