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Fujiko Yamamoto

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Occupation  Actress
Children  Shigeharu Yamamoto
Role  Film actress
Name  Fujiko Yamamoto
Years active  1953-present

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Born  December 11, 1931 (age 84) (1931-12-11) Osaka, Japan
Spouse  Takeharu Yamamoto (m. 1962–2011)
Movies  Equinox Flower, Being Two Isn't Easy, An Actor's Revenge, The Loyal 47 Ronin, A Woman's Testament
Similar People  Ayako Wakao, Machiko Kyo, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Kon Ichikawa, Ineko Arima

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. She won the first Grand Prix of Miss Nippon in 1950.


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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) school. She graduated from what is now Kyoto Ōki High School.

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

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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. Even though she has appeared frequently on stage and on television, 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.


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

  • (十代の誘惑 Jūdai no yūwaku) (1953)
  • The Romance of Yushima (1955)
  • Suzakumon (1957)
  • Equinox Flower (1958)
  • Hitohada Kujaku (1958)
  • The Loyal 47 Ronin (忠臣蔵 Chūshingura) (1958)
  • The Snowy Heron (1958)
  • Unforgettable Trail (1959)
  • Jokyo (1960)
  • Being Two Isn't Easy (私は二歳, Watashi wa nisai) (1962)
  • An Actor's Revenge (1963)
  • References

    Fujiko Yamamoto Wikipedia