Japanese actress who won The Hochi Film Award for Best Actress for her role in The Gate of Youth.
She was born in Ōta, Tokyo and she became a child actress in the 1960s when she was involved with the Japanese movie studios, Daiei and Shochiku.
She has released songs and a book containing photographs of her in 2002, and played Madonna in Naniwa no Koi no TorajirÅ.
She came from a South Korean father and a Japanese mother.
She is a contemporary of Japanese movie actress Akiko Nishina.