With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Saturday, March 24, 2012

ACF 1398: Happy Birthday, Meiko Kaji

In Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Japanese actress Meiko Kaji was born Masako Ohta on in Tokyo, Japan.

Meiko Kaji, left, in Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

I feel confident in saying that she is best known in the United States for her roles in the Female Convict Scorpion (a.k.a. Female Prisoner Scorpion) series (which began in 1972), in Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970), and in the two Lady Snowblood movies (1973 and 1974).

In Lady Snowblood (1973)

Kaji was one of the actresses featured in Japan Society's film series Mad, Bad... & Dangerous to Know: Three Untamed Beauties of Japanese Cinema, which ran from March 31-April 18, 2010. The other two were Ayako Wakao and Mariko Okada. 

So, Happy Birthday wishes to you Meiko, from AsianCineFest and all your many fans wordwide.

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