Aiko Horiuchi

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Aiko Horiuchi
Occupation Actress, Writer, Painter
Years active 2002-present

Aiko Horiuchi is a Japanese actress who played Kayako Saeki in The Grudge 3 (2009).

Early life[edit]

Horiuchi had been living and studying acting and film making in London for about a decade. She is a native Japanese speaker and is fluent in English.

Horiuchi is a Fine Artist qualified with a master's degree in Philosophy and European Art History and bachelor's degree in Japanese Art History. Horiuchi has a Curators Certificate and a Junior High School and High School Teachers licences. She is a prolific writer and painter.


Her acting career began in episodic Television work as a non featured performer in such series as Eastenders and Holby city. She furthered her acting career by appearing as an extra in various films such as Die Another Day (2002), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Rabbit Fever (2006).

Horiuchi starred in The Grudge 3 (2009) as Kayako Saeki, the vengeful ghost of the Ju-on series (called "The Grudge"), taking over for Takako Fuji who had passed on the role. Her work received a mixed, if not muted, response.[1][2][3]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Die Another Day Extra (Uncredited)
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Woman in Shop (Uncredited)
2006 Rabbit Fever Japanese Traveler (Uncredited)
2009 The Grudge 3 Kayako Saeki Main Antagonist
2012 Vampire Kiss/Blood Inside Agnes Ashmoore Short Film
2012 The Killers: Here with Me Fan Video Short
2014 Film Lab Presents Yumiko Episode: Film Lab Presents the Things We Do for Approval
2015 Le Fear II: Le Sequel Lucy Lou Post-Production
2017 Le Fear III: Le Halloween Susan Post-Production
TBA Le Fear III: Le Cannes Lucy Lou Post-Production


  1. ^ "Una joven japonesa esconde el secreto para acabar con la maldición de Kayako. Ella viaja a unos apartamentos de Chicago donde se encuentra con una familia luchando por sobrevivir contra los fantasmas." Translated as: "A young Japanese woman holds the secret to ending the curse of Kayako. She travels to a Chicago apartment where he meets a family struggling to survive against ghosts." "La maldición 3". November 10, 2010. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Untuk mengetahuinya, saksikan saja The Grudge 3. Pastinya banyak kejutan menyeramkan yang ditampilkan." Translated as: "To find out, just watch The Grudge 3. Certainly many surprises and creepiness is shown." "The Grudge 3: Teror Kematian Arwah Penasaran". November 9, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Recomiendo esta nota a otros lectores (0)." Translated as: "Recommend this note to other readers: None." "El grito tres". El Dia. n.d. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 

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