You know, I never thought a headline here would have ‘naked’ in it, but the world is an unpredictable place. Testament to that, the woman who accused Yngwie Malmsteen of being a sexual sadist now works as one professionally.
Amber Dawn Malmsteen (nee Landin), Yngwie’s wife from 1993 to 1998, has resurfaced in an online classifieds ad, seeking sex slaves in the Phoenix, AZ, area for “humiliation and degradation scenarios.” Photos from the ad, showing a trim but vaguely threatening Amber in a variety of fetish wear, are on the next page and are not safe for work! (She’s topless).
It’s hard to reconcile the imposing, masculine Amber Dawn of today, who likes to be known as Mistress Seven, with the tiny mosquito woman we caught occasional and brief glimpses of on Malmsteen DVDs, peeking out timidly from a little white powdered face amidst a giant hairsprayed mane of teased black hair, her double-zero sized body vacuum packed into a double-zero sized black dress, never daring to speak. Part of the change in demeanor can be explained: Amber told the Phoenix New Times that while she works as a dominatrix during the day, she likes to play submissive at home.
“I kick around people daily, and the last thing in the world I want is to be like that at home. I submit to certain guys like putty. My turn-ons are blood, pain and the extreme. I get a rush out of being hurt, though most guys don’t want to hurt me. You don’t have to twist my arm or pull teeth to get me to do stuff.”
Amber Dawn, for whom the instrumental track of the same name on Malmsteen’s Magnum Opus (1995) was written, married Yngwie in a Swedish castle on December 26, 1993 — which was four months after a SWAT team had rescued her from, her mother alleged, a crazed Yngwie holding her hostage with a shotgun at his Miami home. It was on TV. You might remember seeing the Maestro being arrested in his bathrobe. Amber says they used a lot of cocaine. Yeah. They were divorced in April, 1998.
The mother, by the way, was no saint, and used to lead her underage daughter around the rock clubs circuit, modeling underwear. Today, at 36, for the right price you can have Malmsteen’s ex-wife stand on your balls. America!
Thanks to Magic & Mayhem of the Yngwie Malmsteen Forum, who dug up the pics.