Christina Lindberg

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This article is about the actress Christina Lindberg. For the singer, see Christina Lindberg (singer).
Christina Lindberg
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Christina Lindberg in 2012
Born (1950-12-06) 6 December 1950 (age 63)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Years active 1970–present

Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg (born 6 December 1950, in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish journalist known internationally for her work as an actress and glamour model in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Biography[edit]

Lindberg grew up in a working class home in Annedal, Gothenburg, together with her sister and three brothers.[1] She studied Latin at school and planned to continue her studies in archeology.

Modeling career[edit]

During her high school years (she was around 18 years old) she started posing nude for men's magazines, such as FIB aktuellt and Lektyr, after having garnered some attention posing in bathing suits for newspapers.[2] She later appeared in men's magazines such as Penthouse (UK), Playboy (U.S.), Lui (France) and Mayfair (UK). She was a Penthouse Pet in the June 1970 issue of Penthouse.[3]

Film career[edit]

Lindberg has appeared or starred in 23 feature films, most of which are erotica, exploitation or softcore pictures. Her first movie was an American production (Maid in Sweden), filmed in Sweden with a Swedish cast. She got her second role in Jan Halldoff's comedy Rötmånad which was released in 1970. The film was seen by over 250,000 Swedes and went on to become a commercial success.[4] Her third film, Exponerad, was released with a lot of hype at the Cannes festival in 1971 and turned her into an international celebrity.[5]

A long string of exploitation films followed, many of which were filmed in Germany and Japan. As part of the marketing campaign for Exponerad she also went on a publicity trip to Japan, which later resulted in an invitation to appear in Japanese exploitation films. In Japan she played a major supporting role in Norifumi Suzuki's Pink film classic Sex & Fury. In 1972 she starred as Madeleine in Bo A. Vibenius's controversial film Thriller – en grym film. Director Quentin Tarantino expressed his admiration for both the film and Lindberg's performance,[6] and Madeleine later served as an inspiration for Daryl Hannah's character in Tarantino's Kill Bill films. In Kill Bill he also borrowed elements from Sex & Fury.[7] In the action-comedy spoof Sex, lögner & videovåld Lindberg made a brief cameo as Madeleine.

Lindberg did not like that nude pictures were getting more and more explicit and during the filming of Gerard Damiano's Flossie (AKA Natalie—not to be confused with a 1974 film of the same name, which was directed by Mac Ahlberg and starred Marie Forså) in West Germany—she left the set and returned home to Sweden. Damiano (who also directed the infamous Deep Throat) persuaded Lindberg to leave because he knew that it was going to be a hardcore film. For several years the German producer tried to bring her back in an attempt to complete the film. According to Videooze (No. 8, 1996), about 1,000 meters of film had been shot by Damiano. Production stopped and never resumed.

Post film career[edit]

In her introduction to Daniel Ekeroth's book Swedish Sensationsfilms: A Clandestine History of Sex, Thrillers, and Kicker Cinema, Christina Lindberg explains that after leaving exploitation films behind, she has been busy with numerous other projects. In 1972 she met future fiancé Bo Sehlberg and later started to work for his aviation magazine Flygrevyn. When Sehlberg died in 2004, Lindberg took over ownership and the position as editor-in-chief of the magazine—which is the largest aviation magazine in Scandinavia. She has also produced an instructional video on how to pick and prepare mushrooms, Christinas Svampskola, and is very passionate about preserving the Swedish wolf.[8] She made an attempt to enter the theater school Scenskolan in 1975 after having taken private lessons from Öllegård Wellton, but failed after having passed two out of three tests.[2] She continued posing and writing for men's magazines while studying journalism at Poppius,[9] and she eventually established herself as a journalist. In 2007 she announced that she would start an acting school.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Note: The films have been listed in order of production, based on Lindberg's diary.[1]

Year Movie Role Notes
1970 Rötmånad (What Are You Doing After the Orgy?) Anna Bella Gustafsson Major supporting role
1971 Yusra It's unclear whether Lindberg actually appears in this film (her scenes may have been cut)[11]
1971 Maid in Sweden (Jena) Inga Starring role (credited as Kristina Lindberg)
1971 Smoke(film) Annie Minor supporting role. Annie was based on the US comic strip character Little Orphan Annie.[1]
1971 Exponerad (Exposed) Lena Svensson Starring role (credited as Cristina Lindberg)
1972 Every Afternoon (Swedish Wildcats) Helga Brief appearances
1972 Young Playthings Gunilla Starring role
1972 Mädchen, die nach München kommen (Sex At The Olympics) Anja Minor supporting role
1972 Schulmädchen-Report 4. Teil – Was Eltern oft verzweifeln lässt (Campus Swingers) Barbara Heinbach Minor supporting role. The American version is 20 mins. shorter, and many of Lindberg's scenes have been cut
1973 Liebe in drei Dimensionen (Love in 3-D) Inge Minor supporting role
1973 Was Schulmädchen verschweigen (What Schoolgirls Don't Tell) Minor supporting role
1973 Jorden runt med Fanny Hill (Around The World With Fanny Hill) Meatball Model Brief appearances
1973 Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô (Sex & Fury) Christina Major supporting role
1973 Poruno no joô: Nippon sex ryokô (Journey to Japan) Ingrid Jacobsen Major supporting role
1973 Wide Open (Sängkamrater) Eva Minor supporting role
1973 Anita – ur en tonårsflickas dagbok (Anita: Swedish Nymphet) Anita Starring role. There are several versions of the film, including a US version with hardcore inserts which were shot later (Lindberg didn't participate in these scenes).[1] The hardcore version has not been released on DVD.
1974 Thriller – en grym film (They Call Her One Eye) Madeleine/Frigga/One Eye Starring role
1977 91:an och Generalernas Fnatt Bloodsample Nurse Brief appearances
1979 There Is a Sunrise Every Morning Cavegirl Eco-drama/documentary
1980 Attentatet (Outrage) Brief appearances
1980 Sverige åt svenskarna (Battle of Sweden) French Mistress Brief appearances
1982 Gräsänklingar Stripper (Uncredited) Brief appearances
1993 Christinas Svampskola (Herself) 20 min. instructional video about mushrooms
2000 Sex, lögner & videovåld (Sex, Lies & Videoviolence) Frigga/Madeleine/One Eye (Cameo) A non-commercial video parody of a variety of well known movies. Made by Swedish film fans working themselves in movie and entertainment business, shot in 1990-1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Videooze, Number 8, 1996 (Cult-film magazine)
  2. ^ a b Looking for Mushrooms with Christina Lindberg www.dvdtimes.co.uk
  3. ^ Penthouse Pets Penthousepets.net
  4. ^ Swedish Film Database Svenskfilmdatabas.se
  5. ^ Interviews with Lindberg and director on Swedish DVD-release of Exposed
  6. ^ Tarantino interview by Tomohiro Machiyama in Movie Treasures Magazine
  7. ^ IMDB Movie Connections IMDb.com
  8. ^ Daniel Ekeroth: SWEDISH SENSATIONSFILMS: A Clandestine History of Sex, Thrillers, and Kicker Cinema, (Bazillion Points, 2011) ISBN 978-0-9796163-6-5.
  9. ^ Interviews with Lindberg on Swedish DVD-release of Wide Open
  10. ^ Christina Lindberg vill förverkliga artistdrömmar. Helsingborg Dagblad, 17 December 2007 http://hd.se/noje/2007/12/17/nya-ljuva-aar-med-christina/
  11. ^ Interview with Lindberg at Rockland (May 2007)

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