in The Man With The Golden Gun and Octopussy In Octopussy
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Maud was born as Maud Solveig Christina Wikstrom just below the
Arctic Circle in Lulea, Sweden.
her career as a model, she turned to acting in 1970 with The Boys
In The Band in which – appropriately – she played a
A few years
later, she was cast as Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden
of her Bond films. Her character was both “vulnerable” and
a “victim” at the hands of Francisco Scaramanga (aka the
titular villain, played by Christopher Lee).
Further features followed, such as Rollerball (the 1975 original), The
Hostage Tower, Playing For Time and episodic tv such as Kojak, Emerald
Point NAS, Hotel and Mission: Impossible before producer Cubby Broccoli
offered her the title role in the 1983 Bond film Octopussy.
Whilst a couple of other actresses had made a second appearance in a
James Bond film (aside from regular Miss Moneypenny) it was quite something
for a supporting actress in one film to return as one of the leads in
a future 007 adventure.
Both director John Glen, and Bond actor Roger Moore, were unanimous
in their praise for the casting decision in Octopussy.
Maud continued acting in both large screen and small screen projects: Tarzan
And The Lost City, The Women’s Club, Hell Hunters,
Ringer, Perry Mason … as well as appearing
in many episodes of the Swedish series Vita Lógner.
In 1994 she hosted Kafé Luleå – a Swedish
Maud is a brilliant linguist speaking Swedish, French, German, Italian
She lives predominantly in Los Angeles with her husband Charles Rubin,
but often returns to her native Sweden.
a firm favourite with Bond fans and enjoys travelling to conventions
and autograph shows. One question often asked
of her is whether
she appeared in A View To A Kill …a story John Glen confirmed
as being fact in his autobiography. Whilst it is true that Maud visited
the set of the film in San Francisco, she did not (knowingly) make a
cameo in the film. Many people insist she is on one of the trams in the
film, but even studying frame-by-frame on DVDs it is impossible to confirm
her being there.
It is a question (or rather myth) that will no doubt circulate for many
Adams Filmography @ IMDB