France Nuyen: France Nuyen. Actress: Battle for the Planet of the Apes. France Nuyen was born on 31 July 1939 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. She is an actress, known for Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), The Joy Luck Club (1993) and South Pacific (1958). She was previously married to Robert Culp and Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell.