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2 July 2013
A Celebration Of Agneta Eckemyr

By: FSWL team
Published:
2013-07-02
Agneta Eckemyr OHMSS screentest
A celebration of Agneta Eckemyr on her birthday. Agneta could have become the first Swedish Bond girl if her screen-test for the role of "Tracy" (James Bond's wife) had given her the part opposite George Lazenby.

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like send our personal wishes for her birthday.

"Kram och grattis på födelsedagen, Agneta!"

About Agneta Eckemyr:
Agneta (Marie-Anne) Eckemyr was born in Karlsborg, a small Swedish town situated next to Lake Vättern, only 32 km from Hjo where FSWL founder Anders Frejdh grew up.

Initially a model, her looks took her into film and television roles. She was photographed by Life Magazine appearing opposite the five semi finalist actors for the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).

In 1971, Agneta starred opposite ex-Beatle Ringo Starr in Blindman.

In the Oct 1975 issue of Playboy, shortly after appearing in the Disney family film The Island at the Top of the World (1974). Eckemyr appeared on the front cover of the magazine and within as a "Playboy Playmate".

After her career as an actress, Agneta worked as a fashion photographer for a number of years until her interest for the industry lead her to design her own clothes. Since the 1980s, she runs Agneta Eckemyr Design in New York with its own design and manufacturing of women's clothing in a classic Swedish romantic style with much lace and white linen.

In 2011, Agneta's clothing designs were featured at Älskling (Swedish for darling) on Columbus Avenue in New York City.

Agneta Eckemyr resides in New York but is about to move back to Sweden after 40 years abroad.

With former life partner, the pianist Staffan Scheja, she has a son, Swedish filmmaker Daniel Scheja.

Editor's note:
Both Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve were considered for the part of Tracy before director Peter Hunt (1925-2002) screen-tested Agneta Eckemyr, France Anglade (Algerian actress) and Marie-France Boyer (French actress) in a romantic scene with George Lazenby. Diana Rigg ended up getting the role.

Birthdays for more Swedish James Bond related people on From Sweden With Love:
>Anne Lönnberg (February 17)
>Britt Ekland (October 6)
>Dolph Lundgren (November 3)
>Eva Green (July 5)
>Izabella Scorupco (June 4)
>Jens Hultén (December 6)
>Kristina Wayborn (September 24)
>Lars Lundgren (May 6)
>Mary Stavin (August 20)
>Maud Adams (February 12)
>Max von Sydow (April 10)
>Ola Rapace (December 3)

Photo above:
George Lazenby with Swedish model Agneta Eckemyr during the OHMSS screen-test. Photo by Loomis Dean © 1967 Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. All rights reserved.

For more information about Agneta Eckemyr film career, check out her page on IMDB:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0248555/

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