Sora Aoi was born November 11, 1983 in Tokyo. As a student she worked at various part-time jobs in the food-service industry, such as pizza parlours, pubs and sushi bars. While in her third year in high school, Aoi was scouted in Shibuya by a talent agency for gravure modelling. When asked how her stage name was chosen, Aoi explained, “My agency asked what color I liked. I said blue (“ao” in Japanese). He also asked what I like in general. I said sky (“Sora” in Japanese). So, he chose Sora Aoi (means “Blue Sky” in Japanese).”
Aoi made her debut as a nude model in November 2001. Her “big eyes[,] cute smile,” “young girl’s face and… large breasts” quickly made her a popular magazine model. Her bust was at first reported as a metric F-cup, but had become a G-cup within a year of her acting debut.
Aoi made two adult movies, Summer Break and Twinkle Twinkle which were supposedly aired on a subscription porn TV service, although details have not been confirmed yet. She then signed with the Kuki Group– one of Japan’s largest producers of pornography– which includes the Samantha, and Alice Japan labels.