Naomi Tani

Naomi Tani

Japanese Actress
Born Oct 20, 1948

Naomi Tani is a Japanese actress who is best known for her appearances in Nikkatsu's Roman Porno films with an S&M theme during the 1970s.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Naomi Tani.


1948 Birth Born on October 20, 1948.


1967 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Her debut was in the 1967 film Special. … Read More
1968 19 Years Old As an indication of her growing prominence as a representative of the erotic cinema in Japan, she appeared in the U.S. Playboy's December 1968 issue in their "Girls of the Orient" pictorial article.


1972 23 Years Old In 1972, she directed two films from Oniroku Dan stories, Sex Killer and Starved Sex Beast. … Read More
1975 26 Years Old …  Tani's female co-star from Wife to be Sacrificed, Terumi Azuma, would return in the 1975 film, Cruelty: Black Rose Torture, and the two would be paired in several other films until Azuma began starring in her own films in 1976. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old In Konuma's 1977 parody of the Roman porn genre, In the Realm of Sex, Tani appears as herself, stalked by a perverted middle-aged fan who wants to perform an S&M session with her. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old Director Shōgorō Nishimura's 1978 film, Lady Black Rose, contained two notorious scenes which are often selected as examples of the Roman porno S&M genre. … Read More


1979 30 Years Old In 1979, after reigning for five years as Nikkatsu's "Queen Of S&M," Tani retired suddenly and unexpectedly at the height of her popularity. … Read More
1981 32 Years Old In 1981 she was hit by a car while walking her dog, and had to undergo extensive rehabilitation for three years.
1984 35 Years Old This difficult period in her life continued with her 1984 divorce from her husband. … Read More


1996 47 Years Old In 1996 she also opened "Yours Naomi", a video store near Hakata which specializes in erotic cinema, especially Nikkatsu's Roman Porno films. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old In preparation for this event, Tani was interviewed by the U.S. publication, Asian Cult Cinema for its April, 1998 issue. … Read More


2000 51 Years Old In this retrospective atmosphere, Tani was finally persuaded to return to film in 2000 to appear in Hideo Nakata's documentary on director Masaru Konuma entitled Sadistic and Masochistic.
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