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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 May 1926Stockholm, Sweden
Date of Death 19 February 1957Stockholm, Sweden  (cerebral hemorrhage)
Nickname The Next Ingrid Bergman

Mini Bio (1)

From an early age her dream was to become an actress. Her first application for acting studies at The Royal Dramatic Theater in 1944 was unsuccessful. After additional dramatic coaching she was finally accepted in 1947. But screenwriter Edwin Blum arranged a screen test for RKO which eventually led to her being offered a contract with Universal Studios. It was a hard choice but she accepted and left her studies after one semester. In Hollywood she quickly made 10 movies, including Sirocco (1951) with Humphrey Bogart. From 1952 she accepted movie offers from Italy with more demanding roles. She married director Leonardo Bercovici on June 13, 1952, and gave birth to a daughter. In early 1957, she went back to Sweden for her stage debut in a play by J.B. Priestley. She died one month later, at the age of 31, of a brain hemorrhage.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson

Spouse (1)

Leonardo Bercovici (13 June 1952 - 19 February 1957) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Promoted as "the next Ingrid Bergman" by her studio's publicity, she actually bore her daughter in the same room of a Rome hospital where Bergman had twins the year before.
Daughter, Christina Bercovici (born April 20, 1953) in Rome, Italy, with her husband, Leonardo Bercovici.
Norra Begravningsplatsen (Northern Cemetery), Stockholm, Grave 13A, 237. [February 1957]
On Feb. 19, 1957, she was performing onstage at the Allee Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden, in the play "Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon" when she suddenly collapsed and was rushed to a hospital. Tests showed that she had been stricken with a cerebral brain hemorrhage. She died in the hospital two days later.

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