Kristina Wayborn

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Kristina Wayborn
Born Britt-Inger Johansson
(1950-09-24) 24 September 1950 (age 68)
Nybro, Småland, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976 – present

Britt-Inger Johansson, known professionally as Kristina Wayborn (born 24 September 1950), is a Swedish actress who worked mostly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Biography[edit]

Wayborn was born Britt-Inger Johansson in Nybro, Småland, Sweden. She was Miss Sweden in 1970,[1] and was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant that same year. She was also selected as Miss Scandinavia 1971.[citation needed]

Wayborn portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in the television movie The Silent Lovers (1980), an episode of the miniseries Moviola, which brought her to the attention of the producers of the James Bond films.

She was then cast in probably her best known role as Magda in Octopussy (1983) which features a memorable scene in which Magda beats up several of villain Kamal Khan's guards, showing a surprising agility and acumen for martial arts. During filming of this scene, the act went wrong and Wayborn suffered several broken toes.[2] Wayborn's performance in the film came in an era predating the big female action heroines of the box office.

She subsequently appeared in episodes of such American television series such as The Love Boat, Airwolf, MacGyver, Dallas, General Hospital, Designing Women, Baywatch and That '70s Show, which reunited her with her Octopussy co-star Maud Adams, and other Bond girls Barbara Carrera and Tanya Roberts.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fröken Sverige genom tiderna Archived 21 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 19 May 2010 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ "30 Bond Women Then And Now". Businessinsider.com. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

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