Sayoko Yamaguchi

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Sayoko Yamaguchi
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Sayoko Yamaguchi
Born(1949-09-19)September 19, 1949
DiedAugust 14, 2007(2007-08-14) (aged 57)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationModel, actress

Sayoko Yamaguchi (Japanese:山口小夜子, September 19, 1949 – August 14, 2007) was a Japanese model and actress.

Yamaguchi was a Yokohama native and a graduate of Sugino Gakuen's Dressmaker Gakuin design school in Tokyo.

Yamaguchi broke into the international modeling industry in the 1970s.[1] She was one of the first Asians to be featured in the world's top fashion shows and magazines. Yamaguchi made her debut in Paris in 1972.[1] She went on to work in New York City and other international cities. Newsweek Magazine named her one of the world's top six fashion models in 1977.[1] That year, she was featured on the cover of Steely Dan's Aja album.

Yamaguchi went on to continue her career as a film and theater actress, as well as a costume designer.[1]


Yamaguchi died, aged 57, on August 14, 2007, of acute pneumonia.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Japanese supermodel dies, aged 57". RTÉ. 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-08-20.