Britt Ekland
Actress
Britt Ekland
Britt-Marie Eklund, better known as Britt Ekland, is a Swedish actress and singer, and a long-time resident of the United Kingdom. She is best known for her roles as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun, and in the British cult horror film The Wicker Man, as well as her marriage to actor Peter Sellers, and her high-profile social life.
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Discussing <em>The Wicker Man: Final Cut </em>With Director Robin Hardy
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Update: While The Wicker Man: Final Cut tours the U.S. from Bellingham to Brookline (see link below), L.A. audiences are fortunate, as it's just been announced that this Friday night, the first of November, legendary actress Britt Ekland -- "The Landlord's Daughter" herself! -- will introduce the 7:30 screening at Landmark's fabulous Nuart Theatre, plus she's staying for a Q&amp;A. If you miss this, you're crazy. Britt Ekland in The Wicker Man: Final Cut We now return you to the original opening paragraph. I get excited about movies, but rarely does a film astound me. Sinisterly exuberant, elegantly subversive, ravishingly eerie, hilariously chilling -- I just can't throw enough positive adjectival phrases at The Wicker Man: the 1973 masterpiece penned by Anthony Shaffer and magnificently directed by Robin Hardy. At the fore stands the world's greatest actor Christopher Lee, in one of his career peaks ("the best-scripted film I ever took part in," Mr. Lee says of The Wicker Man, i ...
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14 Male Celebrities Who Dared To Bare Their Bikini Bottoms
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny bikinis are not just for women. Before starlets were baring all at the beach, male celebrities owned the waves with their mankini bottoms. From Paul McCartney to Ronald Reagan, these vintage studs were the pioneers of summer eye candy. Tom Selleck in 1981. Arnold Schwarzenegger being huge in 1966. Sean Connery in "Zardoz" in 1974. Scott Baio tries to cover up his Speedo in 1983 with Heather Locklear. Hulk Hogan and wife Linda in 1991. The Beatles lounge by the pool in 1964. Only Paul McCartney got the Speedo memo. Lyle Waggoner of "The Carol Burnett Show" in Hawaii in 1988. Brian Jones and Keith Richards cover up a little thigh at the beach in 1965. James Caan at Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles estate in 1977. At least one member of AC/DC knows what's up in 1985. Kirk Douglas signs painter Novella Parigini on a beach in 1953. Sylvester Stallone picks up a newspaper outside his Malibu home in 1979. Pre-presiden ...
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Britt Ekland, Bond Girl, Hits The Red Carpet At 70 (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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Britt Ekland...The Swedish actress, 70, recalls the day she conquered her stage fright to star in a panto
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
I’d done one play a decade earlier at London’s Comedy Theatre and it closed within three weeks, which wasn’t a great experience.
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JAMES BOND: 'Roger Moore Was Never Sexually Threatening'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Britt Ekland is 20 years, minus a day, older than James Bond, it turns out. The Swedish star, still a dazzler on the eve of her 50th birthday, remembers very fondly her time as a Bond Girl in Man With The Golden Gun (1974), and especially her clinches with Bond of that era, Roger Moore. Britt Ekland with her James Bond of choice, Roger Moore Moore, as the joker Bond, sometimes gets sandwiched these days between the memorable charisma of Sean Connery and the suaveness of Pierce Brosnan (George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton have trouble being mentioned at all these days, by many, and the era of Daniel Craig gets attention all by itself), but Ekland is in no doubt as to what Roger Moore brought to the part... "He was gorgeous, he was tall, handsome, cheeky, sophisticated," she tells me at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, (the location for Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies), where she is helping celebrate the superspy's 50th anniversary. "He was never threatening. Y ...
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Looking Lippy, Mickey! Rourke Shows Off New Look
Radar Online - over 4 years
By Radar Staff Oh, Mickey Rourke, you used to be so fine! The actor, who turned 60 this month, hit the New York premiere of Black November on Wednesday night, stealing the attention from his costar Kim Basinger by showing off a brand new, lippy look, and RadarOnline.com has the shocking photos. PHOTOS: Mickey Rourke Shows Off New Look At Black November Premiere The Academy Award winning actor and former heartthrob, who has copped to going under the knife several times over the years to fix the damage done to his face during his brief boxing career in the 1990s, appeared to have bigger lips than usual and had strange-looking marks on his top lip. Though Rourke was wearing oversized sunglasses most of the night, he briefly took them off, revealing his tired looking eyes. PHOTOS: Kim Basinger And Mickey Rourke Then And Now Basigner, who reunited with her 9 1/2 Weeks costar for the film, looked sophisticated as she posed for photos on the red carpet, wearing a black suit with a w ...
