Britt Ekland: The 1960s Swedish Beauty Icon

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Born 1942 as Britt-Marie Eklund in Stockholm, Swedish actress and singer Britt Ekland began her career with bit parts and uncredited walk-on roles, including her first onscreen role in G.I. Blues (1960).

Ekland appeared in numerous films in her heyday throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including critically acclaimed roles in William Friedkin’s The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968), and the British crime film Get Carter (1971), which established her as a movie sex symbol. She also starred in the British cult horror film The Wicker Man (1973) and appeared as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

During the 1970s, Ekland was one of the most photographed and talked-about celebrities in the world.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Britt Ekland in the 1960s.

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