Kaori Momoi

Kaori Momoi (桃井 かおり, Momoi Kaori, born 8 April 1951) is a Japanese actress.

Kaori Momoi
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Kaori Momoi (left)
Born (1951-04-08) 8 April 1951 (age 70)
OccupationActress
Years active1971–present

Life and careerEdit

Momoi was born in Tokyo, Japan. At the age of 12, she traveled to London to study dance at the Royal Ballet Academy. After 3 years, she returned to Tokyo. She graduated from Japan's Bungakuza School of Dramatic Arts. In 1971, Momoi debuted in director Kon Ichikawa's Ai Futatabi (To Love Again). Her career has spanned 35 years and over 60 films.

As an actress, she has worked with directors including Akira Kurosawa (Kagemusha, 1980), Tatsumi Kumashiro (Seishun no Satetsu, 1974), Yoji Yamada (The Yellow Handkerchief, 1977 and Otoko wa Tsuraiyo, 1979), Shohei Imamura (Why Not?, 1981), Shunji Iwai (Swallowtail Butterfly, 1996), Jun Ichikawa (Tokyo Yakyoku, 1997), Mitani Koki (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald, 1997), Yoshimitsu Morita (Like Asura, 2003) and Takashi Miike (Izo, Sukiyaki Western Django).

She performed in The Sun (2005) directed by Alexander Sokurov and appeared in director Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha.

For her film performances in Japan, Momoi has won many awards. She has won the Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actress twice and Best Supporting Actress once and was selected Best Actress at the 1983 New York International Film Festival for her role in Giwaku (Suspicion).

Momoi has pursued various projects in producing, directing, screenwriting, and design in addition to her acting. She has also released some 15 record albums as a singer and is an essayist.

She won the award for best actress at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Giwaku.[1]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
1971 To Love Again Momoyo
1974 Ryoma Ansatsu
1977 The Yellow Handkerchief Akemi Ogawa
1979 Tora-san, the Matchmaker Hitomi
Mo hozue wa tsukanai Mariko
1980 Kagemusha Otsuyanokata
Yūgure made Sugiko Emori
1981 Eijanaika Ine
1982 Suspicion Kumako Onizawa
1986 Final Take Empress Akiko
Comic Magazine Herself
1988 Kimurake no Hitobito Noriko Kimura
Tomorrow Tsuruko
1990 Ready to Shoot Ritsuko
1994 Like a Rolling Stone [2]
1996 Swallowtail Butterfly Suzukino
1997 Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald Takako Nakaura
Bounce Ko Gals Saleswoman
1998 Daikaijū Tōkyō ni arawaru Kimie Tadokoro
2000 Pyrokinesis Chikako Ishizu
2003 Like Asura
2004 Izo
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha Mother American film
The Sun Empress Kojun Russian film
2006 Love and Honor Ine Hatano
2007 Sukiyaki Western Django Ruriko
2008 The Yellow Handkerchief Motel Owner American film
Dreaming Awake [3]
The Ramen Girl Mamasan (scenes deleted) American film
2010 Hong Kong Confidential Amaya Latvian film
2014 Oki - in the middle of the ocean Oki American-Latvian film
2016 Greetings from Fukushima German film
Magic Kimono Keiko Latvian-Japanese film
Tales of Mexico Mexican film [4]
2017 Ghost in the Shell Hairi Kusanagi American Film
2020 I Never Shot Anyone
The Brightest Roof in the Universe

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
1973–76 Taiyō ni Hoero! Emi Akiyama and Keiko Murai NTV Episodes 60 and 199
1975 Hissatsu Hitchū Shigotoya Kagyō Ohatsu TV Asahi Episode 3; Hissatsu series
1975–76 Tsūkai! Kōchiyama Sōshun Ochiyo Fuji TV
1994 Furuhata Ninzaburō Takako Nakaura Fuji TV Episode 11
1997 Gift Rie Kikkawa Fuji TV Episode 4
2001 R-17 Sakurako Matsuzaki TV Asahi
2021 Emergency Interrogation Room Toko Okuni TV Asahi Season 4, episodes 1 and 2

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  2. ^ "棒の哀しみ(1994)". eiga.com. Retrieved July 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "夢のまにまに". eiga.com. Retrieved September 18, 2021.
  4. ^ "La habitación". HSB Noticias. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "新年インタビュー 桃井かおりさん". NICHIGO PRESS. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  6. ^ "田中絹代賞について". Tanaka Kinuyo Bunka-kan. Retrieved March 20, 2021.

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