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Yasuko Sawaguchi is a Actor Japonaise born on 11 june 1965 at Osaka City (Japon)

Yasuko Sawaguchi

Yasuko Sawaguchi
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Nationality Japon
Birth 11 june 1965 (58 years) at Osaka City (Japon)

Yasuko Sawaguchi (沢口 靖子, Sawaguchi Yasuko), née à Sakai le 11 juin 1965, est une actrice japonaise.


Yasuko Sawaguchi est née d'une mère japonaise et d'un père britannique.

En 1984, elle est choisie comme la première Tōhō Cinderella, la plus jolie fille du concours de beauté du même nom, devant 30 000 participantes. La même année, elle fait ses débuts au cinéma dans le film Karate Cop III : Song of the Sea, avant d'être l'héroïne Naoko Okumura du Retour de Godzilla. En 1987, elle joue le rôle principal, Kaguya-hime, du film Taketori monogatari.

Du côté de TV, elle apparait dans de nombreux dramas, tels que Miotsukushi, Sayonara Ri Kouran, Hotel Woman. Elle est l'héroïne des séries télévisées Investigator Mariko (Kasouken no onna) depuis 1999. La 13e saison de cette série est diffusée à partir de janvier 2013.

Avec une vingtaine d'années d'activités, Yasuko Sawaguchi est considérée comme l'une des plus belles et talentueuses actrices du Japon.

Best films

Spirited Away (2001)

Usually with

Kon Ichikawa
Kon Ichikawa
(2 films)
Tony Randel
Tony Randel
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yasuko Sawaguchi (7 films)

