Eva Norvind

Eva Norvind (born Eva Johanne Chegodayeva Sakonsky on 7 May 1944 in Trondheim, Norway - Died 14 May 2006, in Mexico) was a writer, documentary producer, director, sex therapist/ dominatrix, and former actress of the cinema of Mexico. She was the mother of telenovela actress Nailea Norvind and the sister of composer and singer/songwriter Georg Kajanus. Eva Norvind was the daughter of Russian prince Paul Chegodayef Sakonsky and Norwegian sculptress Johanna Kajanus, who won the bronze medal for sculpture at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937). Eva, her mother and her brother moved to France when Eva was 15 years old. The following year she won the second prize in the beauty contest at the Cannes Film Festival which enabled her to win a minor role in the film Saint Tropez Blues. She then joined the cast of the Folies Bergère and changed her stage name to Eva Norvind. She also appeared in A School for Scandal at the Comédie-Française. In 1962, Eva 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.


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