May Britt Poster


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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 22 March 1933Lidingö, Stockholms län, Sweden
Birth NameMaybritt Wilkens

Mini Bio (1)

She was only 18 years old and working as a photographer's assistant in Stockholm when two Italians showed up. Producer Carlo Ponti and director Mario Soldati were there to see pictures of beautiful models, searching for a blonde girl for a movie. They picked her instead and soon she found herself in Rome. She quickly made a number of movies, almost all of them forgotten, where all she had to do was look beautiful. She was offered a contract with 20th Century Fox and came to Hollywood, where her part in The Blue Angel (1959) got pretty good reviews.

But she got tired of always playing the femme fatale and after marrying Sammy Davis Jr. she left the movies to take care of her children instead.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson

Spouse (3)

Lennart Ringquist (20 May 1993 - present)
Sammy Davis Jr. (13 November 1960 - 20 December 1968) (divorced) (1 child)
Edwin Gregson (February 1958 - 29 September 1959) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Was considered for the leading female role in the Elvis Presley picture G.I. Blues (1960), but the role was eventually played by Juliet Prowse.
May Britt has some thoroughbred horse connections. In 1958 she was briefly married to actor and future horse-trainer Edwin Gregson, trainer of 1982 Kentucky Derby winner Gato Del Sol. Since 1993 she has been married to Lennart Ringqust, who was the second husband of Penny Chenery, the owner of Secretariat.
Mother, with Sammy Davis Jr., of daughter Tracey Davis.
Grandmother of Sam Garner, and Montana Garner.

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