Maria Ozawa is a Japanese former porn star who has reinvented herself after moving to the Philippines.
She owns a bar in Manila and makes various television, modelling and promotional appearances.
All very respectable. And you can follow all her latest activities on her Instagram page.
Maria Ozawa actually seems to be in the news quite a lot. A more cynical person might think that she was engineering these strange things that happen to her.
There was the time she had a minor car accident and the other driver ‘recognised’ her.
Or the time she was visiting immigration in Philippines and the female desk worker ‘recognised’ her. That story went viral around the world.
So top points to Maria for the promotional work. She has also built up a huge following of fans in Indonesia.
There was even a film released in 2010 about her. It featured a bizarre and slightly disturbing plot about kidnapping her.
Maria is also still popular in Japan, where people must have a soft spot for her.
Chances are you’ve probably watched a clip online featuring her. So here’s a reminder where so many people recognise her from…