This is Asia’s First Sex Symbol in Hollywood, Sessue Hayakawa

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Sessue Hayakawa.  (Special)


1NEWS – Her name is Sessue Hayakawa. Not a name that is familiar to your ears, in this era. His figure and name live in the era of black and white screens, but he is actually the first sex symbol from Asia to penetrate Hollywood. Admittedly sexy.

Sessue Hayakawa is a Japanese actress. He did his hot scene in his Hollywood film debut, The Cheat. Sessue pursued a career in Hollywood in the early 1915s. From Japan, with his confidence, Sessue traveled to California.

Sessue met a Hollywood producer, lobbied him, then passed an audition. Sessue was lucky, the producer immediately wanted her to appear on stage.

Sessue Hayakawa. (Special)

Sessue’s first film debut was The Cheat. The film The Cheat itself was directed by the legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille who made Sessue’s name the first Asian to be in Hollywood.

The film The Cheat tells of a very spoiled socialite (played by Fannie Ward). He then meets a wealthy Japanese businessman (Hayakawa) and immediately becomes attracted to him.

The socialite borrowed a large amount of the businessman’s money to cover the charitable embezzlement. In exchange he promised to sleep with her. However, suddenly her husband got a big fortune so that he could pay the businessman in cash.

However, the entrepreneur did not want to end. He finally forced the woman and threatened to become his. But the socialite didn’t want to and in the end the businessman shot the socialite.

In the film, many intimate scenes are quite hot. Through this film, Hayakawa became Hollywood’s first Asian sex symbol. Not only hot scenes, Hayakama’s handsome face also made his name soar.

Sessue Hayakawa.  (Special)

Sessue Hayakawa. (Special)

Being the first Asian sex symbol icon in Hollywood, Sessua Hayakama had time to reap the pros and cons. Most American women are infatuated with Sessue but some see her as a villain.

Even so, Sessue’s talent in acting was praised by many. Hayakawa’s last major film was The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957), in which he became the first person of East Asian descent to be nominated for an acting Oscar.

Sessue died in Tokyo in 1973 from a cerebral thrombosis which resulted in pneumonia.

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