Britt Ekland Young: Then And Now Photos Of The Bond Girl And Horror Icon

By Kellar Ellsworth
Left: Britt Ekland in 'The Wicker Man' (1973). Right: Ekland in 'The Bobo' (1967). Source: IMDB

Swedish bombshell Britt Ekland secured her place in movie history as a gun moll in Get Carter (1971), a pagan temptress in The Wicker Man (1973), and a Bond Girl in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).  Her international-celebrity life dates to 1964, when Peter Sellers wooed and wed the unknown actress almost like a mail-order bride. Ekland lived with Rod Stewart in the '70s and married into the Stray Cats in the '80s. Britt Ekland wasn't in the most movies, nor was she in the best ones, but she was a captivating presence on screen and a paparazzi favorite in real life. Early on, Ekland gained attention for her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot, and took inspiration from Ursula Andress -- these are not unattractive role models.

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