Wednesday, March 28, 2012



This enchanting Eurasian beauty stars this year along-side William Holden in   Satan Never Sleeps as well as the John Sturges directed, A Girl Named Tomiko, with leading man  Laurence Harvey.  At the tender age of twenty-three she is already a  star of the stage and screen. Both movies were released in 1962.
Born in Marsailles to a French mother and Vietnamese father, France was discovered on a beach in 1955 by photographer Philippe Halsman.  She appeared on the  October 6th  cover of Life Magazine in 1958, featured for her starring role  in the David Merrick production of The World of Suzy Wong opposite William Shatner. That same year she appeared in the film South Pacific.

Here, she appears in the September 1961 issue of Harper's Bazaar wearing Spotlight by Charles of the Ritz . Keyed to evening and incandescent lighting, Her lips are blushed with Nightlight Red, her eyelids lined with glistening silver, and just under the brows, to enhance their arch, is flesh-toned Nightlight eye shadow.

Harper's Bazaar September 1961
Photography: Melvin Sokolsky

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