Notable Norwegians: Eva Norvind

David Moe Eva Norvind was born Eva Johanne Chegodayeva Sakonsky in Trondheim, Norway, in 1944. She was a writer, producer, director, and actress. At the age of 15, she moved to France with her mother and brother, where she won second prize in the beauty contest at the Cannes Film Festival that helped her get a role in the film Saint Tropez Blues. She then joined the cast of the Folies Bergere and appeared in the play A School for Scandal at the Comédie-Française. In 1962, Norvind moved to Canada and then to New York City, where at the age of 18 she worked as a Playboy Bunny and a Can-Can dancer. She finished high school in 1964 and then moved to Mexico City to study Spanish. She was there recruited as an actress and made seven films in Mexico. Norvind created controversy in Mexic
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