KRISTINA WAYBORN BIOGRAPHY :
Britt-Inger Johansson (born 24 September 1950), known professionally as Kristina Wayborn, is a Swedish actress who worked mostly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. Wayborn was born Britt-Inger Johansson in Nybro, Småland, Sweden. She was Miss Sweden in 1970, and was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant that same year. She was also selected as Miss Scandinavia 1971. Wayborn portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in the television movie The Silent Lovers (1980), an episode of the miniseries Moviola, which brought her to the attention of the producers of the James Bond films. She was then cast in probably her best known role as Magda in Octopussy (1983) which features a memorable scene in which Magda beats up several of villain Kamal Khan’s guards, showing a surprising agility and acumen for martial arts. During filming of this scene, an accident occurred and Wayborn suffered several broken toes. Wayborn’s performance in the film came in an era predating the big female action heroines of the box office. She subsequently appeared in episodes of such American television series such as The Love Boat, Airwolf, MacGyver, Dallas, General Hospital, Designing Women, Baywatch and That ’70s Show, which reunited her with her Octopussy co-star Maud Adams, and other Bond girls Barbara Carrera and Tanya Roberts.