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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 October 1942Stockholm, Sweden
Birth NameBritt-Marie Eklund
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a hotel, he fell hard for her and they soon married. The combination of Sellers' stardom and her stunning beauty contributed to her fame (the fact that Sellers suffered a heart attack in bed on their wedding night did not hurt, either). She appeared in two films with her husband: After the Fox (1966), written by Neil Simon, and the forgettable The Bobo (1967). Her claim to fame would come as the young girl who invented the striptease in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). After that, she appeared in a string of movies that were built around her looks and not much else. She did appear in some first-rate productions over the years, though, two of them being Get Carter (1971) and the cult classic The Wicker Man (1973). The high point in her career would be her role as Bond girl Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). After her much publicized breakup with rocker Rod Stewart in 1977, Britt continued to make movies--both features and made-for-TV films--and tried the stage. By that time, the quality of her film projects had decreased markedly, and she was reduced to appearing in things like Fraternity Vacation (1985) and Beverly Hills Vamp (1989).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Spouse (2)

Slim Jim Phantom (20 March 1984 - 1992) (divorced) (1 child)
Peter Sellers (19 February 1964 - 18 December 1968) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (4)

Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Voluptuous figure
Deep sultry voice

Trivia (21)

Auctioned some belongings at Christies for $146,000. [December 1996]
Fractured her ankle and broke her wrist at the Kerrang! Music Awards in London when she fell as she was heading towards the stage to present the Hall of Fame award to Marilyn Manson. Osteoperosis contributed to this which she is still dealing with. [August 2000]
Had an affair with rocker Rod Stewart in the mid-1970s, and sang French on his smash hit "Tonight's the Night". When she found out Rod was unfaithful, she filed a $12.5 million palimony suit, claiming that she gave up much of her career for him and that she deserved a large portion of Rod's income as compensation. The lawsuit was dismissed by the courts.
Child with Peter Sellers: actress Victoria Sellers.
Has a son, T.J. Mcdonnell (born 1988), with Slim Jim Phantom.
Has a son, Nikolaj Adler (born 1973), together with Lou Adler.
Was one of the judges in the Miss Universe pageant in 1976.
Lost her mother in December 2005 to Alzheimer's Disease after a lengthy illness. Britt is currently involved with the Alzheimer's Disease Association, trying to spread awareness, etc., of this illness.
Her voice was dubbed by Annie Ross in The Wicker Man (1973).
She was pregnant at the time she was filming The Wicker Man (1973), and as a result, a body double had to be used for some of the rear shots during the sequence where her character is dancing around naked and singing in an attempt to seduce Edward Woodward's character.
According to her autobiography, she was approached by Dino De Laurentiis for the role of "Dwan" in King Kong (1976) but turned him down.
Ex-stepmother of Michael Sellers and Sarah Sellers.
Married Peter Sellers after 10 days.
George Hamilton and Patrick Lichfield proposed to her.
Her parents were Sven and Mae Britt.
She has three younger brothers.
Her teenage ambition was to be a veterinarian.
Her son T.J. Mcdonnell's initials stand for Thomas Jefferson.
As a teenager, she had a resemblance to Brigitte Bardot and got work as a lookalike.
Her ears used to stick out and when 40 had an operation to correct them which she later regretted.

Personal Quotes (6)

The ideal man doesn't exist. A husband is easier to find.
I said I don't sleep with married men, but what I meant was I don't sleep with happily married men.
[on Peter Sellers] I would squirm with embarrassment at the demeaning lengths he would go to in order to ingratiate himself with the Royal Family.
[on Warren Beatty] Warren is the most divine lover of all. His libido was as lethal as high-octane gas. I had never known such pleasure of passion in my life.
I just like someone who satisfies me sexually and is fun, but puts no demands on me and who disappears out of my life when I like them to disappear out of my life.
[on how lover Warren Beatty handled her like an elevator] He knew exactly where to locate the top button. One flick and we were away.

Salary (1)

The Double Man (1967) $20,000.00

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