BRITT EKLAND, MIAMI, 1976
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Britt-Marie Ekland (born 6 October 1942) 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 girlin 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.
She was the Bond girl in the 1974 James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. Other notable film appearances include The Night They Raided Minsky’s, Baxter!,The Double Man, Get Carter (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 1973 cult film The Wicker Man (for which her voice was dubbed to disguise her Swedish-accented English). In 1975 she provided “whispers” in French on the end of then boyfriend Rod Stewart’s Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright).
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), and prostitute Mariella Novotny in the feature film Scandal (1989) about the Profumo affair.
She has guest starred on various TV shows, including an appearance on the popular TV series Superboy, playing Lara, Superboy’s biological mother, during the show’s second season in 1990. Ekland published a beauty and fitness book in 1984 Sensual Beauty: How to achieve it, followed by a fitness video in 1992. Ekland credits her personal trainer, Herb Genendelis, for a workout regimen that has kept her in “show biz shape”.