May 3, 2008
Julie Ege, who starred in Hammer's "Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires" and Jack Cardiff's "The Freakmaker," has passed away. Ege also starred in Freddie Francis' "Craze" with Jack Palance.
Ege was born in Høyland, Sandnes; she was a Miss Norway and Miss Universe contestant and a Penthouse Pet. In 1967, she moved to England as an au pair to improve her English and also studied at a language school.
She made her film debut in a low budget Norwegian film The Sky and the Ocean. Ege appeared in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service as Helen, the "Scandinavian girl." She later starred in Hammer Film Productions' The Creatures the World Forgot and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. Other appearances include the Gluttony segment of The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins.
Ege was married and divorced twice, and lived in Oslo where she worked as a nurse until her death from breast cancer 29. April 2008. She had two daughters.
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