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Swedish actress and model Maud Adams

By: Anders Frejdh
Maud Adams Octopussy
Maud Adams Octopussy
Maud Adams Octopussy
Maud Adams Octopussy
Born (year): 1945
Professional: Actress, Model and TV hostess
Language(s): American English, French, German, Italian and Swedish
Website: None

About Maud Adams:
Maud Adams started her career as a model but turned to acting in 1970 with The Boys In The Band in which – appropriately – she played a model.

A few years later, she was cast as Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), the first of her Bond films. Her character was both “vulnerable” and a “victim” at the hands of her lover, Francisco Scaramanga, the titular villain played by legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee.

Other films followed until producer Albert R. Broccoli offered her the title role in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983) (1983).

Whilst a couple of other actresses had made a second appearance in a James Bond film (aside from regular Miss Moneypenny) it was quite something for a supporting actress in one film to return as one of the leads in a future 007 adventure.

Both director John Glen, and Bond actor Roger Moore, were unanimous in their praise for the casting decision in Octopussy.

Post-Bond, Maud continued acting in both large screen and small screen projects: Jane and the Lost City (1987), The Women’s Club (1987), Hell Hunters (1986), Ringer (1996), Perry Mason (1993) as well as appearing in many episodes of the Swedish television series Radioskugga (1995-1997) and Vita Lögner (1998). In 1994 she hosted Café Luleå – a Swedish talk show series.

In 2006, Maud appeared on Swedish TV in SVT's portrait series, Stjärnorna på slottet. (Britt Ekland appeared in the same series a year later.)

One question often asked of her is whether she appeared in A View to a Kill (1985), a story John Glen confirmed as being fact in his autobiography. Whilst it is true that Maud visited the set of the film in San Francisco, she did not (knowingly) make a cameo in the film. Many people insist she is on one of the trams in the film, but even studying frame-by-frame on DVDs it is impossible to confirm her being there.

In 2013, Maud Adams appeared in the Swedish version of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Maud lives in Los Angeles since many years with her husband Charles Rubin, but often returns to her native Sweden. She is ambassador for Norrbotten, the Northern Province where Luleå is situated.

Selected films from Maud Adams' career:
• 1989: The Favorite - Director: Jack Smight
• 1989: Pasión de hombre - Director: José Antonio de la Loma
• 1988: Deadly Intent - Director: Nigel Dick
• 1988: Angel III: The Final Chapter - Director: Tom DeSimone
• 1987: Jane and the Lost City - Director: Terry Marcel
• 1983: Octopussy - Director: John Glen
• 1982: Jugando con la muerte - Director: José Antonio de la Loma (Max von Sydow also appears in this film)
• 1981: Tattoo - Director: Bob Brooks
• 1980: Playing for Time - Director: Daniel Mann
• 1980: The Hostage Tower - Director: Claudio Guzmán (Britt Ekland also appeared in this film)
• 1979: Laura - Director: David Hamilton
• 1977: Merciless Man - Director: Mario Lanfranchi
• 1976: Killer Force - Director: Val Guest
• 1975: Rollerball - Director: Norman Jewison
• 1974: The Man with the Golden Gun - Director: Guy Hamilton
• 1971: The Christian Licorice Store - Director: James Frawley

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