Knockout 8x10-inch black and white glossy full-body shot in her prime, boldly signed in black marker in the 1980s. In very fine condition and ideal for display. The lovely Hong Kong-born leading lady began her career as a ballerina and the proprietor of a successful dance school. Her movie career began with a fluke event in 1961: During the filming of The World of Susie Wong in her native country, actress France Nuyen fell ill and Kwan was discovered in a thrown-together casting call for a replacement. Audiences immediately fell in love with her and she was asked to follow it up with Flower Drum Song (1961), where she so famously sang (that is, 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. Her talents have since been squandered on Hong Kong-produced cheapies like the horror flicks Wonder Women (1973) and Night Creature (1978).