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BRITT EKLAND

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2013-12-21
Born (year): 1942
Professional: Actress, Author and TV hostess
Language(s): English and Swedish
Website: None (Facebook - Instagram - Twitter)

About Britt Ekland:
Britt Ekland was born as Britt-Marie Eklund in Stockholm, Sweden and there attended a drama school (Calle Flygares teaterskola) before joining a travelling theatre group.

Following small parts in a few Swedish TV shows and films, Britt was cast in more substantial roles in Italian cinema, and soon became a star in the country.

When Peter Sellers met Britt in a hotel, he fell head over heels in love and they soon married. Due to the success that Sellers was having in films and her natural beauty, Britt became internationally famous. She appeared in two films with her husband After the Fox (1966), written by Neil Simon and The Bobo (1967). The following year she starred, with Jason Robards and Norman Wisdom in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). Britt continued to work in film and TV, making three or four films a year. Some of the most memorable being Get Carter (1971) and the cult classic, The Wicker Man (1973).

However, the high point in her career would be her role as Bond babe Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

Following Bond, Britt juggled a career on stage, tv and film; the latter including King Soloman's Treasure (1979), The Monster Club (1981) and Scandal (1989).

In 2007, Britt appeared on Swedish TV in SVT's portrait series, Stjärnorna på slottet. (Maud Adams appeared in the same series a year before.)

Over the years, Britt has worked on several books: her autobiography True Britt (1980) which was published in America in 1982, the fitness and health book Sensual Beauty (1984), and the novel Det ljuva livet (1993) which she co-wrote with Johan Pråmell.

In 2013, Ekland appeared in Season 6 of "Swedish Hollywood Wives" on TV3 and in 2014 she stars in "Eklands", also on TV3.

Read more about Britt Ekland on From Sweden with Love.

Selected films from Britt Ekland's career
• 1989: Scandal - Director: Michael Caton-Jones
• 1980: The Hostage Tower - Director: Claudio Guzmán
• 1978: Slavers - Director: Jürgen Goslar
• 1975: Royal Flash - Director: Richard Lester
• 1974: The Man with the Golden Gun - Director: Guy Hamilton
• 1974: The Ultimate Thrill - Director: Robert Butler
• 1973: The Wicker Man - Director: Robin Hardy
• 1973: Baxter! - Director: Lionel Jeffries
• 1972: Asylum - Director: Roy Ward Baker
• 1971: Get Carter - Director: Mike Hodges
• 1970: Tintomara - Director: Hans Abramson
• 1970: I Cannibali - Director: Liliana Cavani
• 1969: Stiletto - Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
• 1969: Machine Gun McCain - Director: Giuliano Montaldo
• 1968: The Night They Raided Minsky's - Director: William Friedkin
• 1967: The Bobo - Director: Robert Parrish
• 1966: After the Fox - Director: Vittorio De Sica

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