brian-mcgee - June 5, 2018
Swedish born beauty Lena Olin took the world by storm as a liberated sexual woman in a glut of sexy films from the mid-80s to late 90s. After achieving a good deal of success in her native Sweden, Lena made her English language debut in Philip Kaufman's 1988 adaptation of Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Lena made a splash as Sabina, an older, more experienced lover of Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis), both of whom are part of a love triangle with the gorgeous Tereza (Juliette Binoche). The following year, Lena landed her first—and to date only—Oscar nomination for the film Enemies: A Love Story, and then took her seductress act into such 90s films as Havana, Romeo is Bleeding, Night Falls on Manhattan, The Ninth Gate, and even re-teamed with Binoche for Chocolat, directed Olin's husband Lassë Hallstrom.
Lena's greatest mainstream success came in the 2000s when she played Irina Derevko on the hit series Alias. Sadly, she left nudity behind right around this same time, but thanks to her amazing body of work, we're left with plenty of fond nude memories of Lena from days gone by. And what an amazing body it is!