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Tina Yuzuki (Rio) in School Uniform
Who is Tina Yuzuki & Why Is She Famous?
Tina Yuzuki is a Japanese former AV idol who also goes by her stage name Rio. Like her fellow Japanese idols Maria Ozawa, Meisa Hanai and Anna Ohura, Tina is not of full Japanese blood. She is the daughter of a Japanese father and a Portuguese mother. She learned how to speak Portuguese from her mother and she is also fluent in Japanese. Tina was born in Tokyo, Japan on October 29, 1986. She stands at only five feet and one inch tall. Tina Yuzuki joins an exclusive list of celebrities that are biracial or multi-racial. These include Cheryl Burke, Meisa Kuroki, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Other Facts about Tina Yuzuki
- Tina has appeared on many make up commercials
- She is asked to appear in them because of her face.
- She made her debut in November 2005 when she appeared in Hot Wind.
- The director of that movie goes by the name Toshio and has worked with Tina throughout her career up to this point.
Tina Yuzuki's Movie Appearances
In March 2007, Tina and Toshio collaborated once again working on the release High School Uniform and Machine-Gun. She was one of only three other Japanese idols that appeared in the Japanese and Korean production of Korean Classroom. This was broadcast in May 2009 on Korean television. Along with Mihiro and Sora Aoi, Tina went to Korea to promote that series. Later in 2009, Tina Yuzuki appeared in the comedy Kosupure Tantei that is based on the cartoon of the same name.
Tina Yuzuki's Rise to Fame
In 2006, Tina was named the best new actress at the AV Actress Grand Prix Awards. However, in September 2007, she would change her stage name from Tina Yuzuki to Rio and also open up a new blog under that name. At the 2008 Adult Broadcasting Awards, Rio as she would now use, was given an award for her appearance on the Cherry Bomb Adult TV channel. Rio also used to be a member of the group called Ebisu Muscats. This is the name given to various J POP groups that have gravure idols and AV idols as their members. By 2009, Tina (that’s what I will refer to because Tina sounds better for me than Rio) started to make adult videos for the studio called Idea Pocket with the release of Rio’s Everyday Carnival. She would play in the Japanese comedy called Unubore Deka which also starred actor Tomoya Nagase, Toma Ikuta and Mika Nakashima.
Tina Yuzuki Was Still Popular In 2012 Because
The major Japanese adult video distributor DMM held a poll for its customers asking them in 2012 to choose the 100 best all-time AV actresses in order to celebrate 30 years of adult videos in Japan. Tina Yuzuki came in 10th place.
Tina Yuzuki at a Beauty Salon
Tina's Solo Singing and Retirement
In December 2013, she made her solo singing debut with the CD + DVD & music video called “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy.”
Tina Yuzuki announced her retirement from this type of work in January 2016. Her final adult film called Rio Final was released in January 19, 2016. She has kept a mostly low profile since her retirement but she has been very active on social media and she has been a PTA member for the second generation of Ebisu Muscats. She held a fan meet up event on January 12, 2019.
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