Born: 1945 - Denmark
Danish actress Birte Tove was introduced to Asian audiences in 1972, when Shaw Brothers
distributed her adult drama "Swedish Fly Girls" through its chain of theatres.
Shaw's soon cast her in their own productions, beginning with a movie
filmed in her native
country. In her first and most self referential Hong Kong film role, Birte played a waifish porn
star in Lu Chi's curious European sex romp Sexy Girls of Denmark (1973), which was shot on
location in Copenhagen. In the film, Birte is a breezy player who rolls around in bed with a
Chinese tourist played by Shaw Brothers actor Tsung Hua.
Later that year, Ms. Tove co-starred with Lo Lieh as an American nurse in Kuei Chi Hung's
The Bamboo House of Dolls, a sordid and brutal escape movie which is regarded as one of
the seminal Women in Prison films.
Finally, Lu Chi cast her in a risqué comedy called Mini Skirt Gang (also starring Chen Ping),
in which Birte played the leader of a gang of female thieves.
Birte Tove Filmography