Janet Ågren

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Janet Ågren
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Born Janet Ågren
(1949-04-06) 6 April 1949 (age 65)
Landskrona, Sweden

Janet Ågren (born 6 April 1949) is a Swedish former actress of mostly Italian exploitation films.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Ågren was born in Landskrona, Sweden, a town she once described to Italian entertainment journalists as a "Northern Naples."[2] Her modeling career brought her to Rome where she studied acting at the Drama School directed by Alessandro Fersen.[3] She made her film debut in Luciano Salce's Colpo di stato (1968),[3] and her early roles included the Michael Caine film Pulp (1972) as a receptionist, and the Jack Lemmon comedy Avanti! (1972) as a nurse. She appeared in a total of 57 films, including The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life (1972), The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974), The Left Hand of the Law (1975), The Uranium Conspiracy (1978), Deadly Chase (1978), Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980), Umberto Lenzi's Eaten Alive! (1980), Panic (1982), Don't Play with Tigers (1982), Dagger Eyes (1983), Red Sonja (1985), Hands Of Steel (1986), the Bud Spencer comedy Aladin (1986), and the cult horror film Ratman (1988). In early 1980s she also had a brief musical career.[4] She quit acting in the early 1990s and moved to the US where she currently resides.

She married the Italian film producer Carlo Maietto.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borstahustjejen som blev filmstjärna i Italien 12 August 2007 "Janet Ågren är i dag 58 år gammal och jobbar som inredningsarkitekt i Miami. "
  2. ^ Sydsvenskan: Lars-Håkan Svensson läser om Landskrona 26 January 2006 "Så illa var det inte förr även om jag erinrar mig att en av stadens forna storheter, Janet Ågren, en gång i ett försök att ge italienska nöjesjournalister en idé om vad för slags miljö hon kom ur karakteriserade sin hemstad som ett Nordens Neapel."
  3. ^ a b c Enrico Lancia, Fabio Melelli. Le straniere del nostro cinema. Gremese Editore, 2005. ISBN 8884403502. 
  4. ^ "Janet Agren canta il rap e sogna il teatro «serio»". La Stampa. 28 August 1983. p. 16.

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