Julie Ege

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Julie Ege
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Born (1943-11-12)12 November 1943
Høyland, Sandnes, Norway
Died 29 April 2008(2008-04-29) (aged 64)
Oslo, Norway
Years active 1967–98

Julie Ege (Norwegian pronunciation: [jʉːliə ˈeːɡə]; 12 November 1943 – 29 April 2008) was a Norwegian actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Ege was born in Høyland, Sandnes as Julie Dzuli. At 15 she started her modeling career. When she was 18 she was crowned Miss Norway and a subsequently participated in Miss Universe contestant. She graduated from University of Oslo, where she studied History and English. In 1967, she moved to England as an au pair to improve her English and also studied at a language school.[1]

Career[edit]

She made her film debut in a low budget Norwegian film Stompa til sjøs (Jennings at Sea). She was a Penthouse Pet of May which landed her a role on a James Bond Movie. Ege appeared in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service as Helen, the "Scandinavian girl."[2] She later starred in Hammer Film Productions' Creatures the World Forgot and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. Other appearances include the Gluttony segment of The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins.

She appeared in Every Home Should Have One with Marty Feldman.[3] Ege is probably best remembered for her role in the 1971 comedy hit film Up Pompeii alongside Frankie Howerd. She played Voluptua, a Roman ruler. Her voice however was overdubbed by another actress for the film. On being introduced to Lance Percival's character, who says "Madame, it's a pleasure", her famous response is "Yes, I know. I've tried it".

In a UK TV Documentary a few years before her death she stated that she never minded being labelled a glamour actress and that it had been a good life that basically helped pay the bills.She returned to Norway and did a few films before becoming a registered nurse on 1998. She lived in Oslo where she worked as a nurse.[4]

Personal life[edit]

She dated The Beatles tour rodeo Tony Bramwell.[5] Ege was twice married and divorced and had two daughters.[6]

Death[edit]

She died from breast cancer at the age of 64 on 29 April 2008.[7] She had previously been treated for breast cancer and lung cancer.

Filmography[edit]

Autobiography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergan, Ronald. "Julie Ege". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Bergan, Ronald. "Julie Ege". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Joshi, Mohit. "Norwegian model and actress Julie Ege dies at 64". topnews.in. topnews.in. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Bergan, Ronald. "Julie Ege". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Kingsland, Tony Bramwell with Rosemary (2006). Magical mystery tours : my life with the Beatles (1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. ed.). New York: Thomas Dunne Books. ISBN 0312330448. 
  6. ^ Bergan, Ronald. "Julie Ege". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Bergan, Ronald. "Julie Ege". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 

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