Thursday, October 9, 2008
A Swedish Britt
Britt Ekland (born 6 October 1942 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish actress, long resident in the United Kingdom. She is fluent in English, French, German, her native Swedish and is most famous for her role as a Bond Girl in The Man with the Golden Gun. Ekland became famous as a result of her 1964 whirlwind romance and marriage to British actor and comedian, Peter Sellers, who proposed after seeing her photograph in the paper. She stood by him after he suffered a series of massive heart attacks shortly after their marriage, and in 1965 they had a daughter, Victoria. The couple made two films together, After the Fox in 1966 and The Bobo in 1967, before she divorced Sellers. Ekland also has a son, Nikolaj (born 1973) from her relationship with record producer Lou Adler.
Britt Ekland had a much-publicised romance with rock star Rod Stewart; they were introduced in 1975 by Joan Collins and lived together for over two years, with Ekland giving up her career to focus exclusively on the relationship. (She is heard whispering on his song Tonight's the Night, Gonna Be Alright). Stewart has since admitted the relationship broke down because of his infidelity.In the 1970s she was one of the most photographed and talked about celebrities in the world and in 1980 her autobiography "True Britt" was published.