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Top 10 Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

Asians, and especially Japanese actors and actresses have worked really hard to make their prominent place in Hollywood. Some of the Japanese actresses have, in fact, become the superstars, and now are dominating the American film industry. True that many Japanese actresses find it tough to make their special place, this might be because of language differences and the fact that they don’t like to act as seductive as English-speaking girls can. Let us check out the list of top 10 most famous Japanese actresses in Hollywood.

Koyuki Kato - A Famous Japanese Actress in Hollywood
Koyuki Kato – A Famous Japanese Actress in Hollywood

10. Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto was born in Chiba, Japan. She is best known as a model and was the face of Ralph Lauren. She has also worked for Tommy Hilfiger, D&G and Gap previously. Okamoto started her career  in the 2013 movie Wolverine, opposite Hugh Jackman.

Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

9. Eriko Hatsune

Eriko Hatsune was born in Tokyo, Japan. She is one of the most beautiful Japanese actresses who have worked in Hollywood. Eriko has appeared in the movie Emperor, opposite Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones. She started her career from stage in 2012. Eriko has done several television shows in her native Japan since 1999.

Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

8. Kaori Momoi

Kaori Momoi was also born in Tokyo, Japan. She is one of the leading Japanese actresses. She is an award-winning beauty, who won the Best Actress award twice, and Best Supporting Actress once. She has played some fine roles in the World War II movie Emperor, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

7. Yoko Shimada

Yoko was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She started her career as a western Lady Toda Buntaro-Mariko in Shogun, for which she was given the award of Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series. She has also done roles in Chicago Story, The Hunted and Crying Freeman, and several other films.

Yoko Shimada

6. Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko was born in Hadano, Japan. She is one of the most beautiful Japanese actresses. She started her career in 2006 by doing a movie Babel. She was nominated for numerous awards worldwide for her beautiful performance. Rinko has worked really hard to get this much fame in the film industries of Japan and America.

Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

5. Miyoshi Umeki

The birthplace of this beautiful actress is Otaru, Japan. She is regarded to be the female who paved the ways for Japanese women to appear in Hollywood films. She is the winner of Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role she played in the film Sayonara. Miyonshi is extremely beautiful and innocent.

Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

4. Rila Fukushima

Rila was born in Kyushu, Japan. She is one of the fewer Japanese actresses who got a big role in Hollywood movie. She appeared in Wolverine, playing the role of Yukio. Rila is very beautiful and a highly impressive personality. She has also spent some of her time in music videos.

Rila Fukushima

3. Youki Kudoh

Youki was born in Tokyo, Japan. She has appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train in 1989. She also did an Australian film, Heaven’s Burning, opposite Russell Crowe. Youki is truly an internationally recognized actress of all time. She has worked with actors and musicians such as John Hurt, Bill Murray, Joe Strummer, Steve Buscemi, and Tom Waits.

Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

2. Keiko Kitagawa

Keiko was born in Kobe, Japan. She started her career with a small part in The Fast and the Furious. Keiko has also done fabulous job in Japanese television series. She is truly a perfectionist of her field. What do you think about this lady?

Most Famous Japanese Actresses in Hollywood

1. Koyuki Kato

Koyuki was born in Zama, Japan. She is one of the internationally recognized actresses. She has played great role opposite Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai as the wife of the samurai that Cruise’s character had killed. Koyuki is also a famous fashion model, and the brand ambassador of several skincare products.

Koyuki Kato

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  1. The last picture is not Koyuki. It looks like a Korean.

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