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Literary feast at Saffrons book fair
Eastbourne Herald - almost 5 years
BOOKWORMS are in for a literary feast today (Wednesday, April 25) as a renowned biographer and the man who helped bring Harry Potter to life come to town. Local writing groups have spearheaded the book fair along with organiser Brigitte Sumner, with the fun taking place at the Saffrons Sports Club in Compton Place between 1pm and 6pm and then 7.30pm until 9.30pm. And among the main attractions are visits from a Nigel Goodall and Cliff Wright. Mr Goodall is one of Britain’s leading celebrity biographers and his books include efforts featuring Kylie Minogue, Johnny Depp, Demi Moore, Ray Winstone and Elton John. Also likely to draw the crowds in is Mr Wright. The illustrator did the covers and drawings for the Harry Potter books and is holding a workshop at 5pm. There will also be a local aspect to the showcase, with Eastbourne Writes group staging workshops, talks and readings by authors and tutors. There will also be the chance to join Anderida Writers, which has seven publish ...
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Films To Watch Before You Die #81 - Get Carter (1971)
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die... Get Carter, 1971. Directed by Mike Hodges. Starring Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, John Osborne, and Britt Ekland. Get Carter is a classic British gangster film that sees Jack Carter (Caine) arrive in Northern England with questions about the recent and supposedly accidental death of his brother. Suspecting that foul play was involved in the accident, Carter investigates and interrogates with vengeance on his mind. As Carter makes his way through the criminal underworld of Newcastle and the surrounding areas he rubs up the local crooks the wrong way and finds himself the subject of more violence. Carter must work out who is telling the truth and who is trying to throw him off the track as he pieces together the clues to find the person behind his brother’s death. The film is based upon Ted Lewis’ novel Jack Returns Home and producer Michael Klinger bought the rights and enlisted the services of Mi ...
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Britt Ekland: I spend hours mowing the lawn in absolutely straight lines on my tractor. If it¿s not right, I do it again
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s the turn of actress <a class="fplink fp-37212" href="/britt+ekland">Britt Ekland</a>...
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A look at the weeks ahead in Bucks - Buckinhamshire Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
For more information go to www.chilternfilmsociety.org.uk INTERNATIONAL superstar Britt Ekland and 70s pop legend Tony Christie will star in Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal Windsor for the panto season. Britain&#39;s Gold Talent&#39;s Kevin Cruise will be
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Las tribulaciones de Rod Stewart en la Costa - La Opinión de Málaga
Google News - over 5 years
Y de paso, pasearse por la provincia acompañado de su esposa, Britt Ekland, la ex mujer de Peter Sellers. El ambiente le engatusó. Su mujer se movía como una anguila en la sartén entre los atributos del destino. Con grandes saltos, excitada,
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Che fine hanno fatto le Bond Girls? - SKY.it
Google News - over 5 years
Era il 1974, invece, quando la svedese Britt Ekland apparve al fianco di Roger Moore in Agente 007 - L&#39;uomo dalla pistola d&#39;oro (1974), da allora ha collezionato una serie di successi cinematografici e televisivi vantando negli anni Ottanta anche un
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Rod Stewart proves his playboy days are dead by taking son Alastair to toy shop - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
The singer has been married three times and dated a string of beauties including Alana Hamilton and Britt Ekland, but insists he has no idea why he has been such a hit with women. Asked for the secret to his love life success, he said: &#39;I&#39;m embarrassed
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Tendencias Otoño-Invierno 2011/2012: El top 5 para fashionistas que no se ... - Trendencias
Google News - over 5 years
Para no complicarnos, elijamos una sóla prenda de la época que nos dará ese punto “Britt Ekland” que necesitamos: un vestido de línea A. Que lo llevemos con escamas cual Prada, o paillettes cual net a porter, es cosa nuestra. Son los 30, las mujeres se
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Slottet är redo för nya stjärnbråk - Expressen
Google News - over 5 years
2007: Britt Ekland, Arja Saijonmaa, Jan Malmsjö, Magnus Härenstam och Peter Stormare. 2008: Kjerstin Dellert, Christina Schollin, Jonas Gardell, Janne &quot;Loffe&quot; Carlsson och Staffan Scheja. 2009: Tommy Körberg, Kjell Berg- qvist, Björn Ranelid,
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Penny Lancaster struggles as she arrives in Miami with her brood - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
I used to be a bit of a hot head.&#39; Rod&#39;s former wives were models Alana Stewart and Rachel Hunter. Stewart also dated actress Britt Ekland and model Kelly Emberg. Asked what he knows about women and relationships, Stewart replies: &#39;I&#39;m still learning
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Rod Stewart esquece os nomes de seus próprios filhos - Jornal do Brasil
