Miyavi Matsunoi (Actress)
Miyavi Matsunoi, formerly known as Saori Hara, is a Japanese actress, gravure idol, singer, and former adult video actress from Hiroshima.
- Native name
- 松野井雅 (MATSUNOI Miyavi)
- Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
- December 31, 1987 (age 28)
- 5' 5" (165 cm)
- Blood type
- Films, AV
When Matsunoi was in 9th grade, she made her way from Hiroshima to Tokyo with the goal of becoming an idol under the stage name Mai Nanami. After her initial failure to break into show business, she decided to concentrate on her education at Tokyo’s entertainment industry-focused Horikoshi High School. After graduating, she spent two years drifting between part-time jobs and sparse acting work before finally getting back into the world of entertainment in earnest, making her second debut under the stage name Saori hara in 2008.
On November 25, 2008, Matsunoi announced her impending adult video debut via an article in Shogakukan’s sabra magazine titled “SAORI-CHUU-BE” and a follow-up blog post (now deleted). After that post, her blog reportedly jumped from an average of 200 views a day to over 10,000. On January 22, 2009, her AV debut, “Geinojin Hara Saori Kiseki no AV Debut”, was released by Soft On Demand, eventually selling over 100,000 copies.
Following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Matsunoi reportedly canceled her contract with SOD through her lawyer, citing a damaged mental state. Her retirement was officially announced in August of that year. Her blog and website were also taken down at that time.
In April 2014, Matsunoi resumed her career in the entertainment industry under her current stage name, which was given to her by author and actor Lily Franky. She revealed that she had been depressed and drinking heavily before leaving the AV industry and married a 50-year-old man in October 2012. Although she ruled out working in the adult video industry as part of her return, she posed nude for a photo spread titled "Rebirth" in the April 21, 2014 issue of Weekly Playboy.
- Hara is three-quarters Japanese. Her paternal grandfather is German.
- Her real name is Mai Kato.
Filmography as actor
|2011||The Citizen Police 69||Saeko|
|2010||Horny House of Horror||Nagisa|
|2010||Garo Red Requiem|
|2009||Memoirs of a Lady Ninja|
|2009||Japan in Contamination|
|2008||Reigo, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato|