Anna Bjorn

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Anna Bjorn (born Anna Björnsdóttir; 4 July 1954, in Iceland) is a graphic designer, yoga instructor, documentary film maker, model and actress. In 1974 she represented Iceland in Miss Universe in Manila and was voted Miss Amity by her fellow contestants.

Career[edit]

In the 1970s and 1980s Bjorn had a successful modeling career, being represented by the Ford Modeling Agency in New York and Nina Blanchard in Los Angeles. She was featured in a great number of television commercials both in Europe and the United States and held exclusive contracts with Noxema and Vidal Sassoon. During that time Bjorn studied acting in Los Angeles and appeared in several films and television shows in the United States, such as More American Graffiti and Get Crazy.

In 1982 Bjorn co-produced, filmed and edited the documentary From Iceland to Brazil, about Icelandic immigrants to Brazil in the 1870s, and in 1987 she produced and directed the documentary Love & War, about the "war brides" of Iceland.

Bjorn became a certified yoga instructor in 1994, having practiced yoga since the late 1970s. She opened her own yoga studio, Yogastöð Vesturbæjar/Yoga West, in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1994 and sold the company in 2007.

In 2003 Bjorn graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a BA degree in graphic design. Since then she has worked as a freelance graphic designer, focusing on logo and book design.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role
1979 More American Graffiti Eva
1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer Elizabeth
1982 Með allt á hreinu (On Top: US title) Hekla
1982 From Iceland to Brazil producer
1983 Get Crazy Countess Chantaminaa
1987 Love and War director/producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1981 Diff'rent Strokes Kristin Guest star
1982 The Devlin Connection Erica Guest star
1983/1984 Fantasy Island Connie/Monique Guest star
1985 Remington Steele Reporter Guest star
1986 Dream West (TV) Angelique Guest star
1986 Riptide Guest star
1991 Shannon's Deal Ingrid Guest star

Personal life[edit]

Bjorn divides her time between Europe and the United States. Her partner since 1994 is advertising CEO Halldor Gudmundsson.

In 2011 the Boston Globe claimed that Bjorn gave the FBI information that led to notorious gangster and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger's capture. That story has however not been confirmed by either Bjorn or the FBI.

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