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Anna Kashfi (1934–2015)

Anna Kashfi has appeared in a number of films including The Mountain (1956) (with Spencer Tracy) and Battle Hymn (1957) (with Rock Hudson) but is best known for being Marlon Brando's first wife. Kashfi is often thought of as being Indian but is, in fact, the daughter of a Welsh factory worker, William Callaghan, and simply reinvented herself to ... See full bio »

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Cowboy Maria Vidal / Arriega
Battle Hymn
Battle Hymn En Soon Yang
The Mountain
The Mountain Hindu Girl
Night of the Quarter Moon


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 2008 E! True Story Christian Brando (TV Series)
Anna Kashfi
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Princess Natula
- Seminole War Pipe (1960) ... Princess Natula
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
- The Border Between (1960) ... Felipa
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Monique Le Febure
- The Archer's Ring (1960) ... Monique Le Febure
 1959 Night of the Quarter Moon
Maria Robbin
 1958 Cowboy
Maria Vidal / Arriega
 1957 Battle Hymn
En Soon Yang
 1956 The Mountain
Hindu Girl
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 2005 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Marlon Brando: The Agony of Genius (2005) ... Herself
 1981 The Rebels: Marlon Brando (Video documentary)
 1979 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 September 1979 (1979) ... Herself
 1960 Here's Hollywood (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1960) ... Herself
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 2015 Listen to Me Marlon (Documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary)

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Author of memoir "Brando for Breakfast" (Berkley Publishing Group, 1980)

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In May of 1971, Anna took custody of actress Gia Scala, who was undergoing acute mental depression and was under psychiatric observation. Anna had once replaced Gia in the Glenn Ford/Jack Lemmon starrer Cowboy (1958). Gia, who had tried to take her life a number of times, stayed with Anna and her son, Christian Brando, for about two months. Gia committed suicide in April of the following year. See more »

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