Maud Adams Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Luleå, Norrbottens län, Sweden
Birth NameMaud Solveig Christina Wikström
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stunning Swedish born ex-model who broke into film in 1970, and quickly appeared in several high profile films including playing the ex-wife of James Caan in the futuristic Rollerball (1975) and the ill-fated lover of super-assassin Francisco Scaramanga played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). To date, the beautiful Maud Adams has appeared in three James Bond films... the other two performances were as one of the lead villains in Octopussy (1983) and as an extra in A View to a Kill (1985). She has appeared in numerous television specials on the Bond series of films, and also played the love interest of crazy Bruce Dern in Tattoo (1981). In the late 1990s, Adams had a regular role on a Swedish soap opera; however, she has not been seen on cinema screens since late 1996.

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Family (2)

Spouse Charles Rubin (23 May 1999 - present)
Roy Adams (1966 - 1975)  (divorced)
Parents Gustav Wikström
Thyra Wikström

Trade Mark (3)

Natural brunette hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Deep sultry voice

Trivia (20)

Has appeared in three Bond movies (the only Bond Girl to do so). She starred in Octopussy (1983), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and appeared as an extra in a crowd scene in A View to a Kill (1985).
Former model.
She appeared as an extra in A View to a Kill (1985) whilst visiting the set of Roger Moore's final Bond film.
Her second husband Charles Rubin is a retired judge who works as a mediator.
First husband Roy Adams was a graphic artist and a fashion photographer. One of the best and most respected photographers throughout the 1970s. He still lives and works in New York City
Producer Albert R. Broccoli hand-selected her to appear twice in the James Bond films. She is the only actress to play a title role in a Bond movie, which she did in Octopussy (1983). She also played the secondary Bond girl Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), while Britt Ekland was the main Bond girl.
Daughter of Thyra, a government tax inspector, and Gustav Wikström.
At age 37 in Octopussy (1983), Maud Adams was the second oldest Bond girl, just being beaten by Honor Blackman, who was 38 in Goldfinger (1964).
She is fluent in five languages: Swedish (her native tongue), English, Italian, German and French. She also studied Latin and once thought of working as an interpreter.
She became good friends with fellow Swede Britt Ekland during the filming of the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). Their leading man Roger Moore affectionately nicknamed them 'Mud' and 'Burt', respectively. He played many tricks on them and told them X-rated jokes. Their director Guy Hamilton nicknamed them 'au pair girls' because they would talk to each other in Swedish.
She enjoyed working with Christopher Lee, who played the villain in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). She had no idea that he understood Swedish, until he caught her and Britt Ekland having a secret conversation in Swedish. Fortunately, the two Swedish actresses hadn't said anything that was too damaging.
She found fellow Swede Kristina Wayborn to be a recluse during the filming of Octopussy (1983). It was only after the film was over that they became good friends.
Roger Moore said that she was his favorite leading lady in the James Bond films. He also enjoyed working with Britt Ekland. All three worked together on The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).
She preferred her title role in Octopussy (1983) over her earlier role as Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). She found Andrea to be a decorative subservient role who is murdered in the middle of the film, but Octopussy was her own boss who survived at the end of the film.
Even though, she studied acting and worked hard on films, it was generally known that she was far more successful as a model than as an actress.
Producer Albert R. Broccoli hand-selected her twice for the James Bond films, only after his wife Dana Broccoli approved her: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and Octopussy (1983).
She beat out many candidates when she landed the title role in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983): Faye Dunaway, Cybill Shepherd, Grace Jones, Sybil Danning, Barbara Carrera, Deborah Shelton, Susan Penhaligon, Barbara Parkins, Persis Khambatta, and Susie Coelho.
She was discovered for movies by actress Leslie Caron, who saw her on a Clairol commercial and prompted her then-husband, producer Michael Laughlin, to cast her in his film The Christian Licorice Store (1971).
Even though, she played the title role in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983), the audience doesn't see her face, until 1 hour and 9 minutes into the film. That would explain why she was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Saturn Awards, instead of in the Best Actress category. She lost the award to Candy Clark in Blue Thunder (1983).
Directed by two Academy Award recipients: William Friedkin and Norman Jewison.

Personal Quotes (2)

I had never been in a situation of this scale before; it was pretty nerve-wracking. I had never received this kind of attention. I was just completely overwhelmed when they had the first press conference before we'd even started shooting The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). I remember walking in just expecting a few journalists to talk to me but instead it was this giant room crammed full of journalists from around the world. Suddenly I realized just how big the Bond world was. I was pretty intimidated and beleaguered. But Roger Moore had handled this in the past and was pretty cool about it all. He was very sweet and supportive. [interview with David Giammarco, Elle Canada, November 2002]
[on why her first marriage to photographer Roy Adams ended in 1975] I was more successful than Roy, and it ultimately broke up our marriage. He knew how to entertain, how to be witty, he took care of that for me. I was divorced from him, but for a long time I was divorced from myself, too.

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