Thẩm Thúy Hằng

Last updated
Thẩm Thúy Hằng
Born
Nguyễn Kim Phụng

(1940-10-20) October 20, 1940 (age 79)
NationalitySouth Vietnamese
Vietnamese after 1975
Other namesThe beauty of Binh Duong [1]
CitizenshipVietnam
Occupation Actress, scriptwriter
Years active(1958–1980)
Spouse(s) Nguyễn Xuân Oánh (1970–2003, his death)

Thẩm Thúy Hằng (born 20 October 1940 in Hải Phòng) is a Vietnamese actress. During the 1950s and 1960s, she was a star of the film industry in South Vietnam. She has starred in many movies, some of which were co-produced with companies from the United States, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan.

Contents

Biography

Thẩm Thúy Hằng's birth name is Nguyễn Kim Phụng and her Christian name is Jeane.[ clarification needed ] She was born in Haiphong, but her family later moved to the South and relocated in An Giang province. Her father was an official from the government of the "State of Vietnam" and died when she was only 13 years old. In her childhood, she attended to Huỳnh Văn Nhứt Elementary School. Afterward, she moved to Saigon to live with her sister and went to Huỳnh Thị Ngà Middle School until the 9th grade.

At the age of 16, she entered a casting from Mỹ Vân Picture, competing against 2,000 contestants, and won the first and only prize, an acting training offer in Hong Kong. The owner of Mỹ Vân Picture had given her the stage name Thẩm Thúy Hằng. The surname "Thẩm" referred to Thẩm Oánh, a well-known musician in South Vietnam at that time and Hằng was his devoted fan and admirer.

Career

Hằng's first film role was Tam Nuong in The Beauty of Binh Duong , directed by Năm Châu in 1958. She co-starred with actor Nguyễn Đình Dần. The film was a success which brought Hằng instant fame from the audience for not only her beauty but also brilliant performance. After that, she continuously made her appearances in many movies and broke the record for "actress who starred in the most films" during the 1950s and 1960s.

In 1969, Hằng founded her own production company, which later became the Vilifilms picture in Saigon. The company's first project was Chiều kỷ niệm (Afternoon of Memories), directed by Lê Mộng Hoàng and featuring Năm Châu, Kim Cúc, Phùng Há, Thanh Tú, Huy Cường, Việt Hùng, Ngọc Nuôi and other professional actors. The film was acclaimed by the audiences and critics and Hằng's name was once more very prominent in the South Vietnamese film industry of. She later created other successful movies such as Nàng (The Lady), and Ngậm ngùi (Pity). She participated a large number of film festivals throughout Asia.

Related Research Articles

Bình Xuyên Bình Xuyên

Binh Xuyen Force, often linked to its infamous leader, General Lê Văn Viễn was an independent military force within the Vietnamese National Army whose leaders once had lived outside the law and had sided with the Việt Minh. During its heyday, Bình Xuyên funded itself with organized crime activities in Saigon while effectively battling Communist forces.

Cinema of Vietnam film industry in Vietnam, has history back in 1923

The cinema of Vietnam originates in the 1920s and has largely been shaped by wars that have been fought in the country from the 1940s to the 1970s. The better known Vietnamese language-films include Cyclo, The Scent of Green Papaya and Vertical Ray of the Sun, all by French-trained Việt Kiều director Tran Anh Hung. In recent years, as Vietnam's film industry has modernized and moved beyond government-backed propaganda films, contemporary Vietnamese filmmakers have gained a wider audience with films such as Buffalo Boy, Bar Girls and The White Silk Dress.

Võ Tánh was an 18th-century Vietnamese military commander, best known for his role as a general of Nguyễn Ánh, who unified modern-day Vietnam and ruled as Emperor Gia Long.

Lệ Thủy District District in North Central Coast, Vietnam

Lệ Thủy is a district of Quảng Bình Province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. The district borders Quảng Ninh District on the north, Vĩnh Linh District on the south, Laos on the west. Lệ Thủy central is 40 km south of the provincial capital Đồng Hới. The district government seat is Kiến Giang Township. The district area is 1420.52 km2, population: 140,804 (1998). Lệ Thủy District is home to Võ Nguyên Giáp and the family of Ngô Đình Diệm. Economy bases on agriculture, mainly rice culture. Mỹ Trạch massacre by French army happened here on 29 November 1947.

<i>Paris by Night 89</i> An episode of Paris by Night

Paris By Night 89: In Korea is a Paris By Night program that was filmed at the Olympic Fencing Gymnasium at the Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, July 1, 2007. It is Thúy Nga's first venture into Asia to tape a Paris By Night program. Thúy Nga chose to tape at South Korea, rather than any other country in Asia simply because of the popularity of Korean actors and singers to the Vietnamese community. The program is directed by a Korean director, Seounghyun Oh. It is Thúy Nga's fourth "Live" show.

<i>Paris by Night 90</i> Episode of Paris by Night

Paris By Night 90: Chân Dung Người Phụ Nữ Việt Nam is a Paris By Night program produced by Thúy Nga that was filmed at the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on September 15, 2007 and September 16, 2007.

<i>Paris by Night 91</i> An episode of Paris by Night

Paris By Night 91: Huế, Sài Gòn, Hà Nội is a Paris By Night program produced by Thúy Nga that was filmed at the Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on January 12, 2008 and January 13, 2008.

Trần Thu Hà, also known as Hà Trần is a Vietnamese singer and producer. She is considered by the public and critics as one of the four divas in Vietnam, alongside Thanh Lam, Hồng Nhung and Mỹ Linh.

<i>Vietnams Next Top Model</i> (season 3) season of television series

Vietnam's Next Top Model, Cycle 3 is the third season of Vietnam's Next Top Model. The season premiered on August 19, 2012 on VTV3.

The beauty of Binh Duong, or A story of Tam Nuong is a 1957 Vietnamese film directed by Nguyễn Thành Châu and starring Thẩm Thúy Hằng.

Văn Phụng was a Vietnamese songwriter. His wife is the singer Châu Hà.

Mai Phương Thúy Miss Vietnam 2006

Mai Phương Thúy is a Vietnamese actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned the 10th Miss Vietnam at the Vinpearl Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam on August 26, 2006. She represented Vietnam at the Miss World 2006 pageant in Warsaw, Poland on September 30, in the Asia-Pacific group. She made the first cut In Miss World 2006 by winning the viewers' votes around the world.

Five Bumpkins or Five Clown-Kings Returns to the Village or A Troupe Comes to the Village is a 1974 Vietnamese 35mm eastmancolor film by Mỹ Vân Films.

<i>Four Oddballs of Saigon</i> 1974 film by La Thoại Tân

Four Oddballs of Saigon or The Saigon Fabulous Four is a 1973 Vietnamese 35mm eastmancolor film directed by La Thoại Tân.

Silk of Love, or Time Before the Military Service Day is a 1963 South Vietnamese 35mm black-and-white film directed by Lê Mộng Hoàng.

<i>From Saigon to Dienbien Fu</i> 1970 film by Lê Mộng Hoàng

From Saigon to Dienbien Fu or Saigon out of war is a 1970 Vietnamese 35mm Eastmancolor film directed by Lê Mộng Hoàng.

Nguyễn Phương Khánh Miss Earth 2018

Nguyễn Phương Khánh is a Vietnamese model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Earth 2018. She is the first Vietnamese woman to win the Miss Earth title, one of the Big Four international beauty pageants – the most coveted beauty titles when it comes to international pageant competitions.

References