A Girl Named France Nuyen

France Nuyen's mother was French, and her father was Vietnamese. She speaks French and English, but no Asian languages. She was discovered by a Life magazine photographer in 1955. She appeared in the stage production of The World of Suzie Wong in 1958. She went on to develop a second career as a clinical psychologist. Her film work includes South Pacific (1958), In Love and War (1958), A Girl Named Tamiko (1962), and the really awful The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961). She appeared on four episodes of the 1966 television series I Spy and was married to I Spy star Robert Culp for a few years. She has worked on numerous TV shows, including Knot's Landing, Fantasy Island, and St. Elsewhere. Recently she appeared in The Joy Luck Club (1993), The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003), and The American Standards (2007).

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Inalienable Rights said...

France Nuyen also played the barbarically uncivilized yet beautiful and scheming Dohlman of Elas in the original Star Trek episode "Elaan of Troyius."