Ulla Andersson

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Ulla Jones
Ulla Jones.jpg
Jones on stage at Alexandra's in Stockholm, January 1976.
Born Ulla Agneta Andersson
(1946-06-18) June 18, 1946 (age 68)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Other names Ulla Andersson, Ulla Jones
Occupation Model, actress, singer-songwriter, author, artist, makeup artist
Years active 1961-present
Agent Ford Models
Known for Modeling
Home town Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse(s) Quincy Jones(Divorced;1967-1974)
Children 2
Relatives Martina Jones (Daughter)
Quincy Jones III (Son)
Jolie Jones (Ex-Stepdaughter)

Ulla Agneta Jones (née Andersson; born 18 June 1946), known professionally as Ulla Andersson and Ulla Jones[1] is a former high fashion model, actress, singer and songwriter who appeared on numerous magazine covers during the 1960s, before she retired from the Ford Modelling Agency. She was married to American music producer Quincy Jones, with whom she had two children.

After living in California with Jones for several years, she legally separated from him and returned to Sweden with her children. She also calls herself Ulla Andesong (Swedish for spirit song).

Personal life[edit]

In 1966 when Andersson was 19 years old, she met the American musician and music producer Quincy Jones at a party in New York, given by TWA in honour of Frank Sinatra. After a whirlwind courtship, she left the 5th Avenue apartment she was subletting in Manhattan from the producer Robert Evans and moved to California to live with Jones. Earlier that year, she was selected to represent Sweden in the Miss World 1966 pageant in London. In 1967 she and Jones married.[2] Andersson retired from her modeling career to raise their two children, Martina and Quincy Jones III.

The pressures of her husband's touring and social life caused friction in the marriage, as did Andersson's health issues. After several years of marriage, she took the children and left her husband. She returned to live in Sweden, where she remains today. Quincy Jones III has retained his Swedish citizenship.

Although she and Quincy Jones were formally separated, they were not legally divorced until 1974.[2] Diagnosed with a brain tumor, Jones was gravely ill and wanted to marry his longtime partner, the actress Peggy Lipton. He wanted to provide legally for their two daughters. Ulla agreed to complete the divorce and to his offer of a one-time cash settlement. After receiving a small settlement, she moved out to the suburbs of Stockholm.

Today, she is a grandmother.

Career[edit]

Andersson was discovered at the age of 15 in Stockholm by Eileen Ford, head of an important United States modelling agency. Ford immediately signed the teenager to her agency and sent her to Paris. There she was taught the modeling business and started working. Before long before she was travelling the world, working in fashion shows and shoots in [urope]], the United States, and Russia. She was photographed by renowned fashion photographers of the day, including Hiro. Her image appeared on such international fashion magazines as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.

In January 1976, Ulla Jones was cast as "Betty Sue" in Lars Jacob's first Stockholm production of Wild Side Story. Her performance was singled out for good notice in major press.[3] The run was cut short when one of the leads dropped out. Fellow cast members were Christer Lindarw and Roger Jönsson, subsequently known in the act After Dark.

In 1979, Ulla was signed to Four Leaf Clover Records. That year Ulla released her debut album "No Time No Space No Age No Race That's Nifty!". The album featured twelve tracks all except one written by Ulla and was a mixture of various different musical genres including pop, folk, country, and world.[4] The album also featured one track sang by Turid Lundquist called "Long Legged Thilly" and was written by Jo-Ellen Lapidus.

In 2007, Ulla authored her debut book, an autobiography called Red Carpet Blues. It was published under Bra böcker.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Christer Lindarw and Ulla Jones (r) in Leader of the Pack – this and the next two photos are from Alexandra's, Stockholm, in January 1976.

Acting[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1963 To Bed or Not to Bed unknown
1973 Luftburen Mrs. Stroll

Makeup artist[edit]

1987 "The King of Kungsan” was a Make up artist

On stage[edit]

January 1976 "Wild Side Story" Betty Sue

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
No Time No Space No Age No Race That's Nifty!
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Four Leaf Clover Records
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1984 "Dirty Angeles" -

Guest vocals[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
1985 unknown Niels Jensen Celluloid

Writing and arrangement[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
1980 Ditt Horn Är Min Passion (I Love a Rainy Night) Maritza Horn Writer
1980 Tänk Om... Maritza Horn Writer
1980 Mörkblå Är Natten Maritza Horn Writer
1980 Med Vind Under Vingen (Life Is A Process) Maritza Horn Writer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swedish tax Authority Skatteverket's public records as of December 9, 2008
  2. ^ a b Superiorpics.com: Quincy Jones, accessed 2010-07-08
  3. ^ Göran Sellgren in Svenska Dagbladet January 9, 1976 p 14
  4. ^ http://archive.is/x4Svu
  5. ^ http://books.google.com/books/about/Red_carpet_blues.html?id=U56zOQAACAAJ

Bibliography[edit]

  • Andersson, Ulla. Red Carpet Blues.
  • Jones, Quincy. Q: The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones, 2001.

External links[edit]

Ulla Jones at Internet Movie Database