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Ineko Arima

Japanese actress

Ineko Arima is ...


Born 3 April 1932 in Osaka
Age 91 years, 2 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Japan
Spouse Yorozuya Kinnosuke
Occupation actor
Awards Medal with Purple Ribbon and Golden Arrow Award

About Ineko Arima

Ineko Arima is a Japanese actress who has captivated audiences with her stunning performances for over six decades. Born on April 3, 1932, in Tokyo, Arima began her acting career in the 1950s and quickly became a household name in Japan.

Arima's talent and beauty caught the attention of director Yasujirō Ozu, who cast her in his 1959 film "Good Morning." The film was a critical and commercial success, and Arima's performance was praised for its naturalism and charm.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Arima continued to work with some of Japan's most celebrated directors, including Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima. She received numerous awards and accolades for her performances, including the Best Actress award at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival for her role in "The Face of Another."

In addition to her film work, Arima also appeared in several television dramas and stage productions. She was known for her versatility as an actress, effortlessly transitioning between comedic and dramatic roles.

Despite her success, Arima remained humble and dedicated to her craft. She once said, "Acting is not about being famous or making money. It's about telling stories and connecting with people."

Now in her 80s, Arima continues to act and inspire audiences with her talent and grace. She is a true icon of Japanese cinema and a testament to the power of storytelling.


- "Ineko Arima: A Life in Film," Japan Times, May 3, 2019

- "Ineko Arima," IMDb

- "Ineko Arima: The Face of Japanese Cinema," Film School Rejects, April 3, 2018

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