Kristina Wayborn

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Kristina Wayborn
Born Britt-Inger Johansson
(1950-09-24) 24 September 1950 (age 63)
Nybro, Småland, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976 – present

Kristina Wayborn (born 24 September 1950) is a Swedish-born actress who worked mostly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Biography[edit]

Wayborn was born Britt-Inger Johansson in Nybro, Småland, Sweden. She was Miss Sweden in 1970,[1] and was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant that same year. She was also selected as Miss Scandinavia 1971.[citation needed]

Wayborn portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in television movie The Silent Lovers (1980) which brought her to the attention of the producers of the James Bond films.

She was then cast in probably her best known role as Bond girl Magda in James Bond film Octopussy (1983). During a fight scene in this film, the act went wrong and Wayborn suffered several broken toes.[citation needed] She is possibly best known for her fight scene in Octopussy, in an era predating the big female action heroines of the box office. Her character Magda beat up many of Kamal Khan's guards, showing a surprising agility and acumen for martial arts.

She subsequently appeared in a number of American television series such as The Love Boat, Airwolf, MacGyver, Dallas, General Hospital, Designing Women, Baywatch and That '70s Show, which reunited her with her Octopussy co-star Maud Adams.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fröken Sverige genom tiderna, accessed 19 May 2010 (Swedish)

Miss Scandinavia 1970 – 1973

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