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Machiko Soga (曽我町子) (March 18, 1938-May 7, 2006), known to some as the "Queen of Tokusatsu Villainy", was an actress/voice actress for many years. She's probably best known for being Bandora the Witch/Rita Repulsa in Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger/Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and the voice of 007 in the 1968 version of Cyborg 009. She debuted in anime as the titular character in Little Ghost Q-Taro. In the 70s and 80s, she moved to live action, eventually stacking up a resume rivaling that of Shōzō Iizuka.

Passed away a year after her final TV role as Magiel in Mahou Sentai Magiranger. (As a tribute, producers used that footage as Rita Repulsa as the Mystic Mother in Power Rangers Mystic Force.) Her true final role was the Final Boss (who resembles Bandora/Rita Repulsa) in the Space Sheriff Spirits video game for PlayStation 2.

Other roles include: