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List of famous gravure idols, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top gravure idols in the world? This includes the most prominent Japanese gravure idols, living and dead, both in Japan and everywhere else. For models in other parts of the world, we have lists for Korean Maxim models, Filipina models, and even Thai models. This list of notable gravure idols is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic gravure idols were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned gravure idols.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known gravure idols to the lesser known gravure idols of today, these are some of the best professionals in the gravure idol field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous gravure idols ever?" and "What are the names of famous gravure idols?" then you're in the right place.

Ayumi Hamasaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Gravure Idols
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Ayumi Hamasaki is a Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress. Hamasaki has achieved popularity in Japan and Asia by enforcing her position as an artist and not trying to be forced as a "product", which was a common factor within the Japanese music culture and Avex Trax. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her own music and has sometimes co-composed her music, which is evident in her albums Duty, I Am... and Rainbow. Born and raised in Fukuoka, she moved to Tokyo at fourteen to pursue a career in entertainment. In 1998, under the tutelage of Avex CEO Max Matsuura, Hamasaki released her debut single "Poker Face" and released her ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan

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Meisa Kuroki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Gravure Idols
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Satsuki Shimabukuro, better known by her stage name Meisa Kuroki, is a Japanese actress, model and singer born in Nago, Okinawa, Japan. She is represented by the agency Sweet Power and is signed to Sony Music Japan. She made her acting debut in 2004. She has modeled for the popular Japanese fashion magazine JJ, among others, and is the current Japanese representative for Epson and Giorgio Armani. She has appeared in numerous television dramas, commercials, films, and stage productions. ...more

Age: 29

Birthplace: Japan, Nago

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#23 on Favorite Japanese Actresses

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Leah Dizon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Gravure Idols
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Leah Dizon is a former gaijin tarento, singer, and model. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, she moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2006 to pursue a career in entertainment. She made her recording debut on Victor Entertainment later that same year. ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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Yui Aragaki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Gravure Idols
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Yui Aragaki is a Japanese idol, model, actress, singer and occasional radio show host. She is particularly recognized for her beauty and her movie projects. ...more

Age: 29

Birthplace: Japan, Naha

Also Ranked

#1 on Favorite Japanese Actresses

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