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Ulla Jones
Ulla Jones 2014.jpg
Jones in Stockholm, August 2014
Ulla Agneta Andersson

(1946-06-18) 18 June 1946 (age 75)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationModel, actress, singer-songwriter, author, artist, makeup artist, photographer
Years active1961–present
AgentFord Models
Known forModeling
(m. 1967; div. 1974)
Children2, including Quincy Jones III

Ulla Agneta Jones (née Andersson; born 18 June 1946)[1] is a Swedish photographer, actress, singer-songwriter, and retired model.[2] She 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, she met American musician and music producer Quincy Jones at a party in New York, given by TWA in honour of Frank Sinatra. After her and Jones' courtship, she left the 5th Avenue apartment she had been subletting in Manhattan from the producer Robert Evans and moved to California to live with Jones. In 1967, she and Jones married.[3] She retired from her modeling career to raise their two children, Martina and Quincy Jones III.

After several years of marriage, Ulla Jones and the children returned to live in Sweden, where Ulla remains today (2014).[citation needed] When she moved, Ulla and Quincy Jones were formally separated, but they divorced in 1974,[3] so that Jones could marry his longtime partner by then, actress Peggy Lipton, with whom he had two daughters. Ulla Jones agreed to complete the divorce and to a cash settlement. After receiving the small settlement, she moved out to the suburbs of Stockholm.[citation needed]


Lindarw (left) and Jones in Leader of the Pack at Alexandra's in 1976.
Jones on stage in 1976.

Jones was discovered at the age of 15 in Stockholm by modelling giant Eileen Ford who immediately signed her and sent her to Paris. There she was trained as a model and began working, soon travelling the world for fashion shows and shoots in Europe, the United States, and Russia. She was photographed by such renowned fashion photographers of the day as Hiro, and her image appeared on international fashion magazines like 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,[4] but the run was cut short when one of the leads dropped out. Two fellow cast members were Christer Lindarw and Roger Jönsson, who there began their climb to fame in the subsequent act After Dark.

In January 1979 Jones began recording her debut album in Stockholm, Sweden. Jones had worked with a handful of musicians including producers Björn J:son Lindh and Lars Samuelson. She released her debut album "No Time No Space No Age No Race That's Nifty!" with twelve tracks, all except one written by her, in a mixture of various musical genres including pop, folk, country, and world.[5] The album also featured one track sung by Turid Lundquist called "Long Legged Thilly" which was written by Jo-Ellen Lapidus and inspired by Jones. The album was released under Four Leaf Clover Records and remains her only record to date.

In 1984 Jones released her first single "Dirty Angels/Some People Like Blood" under Hawk records.[6] The single wasn't followed by any further releases under Hawk Records.

In 2007 Jones authored her debut book, an autobiography called Red Carpet Blues, published by Bra böcker of Malmö.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1963 To Bed or Not to Bed N/A
1973 Luftburen Mrs. Stroll
1987 "The King of Kungsan” Served as makeup artist


Year Title Role
January 1976 "Wild Side Story" Betty Sue


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


Year Title Album
1984 "Dirty Angeles/Some People Like Blood" Non-album single

Writing and arrangement[edit]

Year Title Artist Album Notes
1980 "Ditt Horn Är Min Passion (I Love a Rainy Night)" Maritza Horn Celluloid Songwriter,
additional vocals
"Tänk Om..."
"Mörkblå Är Natten"
"Med Vind Under Vingen (Life Is A Process)"
1985 "May The Whisper" Greta & Malou Greta & Malou Co-writer


  1. ^ Swedish tax Authority Skatteverket's public records as of 9 December 2008
  2. ^ Website for her photography
  3. ^ a b "Quincy Jones". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  4. ^ Göran Sellgren in Svenska Dagbladet 9 January 1976 p 14
  5. ^ "Ulla Jones - No Time No Space No Age No Race That's Nifty! (Vinyl, LP…".
  6. ^ "Hawk Records".
  7. ^ Jones, Ulla (2007). Red carpet blues. ISBN 9789170024375.


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

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