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Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
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Nuyen was born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d`Azur, France, Europe as France Nguyen Van-Nga. Her mother was French and her father was Vietnamese. French is Nuyen`s first language and she speaks no Asian languages. During the Second World War, her mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Nazis for being Gypsies. She was raised in Marseille by a cousin, whom she describes as "an orchid raiser who was the only person who gave a damn about me".
Working as a seamstress in 1955, Nuyen was discovered by Life magazine photographer Philippe Halsman on the beach. She became a stage actress and portrayed Suzie Wong in the theatrical production of The World of Suzie Wong in 1958, opposite William Shatner (with whom she later worked again in an episode of Star Trek, as the memorable Elaan of Troyius). She was originally cast as Suzie Wong in the film production but was replaced by Nancy Kwan.
Nuyen then went on to appear in television and in films including South Pacific (1958), Satan Never Sleeps (1962), A Girl Named Tamiko (opposite Laurence Harvey) (1962), Diamond Head (1963), Dimension 5 (1966), Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), and The Joy Luck Club (1993). She continues to work in film and recently appeared in the film The American Standards (2007).
From 1963 to 1966, Nuyen was married to Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell, a psychiatrist, with whom she has a daughter named Fleur (who is married and resides in Canada). She met her second husband, Robert Culp, while appearing on his TV show I Spy; they married in 1967 but divorced in 1970. (Nuyen and Culp were set to appear as co-hosts of the second episode of the notorious TV series Turn-On in 1969, but the show was cancelled after just one airing.)
In 1986, Nuyen earned a master`s degree in Clinical Psychology and began a second career as a psychological counselor for abused women and children, and women in prison. She received a "Woman of the Year" award in 1989 for her psychological work.
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France Nguyen Vannga
France Nguyen Van-Nga (born 31 July 1939) is a Vietnamese-French actress.
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Actress, psychological counselor
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According to our records France Nuyen is currently single.
She was married to Thomas Gaspar morell from 1963 to 1966.
She also dated Marlon Brando in 1960.
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