Maria Ozawa was born in Hokkaidō, Japan. Her mother is Japanese and her father is French-Canadian. Since she always attended an international school, she claims that her English reading and writing ability is better than her Japanese. While at school, Maria Ozawa played hockey every day, and often went to karaoke after class. She says she became sexually active at the age of 13, and learned the “48 sexual positions” from a book she bought herself.