Kristina Wayborn

Kristina Wayborn Biography

Kristina Wayborn as Magda

Kristina Wayborn is a Swedish actress and former beauty queen. Born Britt-Inger Johansson in Nybro, Småland, Sweden, she was crowned Miss Sweden in 1970 and became a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant that same year. She was also selected as Miss Scandinavia 1971.

Kristina Wayborn’s acting career began in the UK and later in the US. Her first role was in Victory at Entebbe (1976), and she later portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in the television movie The Silent Lovers (1980). This role brought her to the attention of the producers of the James Bond films, and she was then cast as mysterious femme fatale, Magda in Octopussy (1983), which is probably her most well-known role. Her performance in the film showcased her agility and acumen for martial arts, but she suffered several broken toes during filming.

Following Octopussy, Kristina Wayborn appeared in several American television series including The Love Boat, Airwolf, MacGyver, Dallas, General Hospital, Designing Women, Baywatch and That ’70s Show, where she was reunited with her Octopussy co-star Maud Adams, and other Bond girls Barbara Carrera and Tanya Roberts. She also appeared in films such as Victory at Entebbe (1976), Hostage Flight (1985), Forbidden Warrior (2004), and The Prometheus Project (2010).