Florence Vanida Faivre is a Thai actress and model.
Florence Faivre grew up in the town of Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. Early in her adolescence, her and her family moved to Bangkok, Thailand. Florence started her career in show business there at the age of 13. She was the regular host of two Thai television shows, “Teentalk” and “E for Teens”, while also hosting countless programs as a guest presenter for international television shows throughout South East Asia.
Then in 2002, in her final year of high school, Florence was chosen to be the lead in the film “The Siam Renaissance” from the producers of the internationally acclaimed Thai films “Bangkok Dangerous” and “Tears of the Black Tiger.” The Siam Renaissance would be the second largest Thai production to date. She was unanimously praised by the critics for her star performance in the film, receiving a Best Actress nomination at the 2004 Bangkok International Film Festival.
Florence Faivre then moved to New York City to further pursue her acting career. Soon afterward, she was cast as the female lead alongside Bernard Giraudeau in ‘Chokdee’, a story based upon the life of Dida Diafat, the world’s first French champion in Thai Boxing. Florence then took on the female lead in The Elephant King featuring Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn. The Elephant King premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was a Spotlight Film of the Hamptons International Film Festival, and went on to win Best Film laurels at the Sacramento International Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, SoCal Independent Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival, and others from around the world. The Elephant King will be released in 2008 theatrically in the United States and worldwide. Florence has also recently concluded work on “The Coffin” which will make its market premiere in May 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival.