France Nuyen


Print available as:

A6 / 148 x 105mm

A5 / 210 x 148mm

A4 / 297 x 210mm

A3 / 420 x 297mm


Depicting France Nuyen (b.1939) - Vietnamese-French actor and model.

Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is accompanied by a short bio and posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.




France Nuyen (b.1939)

Nuyen was born in Marseille, her mother was French and her father Vietnamese. During WWII, her mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Nazis for being Roma.

Nuyen left school at 11, began studying art and became an artist’s model. She was discovered on the beach by ‘Life’ photographer Philippe Halsman in 1955 - she featured on the cover of the magazine in October 1958, after which she became a film actress.

Her first role was as Liat, daughter of “Bloody Mary” in the musical ‘South Pacific’ (1958) and later that year she starred in the lead role of the Broadway play ‘The World of Suzie Wong’, opposite William Shatner. During her career Nuyen appeared in ‘A Girl Named Tamiko’ (1962); ‘Satan Never Sleeps’ (1962); ‘Star Trek’ (1968); ‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’ (1973); and ‘The Joy Luck Club’ (1993).

In 1986 Nuyen earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology and began a second career as a counsellor for abused women and children, and women in prison. She received a Woman of the Year in 1989 for her work.

France Nuyen Print