Top 10 Famous Japanese Actresses In Hollywood

Added by Andrew Tyson on Jun 18, 2021

Rila Fukushima

Birthplace: Kyushu, Japan

Another Japanese actress to get her first big role in Wolverine, Fukushima played Yukio, a mutant and ally of Logan, the Wolverine. Although this was her first major role, she had plenty of work in front of the camera prior to this. As a model, she worked in front of a camera for a number of clients, including D&G. She also spent some time in front of a video camera, appearing in music videos by artists such as Lenny Kravitz and Ben Taylor.


Yoko Shimada

Birthplace: Kumamoto, Japan

Her debut to a western audience was a successful one, as Lady Toda Buntaro-Mariko in the mini-series Shogun, for which she would win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series. She would go on to have a bit part in an episode of Chicago Story, then receive small roles in two small movies, The Hunted and Crying Freeman, before returning to Japan to work exclusively on Japanese movies and television.

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