Yuriko Hoshi

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Yuriko Hoshi
Yuriko Hoshi as Junko Nakanishi in a publicity photo for Mothra vs. Godzilla
Character(s) Played Saeko Tamura, Junko Nakanishi, Naoko Shindo, Yoshino Yoshizawa
Birthday December 6, 1943
Date of Death May 16, 2018
Birthplace Tokyo, Japan
First Work The Entrapped Gangsters (1959)
Notable Work Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
At the time, I didn't know what the kaiju eiga were like, but I had a strong interest in it. Actually, I didn't have much opportunity to act with Godzilla! I was in front of the blue screen in composite shots. After the shooting, I came to know what it was all about and was impressed.

— Yuriko Hoshi[1]

Yuriko Hoshi (星由里子,   Hoshi Yuriko) was a Japanese actress. As one of Toho's young stars in the 1960's, she played reporters in the Godzilla films Godzilla vs. Mothra and Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, as well as Yuichi Tanuma's girlfriend in the Young Guy series. Hoshi passed away from lung cancer on May 16, 2018, at the age of 74.

Selected Filmography



This is a list of references for Yuriko Hoshi. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Stuart Galbraith IV. Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo! The Incredible World of Japanese Fantasy Films. Feral House. p. 75. 1998. ISBN: 0-922915-47-4.

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