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Born: July 31, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: Cast ...
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1955:
Discovered by the <i>LIFE</i> photographer Philippe Halsman on the beach
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Moved to New York from Marseilles to begin a career as a model
1958:
Made theatrical debut in the title role of "The World of Suzie Wong" opposite William Shatner
1958:
Made feature film debut in the adaptation of the Broadway musical, "South Pacific"
1962:
Appeared in the film "A Girl Named Tamiko" opposite Laurence Harvey
1963:
Cast opposite Charlton Heston in the film "Diamond Head"
1968:
Again cast opposite William Shatner in an episode of "Star Trek" as the memorable Elaan of Troyius
1973:
Featured in the fifth and final film "Battle for the Planet of the Apes"
1986:
Had a recurring role on the final two seasons of "St. Elsewhere" (NBC) as Dr. Paulette Kiem
1989:
Appeared on the NBC daytime drama "Santa Barbara"
1990:
Had a recurring role on "Knots Landing"
1990:
Returned to feature films to play a leading role in "China Cry"
1993:
Portrayed one of the mothers in the family drama "The Joy Luck Club"; based on the novel by Amy Tan
2003:
Featured in "The Battle of Shaker Heights"

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