Julie Ege, Miss Norway 1962 and the leading lady in several B movies of the 1970s, has died. Ege, who had been suffering from cancer, was 64.
Born in the Norwegian town of Sandnes on November 12, 1943, Ege made her screen debut in 1967 in a couple of bit parts. After a brief appearance in the James Bond flick On Her Majesty's Secret Service, starring George Lazenby, she went on to a minor career in mostly Z-grade European films.
Among those were Every Home Should Have One (1970), starring Marty Feldman; Graham Stark's The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971), in the “Gluttony” section; Bob Kellett's Up Pompeii (1971), in which Ege played a character named “Voluptua”; Freddie Francis' Craze (1974), starring Jack Palance and Diana Dors; and Percy's Progress (1974), about a man (Leigh Lawson) who got the world's first penis implant.
In the 1980s Ege underwent a mastectomy. She trained as a health-care worker, eventually becoming a registered nurse.