After decades in show business, Ekland learned lessons the hard way and doesn’t mind passing along a few tips. And if you want to find out who it was for you can ask her yourself at her show. You have to be careful today.". When Britt and Lou split in 1975, Elizabeth Taylor introduced her to Rod Stewart to cheer her up. “I love being a mother and I think I’m a good mother. Kellar Ellsworth was born and raised in Hawaii. “I don’t think we treat older people as well as we could. She’ll discuss her childhood in Sweden, her doomed marriage aged 21 to Peter Sellers, relationships with Lou Adler and Rod Stewart, and her second marriage to Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats. Britt doesn’t say this with any bitterness, just points out that she knows the score. I'm not tall. In a world where most celebrities are controlled by stylists and image consultants, Britt’s frankness can surely only make her more attractive. ", Later, Ekland would be further disappointed when she found out her voice was dubbed throughout the film: "I knew my singing was not so fabulous but I thought my Scottish accent was pretty good. PETER Sellers was a nightmare to live with, she was desperately in love with Rod Stewart and she has a tattoo in an intimate place. Which makes it sound a lot less glamorous than it surely was. She thought he was taking her to Aspen to see his father but they flew to Britain and then took the Eurostar to Paris,” she says. Eager to impress her, Sellers took her to Kensington Palace where she met Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. “The only one I didn’t meet was Brigitte Bardot who people used to say I looked like,” she adds. They had a son Thomas Jefferson four years later but later split. Vanity "is the reason I am not a druggie, I am not an alcoholic and I am not - how do I say without hurting anyone? “I don’t think the paranoia today is necessary but a lot of stars in any profession want to create hysteria around themselves.”. “I was 21 when I married Peter Sellers but I had a mental age of 16,” Britt says now. No one told me, neither before nor after it happened. 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Well, not quite, she’d slept with other men, she points out, but this was a relationship she wasn’t ready for. “I had slept with men but to live and sleep with a man are two completely different things. “These categories of people need help. “I’ve never been drawn by great classical looks although I thought they looked good,” she adds with a laugh. "I thought it was normal to turn someone [a wife] over at six in the morning because he was aroused," said Ekland. The first I knew about it was when the film came out and then I was in a state of shock. “ Your daughter is going to marry this movie star. But he’s still my little boy so I was a bit squeamish. “He was a funny man but it was not funny to live with. What do you see in me? Britt also power walks and lifts weights to stay fit and travels where the work is. As Willow, Ekland strips down and sings a sexy folk song to Edward Woodward, a chaste detective in the next room over. I wish I could tell everyone to eat right and exercise so they’ll have a fantastic old age, but at the same time, a lot of people don’t have the money to do that. Later on came affairs with a string of famous men including Warren Beatty and Ryan O’Neal and record producer Lou Adler, with whom she had a son Nikolai in 1973. 20"x16" inch Box Canvas Print Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland arrive at the Columbia Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue to see his new film Dr Strangelove 20x16 (50x40cm) Canvas Print (#12295594) Framed Prints, Posters, Canvas, Puzzles, Metal, Photo Gifts and Wall Art "She was so great. But, it’s fine,” she adds. “ I had never lived with a man, I came straight from my parents. They have a son together, but split up in 1992. I had very outstanding ears and had them pinned back in my 40s. Ekland also cautions women on the dangers of plastic surgery. So she commissioned a writer and called up lifelong friend Victor Spinetti to direct An Audience With Britt Ekland and is now preparing for a month-long, 10 venue tour. Pink Investments provides all the free resources needed to gain financial security and independence. Welcome Back Kotter - Up your nose with a rubber hose! “I said, ‘But how did you know what ring to buy?’ and he said, ‘From being around you’. “The pants weren't tight, so you can imagine, performing on stage, it would all be swinging around. Right: Ekland in 'The Bobo' (1967). She made movies including The Man With The Golden Gun and The Wicker Man, and met everyone from Steve McQueen to Sofia Loren, Cary Grant to the Bay City Rollers. It’s the first vaguely catty thing Britt has said, despite dropping famous names at every turn. She was 21, he 37. It's very sad. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. I think now, with knowledge I’ve acquired since, that he had manic depression. Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland - Dr Strangelove Premiere - Columbia Theatre - Shaftesbury Avenue, London. But what audiences saw wasn't 100% Britt. "At the time it was not important because I had done plenty of films before," she told the Huffington Post. "Bond was just something I wanted to do, I liked the idea of coming out of the sea like Ursula Andress, and being an action woman - in the '60s we just played sex kittens - so at the time it wasn’t important, it was another movie. Sometimes you ended up with a little sausage of collagen but your body soon ate it up!” she giggles. Unfortunately, it all happened too fast for Ekland to process. “I’ll be 68 in October and I’m so grateful that I power walk and lift weights and my brain works. And she thinks celebrities could do more to look good. The Dresser’s Room is excited to be Scotland’s first and best retailer of vintage and antique bridal wear. Stunning Photos From The Past Sure To Cause Nostalgia! I've of course played around with plastic surgery but I was after 50 when I did.” She speaks from experience having spent years trying to correct a lip procedure gone wrong. Ekland's other famous lovers included Ryan O'Neal, Warren Beatty, George Hamilton, Ted Nugent, John Waite, Dodi Fayed, and John Taylor of Duran Duran. They make a movie and go on tour with designer dresses they borrow to promote it and the next you see is a picture of them in flip flops in Starbucks. “Meeting Rod Stewart and falling in love, so madly in love, was amazing,” Britt recalls. i’m really grateful that my parents have been extremely supportive ever since i told them i’m not straight. ", By the time she was cast as Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun, Ekland was already a star. And by the time they're 25 they look 35. An Audience With Britt Ekland directed by Victor Spinetti opens at Abergavenny Borough Theatre next Saturday, May 15. It’s a terrible analogy but that’s how children cope with abuse.”. Ask her a personal question and she fills in the details as fast as many women her age fill in wrinkles. I couldn't believe it," Sellers recalled. to help give you the best experience we can. Britt Ekland, as famous for her love life as her films, is disarmingly open. Her international-celebrity life dates to 1964, when Peter Sellers wooed and wed the unknown actress almost like a mail-order bride. Naturally, problems loomed on the horizon. “The only similarity is they have been motivated and very successful at what they do. “When I was young I didn’t think about it. Vintage Ads From The Past That We Don't See Today, Left: Britt Ekland in 'The Wicker Man' (1973). In 1984 at the age of 42 Britt married 23-year-old rock musician Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats. I’ve given my children freedom and manners and a certain moral aspect to life,” she says. I was unaware of the future, I worked, I married and I had children.”. So Britt trotted off, like a lamb to the slaughter, to his suite. “She is the most beautiful daughter-in-law. As she says, "Vanity is your greatest friend!" “Today people don’t make the effort. He wishes he could have grown up in the free love era! “With Rod and Jim we had roadies and managers but no security. - overweight. ", Ekland learned her lesson with Sellers, "I would never date an actor again because there can only be one face in the mirror." “He took his girlfriend to Paris to get engaged. "They brought in a body double one day when I was away from the set. Swedish bombshell Britt Ekland secured her place in movie history as a gun moll in Get Carter (1971), a pagan temptress in The Wicker Man (1973), and a Bond Girl in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). I’m just that kind of person.”. Wow. So he used to take my knickers and pull them so the package was in place.”. “It was very, very scary. The former Bond girl, actress, model and legendary Swedish beauty, is about to open her new one-woman show in Wales during which she promises to be completely candid and take as many questions as she can. I don’t know why. Fifteen out of Wales' 22 local authorities are now recording an infection rate of over 100 cases a week for every 100k people. Our. Take an exclusive peek into our archive of pictures of the celebrities of the not so distant past, Peter Sellers and Brit Ekland 1 257×959 пикс, Loafer Shoes Guide For Men - Penny Loafers, Tassels & Gucci — Gentleman's Gazette, “Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland with their daughter Victoria, 1965. Again, nobody told me so there wasn't much I could say about it. Just 10 days after Sellers and Ekland met, they married. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – Sock it to me! When all that’s done she’ll come up to date talking about her mother’s death from Alzheimer’s before moving onto questions from the audience. PETER Sellers was a nightmare to live with, she was desperately in love with Rod Stewart and she has a tattoo in an intimate place. “I’ve had bits and pieces done. Two weeks after Sellers summoned her to his suite, the couple married.