Efva Attling

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Efva Attling
Efva Attling.jpg
Attling when living in London during her early modelling career, here photographed on Kings Road, June 5, 1971.
Background information
Birth name Efva Katarina Attling
Also known as Electra (as model)
Born (1952-02-18)February 18, 1952
Origin Sweden
Occupation(s) Designer, Singer
Associated acts X Models
Website www.efvaattling.com

Efva Katarina Attling, (born in February 18, 1952 in Stockholm) is a Swedish jewellery designer.

In the early 1980s she played in the band "X Models" and released the hit single Två av oss ("Two of us").[1][2]

Her interest in design had her working for Levi's and H&M and in the mid 1990s she started her own line of jewellery.[3]

She worked as a professional model for twelve years after being spotted by Eileen Ford.[4] She was also famous for being one of Sweden's best professional disco dancers, when she worked with her friend and dancing colleague Annabelle Rice.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Attling is one of five sisters. She was married to pop singer/writer Niklas Strömstedt and by him has two children. She entered a civil union with Swedish pop singer Eva Dahlgren in 1996. In 2009 they got married, after Sweden passed its gender neutral marriage law.

Awards[edit]

Attling has received a medal from the Royal Swedish Patriotic Society in April 2011, for distinguishing herself as an internationally known jewellery designer.[citation needed] Her jewellry "Homo Sapiens" has been known to cause some commotion when being worn by Madonna in public.[according to whom?]

References[edit]

  1. ^ X Models discography at Discogs
  2. ^ X Models discography at Rate Your Music
  3. ^ "Efva Attling biography". moxtex.org. 
  4. ^ efvaattling.com
  5. ^ sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efva_Attling

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