Top 10 Famous Japanese Actresses In Hollywood

Added by Andrew Tyson on Apr 10, 2019
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Keiko Kitagawa

Birthplace: Kobe, Japan

With a small part in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and early work in the live action Sailor Moon television series, Kitagawa is recognizable on the international stage but is not a household name. Since The Fast and the Furious, she has had numerous roles in Japanese television series, as well as in movie roles. Her success as an actress in her native country plus a small amount of previous exposure abroad should provide her with the opportunity to step into some major international roles in the future.

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Koyuki Kato

Birthplace: Zama, Japan

While she only has one international film credit to her name, it’s quite a memorable one. This singularly–named actress played opposite Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai as the wife of the samurai that Cruise’s character had killed, and who takes care of him while he is a prisoner. Like many others on this list, she too started out as a model.

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