In her early life, Maria Ozawa (Ozawa Maria) best known as Miyabi was born January 8, 1986 at her hometown in Hokkaido, Japan. Maria Ozawa’s mother is Japanese and Maria Ozawa’s father is French-Canadian. Since Maria Ozawa attended an international school from Primary School to High School, Maria Ozawa claims that her English reading and writing ability is better than her Japanese. While at school, Maria Ozawa played hockey every day, and often went to karaoke after class.
In her personal life, Maria Ozawa’s hobbies include cooking and watching videos on her flatscreen television set. Maria Ozawa also like playing the video games, and owns a pink Nintendo DS Lite, and a pink PlayStation 2 console.
In her career, Maria Ozawa on 2002, while still a student, she appeared in a short (30 second) Japanese TV commercial for DARS Chocolate with the two members of the Japanese pop group KinKi Kids. The commercial has Maria Ozawa’s sharing chocolate with one singer while secretly holding hands with the other.
Besides she popular and famous because her role in the videos, Maria Ozawa has appeared in V-Cinema films, a photobook and several glamour (“gravure”) videos. Maria Ozawa on 2007 played the character Anita on the popular Japanese TV drama Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi on TV Asahi. In addition, Maria Ozawa was on a 2007 episode of the Japanese variety show Megami no hatena (“The Goddess of What Is That”) on Nihon TV as part of a series. Maria Ozawa has also appeared on Japanese MTV with the hip hop artist SEAMO, who is also a fan, and in the 2007 music video Summer Time in the D.S.C. with the Yokohama hip hop group DS455.
Maria Ozawa followed up on her Shinjuku experience by starring in a cabaret show in Macao. The show, called “Tokyo Nights”, ran at the Rockza night club in the Grand Lisboa Hotel from August 16 to September 6, 2008 and featured Maria Ozawa and several other Japanese performers. The shows received mixed reviews. Promotional materials show her with a (temporary) tattoo.
Maria Ozawa on 2008 acted in her first mainstream movie, Invitation Only, billed as “Taiwan’s First-Ever Slasher Horror”. The film is produced by Three Dots Entertainment in Taipei, Taiwan and co-stars Julianne Chu. Maria Ozawa plays a supermodel and has dialog in English and Japanese. Maria Ozawa’s professionalism impressed her co-workers and her role was expanded to include further scenes. The film was released in Taiwan on August 2008. Maria Ozawa become very popular in Taiwan, she also did a photo shoot session for the Taiwan version of FHM magazine on the edition of May 2009.
According to a September 2009 news report, production house Maxima Pictures is “pulling the necessary strings” to have Maria Ozawa appear in an Indonesian comedy film titled Menculik Miyabi (“Kidnapping Miyabi”), which will be released in Indonesia at the end of 2009 ago.