Maria Ozawa (小澤マリア ,Ozawa Maria), also known as Miyabi (みやび ?) (born January 8, 1986), is a Japanese AV idol.
Her mother is Japanese and her father is French-Canadian, which gives her a look that has been described as “a perfect balance of Japanese beauty mixed with a dash of exoticism.” Since she attended an international school from Primary School to High School, she claims that her English reading and writing ability is better than her Japanese. While at school, she played hockey every day, and often went to karaoke after class. Ozawa had her first sexual experience at the age of 13, and learned the “48 sexual positions” through a book that she bought herself.
In 2002, while still in high school, Ozawa appeared in a short (30 second) Japanese TV commercial for DARS Chocolate with the two members of the Japanese pop group KinKi Kids. The commercial has her sharing chocolate with one of the duo while secretly holding hands with the other.
AV debut and S1
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 a short hardcore gonzo video released in CD-R and DVD-R formats.
She was then signed by S1 No. 1 Style, an AV studio that produces light hardcore pornography, premiering for them as Maria Ozawa on October 7, 2005 with the video New Face – Number One Style (新人xギリモザナンバーワンスタイル). 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. She was involved in several S1 compilation videos including the company’s entry in the 2006 AV Open, a competition between Japanese porn studios for the best selling video. The S1 video Hyper – Barely There Mosaic (ハイパーギリギリモザイク), featuring Maria Ozawa along with other AV idols Sora Aoi, Yua Aida, Yuma Asami, and Honoka (plus a short preview for Rin Aoki), won first place.