Maria Ozawa, born January 8, 1986, is a popular Japanese AV idol. She is also known as Miyabi, is a Japanese AV pornstar who made her debut in the AV circuit in the last quarter of 2005. Ozawa is half-Japanese and half-French-Canadian, which lends a look many cite for her quick jump to fame. She started modeling for the site shirouto-teien.com, which resulted in several sets of photographs and two hardcore gonzo videos. Maria Ozawa and S1 would part ways early 2007. On April 25, 2007, Dasdas, an upstart AV company, would release the latest Maria Ozawa video. This video would be more extreme than Maria’s S1 videos which would include rape scenes, vaginal ejaculation and BakoBako.
Ozawa had her first sexual experience at the age of 13, and learned the “48 sexual positions” through a book that she bought herself. She first encountered AVs by watching several 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 that was working in AVs. Ozawa was interested in the industry, and researched companies until she found B-open, a model agent which she liked. She applied for an interview with the company and was accepted. She started modeling as Miyabi for the site shirouto-teien.com in June 2005, which resulted in several sets of photographs and two hardcore gonzo videos. She was then signed by the S1, an AV company that produces light hardcore pornography, premiering for them as Maria Ozawa on October 7, 2005 with the video New Face. Ozawa 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, Ozawa subsequently appeared in one original video per month until February 2007.
Ozawa’s family and friends are against her chosen profession, in spite of her apparent pride in her work. When she brought several of her videos home to show her parents, they refused to watch them and told her to leave.
She has also participated in several S1 compilation videos including the company’s entry in 2006 AV Open, a competition between Japanese pornographic studios that aims deciding which studio can produce the highest selling video. The video that featured Maria Ozawa, among other AV idols Sora Aoi, Yua Aida, Yuma Asami, and Rin Aoki won the first place.
Maria Ozawa and S1 parted ways in early 2007. Along with Rin Suzuka, Reina Matsushima and Rin Aoki, she moved from the safe, but popular S1 to a new startup company, Dasdas (DAS). On April 25, 2007, Dasdas released the first videos of the company, among which is a video featuring Maria Ozawa. Dasdas videos contain scenes of rape, creampie, urolagnia, enema and physical torture, themes not featured in the light hardcore style of her S1 videos.
Besides adult videos, she has appeared in V-Cinema films, a photobook and several glamour (“gravure”) videos. She has also appeared on Japanese MTV, and in Yokohama hip hop group DS455’s music video for the song “Summer Time in the D.S.C.”.
During a 2007 interview, Ozawa reported that her interest in the AV industry remains high, and her video cabinet contains nothing but AVs. She makes a good living from the industry, living in a mansion (a high-class apartment) with a US$ $1,682-per-month rent, and earning a minimum of $8,000 per month. However, while she says that she would quit the industry only if she is forced to something else, she would try to prevent a friend from beginning work in the AV industry.