Three Swedish Bond Girls

James Bond opening
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Three Swedish Bond Girls

James Bond, and the men who starred as 007, are household names across the world. More times than not, the women who played the charming spy’s love interests over the course of 24 movies only became famous after landing the role of a Bond girl. There have been a handful of Swedish Bond girls who have tempted, teased and tormented Bond, James Bond.

Here are our three favorites.

Maud Adams in “Octopussy”

Maud Adams

The only woman to be a leading lady in two Bond films, Adams starred in “The Man with the Golden Gun” (alongside fellow Swede Britt Ekland) and as the title character in “Octopussy” (with Swedes Kristina Wayborn and Mary Stävin). Adams was a top model when she landed the role of Andrea Anders in “The Man with the Golden Gun.” She also appeared as an uncredited extra in another Bond film, “A View to a Kill.”

Britt Ekland

Before she starred as Mary Goodnight in “The Man with the Golden Gun,” Ekland had established herself as a star, thanks in large part to her role in the 1971 British film “Get Carter.”

Izabella Scorupco; Photo via Film i väst

Now in her 70s, Ekland remained active in movies until the late 1980s and has stayed in front of the television cameras: She took part in “Svenska Hollywoodruar” (Swedish Hollywood Wives) from 2013-15.

Izabella Scorupco

Born in Poland and raised in Sweden, Scorupco was a pop star in Sweden before landing the role of Natalya Simonova in “GoldenEye.” Bond’s right-hand woman in the movie, Scorupco was praised for her role, ranking No. 12 in Bond girls, according to People magazine.

Are there any other Swedish Bond girls we’re missing? Who is your favorite?

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