Alexandra Charles

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Alexandra Charles

Alexandra Charles (born November 12, 1946 in Mariestad, Sweden, née Thyra Margareta Inga-Lill Gefvert)[1] is a Swedish former nightclub owner.[2] With her first husband Noël Charles (1940-2013) she opened a membership restaurant-discothèque called Alexandra's in central Stockholm in 1968 which existed in four successive central locations in that city until 1988. They also initially had a club by the same name in his native Barbados.

The clientele of the Stockholm club included Swedish celebrities and royalty, with regulars including ABBA, Björn Borg and King Carl XVI Gustaf. Many international celebrities who visited Stockholm were also visitors to Charles's nightclub.[3][4]

After her divorce from Noël Charles she also split up with her American business partner Tom Macksey in 1976, and her place was moved and renamed Alexandra. A number of Swedish show business profiles had had their debuts at Alexandra's, and the first Swedish version of Wild Side Story played there.

Charles has been married twice more but still goes by the surname of her first husband (who later married Cynthia Lennon[5]). She chairs a charitable foundation and is involved in women's health issues.[citation needed]

Also see[edit]

AlexCab

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, Alexandra (1986). Alexandra on the Rocks. p. 7. ISBN 91-7684-105-7. 
  2. ^ Svenska Dagbladet September 26, 1976 p 27 (cover of section "Stockholmsronden")
  3. ^ Charles, Alexandra (1986). Alexandra on the Rocks. ISBN 91-7684-105-7. 
  4. ^ Svenska Dagbladet September 26, 1976
  5. ^ washingtonpost.com

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