Born 1950 in Landskrona, Swedish actress Ewa Aulin won the title of Miss Teen Sweden in 1965 at age 15, and earned the title of Miss Teen International 1966. In 1967, at age 16, she made her feature-film debut with a supporting role in the comedy Don Giovanni in Sicilia (Don Juan in Sicily), based on the novel by Vitaliano Brancati.
Aulin appeared in a number of Italian and some American films in the 1960s and 1970s. She is remembered for playing the title character in the cult film Candy where she appeared with John Huston, Ringo Starr, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Richard Burton and Marlon Brando. She is known to horror film fans for starring in Death Smiles on a Murderer, Death Laid an Egg, Candy and Ceremonia Sangrienta (aka Legend of Blood Castle).
In 1974, at age 24, Aulin married a wealthy Real Estate developer, Cesare Paladino, and by him had two daughters (one of her daughters, Olivia Paladino, later became the partner of Giuseppe Conte, 58th prime minister of Italy). She abandoned her acting career, enrolled at university, and became a school teacher. Since her retirement, she has appeared only in one other film, Mi fai un favore (Stella’s Favor, 1996), in a supporting role.