Aya Sugimoto (杉本彩), real name Motoe Matsuyama (松山基栄), born July 19, 1968, in Kyoto, Japan, is an actress who played Queen Beryl in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Often called the "sex symbol" of Japan nowadays, she was a very popular idol singer/actress in the 80s and 90s. Her current major works are some stylish adult films, and she often appears on TV shows as a special guest.
She is the board chairperson of her own artist management company, Office Aya, and also has her own lines of cosmetic products and underwear. Her multiple talents are reflected in her long resume, which also includes her being a writer of erotic novels, sexual technique guides, and recipe books.
- Her great-grandfather is German.