Google News - over 5 years
Rod Stewart foi casado três vezes e namorou várias mulheres belas como Alana Hamilton e Britt Ekland, mas insiste que não tem ideia por que se dá bem com as mulheres. Questionado sobre o segredo de seu sucesso na vida amorosa, ele disse: &quot;Fico sem
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After The Wicker Tree ... the Wicker three - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
The film, which also starred Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland, was a unique and unnerving combination of horror film, thriller and musical, famously ending with Woodward as a human sacrifice inside the giant wicker man of the title
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Cult film's sequel inflames director's ire - Scotland on Sunday
Google News - over 5 years
There are no A-list stars in the cast; Woodward and Britt Ekland, who starred in the original, are replaced by Henry Garrett and Britannia Nicol, but Sir Christopher Lee - Lord Summerisle in the first film - makes a cameo. &quot;We don&#39;t see who Christopher
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Britt Ekland
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 70
    Ekland was one of the housewives of Svenska Hollywoodfruar (en:Swedish Hollywoodwives) on TV3 during the 2013 season.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010 Ekland took part in the reality TV show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! where she was fourth to be voted off. During the program she developed a close relationship with Stacey Solomon and Nigel Havers, while making an enemy of Gillian McKeith.
  • 2011
    Age 68
    She starred in further Pantomimes at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, in 2011 and 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 67
    In December 2010 she starred as the 'Fairy Pea Pod' in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Kings Theatre, Southsea.
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  • 2009
    Age 66
    In 2009–10 she played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at Princess Theatre, Torquay.
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  • 2008
    Age 65
    She appeared as a guest on the British daytime television show Loose Women, in January 2008.
    More Details Hide Details From December 2008 to January 2009, Britt starred in Cinderella at the Shaw Theatre in London. In a rare instance of her singing, she performed the song My Prince, originally recorded by Lara Pulver on the album Act One – Songs from the Musicals of Alexander S. Bermange.
  • 2007
    Age 64
    She also appeared in Grumpy Old Women Live, participated in December 2007 in the Swedish reality show Stjärnorna på slottet (The stars at the castle) along with Peter Stormare, Arja Saijonmaa, Jan Malmsjö and Magnus Härenstam, and in December 2007 and January 2008 she starred again in Cinderella at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 56
    She appeared on stage as a cast member in Cinderella at the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent in December 1999 and January 2000.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 47
    She has guest-starred on various TV shows, including an appearance on the popular TV series Superboy, playing an alien disguised as Lara, Superboy's biological mother, during the show's second season in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Ekland published a beauty and fitness book in 1984 Sensual Beauty: How to achieve it, followed by a fitness video in 1992. In the 1999 BBC television series I Love the '70s she hosted the 1971 episode in homage to her role as "Anna" in the film), and The Wicker Man. Ekland's later career has mainly consisted of stage and television, with her last feature film role being in The Children (1990).
  • 1985
    Age 42
    Ekland had supporting roles in independent films, and appeared in the 1985 comedy Fraternity Vacation, followed by a role in the slasher film Moon in Scorpio (1988) and as prostitute Mariella Novotny in the feature film Scandal (1989) about the Profumo Affair.
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  • 1984
    Age 41
    In 1984 she married Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom, who was almost two decades her junior. They had a son, Thomas Jefferson (born in 1988), and divorced in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details A close friend of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, she is still a regular fixture on the rock'n'roll social scene. She was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the age of 53, which she attributes to yo-yo dieting and a low-calcium diet, after falling at an awards show and fracturing her wrist and ankle. She has been associated with both Alzheimer's and osteoporosis organisations. In the 1970s Ekland was one of the most photographed and talked-about celebrities in the world and in 1980 her best-selling autobiography, True Britt, was published. While Rod Stewart's domestic partner, Ekland inspired his hit song Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - 1977's overall #1 song. The song features a French spoken part from Ekland. After years of being renowned for her fantastic figure, Ekland produced her own workout video 'Britt Fit' in 1993, at the age of 51.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 36
    From 1979–1981 she dated and became engaged to Girl frontman and future L.A. Guns singer Phil Lewis.
