Kinuyo Tanaka was a Japanese film actress and director. Her career lasted over 50 years and she starred in over 250 credited films.
An old stage name of hers is Kenka Tanaka (田中 錦華).
She wed Hiroshi Shimizu, a silent film director, but they were not legally married. It is unclear if she ever took on his family name.
Her second cousin is film director Masaki Kobayashi. It is unclear how exactly they are related.
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