May Britt

May Britt

May Britt was born in 1933 in Sweden.   She began her career in the 1950’s in Italian films.   In 1956 she had a featured role as the friend of Audrey Hepburn’s Natasha in “War and Peace”. She moved to Hollywood when she obtained a contract with 20th Century Fox.   Among her films were “The Young Lions” with Marlon Brando, “The Hunters” with Robert Mitchum and “The Blue Angel” with Curt Jurgens.   She retired from acting on her marriage to Sammy Davis Jnr.  

After their divorce she resumed her career for a very short time.  

Her last appearance been in 1988.   She resides in California and has become a talented painter.

Her IMDB entry:

She was only 18 years old and working as a photographer’s assistant in Stockholm when two Italians showed up. Producer Carlo Ponti and director Mario Soldati were there to see pictures of beautiful models, searching for a blonde girl for a movie.

They picked her instead and soon she found herself in Rome.

She quickly made a number of movies, almost all of them forgotten, where all she had to do was look beautiful.

She was offered a contract with 20th Century Fox and came to Hollywood, where her part in The Blue Angel (1959) got pretty good reviews.

But she got tired of always playing the femme fatale and after marrying Sammy Davis Jr.she left the movies to take care of her children instead.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson

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