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  • 1976
    Age 33
    In 1976 she provided the French spoken part at the end of then boyfriend Rod Stewart's hit single "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)".
    More Details Hide Details Ekland also portrayed biographical characters, such as the one based on real-life actress Anny Ondra (boxer Max Schmeling's wife) in the television movie Ring of Passion (1978). Ekland was also featured in the horror pictures The Monster Club (1980) and Satan's Mistress (1982).
  • 1974
    Age 31
    Ekland's next prominent role came when she was cast as the lead Bond girl, Mary Goodnight, in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, which received mixed reviews but furthered Ekland's status as a sex symbol.
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  • 1973
    Age 30
    Her most iconic horror role came in the 1973 cult horror film The Wicker Man, in which she played a Pagan villager and seductress; however, her voice was dubbed in the film to disguise her Swedish-accented English.
    More Details Hide Details Other roles included in the thriller The Ultimate Thrill (1974) and the British drama Baxter! (1973). On television, she was cast in the TV film The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973) opposite Lee Majors.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 28
    In 1971, she was cast as a leading lady and gun moll in the iconic crime film Get Carter, opposite Michael Caine, which firmly established her as a blonde bombshell.
    More Details Hide Details The 1970s also saw Ekland in several horror films, including What the Peeper Saw (1972) as a disturbed bride; the Agatha Christie adaptation Endless Night (1972), playing the friend and companion of an American heiress; and as a hallucinatory figure in the anthology film Asylum (1972) opposite Charlotte Rampling.
  • 1964
    Age 21
    Ekland became famous overnight as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to English actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper and then meeting in London.
    More Details Hide Details She stood by him after he suffered a series of massive heart attacks shortly after their marriage. Ekland was stepmother to Sellers' children Sarah and Michael (who died of a heart attack at about the same age as his father). In January 1965 they had a daughter, Victoria. The couple made three films together—A Carol for Another Christmas in 1964, After the Fox in 1966 and The Bobo in 1967—before divorcing in 1968. In June 1973 she had a son, Nic Adler, with record producer Lou Adler. She also had a much publicised romance with rock star Rod Stewart; they were introduced in 1975 by Joan Collins and lived together for more than two years, with Ekland giving up her career to focus on the relationship.
    In 1964, she appeared in the Christmas television film A Carol for Another Christmas, meeting her future husband, Peter Sellers, her co-star in the film.
    More Details Hide Details She followed this with After the Fox (1966), also starring Sellers; she made one more film with Sellers, The Bobo (1967). This was followed with a lead role as an Amish girl-turned New York City burlesque dancer in William Friedkin's musical The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968), which earned Ekland critical acclaim. Next came Stiletto (1969), a crime drama, based on a novel by Harold Robbins, co-starring Alex Cord. She then starred in a string of Italian films, Machine Gun McCain (1969), The Conspirators (1969), and as Antigone in The Cannibals (1970).
    Her high-profile social life and her 1964 marriage to actor Peter Sellers attracted considerable press attention, leading to her being one of the most photographed celebrities in the world during the 1970s.
    More Details Hide Details Ekland was born Britt-Marie Eklund in Stockholm, Sweden to Maj Britt, a secretary, and Sven Axel Eklund, who ran an upscale clothing store in Stockholm and was captain of the Swedish national curling team. Ekland's mother died of Alzheimer's disease in the 1980s, which had a profound effect on her. Ekland grew up with three younger brothers, and has said that she was overweight for much of her childhood: "I was very heavy. God, I was brutal-looking. I always tried to be funny to make up for the fact that I was fat and ugly." As a teenager, Ekland left school to travel with a theater company, and was spotted by a talent agent in a coffee shop while in Italy, who sent her to London to audition for films. Ekland began her career with bit parts and uncredited walk-on roles, including her first onscreen role in G.I. Blues (1960). This was followed with a small supporting part in The Happy Thieves (1960). She had small roles in the Swedish films Kort är sommaren (1962) and Det är hos mig han har varit (1963), before landing her first major supporting part in the George Marshall Western Advance to the Rear (1964).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on October 6, 1942.
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