Monday, April 11, 2011

Girls of Grindhouse: Christina Lindberg

Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg, better known as Christina Lindberg, is one of Sweden's most famous exploitation and erotica film stars, and a well known glamour model and journalist.

She was born on December 6, 1950 in Gothenburg, Sweden to a working class family and was raised in Annedal, Gothenburg with her three brothers and one sister.  While in high school, she studied Latin and had aspirations to one day study archaeology.   At about the age of 18 and still in high school, Christina began her rise to exploitation royalty by posing in the buff for a few men's magazines including FIB Aktuellt and Lektyr after some bikini shots were published in local newspapers. She then went international, posing for Playboy, the French magazine Lui, the British Mayfair and in June of 1970 she became a Penthouse Pet.

She went on to star in 23 films, most of which are of the exploitation or erotica genres.  From the Grindhouse Cinema Database:
Christina's acting debut was in the coming of age-sexploitation film Maid in Sweden (1969). After this, she several more exploitation films followed, many of which were filmed in Germany and Japan. As part of the marketing campaign for the film Exposed aka The Depraved (1970) she went on a publicity trip to Japan, which later resulted in an invitation to appear in Japanese exploitation films. She played a major supporting role in Norifumi Suzuki's Pink film classic Sex & Fury (1973). In 1972, she played the role of Frigga in Bo Arne Vibenius's controversial rape-revenge film Thriller: A Cruel Picture. Director Quentin Tarantino expressed his admiration for both the film and Lindberg's performance and Frigga served as an inspiration for Daryl Hannah's character in Tarantino's Kill Bill films. In Kill Bill he also borrowed elements from Sex & Fury.  
Lindberg became concerned that erotica films were becoming too explicit and that the line between these films and hardcore ones was becoming blurred.  She left the set of the West German film, Flossie and returned to her native Sweden after the director, Gerard Damiano - the guy who also directed Deep Throat - warned her that it was going to be a hardcore film. It was never completed.

In 1972 Christina fell in love with future husband Bo Sehlberg and eventually worked as a journalist for his aviation magazine, Flygrevyn.  After he died in 2004, Christina took over and became editor-in-chief of Flygrevyn which is the largest aviation magazine in Scandinavia.  In 2007 she announced that she would be starting an acting school.













See all of Christina's nude scenes at MrSkin.com!

Maid in SwedenWide Open Sex & Fury

37 comments:

Zombie said...

Very nice!

Kicking Rocks said...

I totally want to go to her acting school!

thenitefalls said...

wow she's a beauty, I got to check out her movies!

The Angry Lurker said...

Never seen any of her movies but she is stunningly beautiful.

Laughing Vault said...
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Liam Underwood said...

Very nice. I've only seen her in Thriller: A Cruel Picture. I'd like to track down some of her other films.

ed said...

they can never be to explicit

Shutterbug said...

Will you also do a "hunks of grindhouse?" ;)

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

You reackon when she was a kid she said to her mom "When I grow up I one to be a exploitation and erotica film star, a glamour model and a journalist"?

Moral of the story, always read the fine print before staring in anything called 'Deepthroat'

D4 said...

Wait so the girl i the shotgun that I immediately associate with your blog, that's her? Or am I just confused?

SOMS said...

nice read, hadn't heard of her before

Banacek said...

@D4 Yep, that's her.

Banacek said...

@Shutterbug It will never happen!

BTN Hip Hop said...

so so so hot

LoneIslander said...

Bazamm?

Devon Davidson said...

So, what's the average boobie rating for movies that she's in?

Ray Rousell said...

Nice looking girl, not seen any of her films though!

Colin B said...

oh my GOD

the things i would do to that woman can not be said in this comment without making me feel like a creep

Moob said...

what a beaut!

Astronomy Pirate said...

I think we could use more of her type today.

Polybius said...

The third photo is probably the hottest.

spaceman said...

Damn, what a babe.

This is a sweet blog man, def followin.

Matt Neumann said...

Sucha foxxxxy lady

Rob said...

She's sexy I'd attend her class, lol

Biff Tanner said...

O wow gonna have to watch some more films tonight

Meghan Moran said...

My, what big eyes she has.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

They call her one eye!

She's my runner up for Grindhouse Queen.

Malkavian said...

Beautiful woman, great article man also forgot to tell you im glad that you but the original banner of the guy slamming a fireball on another dudes head its appropriate for the name of your blog i think.

G said...

I love that last pic...such a hottie

meandmythinkingcap said...

one more hot chick

Aaron M. Gipson said...

70's Swedish winter-bush be damned...this is one gorgeous lady! And she would be so in any decade I think.

Jay said...

gorgeous!

Alan said...

beautiful

Glovey said...

Great work! I love the blog style!

Patti D. said...

she had the looks, but did she had the talent too?

Bersercules said...

Wowzers! Will I ever find the time to watch these movies!!

sundersartwork said...

I watched this on youtube after your post. Exploitation movies are interesting, because they can be a litmus test of what was happening in society at the time. Because they were made quick and cheap they used popular tropes to put bums on seats. In the 70's feminism and womens rights were always in the news so it has to be a response to this. She had the good looks gene, glad to see her life turned out ok and she didnt end up like a lot of expolitation stars.

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