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France Nuyen is a Vietnamese-French actress, model as well as a psychological counselor of Vietnamese ancestry. She is also recognized for her roles in films like Satan Never Sleeps and The Joy Luck Club.

What Nationality is of France Nuyen?

France Nuyen was born on 31st July 1939 in Marseille, France. As of 2019, her age is 83 years old and her astrological sign is Leo. Her full name is France Nuyen Vannga. France’s mother’s name is Julie Mazaut and her father’s name is Louis Nuyen.

By nationality, France’s father is Vietnamese and her mother is French. The actress’s mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Nazis for being Roma during World War II.

By nationality, the actress has both French and Vietnamese citizenship. She belongs to a white (French, Vietnamese) ethnical background.

The French actress has got a height of 5 feet 3 inches her bodyweight is 51 kg. She has dark brown eyes while her hair color is black.


The French actress left her studies at the age of 11 but she later studied arts and became an artist’s model.

Acting Career

Before entering the film industry, Nuyen was working as a seamstress. She was first discovered on the beach by Life photographer Philippe Halsman. She was then featured on the cover of the 6 October 1958 issue of Life. After that, in the same year, Nuyen became a motion picture actress. She portrayed the role of Liat as the daughter of “Bloody Mary” (portrayed by actress Juanita Hall) in a musical film South Pacific composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

The actress then made her appearance in the lead role of the Broadway play titled The World of Suzie Wong along with actor William Shatner. Followed by starring in the film adaptation of The World of Suzie Wong but her role was later replaced by Nancy Kwan. In 1968, she appeared in the third-season episode of Star Trek along with William Shatner. There she played the role of Elaan of Troyius and then she also featured in an episode of Kung Fu in 1974.

France NuyenFrance NuyenCaption: France Nuyen with her fellow co-stars (Source: Zimbio)

The actress then appeared in many other movies including The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961), Satan Never Sleeps and A Girl Named Tamiko in the year 1962, The Joy Luck Club  and Diamond Head in the year 1993, Dimension 5 (1966) and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). Furthermore, she also made a guest appearance with Peter Falk and Louis Jourdan in the Columbo episode titled “Murder Under Glass”.

Nuyen also featured in the series named  St. Elsewhere and played the role of  Dr. Paulette from 1986 to 1988. Her last work was in a romantic drama titled The American Standards in the year 2008.

Television Series

Apart from film roles, the French actress also appeared in numerous television series such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1965), Star Trek: The Original Series  (1968), Medical Center (1969), Kung Fu  (1974), Code Name: Diamond Head (1977), Fantasy Islaand (1978), Gunsmoke (1966), I Spy – four episodes (1966-1967), Hawaii Five-O (1971), Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (1968), Magnum, P.I. (1985), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), Columbo  (1978), Hawaii Five-O (S7 EP 17, 1975), Automan  (1984), Charlie’s Angels (1977), Murder, She Wrote  (1993), The Outer Limits (1999), and St. Elsewhere (1986-1988) as Dr. Paulette Kiem.

Is France Nuyen Still Married?

The French actress seems to be single at the moment. But she had previously married twice. Nuyen was first married to Thomas Gasper Morell in the year 1963. They even share a daughter named Fleur Morell who is a well-known makeup artist. They separated their ways and got divorced in 1966.

France NuyenFrance NuyenCaption: France Nuyen with her ex-husband Robert Culp (Source: whosdatedwho)

Next, Nuyen married her long-term boyfriend, Robert Culp, with whom he had been in a relationship for a long time. They married in the year 1967 but even this marriage did not last long and ended with a divorce in the year 1970. They don’t share any children together.

What is France Nuyen Net Worth as of 2019?

The French and Vietnamese movie actress has a net worth of around $12million dollars as of 2019. She made most of her wealth from her successful professional career as an actress. Nuyen’s main source of income is as a Movie Actress. Besides, she also earned a good sum of money through her modeling career as well.

Similarly, she also earns from various endorsements deals and commercial ads.


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