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Birthday of Miss World & Swedish Bond girl Mary Stavin

By: Anders Frejdh
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A celebration of the absolutely fabulous and lovely Mary Stavin, two-time Swedish Bond girl (both times opposite Roger Moore as Ian Fleming's 007) and Miss World, on her birthday. Besides Maud Adams, Mary is the only Swedish actress to have appeared in two different Bond films.

"Bästa Mary, stort grattis på din födelsedag, FSWL älskar dig!"

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.

Mary Stavin at James Bond festival in Stockholm 2014
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. Copyright © From Sweden With Love. All rights reserved.

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'.

Mary Stavin Miss World 1977
She returned to judge the Miss World contest in 1980 and 2010.

She was cast as one of Octopussy's girls in Octopussy (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), 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.

Shape Up and Dance with Mary Stavin and George Best
Mary Stavin resides since many years in Beverly Hills, California with her husband Nick Wilcockson.

Mary Stavin's film and TV credits

2017: Barking Mad Director: Charles Dennis
2005: The Story of Bob (short film) Director: Theodore Melfi
1996-2000: Vänner och Fiender (TV series) Director:
1996: The Devil Takes a Holiday Director: Will Binder
1993: Desire Director: Rodney McDonald
1990: Twin Peaks (TV series) Director: Lesli Linka Glatter/Caleb Deschanel
1989: Night Court (TV series) Director: Jim Drake
1989: Born to Fight Director: Bruno Mattei
1989: Howling V: The Rebirth Director: Neal Sundstrom
1988: Open House Director: Jag Mundhra
1988: Strike Commando 2 Director: Bruno Mattei
1988: Top Line Director: Nello Rossati (Deborah Moore also appeared in this film.)
1988: Caddyshack II Director: Allan Arkush
1988: The Opponent/Qualcuno pagherà Director: Sergio Martino
1987: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV series) Director: Jay Tarses (Kabir Bedi also had a role in this series.)
1986: Still the Beaver (TV series) (Maria) Director: Jeffrey Ganz
1986: House Director: Steve Miner
1985: A View to a Kill Director: John Glen
1985: Hotel (TV series) Director: Kim Friedman (David Hedison appeared in the same episode)
1985: Arthur the King Director: Clive Donner
1983: Octopussy Director: John Glen

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



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