Maria Ozawa (小澤 マリア, Ozawa Maria, born January 8, 1986), also known as Miyabi (みやび) in some countries is a popular Japanese adult video actress as well as a Rockza dancer and mainstream acting in Indonesia and Japan. She has also lent her face to numerous adult products.
Maria was born in Hokkaidō, Japan and her mother is Japanese and her father is French-Canadian. Since she always attended an international school, she claims that her English reading and writing ability is better than her Japanese. While at school, Ozawa played field hockey every day, and often went to karaoke after school with her friends. She stated that she became sexually active at the age of 13, and learned the "48 sexual positions" from a book she bought herself.
While still a student, Maria's first onscreen apperance was for a Japanese TV commercial for DARS Chocolate with the two members of the Japanese pop group KinKi Kids. The commercial has her sharing chocolate with one singer while secretly holding hands with the other.
Maria Ozawa first appearance in a commercial
Adult Video Debut
Ozawa first became familiar with Adult Videos (AV) by watching sex tapes that belonged to a friend's brother. Unlike most AV actresses, Ozawa was not scouted. Instead, she was introduced to the AV industry through a friend appearing in AVs. Before appearing in adult videos, Maria began by modeling under the name Miyabi for the pornographic site Shirouto-Teien in June 2005, which resulted in several sets of photographs.
By the end of year 2005, she was signed on as an exclusive actress by the popular growing S1 studios, an AV studio that was formed in year 2004 and produces light hardcore pornographic videos, and part of the Hokuto Corporation. During that time, S1 studios was the fastest growing adult studio in Japan and had a stable of top notch actresses such as Sora Aoi, Yuma Asami, Yua Aida and Rin Suzuka. On October 7th 2005, Maria Ozawa premiered with the video New Face – Number One Style (新人xギリモザ ナンバーワンスタイル) directed by Hideto Aki. Looking back, Maria remembers that she was so nervous during the filming of her first AV that she could not look the male actor in the face.
At S1 studios, Maria Ozawa subsequently appeared in one original video per month until February 2007. She was involved in several S1 compilation videos including the company’s entry in the 2006 AV Open, a competition between Japanese AV studios for the best selling video. The S1 video Hyper – Barely There Mosaic (ハイパーギリギリモザイク), featuring Ozawa along with other AV idols Sora Aoi, Yua Aida, Yuma Asami, and Honoka won first place.
In early 2007, Maria Ozawa, Rin Suzuka and Reina Matsushima was transferred to newly formed DAS studios, which specializes in SM, simulated rapoe and extreme creampies(Nakadashi) and incidently is also owned also by Hokuto Corporation. On April 25, 2007, DAS released their first videos, one of which (Beautiful Eurasian News Anchor Maria Ozawa Desiring Nakadashi Banged) featuring Maria Ozawa. By the end of 2008, Maria had worked in many large studios belonging to Hokuto Corporation and free to choose which studios to work for.
The latter part of 2008 saw Maria in a variety of videos from different producers including her first exclusively lesbian (Rezu - レズ) video (W Cast Premium Lesbian) for LADYxLADY, a division of the Soft On Demand. During the same time Maria appeared in her first "uncensored" movies, which do not have the mosaic pixelation used to obscure the genitals in standard Japanese porn for couple Taiwanese companies.
For the 2009 AV GrandPrix three studios (DAS, Moodyz, and M's Video Group) all selected videos starring Ozawa as their entries in the contest. The DAS compilation The Queen of DAS won the Best Violence Video Award and the M's Video Group entry Oral Venus took one of the Special Awards in the Featured Actress Video category. In January 2009, Ozawa returned to DAS to film Shemale Orgy Gangbang Banged (集団ニューハーフ輪姦乱交レイプ小澤マリア) with three transsexual actresses and in March 2009 entered the Japanese porn genre of tentacle banged with the video Monster Swallowing Ecstasy Maria Ozawa (触獣丸呑みアクメ 小澤マリア) for Soft On Demand.
Other activities besides adult videos, Maria appeared in photoshoots for Juicy Honey as well as Graphis as well as appearing in V-Cinema films, a photobook and several glamour ("gravure") videos. In 2007, she played the character Anita (ｱﾆｰﾀ) on the popular Japanese TV drama Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi (特命係長・只野仁) on TV Asahi and In addition, 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 with AV actresses telling why they went into AV work. Maria has also appeared on Japanese MTV with the hip hop artist SEAMO and in the 2007 music video Summer Time in the D.S.C. with the Yokohama hip hop group DS455.
In 2007, Maria also performed twice at the Shinjuku striptease bar "Shinjuku New Art". She took dance lessons to prepare but was still very nervous. She danced in a variety of outfits including appearing as a belly-dancer, a geisha and a cowgirl. Three videos were released of her performance and a behind-the-scenes interview. She followed up on her Shinjuku experience by starring in a cabaret show in Macau's Rockza Theatre show, called "Tokyo Nights", which was located in the Macau casino Mogal Stanley Ho's Grand Lisboa Hotel from August 16 to September 6, 2008.
Shinjuku New Art
In 2008, Maria acted in her first mainstream movie, Invitation Only, billed as "Taiwan's First-Ever Slasher Horror". The film was produced by Three Dots Entertainment in Taipei.The film was released in Taiwan in August 2008. Due to her popularity, Maria also did a photoshoot for the Taiwan version of FHM magazine in May 2009.
In 2009, Maria also appeared in macau's Asia Adult Entertainment Expo as a special guest.