Maxine Audley Biography

Wiki Biography: Director Bo Widerberg first spotted the teenage Pia Degermark in a newspaper photo, dancing at a party with with the Swedish Crown Prince Carl Gustaf. He career seemed assured after he cast her as the lead in Elvira Madigan (1967/I), which debuted at Cannes and garnered critical and commercial acclaim. Degermark was heralded as the "new Ingrid Bergman" and offers came flooding in. However, in 1971 she married the producer Pier A. Caminnecci (in whose film Gebissen wird nur nachts (1971) she appeared). The marriage produced a son, Cesare, but ended two years later. Degermark then emigrated to the USA, but returned to her native Sweden in 1979, by now gravely ill and suffering from anorexia. Her acting career now over, she founded the organisation 'Alfta', devoted to the aid of other women suffering from the disease. She was eventually taken to court, accused of false claims and the organisation collapsed. It was at this time that Degermark became homeless and addicted to drugs - an addiction that led her to use fraudulent cheques in her desperation for money, and she was eventually committed to Stockholm's state prison.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre 1960 Drama
Morgan's Boy Eileen Gregory 1984 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Pleasure Garden 1952
The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1960
Hell Is a City 1960 Crime, Thriller, Drama
Peeping Tom Mrs. Stephens 1962 Crime, Horror, Thriller
The Looking-Glass War 1965
The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush 1968 Comedy
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1969 Reality Tv