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20 AUGUST 2017

By: Anders Frejdh
A celebration of the absolutely fabulous and lovely Mary Stavin, Swedish Bond girl and Miss World, on her birthday. Besides Maud Adams, Mary is the only Swedish actress to have appeared in two different James Bond films.

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to celebrate Mary and thank her again for taking time to grace our James Bond festival in Stockholm in September 2014.

"Älskade Mary, stort grattis på din födelsedag, FSWL älskar dig."

About Mary Stavin:
Mary Ann-Catrin Stävin, Miss Sweden and Miss World (1977), was born in Örebro, Sweden and carved out a successful career modelling. At one point she replaced Farrah Fawcett as the face of Fabergé, and in 1979 appeared in the video for Adam Ant's 'Strip'.

She returned to judge the Miss World contest in 1980 and 2010.

She was cast as one of Octopussy's girls in Octopussy (1983) (1983) and enjoyed more screen time than any of the others. Producer Albert R. Broccoli spotted her potential as an actress and offered to send her to drama school. Mary enthusiastically took up the offer, and was subsequently offered a role in the next Bond film, A View to a Kill (1985) (1985), as Kimberley Jones in the exciting pre-title sequence.

Subsequent credits include House (1986), Caddyshack II (1988), Howling V: The Rebirth (1989) and The Devil Takes A Holiday (1996).

In 1990 she starred in two episodes of the cult tv show Twin Peaks. In the 1990's Mary also appeared in the Swedish television series Vänner och Fiender, one of the longest running series ever in Sweden. (Another Swedish Bond girl, Kristina Wayborn, also appeared in the series.)

In addition to acting, Mary released the exercise album Shape Up and Dance with George Best in 1984.

Mary Stavin resides in Beverly Hills, California with her husband Nick.

Editor's note:
In 2012, FSWL did a long interview with the lovely Mary Stavin. The piece will be published at a later date.

For other posts covering Mary Stavin featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more photos from Mary's James Bond days, click here.

Mary Stavin's film and TV credits:
2005: The Story of Bob (short) (Inga Jones) Director: Theodore Melfi
1996-2000: Vänner och Fiender (TV series) Director:
1996: The Devil Takes a Holiday (Tina) Director: Will Binder
1993: Desire (Adrienne) Director: Rodney McDonald
1990: Twin Peaks (TV series) (Heba) Director: Lesli Linka Glatter/Caleb Deschanel
1989: Night Court (TV series) (Jacqueline) Director: Jim Drake
1989: Nato per combattere (Maryline Kane) Director: Bruno Mattei
1989: Howling V: The Rebirth (Anna) Director: Neal Sundstrom
1988: Open House (Katie Thatcher) Director: Jag Mundhra
1988: Trappola diabolica (Rosanna Boom) Director: Bruno Mattei
1988: Top Line (Maureen De Havilland) Director: Nello Rossati (Deborah Moore also appeared in this film.)
1988: Caddyshack II (Girl in Bar) Director: Allan Arkush
1988: The Opponent/Qualcuno pagherà (Gilda Duranti) Director: Sergio Martino
1987: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV series) (Kirsten Haaken) Director: Jay Tarses (Kabir Bedi also appeared in this series.)
1986: Still the Beaver (TV series) (Maria) Director: Jeffrey Ganz
1986: House (Tanya) Director: Steve Miner
1985: A View to a Kill (Kimberley Jones) Director: John Glen
1985: Hotel (TV series) (Sandy Tanner) Director: Kim Friedman (David Hedison appeared in the same episode)
1985: Arthur the King (Princess) Director: Clive Donner
1983: Octopussy (1983) (Octopussy Girl) Director: John Glen

Birthdays for other 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)
>Maud Adams (February 12)
>Max von Sydow (April 10)
>Ola Rapace (December 3)
>Per Hallberg (December 30)

Photo above:
Mary Stavin surrounded by Robert Davi, John Glen and Kristina Wayborn at the opening press conference for our James Bond festival in Stockholm. Photo by Cawa Media. © From Sweden With Love. All rights reserved.

For more information about Mary Stavin's career, check out her profile on IMDB:



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