Francisca Tu
Mr. Osato's secretary in You Only Live Twice


Francisca Tu is a Chinese born German actress who took ballet lessons at the Hanover Opera House , trained at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. At the age of 19, she went to London where she stayed with a cousin and assisted him in an auction house. During this time, Francisca learned a lot about Chinese art and also worked as a model for an advertising agency. She continued her artistic education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art . On her 21st birthday, Francisca auditioned for the BBC and was immediately a job in a TV drama.

Shortly thereafter, roles followed in Jurgen Roland's Hong Kong thriller Lotus Blossoms and a small role of Mr. Osato's secretary alongside Sean Connery in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice and as the right hand of the Chinese master criminal Dr. Fu Man Chu (Christopher Lee).

In the second half of the 1960s, she had minor roles alongside Jerry Lewis in The Spinner, Marcello Mastroianni in Diamonds for Breakfast, Gregory Peck in The Most Dangerous Man in the World, and Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr. in Salt and Pepper. In later film roles she co-starred with Gene Hackman, Oliver Reed and Candice Bergen and regular television commitments in popular multi-part or series like Death is Behind and the Offender on the Track.

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Francisca Tu Filmography at IMDB