Oshima Yukari

Yukari Oshima

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  • First Name: Yukari
  • Family Name: Oshima
  • Native name: 大島ゆかり
  • Also Known as: Ōshima Yukari; Cynthia Luster; シンシア・ラスター
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 31, 1963
  • Age: 55

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Yukari Oshima

Oshima Yukari

  • Name: Oshima Yukari
  • Native name: 大島ゆかり
  • Given name: Tsumura Yukari
  • Also Known as: Ōshima Yukari; Cynthia Luster; シンシア・ラスター
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: December 31, 1963
  • Age: 55
Yukari Ōshima (大島由加里 Ōshima Yukari?, born December 31, 1963), Pinyin: Dàidǎo Yóujiālǐ, born December 31, 1963) is a Japanese actress and martial artist. Born Tsumura Yukari (津村ゆかり) in Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan, to a successful Japanese businessman and fashion designer and to a Chinese woman. Yukari began studying Gōjū-ryū Karate in junior high.

She was one of Japan's brightest female martial artists during the 1980s and one of the leading ladies of the babes and bullets fad of Hong Kong action cinema. She's known as the role "Farrah Cat" in Bioman, which aired not only in Japan originally but also worldwide. She is best known to Western audiences as Yomi in Riki-Oh. After her Hong Kong career dried up, she left for the Philippines in the 1990s and used the stage name Cynthia Luster.
Oshima resides in Fukuoka, Japan, where she's promoted tourism in the city. She is commonly known to Western audiences as the actress in the Marlboro Lite commercials (in the late 1990s).
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1984 Choudenshi Bioman
Japanese Drama, 1984, 51 eps
Farrah Cat (Support Role)
51
Farrah Cat
Support Role
7.8
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1992 The Story of Ricky
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Huang Chung/ Rogan (Support Role)
Huang Chung/ Rogan
Support Role
7.3
1986 Funny Family
Taiwanese Movie, 1986,
Tempura (Support Role)
Tempura
Support Role
7.0
1984 Choudenshi Bioman: The Movie
Japanese Movie, 1984,
Farrah Cat (Support Role)
Farrah Cat
Support Role
7.3
Articles
Blast from the Past: A Guide to “Girls with Guns” Genre
Editorials - Mar 28, 2019

Ebisuno92's retrospective look at Hong Kong's "Girls with Guns" phenomenon. The article outlines the genre's history, its most prominent actresses, and the most interesting movies.