Mari Natsuki

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Mari Natsuki
Born Mari Natsuki
夏木 マリ

(1952-05-02) 2 May 1952 (age 64)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Other names Junko Nakajima
Occupation Singer, dancer, actress

Junko Nakajima (中島 淳子 Nakajima Junko?, born 2 May 1952), more commonly known by her stage name Mari Natsuki (夏木 マリ Natsuki Mari?), is a Japanese singer, dancer and actress. Born in Tokyo, she started work as a singer from a young age. In 2007, Natsuki announced her engagement to percussionist Nobu Saitō, with their marriage taking place in Spring 2008.

Natsuki has participated in musical theatre, including that of Yukio Ninagawa. She provided the voice of Yubaba in Spirited Away, played the young witch's mother in the Japanese TV remake of Bewitched, and has twice been nominated for a Japanese Academy Award. Natsuki played the character Big Mama in the Japanese version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots[1] and has also acted in television dramas, such as the 2005 series Nobuta o Produce, playing the Vice Principal, Katharine.



1983 Satomi Hakkenden (Legend of the Eight Samurai)
1984 Kita no Hotaru
1986 Jittemai
1986 Death Powder
1989 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Boku no Ojisan
1995 The Hunted
1998 Samurai Fiction
2001 Spirited Away
2001 Shōjo
2002 Ping Pong
2004 Okusama wa Majo
2006 Sugar and Spice
2007 Sakuran
2013 Girl In The Sunny Place


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