Ai Iijima (飯島愛, Iijima Ai?) (October 31, 1972 – c. December 24, 2008) was a Japanese media personality. She belonged to the entertainment agency Watanabe Entertainment until her retirement.
Born as Matsue Okubo (大久保松恵, Ōkubo Matsue?), she described a troubled early life in her autobiography. She was raped in her early teens, and had an abortion, She ran away from home as a teenager, later stating, "I hated my parents, to the point where I would rather be coached by bums to sleep in parks wrapped in newspaper blankets."
In order to make a living during this time, Iijima worked in karaoke establishments, snack bars, Ginza hostess clubs, and in enjo kōsai (paid dating). She entered the entertainment business in her late teens, appearing on late night television programs wearing clothing such as thongs, short skirts, and even appearing topless with saline breast implants. Her stage name was chosen by a fan survey.Ai Iijima Gallery 1Ai Iijima Picture Gallery 2Ai Iijima Picture Gallery 3