Sex Kitten Julie Ege Was The “New” Raquel Welch! She Had Sexy Comedies And Shocking Horror Too!

Celebrating the Classic Cult Cinema Of Actress Julie Ege!

I’ve had a great time discovering some terrific stars from cult cinema – and Julie Ege has been in a ton of great cinema!

Ege was born in Norway, and began working as a model at the age of 15. In 1962, she came second in the Miss Norway contest, and at 18 years old moved to London.

A Mini-Bond Girl!

Ege had a bit part in the 007 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” before Hammer Films decided to take a gamble and cast her as the lead in a dinosaur epic!

“Creatures the World Forgot”!

Notice the poster: the company did a huge publicity stunt to find the “next” Raquel Welch, and they chose Ege!

Ege’s breakout role was mirrored on Welch’s breakout performance in “One Million Years B.C.” – you remember, when she looked like THIS:

In fact, the film’s trailer sells the entire film on her discovery as the “new” pinup star:

As you can see from the trailer, the film is a modestly budgeted exploitation film where the women are scantily dressed – but the marketing effort spared no opportunity to showcase her beauty…

“It’s Not The Size That Counts” AKA “Percy’s Progress”

Ege followed up with a number of popular hits: she starred in this 1974 ribald sex farce, known in the UK as “Percy’s Progress”.

Percy, the man with the world’s first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the city’s water that makes men impotent!

The Mutations!

She also starred in the horror film “The Mutations.”

Legendary character Actor Donald Pleasance stars in this horror gem, as a mad Doctor needs fresh victims for his shocking medical procedures…

Then it was time to take the clothes off again as Ege starred in another british sex comedy:

“The Amorous Milkman!”

Check out this hilariously dated trailer!

As you can see, Julie Ege was a mesmerizing beauty, but the films she starred in were the type that, in that era, would show up on the bottom of a double bill in the US, so she wasn’t as well known here as she was in the UK…

After a slowdown in the British film industry at the end of the 70’s, Ege returned to Norway and became a nurse. She said:

“To be honest, I was never really proud of my performances in films, but I gave it my best and enjoyed the work very much.”

And cult movie fans enjoyed her work as well.

In a UK TV documentary a few years before her death, she stated that she never minded being labelled a glamour actress and that it had been a good life that basically helped pay the bills.

She candidly discussed her career, and her late battle with breast cancer, when she wrote her autobiography “Naked” in 2002.

She died from breast cancer at the age of 64 in April 2008.

Ege left us with a terrific body of work – bravo to her.

I have also highlighted “The Queen Of Artsploitation” Christina Lindberg, who was a huge star right next door in Sweden.

If you don’t know her, Lindberg has some of the great “artsploitation” film of all time…check them out here:


https://jrsploitation.com/2019/08/21/the-queen-of-artsploitation-christina-lindberg-speaks-great-new-interview-and-look-at-her-career/

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3 replies

  1. Julie was incredibly popular here for many years. Sadly, ‘acting’ had little to do with that. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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