December 29, 1960
Kayoko Kishimoto ( is an 岸本加世子 Kishimoto Kayoko, born 29 December 1960 in Shizuoka, Japan) actress.
She appeared in several of
Takeshi Kitano's films, such as , Hana-bi and Kikujiro . She won the award for best supporting actress at the 23rd Dolls Japan Academy Prize for . Kikujiro [1 ]
Biography [ edit ]
In 1976 at a
Hideki Saijo concert in Yokohama Dreamland, Kishimoto was scouted by Saijo and joined the agency. She debuted in the 1977 TBS drama “Mu” and first appeared as an idol in TV dramas, movies and commercials. She also began singing. She became a serious TV and movie actress, winning several well-known awards.
Kishimoto gained popularity for her commercials, including a Manzai double act with
Kirin Kiki in the 1980s, Fujifilm, Orient Finance and her performance alongside Sonny Chiba in Toyota Carina commercials.
Recently she appeared in several
Takeshi Kitano films playing characters with complex personalities. She continues to appear in television dramas and variety shows and wrote essays and novels.
Personal life [ edit ]
Kishimoto is friends with boxer
Joichiro Tatsuyoshi. In later years Hibari Misora was close to Kishimoto. Kiwako Taichi and Tomoko Naraoka introduced Hibari to Kishimoto.
Filmography [ edit ]
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