August 16th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Nanako Matsushima (松嶋 菜々子, Matsushima Nanako?, born October 13, 1973 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actress and model. She is known outside Japan for her role in the horror film Ring. She became the highest-paid actress in Japan due to Great Teacher Onizuka and all her following dramas becoming big hits. She was also a main character in A Story of Love, where she starred next to Hiroyuki Sanada, who also played Ryuji in Ringu.