Current 20 Most Beautiful Japanese Actresses (2023)

Japanese actresses have always been the epitome of femme fatale and grace, so it is no surprise that their acting industry is filled with some of the hottest and extremely talented women. That’s why we have brought you a list of the current Top 20 Most Beautiful Japanese Actresses.

(Before starting, please note that this is a LIST and not a ranking of any sort, & and the actors mentioned here are based on personal preference.)

20 Most Beautiful Japanese Actresses

1) Satomi Ishihara

Better known by her stage name Satomi Ishihara is a Japanese actress from Tokyo, Japan. Starting her career in 2003 at the age of just 17, Satomi has received several awards for her work, including Best Actress and Best New Talent. She was also appointed as one of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay ambassadors.

Satomi has also ranked consistently in the U.S TC Candler Top 100 Beautiful Face from 2014-2017, making it evident that she is one of the most beautiful Japanese actresses of all time.

Age: 35

Starred in: Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012), Dear Sister (2014), The Lion Standing in the Wind (2015), Unnatural (2018), And So The Baton Is Passed (2021)

2) Mai Shiraishi

Mai Shiraishi is a Japanese singer, model, actress, YouTuber, and former member of the Japanese idol girl group Nogizaka46.

She started her modeling career in 2012 and has signed contracts with magazines like Larme and Ray as an exclusive model. Mai is also considered one of the hottest Japanese actresses of all time.

Age: 30

Starred in: Asahinagu (2017), My Skirt, Where Did It Go? (2019), Stolen Identity 2 (2020), Drifter (2021), The Lie Eater (2022)

3) Nozomi Sasaki

Regarded as extremely talented in various fields, Nozomi Sasaki is a Japanese model, singer, and actress. She is undeniably one of the hottest actresses and modeled for several magazines, including work as a glamour model.

Nozomi then eventually had her major breakthrough in her acting career in 2009 and quickly rose to fame after that.

Age: 34

Starred in: Will The Luxury Of Love Ever Fall My Way? (2012), Ju-on: Beginning of the End (2014), Fukuyado Honpo – Kyoto Love Story (2016), White Muddy Stream (2021), I Don’t Have a Youtuber Daughter! (2022)

4) Kasumi Arimura

Kasumi Arimura made her acting debut in 2010 and is one of the most popular Japanese actresses. Soon after her debut, she gained popularity for her work as the lead in several series.

Kasumi has received plenty of Best Actress awards for her films and shows, as well as the Asia Star Award at the Busan International Film Festival.

Age: 29

Starred in: My Summer Vacation (2012), Welcome to Our Home (2015), Hiyokko (2017), Life’s Punchline (2021), Ishiko and Haneo: You’re Suing Me? (2022)

5) Yui Aragaki

Selected plenty of times as the most desired girlfriend and most desired female celebrity face, Yui Aragaki is a Ryukyuan Japanese actress, model, singer, and radio show, host. She made her acting debut in 2005, eventually expanding to voice acting in 2006.

Yui is one of the most beautiful Japanese actresses of all time & has received several Best Actress, Best Newcomer, and Best Supporting Actress awards.

Age: 34

Starred in: Sky of Love (2007), Code Blue Special (2009), Twilight: Saya in Sasara (2014), Have a Song on Your Lips (2015), Mix (2017)

6) Haruka Ayase

Starting off her career as a gravure idol, Haruka Ayase is now one of the most beautiful and popular Japanese actresses. She made her debut in 2001 and soon gained recognition for her roles. Haruka has received many awards and is also one of the most sought-after product endorsers.

Haruka Ayase was also dubbed “the Japanese version of Anne Hathaway” by the Japan Times.

Age: 37

Starred in: Crying Out Love in the Centre of the World (2004), Red Fate (2005), JIN (2009), Our Little Sister (2015), Heaven and Hell: Soul Exchange (2021)

7) Suzu Hirose

Undeniably one of the most promising actresses of her generation, Suzu Hirose is a young Japanese actress and model. She gained worldwide fame for her role in the film Our Little Sister, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Suzu has modeled for several magazines, including Seventeen and Grand Jump. She has not only appeared in several commercials but also held ambassadorship for brands like Crocs, Louis Vuitton, and Air Jordan.

Age: 24

Starred in: Chihayafuru (2016), Your Lie in April (2016), Summer Sky (2019), Not Quite Dead Yet (2020), Wandering (2022)

8) Mikako Tabe

Mikako Tabe is a Japanese actress who made her debut in Sailor Moon musicals. She is best known for her role as Sawako in the manga turned-film Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You).

Mikako is a beautiful actress and is very talented at her work which helped her receive awards like Best Actress and Newcomer of the Year.

Age: 33

Starred in: The Story of Yamada Taro (2007), Liar Game: Reborn (2012), Time I Was In (2014), Every Day a Good Day (2018), My Family (2022)

9) Tsubasa Honda

One of the hottest Japanese actresses of all time, Tsubasa Honda, was scouted by seven different agents on the same day and eventually entered the industry in 2006. She started as a model for Seventeen and then shifted to Love Berry and Non-no.

Tsubasa made her debut in 2012 and is best known for her role as Futaba in Ao Haru Ride. She has also appeared in several commercials for brands like Puma, Nikon, and Baskin Robbins.

Age: 30

Starred in: Piece (2012), Fullmetal Alchemist (2017), Radiation House (2019), It Was Fun Last Night (2019), Become Your Flower (2022)

10) Kyoko Fukuda

Kyoko Fukuda is a Japanese actress and singer who debuted in the late 90s. She started her career as an actress even before she graduated from high school in 2001.

Kyoko is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful actresses on this list and has even received two Japan Academy Prizes along with several others awards.

