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Anni-Frid Lyngstad Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 November 1945Narvik, Norway
Birth NameAnni-Frid Synni Lyngstad
Nickname Frida
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (1)

During World War II, a German officer had an affair with young Norwegian Synni Lyngstad. Once the war ended, he returned to his home country, unaware of the fact that Synni was pregnant with his child. Anni-Frid Lyngstad (or Frida, as she later became known) was born on November 15th, 1945 in the small town of Narvik in Norway. To escape post-war retributions dished out to "collaborators" and their children her mother took her to Sweden, Torshälla. When she was only two, Anni-Frid's mother died. Her grandmother (who had always encouraged her to sing) became responsible for raising her.

When she was 13, Anni-Frid entered show business making her stage debut at a Red Cross charity in 1957. Since then, she has never stopped working in this business. When she was around 15, Anni-Frid met Ragnar Fredriksson. She became pregnant and had their first child, Hans, when she was only 16. Shortly after the baby's birth, they married and had another child, Liselotte. Since she was not willing to give up her career - which was doing well - to devote herself to her family, they ended up getting a divorce and Anni-Frid left the children in his care and her dear "Mamma" (her grandmother) to go to Stockholm. There, she met Benny Andersson and they soon became romantically involved. Later, they teamed up with another couple, Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog. They became one of the most famous Pop groups of all times - ABBA.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lady From Shanghai

Spouse (3)

Ruzzo Reuss (26 August 1992 - 29 October 1999) (his death)
Benny Andersson (6 October 1978 - 26 November 1981) (divorced)
Ragnar Fredriksson (3 April 1963 - 19 May 1970) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Dark auburn hair

Trivia (21)

Her full name with all the names she aquired from husbands is Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad-Fredricksson-Andersson-Reuss, although musically she is known better as Frida.
Was a member of the pop band ABBA.
Has a grandson called Jonathan
She is "Norway's gift to Sweden"
The name ABBA was comprised of the first letters of the first names of the group's members: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
As a member of ABBA, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England, in 1974 with the song "Waterloo" (6th April 1974).
Won a talent contest in September 1967.
Her late husband, Ruzzo, was a scion of Germany's Princely House of Reuss. His full name was Heinrich Ruzzo, Prinz Reuss.
She is of German and Norwegian descent.
Her biological father, Alfred Haase, was a German sergeant.
Believed that her father had died when his ship to Germany was sunk during the war. After a German magazine published the story of her origins in 1977, she discovered that he had not died.
Her official name is Her Serene Highness Princess Anni-Frid Von Plauen
Was the only non-Swedish member of pop group ABBA.
ABBA's only appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975) occurred on her thirtieth birthday.
Close friend of Silvia Bernadotte, the queen of Sweden.
Her second child, a 30-year-old daughter Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson, died in a car crash in state Detroit, USA on Janaury 13, 1998, a 13 days before her brother's 35th birthday.
Gave birth her second child at age 21, a daughter Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson on February 25, 1967. Child's father is her first husband, Ragnar Fredriksson.
Gave birth to her first child at age 17, a son Hans Ragnar Fredriksson on January 26, 1963. Child's father is her first husband, Ragnar Fredriksson.
Released a song "the sun will shine again" with Jon Lord. [May 2005]
Is now involved with environmental causes and lives in Frilbourg, Switzerland.

Personal Quotes (1)

[Talking about ABBA's signature song "Dancing Queen"]: I loved the song from the very beginning. Coming back from the studio, Benny played the backing track to me. It was so beautiful that I started to cry. I mean, even without lyrics or voices on it, it was outstanding.

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