Kaori Momoi

Kaori Momoi

Kaori Momoi  (桃井 かおり, Momoi Kaori, born April 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Momoi was born in Tokyo, and at the young age of 12 traveled to London to study dance at the Royal Ballet Academy. After 3 years she returned to Tokyo, later graduating from Japan's Bungakuza School of Dramatic Arts. In 1971, Momoi debuted in director Kon Ichikawa's Ai Futatabi (To Love Again) beginning a career that has already spanned 35 years and over 60 films. As an actress, she has worked with some of the most notable films directors in Japan, 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, most recently, Takashi Miike (IZO, Sukiyaki Western Django). She has also 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). Popular among Japanese of all ages and a recognized trend setter, Momoi is never idle, pursuing 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 a much sought after essayist. She won the award for best actress at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Giwaku. Her latest movie is Maris Martinson's movie "Amaya", which was released on September 17, 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kaori Momoi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Tokyo, Japan
    Birthday
    4/8/1952
No More Easy Life
No More Easy Life
7
Hong Kong Confidential
Hong Kong Confidential
5.8
OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean
OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean
5.7
Oh Lucy!
Oh Lucy!
8.3
Last Chestnuts
0
The Most Suitable Profession for Women
0
Suspicion
Suspicion
6.7
Gate of Youth 2
Gate of Youth 2
0
A Giant Monster Appears in Tokyo
A Giant Monster Appears in Tokyo
0
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
7.7
Love Bites Back
Love Bites Back
1
Magic Kimono
Magic Kimono
5
Until Evening
Until Evening
0
Heaven Sent
Heaven Sent
5.2
Hee
Hee
7
I Want To Live Once More: Shinjuku Bus Fire Incident
I Want To Live Once More: Shinjuku Bus Fire Incident
0
Don't Mind
Don't Mind
0
Izo
Izo
6.1
Crossfire
Crossfire
5.9
Bitterness of Youth
Bitterness of Youth
6.3
Tokyo Lullaby
Tokyo Lullaby
6.2
The Girl of Silence
The Girl of Silence
0
Why Not?
Why Not?
6.9
Greetings from Fukushima
Greetings from Fukushima
6.1
The Yen Family
The Yen Family
5.9
Faces of a Fig Tree
Faces of a Fig Tree
5
Did the Red Bird Escape?
6.3
Get to the Punchline
Get to the Punchline
8.3
Ready to Shoot
Ready to Shoot
0
The Brightest Roof in the Universe
The Brightest Roof in the Universe
7.5
Revival Blues
Revival Blues
0
READY! LADY
READY! LADY
0
The Yellow Handkerchief
The Yellow Handkerchief
6.7
The Sun
The Sun
6.7
Sweet Scent of Eros
Sweet Scent of Eros
5
Tora-san, the Matchmaker
Tora-san, the Matchmaker
9
3.11 A Sense of Home
3.11 A Sense of Home
6.5
Light of Africa
Light of Africa
6
Invitation of Lust
Invitation of Lust
0
Love and Honor
Love and Honor
7.4
Sukiyaki Western Django
Sukiyaki Western Django
6.3
The Assassination of Ryoma
The Assassination of Ryoma
5
Lost Lovers
Lost Lovers
0
Main Theme
Main Theme
6.8
I Never Shot Anyone
I Never Shot Anyone
0
Goaisatsu
Goaisatsu
0
Bounce Ko Gals
Bounce Ko Gals
6.5
Emperor
Emperor
6.1
The Island Tales
The Island Tales
6.5
Tadon and Chikuwa
0
The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi
The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi
5.5
USB
USB
0
I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel
0
Dream Stadium
Dream Stadium
0
To Love Again
0
Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
7.7
Tales of Mexico
Tales of Mexico
6
Dance, Subaru!
Dance, Subaru!
6.7
The Youth Killer
The Youth Killer
6.5
The Many Faces of Chika
The Many Faces of Chika
0
Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail Butterfly
7.4
Kagemusha
Kagemusha
7.8
Kidnapping Blues
Kidnapping Blues
0
Dreaming Awake
0
Candy Boys
Candy Boys
0
Tokiwa: The Manga Apartment
Tokiwa: The Manga Apartment
6
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter
6.6
Hawaiian Dream
Hawaiian Dream
0
Like a Rolling Stone
Like a Rolling Stone
5.7
Like Asura
Like Asura
7.4
円都 YEN TOWN
円都 YEN TOWN
0
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
6.1
No More Comics!
No More Comics!
6
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald
7.5
Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!!
Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!!
5.7
Onyanko the Movie - One Shot Crisis!
Onyanko the Movie - One Shot Crisis!
0
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