Age: 39

Starred in: Precious Time (1998), Kamikaze Girls (2004), Call Me The Shadow: Adventures of a Housewife Detective (2011), Family Next Door Looks Blue (2018), A Story to Read When You First Fall in Love (2019)

11) Honoka Yahagi

Formerly known as Honoka Miki, she is a Japanese actress, fashion model, and voice actress. She is considered one of the most beautiful actresses for her girl-next-door aura.

Honoka entered the industry as an exclusive model for the magazine Love Berry, eventually making her on-screen debut in 2010. She is also said to be very skilled at classical ballet.

Age: 25

Starred in: Mischievous Kiss: Love in TOKYO (2013), We Are Dead People (2014), Gray Zone Agency Inc. (2020), Oshako, Sommelier of Fancy Homes 2 (2021), Short Program (2022)

12) Minami Hamabe

Best known for her role in the live-action film Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, Minami Hamabe is a beautiful Japanese actress born in 2000.

She is a young actress and is popular for her childlike face and big doe eyes. Despite being young, Minami has starred in several high-grossing movies and received massive recognition for her roles.

Age: 22

Starred in: Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2015), Kakegurui (2018), There’s Something Wrong With Us (2020), The Promised Neverland (2020), Dr. White (2022)

13) Emi Takei

Absolutely firm with her decision to become a model since junior high, Emi Takei won in not only one but two categories in the 11th Japan Bishojo Contest. She soon made her debut in the entertainment industry as a model and then made her on-screen debut in 2011.

Emi has known for her amazing dressing sense as well as her immense acting & voice acting skills and is definitely one of the hottest Japanese actresses in the industry.

Age: 28

Starred in: You Taught Me All the Important Things (2011), Ruroni Kenshin (2012), Clinic on the Sea (2013), The Perfect Insider (2014), Black Leather Notebook (2017)

14) Keiko Kitagawa

Keiko Kitagawa is a Japanese actress and former model. She made her acting debut in 2003 with her role as Sailor Mars in live action show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.

Keiko worked for the Japanese Seventeen magazine and even had her own regular feature called “Keiko’s Beauty Honey.”

After leaving the magazine, Keiko then chose to focus on acting and has even appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Age: 36

Starred in: Buzzer Beat (2009), I Just Wanna Hug You (2014), Detective versus Detectives (2015), Your Home is My Business (2016), First Love (2021)

15) Haruna Kawaguchi

Haruna Kawaguchi is a Japanese actress and model best known for her lead role as Haruhi Fujioka in the film Ouran High School Host Club.

She started modeling in the mid-2000s and then gradually made her acting debut in 2009. Haruna has a very simplistic yet elegant aura about her, making her one of the most beautiful Japanese actresses of all time.

Age: 27

Starred in: Kindaichi Case Files N (Neo) (2014), One Week Friends (2017), The Cursed Sanctuary X (2021), Why I Dress Up For Love (2021), Silent (2022)

16) Airi Matsui

Airi Matsui is a Japanese actress, model, singer, and former member of the Japanese idol group Sakura Gakuin. She debuted as a member of the group in 2010 and then went on to acting in 2013. Matsui is extremely beautiful and was even an exclusive model for Nikola and Ray.

Age: 25

Starred in: The Human Body (2017), Good Doctor (2018), Healing Heart ~How to Love Yourself~ (2020), Shanai Marriage Honey (2020), I Mean, I Want to Say I Like It (2021)

17) Tao Tsuchiya

Besides being one of the hottest and most popular Japanese actresses of all time, Tao Tsuchiya is a model, dancer, lyricist, and singer as well. She has starred in several high-grossing films and was an exclusive model for Hanachu from 2008 to 2010.

Tao is considered to be one of the very few actresses who can perform action scenes and gained international recognition for her role in Alice in Borderland.

Age: 27

Starred in: Orange (2015), My Brother Loves Me Too Much (2017), The 8-Year Engagement (2017), Alice in Borderland (2020), Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)

18) Marie Iitoyo

Marie Iitoya is a Japanese actress and fashion model from the Chiba prefecture. She started off as a model and even consecutively signed exclusive model contracts with Niko Puchi, Nicola, Seventeen, and Oggi.

Marie then eventually made her film debut in 2012 and has since starred in hit shows and films.

Age: 24

Starred in: Mars: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru (2016), Today’s Kira-kun (2017), I am Sailing Seriously: Season 2 (2018), Under the Miracle Cherry Tree (2020), We Are One. (2021)

19) Nana Komatsu


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Making her film debut in 2014, Nana Komatsu is a Japanese actress and model. She won numerous awards for her debut film, The World of Kanako, including the Newcomer of The Year award at the 38th Japan Academy Film Prize.

Nana has starred in some of the highest-grossing films and is one of the most popular actresses in Japan. She is also the House Ambassador for Chanel.

Age: 26

Starred in: To Give a Dream (2015), The Black Devil and the White Prince (2016), My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (2016), Kids on the Slope (2018), The Last 10 Years (2022)

20) Haruka Fukuhara

Haruka Fukuhara is a Japanese actress, singer, and model from the Saitama Prefecture. She started working as a child actress while she was in the first grade of elementary school. In 2012, she won a Grand Prix in the audition for teen magazine Pichi Lemon and has since worked as a model for them.

Haruka’s singles and albums were also hit in Japan, proving that she is good at everything she does. She is undeniably one of the most beautiful and talented Japanese celebrities of all time.

Age: 24

Starred in: Girl’s Play (2018), My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer (2019), Unlucky Girl! (2021), Soar High! (2022), Modern Young Monha (2022)

With that, we conclude the list, and although the Japanese entertainment industry has many beautiful actresses, it is unfortunate that we weren’t able to mention all of them. Once again, this is based on a personal preference and not any official ranking. Remember to check out the movies and dramas mentioned.

Until next time then!

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