Keiko Kishi

Active - 1954 - 2001  |   Born - Aug 11, 1932   |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Japanese actress Keiko Kishi appeared prominently in such well-received 1950s films as Soshun and Yukiguni. She gained an international following in Typhoon Over Nagasaki (1958) (co-directed by her husband Yves Ciampi), Rififi in Tokyo (1961), and other widely distributed Euro-Japanese productions. American audiences will remember her as Robert Mitchum's co-star (billed as Kishi Keiko) in The Yakuza (1975). Keiko Kishi received some of her best-ever reviews for her performance as Tsuruko Makioka in Kon Ichikawa's The Makioka Sisters (1987).

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