Born in France to Eurasian parents, actress France Nuyen made her screen bow as Liat in the 1958 film version of South Pacific. Her gamine image didn't last long, however; later in 1958 she starred as the been-around heroine of the Broadway play The World of Suzie Wong. In 1960, she appeared in a recurring role on the American TV series Hong Kong, and some 25 years later could be seen on the weekly hospital drama St. Elsewhere. In the late '60s, France Nuyen was briefly the wife of actor Robert Culp.