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Jacqui Chan

, Actress and singer

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Born in Trinidad and of Chinese descent, Chan rose to prominence as Gwennie Lee in the West End stage production of The World of Suzie Wong (filmed 1960) and as a photographic model and girlfriend of Lord Snowdon. Chan also appeared in several 1960s television series including Dixon of Dock Green and her films included the Elizabeth Taylor epic Cleopatra (1963). Blau photographed Chan making a series of singing expressions for the release of her first record featuring the songs Gentlemen Please! and But No One Knows, with the verdict that Miss Chan has an Eartha Kitt-like technique and voice exciting, unusual and highly individualistic' She featured on Simon Dupree's 1967 hit record Kites.

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Jacqui Chan, by Tom Blau - NPG x131952

Jacqui Chan

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
NPG x131952

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