Anne Watanabe

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Anne Watanabe
Anne Watanabe 2014.jpg
Watanabe at Narita-san Temple in Osaka, February 2014
Native name 渡辺 杏
Born (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 28)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Fashion model, singer, actress, TV host
Years active 2010–present
Parents Ken Watanabe
Modeling information
Height 175 cm / 5 ft 9 in[1]
Hair color Black[1]
Eye color Black[1]
Measurements 82.5-59.5-89 cm / 32.5-23.5-35 in[1]
Dress size 34 EU / 4 US[1]
Shoe size 39 EU / 8.5 US / 6 UK[1]

Anne Watanabe (渡辺 杏 Watanabe An?, born 14 April 1986 in Tokyo) is a Japanese fashion model, actress, and singer.[2] She is the daughter of film actor Ken Watanabe. In her modeling work, she is known by the mononym Anne.[3]

Watanabe's first high-profile modeling season was spring/summer 2006, in which she was featured in runway shows for Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, and Vivienne Tam, among others. She also walked for Baby Phat, Imitation of Christ, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Thakoon in subsequent seasons.

Watanabe has been featured in print advertisements for Anna Sui and NARS Cosmetics.[4]

In Japan, Watanabe is also a well-known reki-jo (history girl) -- a female history otaku.[3]


  • Tengoku to Jigoku (TV Asahi, 2007)
  • Tenchijin (NHK, 2009) - Megohime
  • Karei Naru Spy (NTV, 2009)
  • Samurai High School (NTV, 2009)
  • Shinzanmono (TBS, 2010, ep1)
  • Naka nai to Kimeta Hi (Fuji TV, 2010)
  • Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan (Fuji TV, 2010)
  • Namae o Nakushita Megami (Fuji TV, 2011)
  • Yokai Ningen Bem (NTV, 2011)
  • xxxHOLiC (WOWOW, 2013)
  • Kasuka na Kanojo (Fuji TV, 2013)
  • Gochisōsan (NHK, 2013)



  • Book Bar (2008–present, J-Wave)



  • Lights (2010, Epic/Sony)
  • Ai o Anata ni (2012, Epic/Sony)


  • 64th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Naka nai to Kimeta Hi[5]


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