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France Nuyen

France Nuyen was born on July 31, 1939 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as France Nguyen Vannga. She is an actress, known for Santa Barbara (1984), The Joy Luck Club (1993) and South Pacific (1958). She was previously married to Robert Culp and Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell. See full bio »
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 2008 The American Standards
Dr. Pierce
 2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights
Xiou-Xiou Ling
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Madame Li Yu
- Ripper (1999) ... Madame Li Yu
 1997 The Magic Pearl (voice)
 1996 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Trudy's Mother
- Double Date (1996) ... Trudy's Mother
 1995 Angry Cafe
 1995 OP Center (TV Movie)
Li Tang
 1994 A Passion to Kill
Lou Mazaud
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Emma Soon Dunbar
- A Death in Hong Kong (1993) ... Emma Soon Dunbar
 1992 Raven (TV Series)
- The Death of Sheila (1992) ... Mariko
 1991 Write to Kill
Alexandra Cordier
 1990 China Cry: A True Story
Mrs. Sung
 1990 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Dr. Carroll
- Let's Get Married (1990) ... Dr. Carroll
- The Fan Club (1990) ... Dr. Carroll
- If I Die Before I Wake (1990) ... Dr. Carroll
- My Love Always (1990) ... Dr. Carroll
- The One to Blame (1990) ... Dr. Carroll
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
- Home Again (1990) ... Ruth
 1989 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Dr. Chen
- Episode #1.1297 (1989) ... Dr. Chen
- Episode #1.1296 (1989) ... Dr. Chen
- Episode #1.1291 (1989) ... Dr. Chen
 1989 Generations (TV Series)
Dr. Chen (1989)
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Year of the Fox (1985) ... Lily
 1985 Midas Valley (TV Movie)
Mitsi Kawamato
 1985 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Miss Chou
- Torah, Torah, Torah (1985) ... Miss Chou
 1984 Jealousy (TV Movie)
 1984 Automan (TV Series)
Liang Lu
- Ships in the Night (1984) ... Liang Lu
 1981-1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Mary Ann Chung / Miss Trang
- It Only Hurts When I Love (1983) ... Mary Ann Chung
- The Pagoda Cure (1981) ... Miss Trang
 1978-1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Megwa / Mara / Anna / ...
- Return/The Toughest Man Alive (1978) ... Anna
- Return to Fantasy Island (1978) ... Kito
 1978 Death Moon (TV Movie)
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Miss Choy
- Murder Under Glass (1978) ... Miss Choy
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Leilani Sako
- Angels in Paradise (1977) ... Leilani Sako
 1977 Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Movie)
 1971-1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Iso / Frances / Sirone
- Ready, Aim..... (1977) ... Iso
- Small Witness, Large Crime (1975) ... Frances
- Highest Castle, Deepest Grave (1971) ... Sirone
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
- The Death of a Dream (1976) ... Millie
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Marge Shazaki
- Thanksgiving (1976) ... Marge Shazaki
 1969-1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Li Kuan / Lily Wu
- Child of Conflict (1976) ... Li Kuan
- The Battle of Lily Wu (1969) ... Lily Wu
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Lady Chi Ching
- A Small Beheading (1974) ... Lady Chi Ching
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
- The Coward (1974) ... Mamu
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Rita Chu
- Deadly Carrier (1974) ... Rita Chu
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
 1973 The Big Game
 1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie)
 1971 Slingshot
 1970 Black Water Gold (TV Movie)
 1968 Star Trek (TV Series)
- Elaan of Troyius (1968) ... Elaan
 1966-1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Sam / Mei Lin / Sada
- An American Empress (1967) ... Mei Lin
- Magic Mirror (1967) ... Sam
- Always Say Goodbye (1966) ... Sada
- The Tiger (1966) ... Sam
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ching Lee / Sarah
- Gunfighter, R.I.P (1966) ... Ching Lee
- Honor Before Justice (1966) ... Sarah
 1966 Dimension 5
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Cricket Okasada
- The Cherry Blossom Affair (1965) ... Cricket Okasada
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
- The Prisoners of Mr. Sin (1965) ... Zeeni
 1964 The Winston Affair
Kate Davray
 1962/II Marco Polo
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
 1962 Diamond Head
Mai Chen
 1962 Satan Never Sleeps
Siu Lan
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie
Cindy Hamilton
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Pele LeClerc
- One Little Pearl (1960) ... Pele LeClerc
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Happy Cheung
- Clear for Action (1960) ... Happy Cheung
 1958 In Love and War
Kalai Ducanne
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Stage: Appeared (as "Suzie Wong") in "The World of Suzie Wong" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Paul Osborn. Based on the novel by Richard Mason. Song "How Can You Forget?" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Special arrangements by Benny Goodman. Scenic Design / Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. ... See more »

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Frances Nuyen

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[on her relationship with Marlon Brando]: He just wanted an excuse to be a big little boy and dress up and be someone else and see how long he could fool everybody.


Born to a French mother and Vietnamese father (French is her first language) and raised in Marseilles by a cousin, she claims her mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Germans during World War II for being gypsies. See more »



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