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Born in Vetlanda, Jönköpings län, Sweden
Birth NameMaria Magdalena Philipsson
Nickname Lena Ph
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lena Philipsson, born in Vetlanda, Sweden 1966 is one of Sweden's most popular music artists. She began with music when she was a child, playing her grandma's piano. In 1982 she was in the New Faces talent competition and won. She sang the song boy in 1985 and record producer Torgny Söderberg got his eye on her and that was the beginning of a long-term collaboration. In the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest Lena came on 2nd place with the song Kärleken är evig by Torgny Söderberg and Per Gessle of Roxette. The following year she got another hit from the Eurovision Song Contest, Dansa I neon by Ola Håkansson and Tim Norell. But she didn't win the contest and got her 3rd song Om igen by Håkan Almqvist and Bobby Ljungren. This time she got on 2nd place again, after Tommy Körberg's Stad I ljus. Same your she released her 3rd album, Talking in your sleep and went on a successful summer tour in Sweden.

In the summer of 1989 she got another big hit in Sweden, this time with a new pop sound and new sexy look. Tänd ett ljus was a Top 10 hit. She was also voted the sexiest woman in Sweden! Lena was on Badrock tour with Björn Skifs in the summer. Same year she had hits two big hits, Standing in my rain and Why from her top selling album My Name. The album sold well and got a Swedish Grammy nomination. Lena sung with American pop star Michael Bolton in the Grammys. He wanted to make Lena a big star in USA, but Lena didn't have the time right then. Her My Name tour was a huge success in 1990. In 1991 she released the album A woman's Gotta do what a woman's Gotta do and the hit songs 006 and Are you in or are you out. She went on big rock-pop tour with Swedish stars Tomas Ledin and Niklas Strömstedt. They called it Rocktåget/Rocktrain and went on tour - by train. It was the summer's biggest show. Same year Lena did her first restaurant entertainment. It was called Agent 006 show and it was a sell-out in Hamburger Börs in Stockholm. In 1993 she went to London to record the dance pop album Fantasy. She got back to the Swedish songs in 1994 with the smash hit Månsken I augusti.

She got married to director and actor Måns Herngren. The year after she gave out summer hit Kärlek kommer med sommar and pop hits Stjärnorna and Moder swea from the 1995 album Lena Philipsson From pure pop music to soul/r'n'b pop, Lena released the album Bästa vänner in 1997 and in 1999 it was Sweden Eurovision Song Contest time again, but this time she only wrote the song Det svär jag på and pop group Arvingarna sung it. In 2000 we could see Lena together with Björn Skifs, Tommy Körberg, Carola, Lotta Engberg and other Swedish superstars sing a Eurovision music medley. Huge success and over 4 million viewers saw it and loved it.

Same year Lena was on tour together with stars like Lisa Nilsson, Jonas Gardell and a big choir in Toner för miljoner. In 2001 came the greatest hits CD Collection out and was a Top 10 in Sweden and it included all her big hits from 1984-2001 and two new songs, I believe in miracles (from Livet är en schlager soundtrack) and Fly me over the rainbow. Later same year she was back on Hamburger Börs stage, this time with the Lena Philipsson Show. It's was all about humor, sex, action, dance, show - it was all about Swedish pop star Lena Philipsson.

It was a blast for the eye, the critics and audience loved it! With help of the latest Las Vegas video screen, circus artists, musicians, glamour clothes ny designer Lars Wallin, great stand-up comedy and her own hit songs, she did one of the best shows in Sweden. In 2002 the show went to Gothenburg and it was a sell-out from January to May.

This summer she will be on Rhapsody Of Rock tour with Robert Wells and Jerry Williams and later this year Lena Philipsson Show is back in Stockholm.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Per Holknekt (18 September 2010 - present)
Måns Herngren (14 March 1993 - 2 June 2001) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Lena Philipsson has worked with Michael Bolton, Jonas Gardell, Per Gessle (wrote the song "kärleken är evig, 1986), Tomas Ledin, Niklas Strömstedt, Lisa Nilsson, Carola, Loa Falkman, Lotta Engberg, Elisabeth Andreasson, Torgny Söderberg, Robert Wells, Jerry Williams, Pernilla Wahlgren, Arvingarna, Bert Karlsson, Afro-dite, Jean-Paul Wall, Helena Bergström, Lars Wallin, Nanne Grönwall, Hans Marklund, Lasse Berghagen, Tommy Köberg, Björn Skifs, Måns Herngren and more.
Won the Swedish Eurovision Song Contest in March 2004 with the song "Det gör ont" ("It Hurts"), composed by Thomas "Orup" Eriksson and represented Sweden in the European Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in joint 5th place.
Is depicted on a Swedish postage stamp from 1991.
Mother of Noa Månfare Herngren (born 1993) and Saga Herngren (born 1998).

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