has been the subject of heated personal debate since she started dating New York banker Dennis Shields.
Inaba, who speaks Japanese, lived in Tokyo from 1986 to 1988 and was a popular singer.
She released three singles, "Party Girl" (backed with "China Blue"), "Be Your Girl" (backed with "6½ Capezio"), and "Yume no Senaka" (backed with "Searching") and hosted weekly radio and television series.
She also has Sjogren's Syndrome, a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that destroys moisture producing glands.
As the Sjogren Syndrome Foundation's National Awareness Ambassador & Spokesperson, she is committed to increasing awareness of SS and promoting funding for research, treatment, and a cure.
She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known for her dancing, first introducing herself to American audiences as one of the original Fly Girls on the sketch comedy series In Living Color.