Lena Kansbod is a Swedish model who was discovered in Stockholm at the age of seventeen. Four years later, in 1977, she was on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, and her career really took off from there.
She appeared on the covers of other magazines, such as Elle and Mademoiselle, and in the early eighties she was also a featured face in Revlon's Natural Wonder cosmetics line. She eventually married a man from France and moved there.
Though from Sweden, she suspected that her success as a model in America was due to her having an "all-American" look.
Here's the cover of that aforementioned Sports Illustrated issue, with the all-American-looking Lena Kansbod photographed in America's most exotic state, Hawaii. :-)