Alexandra Charles

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Alexandra Charles (2013)

Alexandra Charles (born 12 November 1946, née Thyra Margareta Inga-Lill Gefvert)[1] is a Swedish former nightclub owner. With her first husband Noël Charles (1940–2013) she opened a membership restaurant-discothèque called Alexandra's in central Stockholm in 1968 which existed in four successive central locations in that city until 1988. They also initially had a club by the same name in his native Barbados.

The clientele of the Stockholm club included Swedish celebrities and royalty, with regulars including ABBA, Björn Borg and King Carl XVI Gustaf. Many international celebrities who visited Stockholm were also visitors to Charles's nightclub.[2][3]

Alexandra Charles was born in Mariestad, Sweden. In 1976, after her divorce from Noël Charles, she split up with her American business partner Tom Macksey, and her business was moved and renamed Alexandra. A number of Swedish entertainers made their debuts at Alexandra's.

Charles has been married twice more but still goes by the surname of her first husband (who later married Cynthia Lennon[4]). She chairs the charitable foundations 1.6 Million Club and 2.6 Million Club.[5] In 2015 she was awarded a medal by king Carl XVI Gustaf for her work for women's health.[6][7]

On 7 July 2004, she was one of the hosts of Sommar i P1 in Sveriges Radio.[8]

References[edit]

  • Sjöberg, Thomas (2014). Staying alive : ett porträtt av nattklubbsdrottningen och entreprenören Alexandra Charles (in Swedish). Telegram Förlag. ISBN 978-91-7423-592-0. 
  • Charles, Alexandra; Mattsson, Åsa (2013). Livet är en dröm : memoarer (in Swedish). Norstedts förlag. ISBN 978-91-1-304833-8. 
  • Charles, Alexandra (1986). Alexandra on the rocks (in Swedish). Askelin & Hägglund. ISBN 978-91-1-304833-8. 

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, Alexandra (1986). Alexandra on the Rocks. p. 7. ISBN 91-7684-105-7. 
  2. ^ Charles, Alexandra (1986). Alexandra on the Rocks. ISBN 91-7684-105-7. 
  3. ^ Svenska Dagbladet September 26, 1976 p 27 (cover of section "Stockholmsronden")
  4. ^ Frankel, Glenn (3 October 2005). "And She Loved Him". Retrieved 9 October 2017 – via www.washingtonpost.com. 
  5. ^ "Alexandra Charles". www.1.6miljonerklubben.com. 1.6 Million Club.  and "Alexandra Charles". www.2.6miljonerklubben.com. 2.6 Million Club. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Medaljförläningar 6 juni 2015" (in Swedish). The Royal Court of Sweden. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kungen delar ut medaljer - Sveriges Kungahus". www.kungahuset.se. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 
  8. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Alexandra Charles 2004 - Sommar & Vinter i P1". sverigesradio.se. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 

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