Japanese movie stars born in 1946

Here are 5 famous actresses from Japan were born in 1946:

Mitsuko Baisho

Mitsuko Baisho (November 22, 1946 Ibaraki Prefecture-) also known as Mitsuko Baisyo, Baishō Mitsuko or Mitsuko Baishô is a Japanese actor. She has one child, Hiroko Inoki.

Mitsuko Baisho is most well-known for her roles in Japanese cinema, including her breakout role in the 1971 film, "Woman of the Dunes", which earned her critical acclaim and wider recognition. She has since appeared in over 100 films, including the popular film series, "Tora-san". Baisho has also received numerous awards throughout her career, including the Japan Academy Prize for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the 1983 film "The Family Game". In addition to her film work, she has also acted in television and on stage, and is known for her singing talents as well. Baisho continues to act and is highly respected in the Japanese entertainment industry.

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Reiko Ohara

Reiko Ohara (November 13, 1946 Bunkyō-August 3, 2009 Setagaya) also known as Reiko Ôhara was a Japanese actor.

She began her acting career in the late 1960s and went on to appear in numerous films and television dramas. Ohara was known for her versatility as an actress, appearing in a wide range of genres including dramas, comedies, and action films. Some of her notable works include the 1973 film "Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom" and the television series "Mito Kōmon" which ran from 1972 to 2011. Throughout her career, Ohara received several awards and nominations for her performances. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 62 due to lung cancer.

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Michiyo Okusu

Michiyo Okusu (February 27, 1946 Tianjin-) also known as Ōkusu Michiyo or Michiyo Yasuda is a Japanese actor.

She began her career in the entertainment industry in the 1960s as a singer before transitioning to acting in the 1970s. Over the course of her career, Michiyo Okusu has appeared in a variety of film, television, and theater productions. She has won several awards for her performances, including the Japan Academy Prize for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1998 film "Kamikaze Taxi". In addition to her acting work, Michiyo Okusu is also a voice actor, known for her role as Baba Yaga in the Japanese animated film "Mary and the Witch's Flower". In 2018, she was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Nana Kinomi

Nana Kinomi (July 11, 1946 Sumida, Tokyo-) a.k.a. Mariko Ikeda, Kinomi Nana, Kinomi, Nana or 木の実 ナナ is a Japanese singer and actor.

Kinomi began her career as a singer in the mid-1960s, and her hit singles include "Pinky Jones" and "Tennis no Oujisama", which were featured as theme songs for popular anime series. She also appeared in numerous films and TV dramas, gaining critical acclaim for her roles in "The Ceremony" and "Dear Doctor". In addition to her entertainment career, Kinomi is known for her philanthropic work, particularly in support of children's charities. She has received several awards for her contributions to Japanese society, including the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2006.

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Hiroko Sakurai

Hiroko Sakurai (March 4, 1946 Meguro-) a.k.a. Hiroko Furuya is a Japanese actor, film producer and author.

She started her acting career in 1962, working with Nikkatsu Studios on "Seishun Kigeki." She appeared in many films throughout the 60s and 70s, including "Kigeki: Nippon ichi no wakadaishō" and "Kaiju Booska." In addition to acting, Sakurai has also produced films such as "If You Were Young: Rage" and "Ningen Kokuho." She has also written several books, including "The World of Hiroko Sakurai" and "Hiroko Sakurai's Kiss of Life."

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