Anna Kashfi (1934–2015)

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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 several newspapers have said that she is, in fact, the daughter of a Welsh factory worker, William ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Mountain Hindu Girl
Adventures in Paradise Monique Le Febure
Battle Hymn En Soon Yang


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 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
Hide Hide Show Show Self (6 credits)
 2008 E! True Story Christian Brando (TV Series)
Self (2008)
 2005 Biography (TV Series documentary)
 1981 The Rebels: Marlon Brando (Video documentary)
 1979 Tomorrow Coast to Coast (TV Series)
- Episode dated 26 September 1979 (1979) ... Self (as Anna Kashfi Brando)
 1979 Today (TV Series)
 1960 Here's Hollywood (TV Series)
- Hume Cronyn, Anna Kashfi (1960) ... Self
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 2015 Listen to Me Marlon (Documentary)
Self (uncredited)
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary)

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

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Anna Kashfi Brando


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William P. O'Callaghan

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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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