In 2003 I saw The Quiet American. A movie about early US involvement in Vietnam. But also a movie about love. The love of two men (one American, one British) for a Vietnamese woman. Though I didn’t think the movie was a masterpiece, lately it has been in my mind a lot. (Probably because I think about Vietnam all the time nowadays! ;-)) While doing some research, I found out it was the first major Hollywood film to be shot in Vietnam (most other American Vietnam movies were shot in the Philippines) and Vietnam has welcomed The Quiet American as an accurate portrayal of early US involvement in Indochina.
Do Thi Hai Yen plays the Vietnamese girl that has to choose between the two western men who both love her. I really tried do find out more about her on the web, but there is little to find. I could not even find a birthdate.She played in two other films before The Quiet America (Song of the Stork and At the Height of Summer), but did not make any film after it. If anybody has news about this Vietnamese beauty, feel free to post it in the comments.