Thursday, February 24, 2011
Ewa Aulin was born February 13, 1950 in Landskrona, Skåne län, Sweden. She appeared in Italian and American films in the 1960s and 1970s. She is best remembered for playing the title character in the cult film Candy (1968) where she appeared alongside such stars as John Huston, Ringo Starr, Anita Pallenberg, Walter Matthau, Richard Burton and Marlon Brando. Ewa Aulin first rose to fame in her native Sweden when she won the title of Miss Teen Sweden in 1965 at age 15 . She went on to represent Sweden in the Miss Teen International pageant, which was held on April 6, 1966 in Hollywood. Ewa won and her beauty quickly attracted the attention of Italian film producers, and in 1967 she made her feature film debut with a supporting role in the comedy Don Giovanni in Sicilia (Don Juan in Sicily), based on the novel by Vitaliano Brancati. This was quickly followed by leading roles in two films; the pop art-style With Heart in Mouth, 1967 directed by Tinto Brass, and the bizarre avant-garde-inspired La Morte Ha Fatto L'uovo (Death Laid an Egg, 1968) directed by Giulio Questi. . In 1968, Ewa played the title character in her most famous film, the American-Italian-French co-production Candy, directed by Christian Marquand. Ewa received praise for performance in the film; earning a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer but lost to Olivia Hussey for Romeo and Juliet. The only other American film Ewa appeared in was Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), a comedy of errors set during the French Revolution. In 1970, Ewa starred in the little known film Microscopic Liquid Subway to Oblivion, which was written, produced and directed by Ewa's husband, British writer-director John Shadow, whom she had married in Mexico in 1968. The film was barely released anywhere in the world, and Ewa and John Shadow later divorced in 1972, and only appeared in Italian films. Ewa Aulin eventually remarried in 1974 and abandoned her acting career.
(images from: www.toutlecine.com, Mini Mod Sixties Book, http://www.ciaovogue.com/)