Nancy Kwan – photos and quotes

“I got a lot of roles. I didn’t see the kind of prejudice that other [Eurasians] did. To be honest, I was very young when I made ‘The World of Suzie Wong.’ I really didn’t know what I was doing half the time.”Nancy Kwan

Source: Bruce R. Miller (1988)



Nancy Kwan bicycle

“It’s not that I don’t like reading about myself. But I get unhappy with the kind of things that are written about me. For instance, after ‘Suzie Wong’ . . . I was being written up as a kind of sex kitten. I’m not really at all like that.”Nancy Kwan


Nancy Kwan

“I would feel awkward revealing all the skeletons in my closet. I wouldn’t be honest about my life. And, if you can’t be honest then you shouldn’t do it.”Nancy Kwan, on why she won’t write an autobiography.

Source: Bruce R. Miller (1988)

Photo: Flower Drum Song (1961)



“I’ve always known who I am and had my feet on the ground.”Nancy Kwan 

Source: Michael D. Reid (2010)

Photo: 1966

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