Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(September 24, 1950–     ; birth name: Britt-Inger Johansson): Swedish beauty who portrayed Magda, the circus performer, pickpocket, and girl Friday to Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) in Octopussy.

According to Graham Rye in his book The James Bond Girls, Wayborn was born on a small island in the Baltic Sea, where she was a Swedish track champion. Prior to her movie career, she led an adventurous life as a race car driver, jockey, horse and animal trainer, and clothes designer.[1] Her acting break came when producer David Wolper chose her to play the young Greta Garbo in “The Silent Lovers,” a segment of his 1980 miniseries Moviola.

[1] Graham Rye, The James Bond Girls (Secaucus, NJ: Citadel, 2000), 51.


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