She’s exotic, sexy and could kick your ass, but most people don’t know her by name. She's also unlike any woman you've ever seen. It’s Devon Aoki, perhaps best known for her role as the beautiful ninja, Miho, in Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City.” Half German/English and half-Japanese, Devon is one of the most popular faces in the fashion world today, and has made the jump to film almost seamlessly. A New York native, Devon’s discovery is mostly thanks to Kate Moss, who persuaded the Elite model agency (for which she was also contracted under) to sign the young teenager upon looking at just one photo of her. Devon spent the rest of her adolescence juggling between modeling and school, who, at just 16 years old, replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace. Quite an achievement for someone that doesn’t even have their driver’s license yet.
In 2003, Devon made her feature film debut on the red carpet in the much unheard-of musical-comedy “Death of a Dynasty. Later that year, she was introduced to a more mainstream audience as the speed freak, Suki, in the sequel to “The Fast and the Furious.” One lesbian-themed, spy flick later and she was starring alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood in the big screen adaptation of Frank Miller’s “Sin City.” And she’s not stopping there, either. Along with continuing a career in both modeling and film, Devon also plans to launch her own clothing line and will even cut her very own album with the help of former boyfriend Lenny Kravitz.
Devon Aoki on the Web
Devon Aoki at Maxim
Devon Aoki looks young enough to make you feel bad for ogling her. Don't believe us? Check out her gallery at Maxim.
An online database of Devon's blossoming film career.
TV Guide: Devon Aoki
Devon Aoki Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
A great fan page with thousands of images as well as a nice collection of articles.
A small gallery of some really nice shots.
Slice of the Day
Another collection of photo shoots.
Devon Aoki on the Screen
Devon has only been around for a couple of years, but she's already catching the eye of directors with her unique look and promising talent. Along with appearing in blockbusters like "Sin City" and "2 Fast 2 Furious," Devon can also be seen as a hot French chick in the indie film "D.E.B.S."
With the release of "DOA: Dead or Alive," Devon continues her ongoing streak of playing the sexy ninja, and fans won't have to wait very long to see it again - "Sin City" is scheduled to arrive in theaters sometime in 2007. Devon has also just wrapped on two more films - the new Jet Li flick, "Rogue," and the sci-fi film, "The Mutant Chronicles" - both of which are also scheduled for the new year.
On her unconventional beauty:
"I think it's important that there is a change, especially in fashion. I'm pleased to be a part of a 'new breed' of models who perhaps don't exactly fit the status quo."
“It's difficult to see yourself up on screen without being a critic.”