Hottest Dog Trainer Ever
Foxtel’s History Channel is dedicating the month of August to The Vietnam War in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.
In addition to a number of new and old docos, they are replaying the 1987 Kennedy Miller mini-series “Vietnam“, which stars Nicole Kidman and Barry Otto among others.
I’ve watched all 3 parts so far and have been thoroughly enjoying it, as I was too young to see it the first time around. It is hard to watch in some parts though, particularly a scene in the second episode which I won’t spoil for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.
Now I have to disagree with Hugh Hefner because I don’t think Nicole Kidman is really all that hot by Hollywood standards. On the other hand, the 2 actresses who portray the Vietnamese villagers who become girlfriends of the main character and his best mate are much more to my taste.
Pauline Chan and Grace Parr also both appeared with Nicole Kidman in Bangkok Hilton 2 years after Vietnam was made.
Pauline Chan is quite hard to get a handle on because I think IMDB has confused 2 actresses with the same name in their list. Pauline Chan Bo-Lin was a well-known Hong Kong actress who starred in quite a few soft-porn films. She was born in 1973 which makes her way too young to be the same actress who starred in Vietnam, which was made in 1987.
I am guessing the same Pauline Chan who was in Vietnam is the same one who played Irene Cheung on the ABC’s “Grass Roots”, but I’ve only ever seen 3 episodes of Grass Roots and can’t remember that character. Her other most recognisable performance would probably be in “Paradise Road” where she features as “Random Chinese woman who is burned alive by Japanese prison guards”.
Grace Parr, on the other hand, pretty much gave up acting after Bangkok Hilton, and apart from a few cameos in TV shows like Water Rats has not been sighted since.
She is now a dog behavioural therapist and trainer in Sydney. Still scrubs up pretty well too, even though she must be well into her 40s. Can’t see a wedding ring in that picture but in fairness her hands aren’t shown. My fan mail is already on the way. Pity I don’t have a dog.