From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ayako Wakao (November 8, 1933, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Contracted to Daiei Studios in 1951 as part of the fifth New Face group, she often appeared in the films of director Yasuzo Masumura. Has appeared in nearly 160 films since her debut in 1952. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ayako Wakao, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.