Fujiko Yamamoto

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Fujiko Yamamoto
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Fujiko Yamamoto in 1950
Born (1931-12-11) December 11, 1931 (age 85)
Osaka, Japan
Occupation Actress
Years active 1953-present

Fujiko Yamamoto (山本 富士子 Yamamoto Fujiko?) (born 11 December 1931) is a Japanese film and stage actress. She appeared in over 100 films between 1953 and 1963.[1] She won the first Grand Prix of Miss Nippon in 1950.[2]


Yamamoto was born on December 11, 1931, in Nishi-ku, Osaka, to a cotton wholesaler located in Senba. Raised in Izumi and then Izumiōtsu, she attended Hamadera Elementary School and began learning traditional Japanese dance from Rokunosuke Hanayagi (花柳禄之助) of the Rokuju Hanayagi (花柳禄寿[3]) school. She graduated from what is now Kyoto Ōki High School.

She won the first Miss Nippon beauty contest in 1950. In 1953 she made her film debut at the Daiei Studios.[3] She became one of Daiei's top actresses.

In 1963, when her contract came up for renewal, she insisted on changes. The head of Daiei, Masaichi Nagata, refused, unilaterally fired her, and then invoked an agreement between the major studios to prevent her from working again in film.[3] Even though she has appeared frequently on stage and on television,[3] she has not appeared in a film since then.


She married the composer Takeharu Yamamoto in 1962, and in 1968, gave birth to a son, Shigeharu Yamamoto. He is now the president of two companies (TVC and 1 to 1) and co-founder of avinoc.[citation needed]


  • 1959 Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Actress
  • 1961 Kinema Junpo Award for Best Actress

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Yamamoto Fujiko" (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  2. ^ 第1回1950年度ミス日本グランプリ 山本富士子 [The first Grand Prix of Miss Nippon in 1950] (in Japanese). The Official Miss Nippon Website. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Yamamoto Fujiko". Dejitaru-ban Nihon jinmei daijiten + Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 

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