Throwback Thursday – Papillon Soo Soo in Full Metal Jacket

In the above scene from Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam war classic Full Metal Jacket, Papillon Soo Soo speaks the iconic lines that have since amused and infuriated Asian ladies all over the Western world.

This was the second of only three films the British-born actress and model appeared in. The first was the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill and 1992′s Split Second was her third and final. The song playing in this scene is Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” and the songs you’ve undoubtedly heard samples of Papillon’s (in)famous spoken lines in are 2 Live Crew’s “Me So Horny” and Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”

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  1. Avatar of Romanticwarrior

    I always preferred Leanne Hong who played the motorbike hooker. I like that beau-coup!!

  2. Quyen’s avatar

    That’s messed up. DAMN media.

  3. Avatar of Olrik

    I think Papillon Soo Lam had more success as a model than as an actress and there used to be some really beautiful fashion photos of her online but these seemed to have disappeared. She is quite low-key now but still shows up at movie fan shows and looks not bad…

  4. Avatar of roowazza

    i wonder what would gunny sergeant hartman say if he was there?