Yoko Shimada

Yoko Shimada

Kumamoto City-born Shimada Yoko is best known in the west as Mariko from the 1980 mini-series Shogun. The lady-in-waiting role created an interest in Japan and its culture overseas and introduced Japanese history to foreign audiences. She won the Golden Globe For Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama category and was nominated for a Prime-time Emmy Award for her work on the serial in 1981. Shimada, who spoke some English for the serial, had been acting for years prior to Shogun however. She began learning ballet since age three and wanted to become a ballerina until her high high school days. Her family had moved to Tokyo when she was eight. She obtained an agent and began acting while in junior high school. The TV serial Zoku Hyouten made her famous beginning 1970. She released a nude photo book, called Kir Royal, in 1992. She was 39 and the photo book became a bestseller shifting half a million copies. At 57 she starred in an 'AV' pornography video called Mikkai in 2011. This was a tribute to her body even at that age. Shimada has a reservation for a space burial.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Kumamoto, Japan
    Birthday
    5/17/1953
The Hunted
The Hunted
5.7
The Castle of Sand
The Castle of Sand
7.3
I Am a Cat
I Am a Cat
3.3
The Deep Red
The Deep Red
5.6
Dog of Fortune
Dog of Fortune
4.5
Dead Angle
Dead Angle
7
Labyrinth Romanesque
Labyrinth Romanesque
5.3
Kanon
Kanon
7
Crying Freeman
Crying Freeman
6.3
The Inugamis
The Inugamis
6.8
Truckster Goes to Hokkaido
Truckster Goes to Hokkaido
7
Visitor After Dark
Visitor After Dark
0
Minamoto Yoshitsune
Minamoto Yoshitsune
0
The Making of Shōgun
0
My Champion
My Champion
0
The Man Who Assassinated Ryoma
The Man Who Assassinated Ryoma
6
Mikkai
Mikkai
0
The Faithless Love
The Faithless Love
0
Undiscovered Tomb
Undiscovered Tomb
2
God in Jail
God in Jail
0
Ring! Ring! Ring! The Champion Belt of Tears
Ring! Ring! Ring! The Champion Belt of Tears
0
Dear Heart
Dear Heart
0
Go Go Kamen Rider
Go Go Kamen Rider
6
Dohten
Dohten
0
Lupin the Thief--Enigma of the 813
Lupin the Thief--Enigma of the 813
0
風、スローダウン
風、スローダウン
0
River Without a Bridge
River Without a Bridge
5
The Sino-Dutch War 1661
The Sino-Dutch War 1661
6
Gotoshi Co. Ltd. Special Police Department Crime Prevention Division No. 5104 Case
Gotoshi Co. Ltd. Special Police Department Crime Prevention Division No. 5104 Case
0
Brothers Serving Time
Brothers Serving Time
8
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