Keiko Kishi

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Keiko Kishi
Keiko Kishi (1957).jpg
Keiko Kishi (1957)
Born (1932-08-11) August 11, 1932 (age 85)
Yokohama, Japan
Occupation Actress, writer
Years active 1951–present

Keiko Kishi (岸 惠子, Kishi Keiko, born August 11, 1932 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese actress, writer, and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador.

Life and career[edit]

She made her acting debut in 1951. In the 1950s, David Lean had proposed her for the main role in The Wind Cannot Read, which is about a Japanese language instructor in India circa-1943 who falls in love with a British officer, but the project fell through.

Kishi married the French director Yves Ciampi in 1957, and commuted for a while between Paris and Japan to continue her acting career. In 1963 a daughter, Delphine Ciampi, a musician and composer, was born. She divorced her husband in 1975.

Since 1996 she has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

In 2002, she won the Japan Academy Prize for best actress for her role in the film Kah-chan.[1]






  1. ^ 第 25 回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 

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