online marketing women profile: Yukari Oshima

Monday, November 1, 2010

Yukari Oshima

Yukari Ōshima (born December 31, 1963) is a Japanese actress and martial artist. Born Tsumura Yukari in Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan to a successful Japanese businessman and fashion designer and to a Chinese woman.

Yukari began studying Gōjū-ryū in junior high. She was one of Japan's brightest female martial artists during the 1980s and one of the leading ladies of the babes and bullets fad of Hong Kong action cinema. She's known as the role "Farrah Cat" in Bioman which aired not only in Japan originally but also worldwide. She is best known to Western audiences as Yomi in Riki-Oh. After her Hong Kong career dried up, she left for the Philippines in the 1990s and used the stage name Cynthia Luster. She resides in Fukuoka, Japan, where she's done work promoting the city for tourism. She is commonly known in Western audiences as the actress in the Marlboro Lite commercials (in the late 1990s).

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