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Birthday of Swedish Bond Girl Kristina Wayborn (Octopussy)

By: Anders Frejdh
Kristina Wayborn Anders Frejdh
A celebration of Kristina Wayborn - Miss Sweden & Miss Scandinavia 1970 and the actress who played Magda in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy (1983), still the most successful 007 film in Sweden of all time (based on the number of cinema tickets sold).

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to celebrate Kristina and thank her again for taking time to grace our James Bond festival in Stockholm on 19-21 September 2014.

"Älskade Kristina - många kramar på födesledagen från oss i Sverige."

About Kristina Wayborn

Kristina Wayborn was born Britt-Inger Johansson in Nybro, Sweden. After being elected Miss Sweden in 1970 she was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant. The same year she was also elected Miss Scandinavia.

Wayborn portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in The Silent Lovers (1980) which brought her to the attention of the producers of the James Bond films.

She was cast as Magda in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983). During a fight scene in the film, the act went wrong and Wayborn suffered several broken toes. Despite the accident, she became well known for her fight scenes in Octopussy, in an era predating the big female action heroines of the box office. Her character Magda beat up many of Kamal Khan's guards, showing a surprising agility and acumen for martial arts.

She subsequently appeared in a number of American television series such as The Love Boat (1982-1986), Airwolf (1986), MacGyver (1986), Dallas (1986), General Hospital (1987), Designing Women (1991), Baywatch (1993-1999) and That '70s Show (2000) in which she was re-united with her Octopussy co-star Maud Adams.

In the 1990's, Kristina appeared in the Swedish television series Vänner och Fiender (1996-2000), one of the longest running series ever in Sweden. (Another Swedish Bond girl, Mary Stavin, also appeared in the series.)

In 2010, she appeared in the horror film The Frankenstein Syndrome.

Kristina Wayborn's film and television credits

2010: The Prometheus Project/Frankenstein Syndrome (Elizabeth's Mother) - Director: Sean Tretta
2005: Forbidden Warrior (Sorceress) Director: Jimmy Nickerson
2000: That '70s Show (TV series) (Honor) - Director: David Trainer
1999: Baywatch (TV series) (Lena) - Director: Douglas Schwartz
1997: Little Ghost (Christine) - Director: Linda Shayne
1993: Baywatch (TV series) (Lila Franks) - Director: Alan Myerson
1992: Dangerous Curves (TV series) (Norma Desmond)
1991: Designing Women (TV series) (Gail) - Director: David Steinberg
1987: General Hospital (TV series) (Dr. Greta Ingstrom)
1986: Dallas (TV series) (Trish) - Director: Leonard Katzman
1986: MacGyver (TV series) (Sara Ashford) - Director: Don Chaffey
1986: Airwolf (TV series) (Dawn Janine Harrison) - Director: Don Chaffey
1986: The Love Boat (TV series) (Anna Petrovska) - Director: Kim Friedman
1985: Hostage Flight (Ilsa Beck) - Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
1983: Octopussy (1983) (Magda) - Director: John Glen
1982: The Love Boat (TV series) Monique Ellis) - Director: Ted Lange
1980: Moviola: Greta Garbo (Greta Garbo) - Director: John Erman
1976: Victory at Entebbe (Claudine) - Director: Marvin J. Chomsky

Photo above:
Kristina Wayborn and FSWL founder Anders Frejdh at the Skyfall premiere in London on October 23, 2012. Photo by Sascha Braun © From Sweden with Love.

For more information about Kristina Wayborn's film career, check out her IMDB profile.



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