Maria Ozawa was born in Hokkaido, Japan on January 8, 1986. Her mother is Japanese and her father is French-Canadian. Since she attended an international school from Primary School to High School, she claims that her English reading and writing ability is better than her Japanese. While at school, she played hockey every day, and often went to karaoke after class. Ozawa had her first sexual experience at the age of 13,and learned the "48 sexual positions" through a book that she bought herself.