Kumiko progressed into acting, appearing in movies and television shows throughout her 20s, while continuing to be one of Japans most popular models.
This led to her writing a series of best—selling books on the secrets to staying beautiful and sexy as you age with her fifth book in the series, Being Kumiko Takeda at 43.
Her popularity remains high, particularly among women in their 30s and 40s.
And those legs and those tan lines too.
Model and actress was Tokyo born on August 12, 1968.
She began modeling at age 6, became a teen singing idol at 14 after winning a Tokyo beauty pageant and had a series of hits and best-selling albums.
Gravure Idol and actress Kumiko Takeda was Tokyo born on August 12, 1968.