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Spirited Away, 2h4
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Bunta Sugawara, Takashi Naitō
Roles Yuko Ogino (voice)
Rating85% 4.29944.29944.29944.29944.2994
Ten-year-old Chihiro Ogino and her parents are traveling to their new home when her father takes a wrong turn. They unknowingly enter a magical world that Chihiro's father insists on exploring, believing it to be an abandoned amusement park. Her parents sit at an empty, but seemingly-operational, restaurant stall, and begin to devour the fresh food in a piggish manner; meanwhile, Chihiro discovers an exquisite bathhouse across a bridge, where a young boy named Haku warns her to get out before the impending sunset. Frantically, Chihiro returns to her parents, only to discover that they have literally transformed into pigs. She attempts to escape, but the way by which they came has since become submerged. Frightened and alone, she observes as the world she ventured into reveals itself as a luxurious retreat for spirits to revitalize themselves.
Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon, 1h44
Directed by Takao Okawara
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Yasuko Sawaguchi, Masahiro Takashima, Hiroshi Abe, Hiroshi Fujioka
Roles Oto Tachibana
Rating63% 3.188233.188233.188233.188233.18823
The movie starts out with the birth of twin princes. Their father, the emperor of Yamato, feels a great loathing for his one child Ousu. Being convinced that this feeling is a premonition, the emperor orders the shaman Tsukinowa to kill the boy, yet his efforts are spoiled by Amano Shiratori, the White Bird of the Heavens. The emperor’s sister, seeing this as a clear sign of divine intervention, takes it upon herself to raise the child. Years later, when the boy has matured into a man, he is given pardon by his father and allowed to return to the castle. Unfortunately, not long after, his mother falls ill and dies mysteriously. This sends his brother into a rage and causing him to attack Ousu, who defends himself and kills his sibling in the process. His father, furious at these events, orders his son to leave the castle and not return until the barbarians living in the Kumaso domain are dealt with. The prince makes haste to complete this task, stopping off at a shrine on his way where, after a quick battle, he befriends Oto who joins him on his journey. They, along with companies Genbu and Seriyu, raid the castle, killing Kumaso Takeru and their god Kumasogami. Following this feat, the prince changes his name to Yamato Takeru, yet fails to win the acceptance of his father. His aunt, though, warns him of a great threat looming overheard, as the god Tsukuyomi is posed to return, endangering the Earth, as Yamato Takeru must prepare to halt this from occurring.
Godzilla vs. Biollante, 1h45
Directed by Kazuki Ōmori
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Odaka, Yoshiko Tanaka, Masanobu Takashima, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Demon Kakka, Tōru Minegishi
Roles Erika Shiragami
Rating65% 3.2617653.2617653.2617653.2617653.261765
In the aftermath of Godzilla's attack on Tokyo and his later imprisonment at Mt. Mihara. a team of scientists discovers cells left in the rubble by the monster and collects them. A group of American militants takes a sample of their own. They attempt to escape with them, but are killed by a lone assassin codenamed SSS9, who steals the sample and departs. He boards a cruise liner and heads to the Republic of Saradia to deliver the cells to the Saradia Institute of Technology and Science. The president of the institute wants to use the cells to merge with genetically modified plants, hoping to transform Saradia's deserts to vast greenery and end the country's dependence on oil wells for wealth. Dr. Genshiro Shiragami and his daughter, Erika, are enlisted to aid with the ambitious project. However, a terrorist bombing destroys the institute's laboratory, ruining the cells and killing Erika.
Princess from the Moon, 2h1
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Ayako Wakao, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Kōji Ishizaka, Kiichi Nakai, Megumi Odaka
Roles Kaya, the Princess Kaguya
Rating62% 3.1483453.1483453.1483453.1483453.148345
One day wood cutter Taketori-no-Miyatsuko (Toshiro Mifune) discovers a baby girl while he's out in the forest visiting his daughter's grave. Not wanting to leave the infant to die and because of her resemblance to his dead daughter, he takes the child home with him- only to discover that the child grows at an extraordinarily fast rate. Incredibly beautiful, the now grown child Kaya (Yasuko Sawaguchi) attracts the attention of everyone around her, including the land's Emperor. Unwilling to accept their advances, Kaya gives the men a list of increasingly difficult tasks. By the film's end Kaya returns to outer-space by way of a space ship.
Actress (1987)
, 2h10
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Sayuri Yoshinaga, Bunta Sugawara, Mitsuko Mori, Kōji Ishizaka, Kiichi Nakai, Tōru Watanabe
Roles Seiko
Rating64% 3.222073.222073.222073.222073.22207
Tokyo, 1926. Kinuyo Tanaka, sa mère Yae, son oncle Gentarō, ses deux frères Shozo et Haruji et sa sœur Tamayo s'installent dans leur nouvelle maison suite au transfert de l'actrice des studios Shimokamo de la Shōchiku situés à Kyoto à ceux de Kamata à Tokyo. Ce transfert a pu se faire grâce à l'influence de Hiroshi Shimizu qui couve la jeune actrice d'un œil protecteur. Kinuyo entretient sa famille grâce à son salaire d'actrice. Sa mère lui a demandé de ne pas adopter de nom de scène et de garder son véritable nom dans le secret espoir que sa notoriété permette de retrouver son frère ainé, Ryosuke, qui a disparu dix ans plus tôt après s'être soustrait à la conscription.
The Return of Godzilla, 1h43
Directed by Kōji Yakusho, Kōji Hashimoto
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Yasuko Sawaguchi, Ken Tanaka, Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, David Ury, Eitarō Ozawa
Roles Naoko Okumura
Rating67% 3.3937253.3937253.3937253.3937253.393725
After a volcanic eruption on Daikoku Island, the Yahata-Maru Japanese fishing vessel is caught in strong currents off its shores. As the boat drifts into shore, the island begins to erupt, and a giant monster lifts itself out of the volcano. A few days later, reporter Goro Maki is sailing in the area and finds the vessel intact but deserted. As he explores the vessel, he finds all the crew dead except for one young man called Hiroshi Okamura, who has been badly wounded. Suddenly a giant Shockirus sea louse attacks him but he is saved by Maki who kills it with a cleaver.
Godzilla 1985, 1h27
Directed by Kōji Hashimoto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Kaiju films, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Disaster films
Actors Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Eitarō Ozawa, Hiroshi Koizumi
Roles Naoko Okumura
Rating61% 3.056543.056543.056543.056543.05654
The Japanese fishing vessel Yahata Maru is trying to find its way to shore in a horrible storm while near an uninhabited island, when a giant monster appears out of the island and attacks the boat. A day later, reporter Goro Maki finds the vessel intact, along with its sole survivor Hiroshi "Kenny" Okumura.