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Agnetha Fältskog Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Jönköping, Jönköpings län, Sweden
Birth NameÅse Agneta Fältskog
Nickname Anna
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Agnetha Fältskog was born on April 5, 1950 in Jönköping, Jönköpings län, Sweden as Åse Agneta Fältskog. She was previously married to Tomas Sonnenfeld and Björn Ulvaeus.

Spouse (2)

Tomas Sonnenfeld (15 December 1990 - 1993) ( divorced)
Björn Ulvaeus (6 July 1971 - 9 June 1980) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (17)

Was a member of the pop band ABBA.
Had a number 1 record in Sweden in 1968, "Jag Var Så Kär." (I Was So In Love).
Children (with Björn Ulvaeus): Linda Ulvaeus, Christian Ulvaeus
Ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
The name ABBA was comprised of the first letters of the names of its members: Agnetha, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
As part of ABBA, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England, in 1974 with the song "Waterloo". (6th April 1974)
Split up with Bjorn ulvaeus in autumn 1978
Is the grandmother of Tilda Frida Eliza Ulvaeus-Ekengren who was born on January 27th, 2001.
Lives on the Swedish island of Ekerö.
Has a fear of flying.
Won Europe's "Sexiest Bottom" award in 1977.
During ABBA's early years, the group decided that she should use the name "Anna" because many non-Scandinavians found it difficult to properly pronounce "Agnetha." Her full name is pronounced AG-NEH-TAH FELTS-koog. The name "Agnetha" is the Scandinavian form of the name "Agnes" (a Greek name meaning "pure"). It is not related to the name "Anna" (derived from the Hebrew name "Hannah" meaning "gracious").
Composed music from the age of five.
Recording a new solo album in Sweden. [April 2002]
Promoting her new album. [June 2004]
Will be releasing her first album in 17 years called "My Colouring Book". [March 2004]
On 10 May 2013 (13 May in the UK; 14 May in North America), Fältskog released a new album called "A", produced by Jörgen Elofsson and Peter Nordahl.

Personal Quotes (29)

I just want to live in peace and quiet.
There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
The press has always written that I am a recluse and a mysterious woman, but I am more down-to-earth than they think.
I have one pug and one Czechoslovakian dog called Prazsky krysarik.
My life contains so many other things; I have my children, my grandchildren, my two dogs and a big place in the country. I have my own life.
I'm a country bumpkin. I'm not a showgirl.
It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!
When I was 25, Abba was formed. After Abba I made three solo albums. Maybe I have been productive enough.
I was so tired once 'Abba' was over and just wanted to be calm and with my children. I married, was in 'Abba,' had my children, divorced, all in ten years. I wonder how I managed it, but I was young.
I would like to sing the theme tune of a big film - something like 'Titanic.'
When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!
I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.
There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me.
I am uninterested in appearing in newspapers and on television. Many people think I am striking a pose - that I want to create a sense of shyness. But it's just not something I want to do. I overdosed.
It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security.
I must be allowed to be as I am.
When you love someone, and you've lost that one, then nothing really matters.
When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.
I sing just for fun.
I spend a lot of time with the grandchildren. They love it when we sing together. It's fantastic to hear them, and they really can sing. I don't talk to them so much about 'Abba' and the past, but as they get older, they will become more aware.
No one who has experienced facing a screaming, boiling, hysterical audience can avoid feeling shivers in the spine. It's a thin line between celebration and menace.
This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me. It's only really done to make money.
Performing live is not my favourite. I am more of a recording person; I prefer to be private. I didn't mind doing videos, even if they came very close with the camera. I can take that, but walking on stage in concert and singing live, that is a bit difficult.
I used to suffer from stage fright, which at times was an ordeal. I won't perform live again. I'm going to do some TV shows and videos but nothing else... I don't like to travel too much or do concerts. I'm more of a studio and home girl.
When I record, it feels like I'm in a bubble. There's nothing else in my head right then. It's just that song, and I'm trying to really sound like what the song is about.
There are a lot of artists that I love, and I think they're really talented, and they're good dancers as well. I've always wished that I could combine that.

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