Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan

Highest Rated: 100% American Masters (2008)

Lowest Rated: 38% The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Birthday: May 19, 1939

Birthplace: Not Available

Actress Nancy Kwan was born in Hong Kong to a Chinese father and English mother. Raised in England, Kwan studied and performed with the Royal Ballet, then returned to Hong Kong to maintain her own dance school. She achieved film stardom when she replaced the ailing France Nuyen in The World of Susie Wong (1961); ironically, the makeup men were obliged to make her look "more Chinese." She followed this box-office success with Flower Drum Song (1961), where she sang (or perhaps lip-synched) the Rodgers and Hammerstein standard "I Enjoy Being a Girl." Roles tapered off in quality over the next few years, and by 1967 her career was dwindling. Nancy Kwan has since sustained her movie career in Hong Kong-produced cheapies, and has recently made a TV comeback of sorts promoting a line of cosmetics on a series of late-night infomercials.

Highest Rated Movies



92% Window Horses Actor 2017
No Score Yet To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen's Journey Actor 2012
100% American Masters Actor 2008
No Score Yet Anna May Wong, Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend Actor 2007
No Score Yet Ray of Sunshine Actor Producer 2006
No Score Yet Murder on the Yellow Brick Road Natalie Chung 2005
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein - The Sound of Movies Actor 1996
No Score Yet Glass Mountain Actor 1995
71% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Gussie Yang 1993
No Score Yet Babies Dr. Liu 1990
No Score Yet Night Children Actor 1989
No Score Yet Cold Dog Soup Mme. Chang 1989
No Score Yet Noble House Actor 1988
No Score Yet Walking the Edge Christine 1985
No Score Yet Blade in Hong Kong Lily 1985
No Score Yet The Last Ninja Actor 1983
No Score Yet Angkor: Cambodia Express Sue 1981
No Score Yet Night Creature Leslie 1977
No Score Yet Project: Kill Actor 1976
No Score Yet Supercock Actor 1975
No Score Yet Stickfighter Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Deadly and the Beautiful Actor 1973
No Score Yet The McMasters Robin 1970
No Score Yet The Girl Who Knew Too Much Revel Drue 1969
No Score Yet The Wrecking Crew Wen Yu-Rang 1968
No Score Yet The Corrupt Ones (Die Hölle von Macao) Tina 1967
No Score Yet Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Wednesday 1966
60% Arrivederci, Baby! Baby 1966
No Score Yet Honeymoon Hotel Lynn Hope 1964
40% Fate Is The Hunter Sally Fraser 1964
No Score Yet Tamahine Tamahine 1963
No Score Yet Flower Drum Song Linda Low 1961
38% The World of Suzie Wong Suzie Wong 1960


No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet ER
Dr. Mai-Li Chen Mrs. Chen 2000
No Score Yet The A-Team
Lin Wu 1986
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
Dr. Miyoshiro 1984
No Score Yet Kung Fu
Mayli Ho 1975


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