Rare indeed to spot a dark-haired Swede on film but the delicately beautiful Maj-Britt Nilsson was certainly one of them, along with Harriet Andersson
, who went on to captivate film audiences in the bleak films of Ingmar Bergman
. Born in Stockholm on December 11, 1924, the lovely Nilsson was initially trained at the Royal Dramatic Theater...
Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson
who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom
, playing against Nils Poppe
Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman
, she became part of Bergman's regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika
especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust and Tinsel
to the mad visionary in Through a glass darkly (1962)...
“ 1- Sommaren med Monika (1953), Monica ” - levomepromazine
After acting studies at the Gothenburg City Theater from 1950-52, she made her breakthrough debut in Gustaf Molander
. When Ingmar Bergman
became head of the Malmö City Theater he asked her to join him there and with him as a director she played the role of Margareta in Goethe's 'Faust'...
Along with the legendary Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Eva Dahlbeck, and Harriet Andersson, icy blonde Ingrid Thulin became one of the preeminent Swedish femme stars of Ingmar Bergman's grim, emotional film masterpieces. Born in northern Sweden, she studied ballet as a child and attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm...
Liv Ullmann's father was a Norwegian engineer who used to work abroad, so as a child she lived in Tokyo, Canada, New York and Oslo. In the mid-'50s she made her stage debut and in 1957 made her film debut. She really became successful, however, when she began to work for Swedish director Ingmar Bergman
in such films as Persona
Anita Björk is able to use simple means to give depth and character to a role. She has a way of expressing any emotion just by raising an eyebrow or twitching her lips. This was something she used to a large extent in her best movie, Alf Sjöberg
's Miss Julie
where she played the young lady at a country manor, planning to elope with Jean the butler...
Ingrid Bergman was one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood's lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the history of American cinema. Bergman is also one of the most Oscar-awarded actresses, tied with Meryl Streep
, both are second only to Katharine Hepburn
Mai Zetterling was born in Sweden in 1925, and lived briefly in Australia while still a child. She's known as a director and actor and trained on the Stockholm repertory stage, she began appearing in war-era films starting in her teens. Following her debut in Lasse Maja
, she made quite an impact...
Barbro Anna Elisabeth Kollberg was a Swedish actress, theatre leader and acting teacher born on December 27, 1917 in Eskilstuna. She studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School 1937-40. She was engaged at the Blache Theatre, Stockholm. In 1943 she was approached by director Gösta Cederlund to play the leading role as Marta in the feature film "Kungsgatan"...
“ 1- Det regnar på vår kärlek (1946), Maggi ” - levomepromazine
Eva was born in New York, USA, with a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother, Ragni. They divorced when Eva was 6 years old and Ragni remarried the actor Uno Henning
. Eva was accepted to the Royal Dramatic Theater's acting school in 1938. She had some minor roles both on the stage and in a few movies before she got a major breakthrough with Elvira Madigan
“ 1- Skepp till India land (1947), Sally ” - levomepromazine
Swedish-born Lena Olin already had a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman
. She was born in Stockholm, to actors Britta Holmberg
and Stig Olin
, who appeared in six of Bergman's films. Lena also belongs to the Bergman "family"...
Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman
took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander
. In 1982 she got married to author Klas Östergren
and started work at the Folkteatern in Gävle...
“ 1- Kris (1946)- Nelly
2- Fängelse (1949)- Mrs. Bohlin ” - levomepromazine
Raised by a single mother, she grew up in a poor home at Fleminggatan in Stockholm. She was working extra in a small shop for sewing materials and the owner encouraged her acting dreams. In 1905 she was accepted to accompany the Anna Lundberg travelling theatre company around Sweden. This led to small roles at theatres both in Helsinki and Stockholm...
“ 1- Skepp till India land (1947), Selma
2- Sommaren med Monika (1953), Monika's mother ” - levomepromazine
Although trained for the stage in his native Sweden, Alf Kjellin appeared in only a few stage productions before entering films. His work in Torment
resulted in his being noticed by Hollywood, and he made his American film debut in 1949 under the name Christopher Kent. He soon went back to using his real name...
Allan Edwall was born in a working class home in Jämtland, Sweden in 1924. His father was a trade-union man and a communist. 1949-52 he attended Stockholm's Royal Daramatic Theatre School. Through the years he made more than 400 parts in theater, film, television and radio. He was also a director, an author...
“ 1- Det regnar på vår kärlek (1946), reverend
2- Skepp till India land (1947), variety hall owner
3- Sommaren med Monika (1953), Monika's father ” - levomepromazine
“ 1- Det regnar på vår kärlek (1946), David
2- Skepp till India land (1947), Johannes Blom
2- Musik i mörker (1948), Bengt Vyldeke
3- Fängelse (1949), Thomas
4- Törst (1949), Bertil
5- Till Glädje (1950),Marcel
6- Sommarlek (1951), Henrik
7- Kvinnors väntan (1952), Martin Lobelius ” - levomepromazine
“ 1- Skepp till India land (1947), Pekka
2- Hamnstad (1948), Berit 's Father ” - levomepromazine
Erland Josephson, the distinguished Swedish actor best known for his appearance in Ingmar Bergman
's films, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1923. Josephson's relationship with Bergman, a long-time friend, began in the late 1930s when they first worked together in the theater. Although he was in several motion pictures in the late 1940s and early '50s...
Gunnar Björnstrand made his debut on the Hippodrom-theatre in Malmö, but later worked mainly in Stockholm at various theatres. In film he began playing comedic roles as authoritarian characters with inclination for sadism, for example in Nils Poppe
's Bom-series. But it was with Ingmar Bergman
that the challenge and fame came: from the 1950s comedies...
“ 1- Det regnar på vår kärlek (1946), mr.Purman
4- ” - levomepromazine
His father was a sea captain, but he refused to allow his son to became a sailor like him. But that could not scare the 14-year old Rydeberg, and at the age of 14, he was steward on a boat to Hull, UK, and the next year he was a sailor on a ship to Lagos, Africa. He got a job as an office clerk, where he met his fourth wife...
Hadn't it been for his school teacher, who managed to get him money for a theater education, he would probably never had become an actor. After two failed attempts at becoming a student at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school he succeeded at the age of 19. During these years in the beginning of...
“ 1- Sommaren med Monika (1953), Harry ” - levomepromazine
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He is the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his father's partial German ancestry...
While studying he became interested in acting and was discovered when performing in a school play. His talent for comedic acting made him known for the public when he debuted with Pengar - en tragikomisk saga (1947), which he directed himself. He is today best remembered for his character Fabian Bom...
After a few years as an intern and actor at the Oscarsteatern in Stockholm 1931-1934 he was engaged by Gösta Ekman
at Vasateatern and then, 1934-1936, at The Royal Dramatic Theatre. After 1936 he became a freelancer and worked on all the theatres in Stockholm, particularly so for Per-Axel Branner
at Nya Teatern and he also toured around Sweden...
A distinguished actor, director and composer in Sweden; Stig Olin made his success in many areas of the Swedish entertainment business in the 1940s and 50s. As an actor, he claimed success when he played boyish characters and naive students on film. He was the actor who eventually took the claim of playing Ingmar Bergman
's alter-ego in many of his early films...
“ 1- Kris (1946)- Jack
2- Fängelse (1949)- Peter
3- Till glädje (1950)- Stig Eriksson
4- Sommarlek (1951)- ballet master ” - levomepromazine
“ 1- Det regnar på vår kärlek (1946), Stalvispen ” - levomepromazine
Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman
and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of directors whom he himself influenced...