Friday, January 8, 2016

#43 Julie Ege

Julie Ege was one of those perfect Scandinavian sexpots that were popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Think Anita Ekberg, Brit Ekland, Ursula Andress, and Ann-Margaret. 

Starting out as a Bond girl, Julie later did some Hammer flicks, then eventually moved onto the wink-wink-nudge-nudge sex comedies that kept the British film industry off life support. That last bunch includes such classics as:
  • Not Now Darling
  • It’s Not the Size That Counts
  • Rentadick

Now, she may not have been Merryl Streep, but Julie appears to have been a genuinely down-to-earth, warm, caring and very genuine person.  Too bad she's not still around (she died of breast cancer in 2008, at age 64).

Embarrassing Real Name:  Julie Dzuli

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Hoyland, Norway

Pageant Titles:  Miss Norway

Embarrassing Movies
  • The Last Days of Man on Earth
  • Creatures the World Forgot
  • The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires *
  • The Amorous Milkman
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • Deadly Horrors! Dragon Thrills! The First Kung Fu Horror Spectacular!
  • See prehistoric love rites! See primitive chieftains duel in naked fury! See the young lovers sacrificed! See staked girl menaced by giant python!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Inga Giltenburg
  • Utta Armitage
  • Wenche Berg
  • Miss Dazzle 
  • Voluptua

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends:  Peter Sellers

Whiffs of Scandal:  Penthouse Pet

Interesting Tidbits
  • Began modelling at 16
  • Once worked in a bicycle factory
  • Came to the UK as an au pair
  • Cut a couple of 45s
  • Was in a Norwegian stage version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Worked as a nurse after retiring as an actress
  • Grew her own food and made her own clothes

Where can I learn more?

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1 comment:

  1. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Retro Tour will be stopping for a lunch break. During the break Julie Ege will entertain us with amazing wonderment