May Britt was born in the ides of March in about 1933. May Britt is a swede by nationality. May had a very small career in the movies first in Europe and then later in America. May practically retired from the screen after she married Sammy Davis Jr. back in the 1960.
May Britt is the second name of the actress of yesteryears. She was born with the name Maybritt Wilkens. While still very young, she was spoted by Italian film makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati who decided she had enough screeen presence and acting skills enough to be an actress.
Before jumping into the movies, May Britt used to be an assistant to Sweden photographer. The two Italians were in Sweden to cast a young blonde woman for the title role in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair. They came to the studio where she worked to view photographs of models. After meeting her, they offered her the part.
May Britt, as she was repackaged as her screen name moved to Rome to do the movie. She was cast in the movie as the top actress in Jolanda. In the subsequent years she toiled in about ten CinecittÃ productions.
She is of course known popularly for her role in epic War and Peace film of 1956.