Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and presented with the prestigious Funakoshi Award in recognition of her contribution to film (Los Angeles, 2002).
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1 Interview |
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5' 3" (1.6 m)
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[interview in 1962] It's not that I don't like reading about myself. But I get unhappy with the kind of things that are written about me. For instance, after "Suzie Wong" . . . I was being written up as a kind of sex kitten. I'm not really at all like that.
Her father, Kwan Wing Hong, was an architect of Chinese origin, and her mother, Marquita Scott, was a model of Scottish descent. Her parents divorced when she was two years old. Her father worked for British intelligence during World War II.