Famous People in Japan

Kawahara Ayako

Date of Birth 5 April 1971
Place of Birth Osaka

Ayako is a model and an actress. She became a model of magazine in 1987. In 1989 she appeared on movie as a heroine in consequence of an audition from 27,000 people. The movie is "Kitchen" directed by Morita Yoshimitsu. The original author of this movie is Banana Yoshimoto. She won all the newcomer prizes in the movie section.

In 1990 She moved to Paris aiming at a super-model. She belonged to model club "caline". (In Japan she belonged to "folio group".) She could appear fashion shows of "chanel", "yves saintraurent" and many other pret-a-porters. Also she became a cover girl of "vogue" and "elle".

In 1998 she appeared again on movie "Beat" directed by Miyamoto Amon and she accomplished her singer debut in "Gray no kaze no machi".

The name of awards

Ymagi Fumiko Movie Award, Newcomer actress Award (13th) 1987
Yokohama Movie Festival, Best newcomer Award 1987
Japan Academy Award, Newcomer actress Award (12th) 1988
Blue Ribbon Award, Newcomer Award (32th) 1988
Kinema Shunpou Award, Newcomer actress Award (63th) 1998

References: goo-support@nichigai.co.jp

Reported by: Baba Yuki
Data verified by: Chie Ueo
Date of Report: December 1998

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