Konatsu (actress)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Born (1982-01-14) January 14, 1982 (age 33)[1]
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Ethnicity Japanese
Website http://konatsu.seesaa.net/

Konatsu (向夏?) is a Japanese pink film actress. She has appeared in award-winning pink films, and was herself given a "Best Actress" award for her work in this genre in 2005.

Life and career[edit]

Konatsu was born in Japan's Nagano Prefecture in 1982.[2][3] After graduating from junior college, she moved to Tokyo where she worked in the beauty industry and did some gravure modeling in 2003.[3] She made her acting debut in the July 2004 V-cinema production Forbidden Fruit (禁断の果実 Kindan no kajitsu?) directed by Yuji Tajiri.[3][4]

Konatsu had her film debut in director Mototsugu Watanabe's Beppin kyōshi: toiki no aibu (べっぴん教師 吐息の愛撫?) (2004).[2] Her first leading role was later that same year, in Mitsuru Meike's Bitter Sweet.[2][5]

January 14, 2006, the premiere date of Shinji Imaoka's Paid Companionship Story: Girls Who Want to Do It (援助交際物語 したがるオンナたち Enjo-kōsai monogatari: shitagaru onna-tachi?) aka Frog Song, was also Konatsu's birthday. The director and staff presented Konatsu with a surprise birthday cake on stage at the occasion.[6][7] The film was named the best pink release for 2005, and Konatsu was given the award for Best Actress for her performance.[8]

She gave birth to her first child in February 2007 and as of 2011 was working for a "well-known clothing company".[3]






External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Pink Grand Prix
Preceded by
Yumika Hayashi
for Lunch Box
Pink Grand Prix for Best Actress

for Paid Companionship Story: Girls Who Want to Do It
Succeeded by
Minami Aoyama
for Uncle's Paradise
Pinky Ribbon Awards
Preceded by
New Award
Pinky Ribbon Award for Best New Actress
with Sora Aoi
Mai Sakurazuki
Kyōko Natsume

Succeeded by
Mari Yamaguchi
Sakurako Kaoru
Komari Awashima
Erina Aoyama