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1958 Press Photo May Britt Swedish film stage artist - RRW75313

$12.33
AdID: 561729

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRW75313

Height: 7

Width: 6

Source: Rogers

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This is an original press photo. May Britt (born 22 March 1933]) is a Swedish actress who had a brief career in the 1950s in Italy and later in the United States. She retired from the screen after she married Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1960. Maybritt Wilkens, as she was known originally, was discovered by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati in 1951. She was an assistant to a Stockholm photographer. The two Italians were in Sweden to cast a young blonde woman for the title role in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair. They came to the studio where she worked to view photographs of models. After meeting her, they offered her the part. May Britt, as she was renamed professionally, immediately moved to Rome. As expected, she made her movie debut as the leading actress in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (1952). In the following years she worked in some ten Cinecittà productions. She also featured in the epic War and Peace film of 1956.Photo measures 5.5 x 7inches. Photo is dated 08-08-1958.