Sunday, November 25, 2018

53 Stunning Photos of Britt Ekland During The 1960s

Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for 
beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and 
then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt 
entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a 
hotel, he fell hard for her and they soon married. The combination of 
Sellers' stardom and her stunning beauty contributed to her fame (the fact 
that Sellers suffered a heart attack in bed on their wedding night did not 
hurt, either). She appeared in two films with her husband: After the Fox 
(1966), written by Neil Simon, and the forgettable The Bobo (1967). Her claim 
to fame would come as the young girl who invented the striptease in The Night 
They Raided Minsky's (1968). After that, she appeared in a string of movies 
that were built around her looks and not much else. She did appear in some 
first-rate productions over the years, though, two of them being Get Carter 
(1971) and the cult classic The Wicker Man (1973). The high point in her 
career would be her role as Bond girl Mary Goodnight in The Man with the 
Golden Gun (1974). After her much publicized breakup with rocker Rod Stewart 
in 1977, Britt continued to make movies--both features and made-for-TV 
films--and tried the stage. By that time, the quality of her film projects 
had decreased markedly, and she was reduced to appearing in things like 
Fraternity Vacation (1985) and Beverly Hills Vamp (1989).
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