Julie Ege, Miss Norway 1962 and the leading lady in several B movies of the 1970s, has died. Ege 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.