Uschi Digard was born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, near Stockholm, Sweden in 1948. At 16 she left home, traveled to Paris and spent a year there and later in Italy before journeying further to England. She returned to her native Sweden but finally settled in the United States in 1967. Working as a translator for the jewelry trade, she was told so often that she should model that she eventually decided to give it a try. Before long she was appearing in softcore erotic films and was eventually "discovered" by filmmaker Russ Meyer. After a long and illustrious career she retired in 1989. She speaks eight languages (German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French and English). Now married, she lives in Palm Springs, California, for two weeks out of every month; the rest of the time she spends in her private pad in North Hollywood.