The actress and former supermodel Maud Adams was born just below the Arctic Circle born in Lulea, Sweden on February 12, 1945. Her birthname is Maud Solveig Christina Wikstrom.
Her first career as a model began when she discovered in 1963 in a shop by a photographer who asked to take her picture. That picture would end up as part of Adam’s entry application into the Miss Sweden contest.
Winning the contest, Adams’ modelling career took off. She moved from Sweden to Paris and later to New York City where she began working at the prestigious Ford modeling agency, and which made her one of the world’s most exposed and highest paid models of her time.
Her career took a a decisive turn in 1970 when she agreed to star in her first movie, The Boys In The Band. Playing a model in the film, the role proved to be a breakthrough in the film industry for her, and one would open many doors.
As an actress, she is best known for playing two different Bond girls in two James Bond films. She co-starred in the role of Andrea Anders in the 1974 hit, The Man with the Golden Gun. She then returned to star opposite of Roger Moore as the title character in Octopussy (1983). In these two films, she particularly enjoyed working with other Swedish co-stars: . Kristina Wayborn as Magda in Octopussy and Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun.
Between the two Bond films, she starred in the original 1975 Rollerball. As the perennial Bond girl, Maud Adams also had a cameo appearance in A View to a Kill (1985), establishing at the same time a record for appearances by a single bond girl in the 007 franchise.
Her appearance in this last film, though accidental, is detailed in John Glen’s autobiography. Accordingly during the San Francisco filming of A View To A Kill, Maud was unknowingly caught on camera. Her unintended cameo made the cut, and Adams thusly made history as the lone Bond girl to appear in three Bond films.
Though still in possession of her great beauty, Adams has not starred in any big screen movies since 1996’s Ringer. Today, she primarily does television work, an area in which she has done remarkably well as either a guest star or as a recurring character.
Maud excels linguistics speaking fluently Swedish, French, German, Italian and English. Today, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband Charles Rubin, yet returns to Sweden quite often.
Intitiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1990)
The Favorite (1989)
Pasión de hombre (1989)
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Deadly Intent (1988)
The Mysterious Death of Nina Chereau (1988)
Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988)
Jane and the Lost City (1987)
The Women’s Club (1987)
Hell Hunters (1986)
A View to a Kill (1985)
Jugando con la muerte (1982)
Laura, les ombres de l’été (1979)…
Genova a mano armata (1977)
Killer Force (1976
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Mahoney’s Estate (1972)
The Christian Licorice Store (1971)
The Boys in the Band (1970)
That ’70s Show
Walker, Texas Ranger
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives
Emerald Point N.A.S.
Playing for Time
The Hostage Tower
Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus
Gäst hos Hagge
Love, American Style