Top 10 Famous Japanese Actresses In Hollywood

Added by Andrew Tyson on Jun 18, 2021

Tao Okamoto

Birthplace: Chiba, Japan

Best known as a model and the face of Ralph Lauren, as well as having worked for Tommy Hilfiger, D&G and Gap previously, Okamoto made her film debut in the 2013 movie Wolverine, opposite Hugh Jackman, as his ally and granddaughter of his enemy.


Youki Kudoh

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

One of the first Japanese actresses to make it onto the international stage, she appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train in 1989, as one of the lead roles of her segment. She would go on to appear in an Australian film, Heaven’s Burning, opposite Russell Crowe, as his love interest. Later films would include Memoirs of a Geisha and Rush Hour 3 in supporting roles. Most recently, she reunited with Jarmusch in 2009 to work on his movie The Limits of Control. Her work with Jarmusch is not recognized much outside of the indie world, but it has allowed her to share the screen with such internationally renowned actors and musicians such as John Hurt, Bill Murray, Joe Strummer, Steve Buscemi, and Tom Waits.

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