Maud Adams

Maud Adams Biography

Maud Adams

Maud Adams is a Swedish model/actress who was born on February 12, 1945 in Luleå, Sweden as Maud Solveig Christina Wikström.

Adams was discovered in 1963 while working in a shop by a photographer who submitted her photo to the Miss Sweden contest arranged by the magazine Allers, which led to her modeling career taking off.

Maud Adams moved to Paris and then to New York City to work for Eileen Ford, where her acting career started with a small role in the 1970 film The Boys in the Band. In the 1970s, she guest-starred in American TV series such as Hawaii Five-O and Kojak.


Maud Adams gained international recognition as the doomed mistress of Francesco Scaramanga in the 1974 Bond film film The Man with the Golden Gun, opposite Christopher Lee. She returned in 1983 in the film Octopussy, this time cast as the main Bond girl and titular character, Octopussy, and she also appeared in a cameo role in A View to a Kill in 1985. Adams starred in several smaller films through the 1980s and 90s, with her last known movie The Seekers in 2008.

As well as Kojak and Hawaii Five-O, Maud Adams appeared in other U.S. television series Emerald Point NAS in 1983 and 1984, but her career declined, leading her to second-rate material such as Jane and the Lost City in 1987. Adams hosted the Swedish TV show Kafé Luleå in 1994 and played a guest role in the Swedish soap opera Vita lögner in 1998, and she guest-starred in That ’70s Show in 2000 as a bridesmaid.

In September 1987, Maud Adams appeared in Playboy in an issue on Bond girls. She was also the president of a cosmetics company called Scandinavian Biocosmetics.

Maud Adams was married to photographer Roy Adams in 1966 and divorced in 1975. She married private mediator and retired judge, Charles Rubin, in 1999 and has no children from either marriage.