Nov 17, 2013 6:07 AM GMT
Setsuko Hara. Unknow in this country but one of Japan's most famous actresses. She was active from the late 1930's until the early 1960's. Some of her best work was done with director Yasujiro Ozu, including Tokyo Story (1953), listed by many critics as one of the greatest films in world cinema. On the death of Ozu in 1963, Setsuko Hara retired and has lived in seclusion ever since. She never married. She is now 93.