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List of Famous Gravure Idols

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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like Agnes Lum and Ayumi Hamasaki.

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.

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    BirthplaceFukuoka, Japan

    Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ, Hamasaki Ayumi, born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has...  more

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    BirthplaceNago, Japan

    Satsuki Shimabukuro (Japanese: 島袋 さつき, Shimabukuro Satsuki, b. 28 May 1988 in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan), better known by her stage name Meisa Kuroki (Japanese: 黒木 メイサ, Kuroki Meisa), is a Japanese...  more
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    Leah Dizon

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    Leah Donna Dizon (born September 24, 1986) is a 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...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceNaha, Japan

    Yui Aragaki (新垣 結衣, Aragaki Yui, born June 11, 1988) is a Japanese actress, model, singer and occasional radio show host. She was selected as the most desired girlfriend and the most desired female...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceKiyose, Japan

    Maki Horikita (堀北 真希, Horikita Maki, born October 6, 1988) is a Japanese former actress. During her career from 2003 until 2017, she starred in numerous Japanese television dramas, television and...  more
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    Yumi Kobayashi (小林 優美, Kobayashi Yumi, born November 26, 1988) is a female fashion model from Tokyo, Japan. She belongs to the show-business production Burning Production, K.K. (株式会社バーニングプロダクション) and...  more
  • 7


    Age: 40

    BirthplaceAkiruno, Japan

    Yuka is a gravure idol, model, fashion model, actress, and TV personality....  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceJapan, Ichinoseki

    Ayaka Komatsu (Japanese: 小松 彩夏 Komatsu Ayaka; born 23 July 1986) is a Japanese model, gravure idol and actress. She was born in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture....  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceIzumi-ku, Yokohama, Japan

    Yuka Kosaka (小阪由佳, こさか ゆか born June 27, 1985) is a Japanese gravure idol and actress. She was born in Izumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. She is also known as her nickname "Yuka-chin", and has...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceKyoto, Japan, Keihanshin

    Suzuka Morita (森田 涼花, Morita Suzuka, born September 7, 1992 in Kyoto) is a Japanese gravure model and actress who was a 2nd generation member, number 11, of Idoling!!!. She was also the 7th...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Hatsune Matsushima is a Japanese gravure idol, actress and model affiliated with Harmony Promotion. She was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her real name is Noriko Matsushima, and goes by the nickname Hachu....  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceFukuyama, Japan

    Anri Sugihara is a gravure idol....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceNerima, Tokyo, Japan

    Erika Sawajiri (沢尻 エリカ, Sawajiri Erika, born April 8, 1986) is a Japanese actress, singer, and model, who appeared in the fiction Japanese television drama 1 Litre of Tears, playing the role of a...  more
  • 14

    Erika Toda

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceNada-ku, Kobe

    Erika Toda (戸田 恵梨香, Toda Erika, born August 17, 1988) is a Japanese actress.She has starred in many Japanese television dramas, including Liar Game, Code Blue, Ryusei no Kizuna, and Keizoku 2: SPEC....  more
  • 15

    Agnes Lum

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Agnes Nalani Lum (born May 21, 1956) is an American gravure idol, singer, actress, and bikini model popular in Japan in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At that time, she was nicknamed "Lum-chan" in...  more
  • 16

    Saaya Irie

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceJapan, Kitakyushu

    Saaya Irie (入江紗綾, Irie Saaya, born November 15, 1993) is a Japanese actress, voice actress, gravure idol and singer. Her stage name is simply her given name, Saaya. In addition to her modeling work...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceOsaka, Japan

    Yumi Sugimoto (杉本 有美, Sugimoto Yumi, born April 1, 1989) is a Japanese model, actress, gravure idol and singer. She is currently under contract with the talent agency fauvism entertainment....  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceKanagawa Prefecture, Japan

    Nozomi Sasaki (佐々木望(ささき のぞみ), Sasaki Nozomi, born February 19, 1983) is a Japanese voice actress from Kanagawa Prefecture. She is affiliated with Haikyō. For her stage name she has adopted the...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceSakai, Japan

    Reon Kadena (かでな れおん, Kadena Reon), also known as Leon Kadena or Minamo Kusano, is a Japanese glamour model and actress...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceChiba Prefecture

    Harumi Nemoto (根本 はるみ, Nemoto Harumi, born July 28, 1980) is a Japanese gravure (bikini) idol from Chiba Prefecture, Japan. She has had a column since October 2007 in the monthly manga magazine Manga...  more
  • 21

    Risa Yoshiki

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceFunabashi, Japan

    Risa Yoshiki is a Japanese glamour model, actress, celebrity, and singer. She has released two singles, seven DVDs, and appears regularly on TV and radio....  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceIbaraki Prefecture, Japan

    Yoko Matsugane (松金 ようこ, Matsugane Yōko, born May 26, 1982) is a Japanese gravure idol from Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. She is known for her voluptuous figure....  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceNakano, Tokyo, Japan

    Shoko Nakagawa (中川 翔子, Nakagawa Shōko, born May 5, 1985, in Tokyo) is a Japanese tarento (media personality), actress, voice actress, illustrator, and singer. Also known by her nickname Shokotan...  more
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    Eiko Koike

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceSetagaya, Japan

    Eiko Koike (小池 栄子, Koike Eiko, born November 20, 1980) is a Japanese actress....  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceSetagaya, Japan

    Aki Hoshino (ほしの あき, Hoshino Aki, born March 14, 1977) is a Japanese bikini idol. She has appeared in various men's magazines, such as Sabra and television shows. In 2010, she was named one of the "7...  more