Yuko Ogura is a filmmakers dream, a woman who can appeal to male viewers as a sex symbol and women as a "Mother of the Year". She started out her career as a Japanese gravure idol whose look evolved from the innocent schoolgirl look to that of a woman whose bikini swimsuit pictures became the screensavers of her many male and some female fans. However, since her marriage to Isao Kikuchi and the birth of her son she has been also earning the attention of another group of fans and those are mothers.
She was recently named a recipient of one of the "Best Mother Awards 2014" by the NPO Nihon Mothers Association and is also the author of a book on motherhood. Yuko Ogura stated in a interview that one of the things that brings her the most joy is spending time with her son.
For television and movie directors she is a dream actress as she can attract viewers both young and old. As a woman who started as an Japanese gravure idol she is an icon to many young girls. For men, she is a sex symbol whom they have basically grown up with and thus would enjoy looking at whether it be on the small screen of a soap opera or in a movie. For women, she represents a woman who is a great mother and also still a desired woman of men and that is something that most women want to be.
She is an actress who is in the position where any project she is associated with will come with a huge fan base and thus is someone whom filmmakers and television producers would love to have as a cast member in their projects.
Yuko Ogura has potentially become an even more desired commodity as an actress now that she is a mother than pre-motherhood.