She was the J-Lo of the 70s. During the 60s, the beauty standards were all about twigs. Women were supposed to look like sticks. Then came Agnetha who on one hand had small boobs. But she has such an ample rear that she was one of the reasons big fat butts were seen as something nice during the 70s.
She also openly admitted that her butt was fat, as the honest Swede she is:
Frida kan eten wat ze wil, de bofferd. Maar als ik me aan zalige dingen bezondig, gaat het onmiddellijk hier zitten!" Haar handen strijken over haar heupen, zitvlak en dijen. Dan hartelijk lachend: "Journalisten schrijven altijd heel vriendelijk dat ik een sexy achterwerk heb, maar dat betenkent gewoon dat ik op die plaats te dik ben.
“Frida can eat whatever she wants, the lucky girl. But whenever I eat tasteful things, it immediately ends up here!” Her hands brush past her hips, rear and thighs. Then, smiling cordially: “Journalists always kindly write that I have a sexy behind, but this simply means that I am too fat in that area."
But let's not forget about the group. In Sweden, they're still to this day known as our most famous pop group of all time. But in the Swedish 70s, the far left took a grip around the country, which meant that Sweden was very anti US and pro communism. For example, some radio stations refused to play ABBA because they were "too commercial". The Swedish version of Eurovision had an alternative version that promoted garage bands instead of commercial music. ABBA got a lot of critisism for being cynial and for making too much money. Also, the reason they wore such weird clothes during the 70s was actually because of the Swedish tax system. According to this system, you could actually have tax deductions if the clothes were deemed for work use only. ABBA themselves has later admitted this was the reason they rarely wore clothes that could be seen as "everyday".
You have to remember Swedish tax was extremely high at this time. Our famous author Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstockings) once paid 102% tax. Yes, that's right. She payed more tax than the actualy money she earned. Practically, she paid extra because she worked and was successful. She went out about this in media at the time, calling the tax a ripoff (not literally, but she used a Swedish term I can't really translate).
ABBA never enjoyed doing tours. They were always singing playback and their choreography was absolutely horrible. But it was the live concerts which made Agnetha's rear so famous, much due to their choreographer who later admitted he was the one presuaing Agnetha to turn around and wiggle her butt as much as she did. Agnetha's sex appeal was almost never mentioned in Sweden, though. It was mostly journalists in Australia and the UK who were like me about it.
What do you think of ABBA and their music? And what do you think of Agnetha's ass?