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