Sunday, August 06, 2006

Anna Kashfi's House

This house in Newfoundland Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, is where Anna Kashfi (see previous post) once lived, when she was just plain Joanna O'Callaghan.

Although in Hollywood she pretended to be a Hindu, Kashfi was actually a Catholic who attended nearby St Joseph's Convent School. According to her headmistress she was a quiet and attentive pupil.

Later on she worked as an assistant at Dale's Butcher's shop. When news broke that she'd married Marlon Brando they put a sign in their window saying: "Mrs Brando used to sell sausages here!"

Kashfi also worked as a waitress in the Kardomah Cafe and started but didn't complete a foundation course at Cardiff College of Art.