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AUGUST 2012
AN INTERVIEW WITH LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2012-08-15
For the 50th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen, From Sweden with Love (Anders Frejdh) caught up with Lynn-Holly Johnson, the gorgeous American actress who played Bibi Dahl in For Your Eyes Only (1981).

>READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH LYNN-HOLLY JOHNSON HERE

About Lynn-Holly Johnson:
Lynn-Holly Johnson was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1958 to Margaret, a housewife, and Alan Johnson, a general contractor. She has a brother, Gregg, and an older sister, Kimberlee. Johnson added the hyphen to her name after her roommate signed Johnson's name that way.

In 1974 Johnson was the United States National Figure Skating Silver Medalist and the National Freestyle Champion. She turned professional in 1977 and joined Ice Capades and subsequently began an acting career, making her film debut in Ice Castles (1978), where she played a figure skater. The film, a romantic drama co-starring Robby Benson, was a minor success in December 1978, grossing $18 million domestically. Johnson, who was described as "an appealing young woman who actually happens to be a good skater who can act" by film critic Roger Ebert, was nominated for a Golden Globe as "New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female" for her performance in the film.

Johnson was subsequently cast in the lead role of the Disney horror drama, The Watcher in the Woods. The film received a limited release in April 1980, but was pulled from theatres and not given a wider release until October 1981. Also in 1981, Johnson starred as "Bibi Dahl" in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only. In that movie she played yet another ice-skater who unsuccessfully yet comically attempts to seduce an unwilling and much older James Bond (played by Roger Moore).

In 1996, Johnson quit acting to concentrate on her family; her last acting role at that time was a made-for-television film, Fugitive X: Innocent Target.

Johnson currently lives in the Los Angeles, California area with her husband and their two children. In the fall of 2007 she returned to acting in a community theatre production of It's a Wonderful Life.

Finally, and most importantly, she is a spokesperson for American Heart Association, doing speeches, with hopes of trying to save lives. She is also an ambassador for The Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach, California.

Photo above:
A personal portrait of actress Lynn-Holly Johnson. Photo by Jon Kopaloff. © Getty Images. All rights reserved.

For a full listing of Lynn-Holly Johnson's career in films, check out her profile on IMDB:
www.imdb.com/name/nm0000468/

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