Cecilie Thomsen had an unusual childhood. She was
born in Denmark, and her parents divorced while, she was
still a small child. Even now, she has little contact with
her father and older brother.
Throughout her childhood, she moved around with her mother.
"I had to learn to take care of myself as a child. I couldn't
run to mom every time something was up," she says about
the hippie-inspired upbringing she received from her mother.
It was as a 16-year-old that her life changed completely.
She was working as an ice cream sales girl in her native
Denmark when she met Canadian rock star Bryan Adams. Adams,
captivated by her beauty, hooked up with the teenage Cecilie,
and their romance blossomed.
He inspired her to move into modelling, and she has appeared
in numerous European magazines. "Bryan is a good support
to have. But we are not trying to appear as a famous couple.
He has his career and I have mine," said Cecilie about her
boyfriend, who is 14 years older than her.
Thomsen's first move into acting came with an offer to
play Inga Bergstrom, a Professor of Danish at Oxford University
in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
"I think I'm actually in this movie just to keep Bond's
image alive. I'm in it to confirm that the agent can can
go to bed with a woman any time, any place - even an Oxford
professor..." said Thomsen of her role in the film.
Since her 007 outing, Cecilie Thomsen has appeared in a
few foreign films, but has not broken through into the English-language
mainstream. This despite her graduating from the Actors
Studio Drama School at New School University, studying dance
at Alvin Ailey, and achieving an MFA in Dramatic Arts.