Mitsuko Baisho

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Mitsuko Baisho
Native name 倍賞 美津子
Born (1946-11-22) 22 November 1946 (age 70)
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Antonio Inoki (1971-1987, divorced)
Children Hiroko Inoki

Mitsuko Baisho (倍賞 美津子?, Baishō Mitsuko, born 22 November 1946 in Ibaraki Prefecture) is a Japanese actress, whose most internationally known work has been for director Shohei Imamura, from 1979 up to the director's final film in 2002. Baisho has also appeared in films of Akira Kurosawa. She won awards for best actress at the 10th Hochi Film Award for Love Letter and Ikiteru Uchi ga Hana nano yo Shindara Sore made yo to Sengen.[1] She also won the award for best supporting actress at the 8th Hochi Film Award for The Geisha[2] and at the 22nd Hochi Film Award for Tokyo Lullaby.[3]

Private life[edit]

Her sister is actress-singer Chieko Baisho.

She was married to professional wrestler Antonio Inoki from 1971 to 1987, and together they had a daughter, Hiroko.[4]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  3. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
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