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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 September 1937Hagfors, Värmlands län, Sweden
Date of Death 12 May 2005Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden  (apartment fire)
Birth NameEva Monica Nilsson

Mini Bio (1)

Monica Zetterlund was born on September 20, 1937 in Hagfors, Värmlands län, Sweden as Eva Monica Nilsson. She was an actress, known for Att angöra en brygga (1965), The Emigrants (1971) and Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter (1977). She was married to Magnus Roger, Sture Åkerberg, Göran Pettersson and Torbjörn Zetterlund. She died on May 12, 2005 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.

Spouse (4)

Magnus Roger (1985 - 12 May 2005) (her death)
Sture Åkerberg (1974 - 1983) (divorced)
Göran Pettersson (1964 - 1966) (divorced)
Torbjörn Zetterlund (1955 - 1958) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Mother of actress Eva-Lena Zetterlund.
Widely celebrated as the number one jazz singer in Sweden for over 40 years.
Was rewarded with the medal Ilis Quorum by the Swedish government, for all her contributions to the cultural life of Sweden.
She started out singing in her father's band. She was admired for singing jazz in Swedish, instead of switching to French or English. She gained international acclaim when she toured the US in 1960, where she performed on "The Steve Allen Show". She suffered from scoliosis; during the last years of her career, she often had to be helped onto the stage, and sang sitting down.

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