LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Anna Bjornsdottir aka Anna Bjorn (photos below), Miss Iceland 1974, won the $2 million Whitey Bulger reward claims reports. Anna Bjornsdottir won the Miss Iceland 1974 beauty pageant. Bjornsdottir later appeared on TV, credited as “Anna Bjorn”, on Fantasy Island, Remington Steele, Riptide and Shannon’s Deal. Now news reports reveal Anna Bjorn won the reward deal for turning in James “Whitey’’ Bulger.
More American Graffiti and The Sword and the Sorcerer are among Anna Björnsdóttir’s other credits. But her biggest came on June 21, 2011 when she called the FBI from Iceland. Anna Björnsdóttir had previously lived in Santa Monica, California. But she when saw reports of Whitey Bulger on the news, she quickly called the FBI long distance. The tip resulted in his arrest, the Boston Globe reports today.
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Today Björnsdóttir is married to Halldor Gudmundsson. She was previously married to Jakob Magnusson. In the years following her beauty pageant win, Björnsdóttir began a big television acting career on U.S. shows while advancing her modeling career.
But in the last decade, Bjorn and her husband lived in both Iceland and Santa Monica. Today she is graphic designer and yoga instructor. But sometime during the last ten years, Björnsdóttir spotted Bulger in Santa Monica.
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When sought for news comment, Jakob Magnusson and Anna Bjornsdottir refused to comment about the matter. It remains unclear how much money Anna Bjornsdottir made on the tip. The FBI claims that “more than one individual” may have shared the $2.1 million reward. But the reports suggest that Anna Bjornsdottir may have received all the money. Federal investigators are not commenting about the news.
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Anna Bjorn appeared as Eva in More American Graffiti in 1979. She then appeared as Kristin on Different Strokes, and as Elizabeth on The Sword and the Sorcerer. Bjorn appeared in Get Crazy and the Devlin Connection. But she made two appearances on Fantasy Island in the 1980s, first as Connie and then as Monique. Bjorn later appeared in Shannon’s Deal as Ingrid and Dream West, a TV mini-series, as Angelique.