Being the daughter of a French father and Vietnamese mother, Pauline Ngoc rose, in the '70s, to be a top star in Vietnam. People called her äThe Black Diamond". Pauline had to escape from her country, when the Vietcong took over. She landed in Marseille, and went on to Paris, where she fought for the Boat People's fate. On she went to the Ivory Coast, and, after that, to Virginia/USA.