Uschi Digard (born August 15, 1948 in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Sweden), is a former Swedish porn star and model best known for her prodigious breasts and her roles in Russ Meyer movies. Despite many rumors, Digard was not born in North Dakota, she was born and grew up in Scandinavia. Of her childhood Digard has said: "I was sent to a boarding school with nuns at an early age because those were the best schools in the country and I was pretty promiscuous as a little one -- not with men, but with books. I loved reading and at age 6 I decided I wanted to learn languages because I couldn't stand reading books that had been translated -- they lost the essence. By age 7 I had read every book in the little village library." Digard started to develop breasts at age 11, and by age 15 her breast size was 40DDD.
Prior to her acting career, Uschi worked briefly as a translator in the jewelry trade where she developed a knowledge of German, Italian, Spanish, the three Scandinavian languages, French and English. Her heavy Swedish accent is heard in a brief speaking part in Cherry, Harry & Raquel!
. One of her most extensive speaking roles is in the softcore sex comedy Getting Into Heaven
Digard burst into cinema in Sweden where she starred in several erotic films, although these would not be considered pornographic by modern standards. In 1966, she returned to the U.S. where she soon began appearing in numerous sexploitation movies and pornographic magazines. She was among the best known big bust models in the late-1960s and early-1970s. Her film roles toward the end of this period occurred at an interesting time in the porn industry as films transitioned from softcore to formulaic, minimal plot hardcore. Many of these movies had well-developed and bizarre plots such as the cult classic Ilsa: She-Wolf Of The SS
or Female Chauvinists
in which Uschi and a gang of lesbians rob a sylvan sperm bank in a surreal dream scene.
Digard was cast in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel!
to provide the denouement in a final interpretive dance scene symbolizing the death of the protagonist. This plot devise was necessitated after the lead actress left the shoot early and there was 20 minutes of footage needed to complete the film. She soon became a favorite of Meyer whose obsession with "well cantilevered" women is legendary. While Digart would go on to appear in three more of the films Meyer made in the 1970s, she never had an intimate relationship with him.
Later she co-starred in several pornographic movies with porn superstars such as John Holmes, Candy Samples, and Kitten Natividad during what is sometimes known as the golden era of porn from 1975 to 1983, which was marked by creative scripts (by porn standards) and high production values, when movies were intended for cinematic release rather than video and performers were unthreatened by AIDS. In those years she starred in some "sexy wrestling" short-footage films too, mainly for Triumph Studios and Ron Dvorkin's Bellstone; quite memorable remains her "clash" with another "big boobs" famous model, her close friend Candy Samples (Battle of the Bosoms
As of 2006, Uschi Digard is married and lives in Palm Springs.
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2. ^ The Big Book of Breasts, 226.