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Naima Wifstrand (1890–1968)

Raised by a single mother, she grew up in a poor home at Fleminggatan in Stockholm. She was working extra in a small shop for sewing materials and the owner encouraged her acting dreams. In 1905 she was accepted to accompany the Anna Lundberg travelling theatre company around Sweden. This led to small roles at theatres both in Helsinki and ... See full bio »

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Wild Strawberries Mrs. Borg - Isak's Mother
Smiles of a Summer Night Mrs. Armfeldt
The Magician Granny Vogler
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 1968 Vindingevals
The Old Lady
 1968 Hour of the Wolf
Old Lady with Hat
 1966 Night Games
 1966 The D.T.'s
Mrs. von Grün
 1962 Wonderful Adventures of Nils
Mother Akka (voice)
 1961 Briggen Tre Liljor
Farmor Tuvesson
 1960 Fröken Rosita (TV Movie)
 1960 The Judge
Mrs. Wangendorff
 1958 The Magician
Granny Vogler
 1957 Wild Strawberries
Mrs. Borg - Isak's Mother
 1957 Sjutton år
 1957 Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (TV Movie)
Tant Bina
 1956 Het är min längtan
 1956 Girl in Tails
Widow Hyltenius
 1956 The Blonde Witch
 1955 Smiles of a Summer Night
Mrs. Armfeldt
 1955 Paradise
Mrs. Ekström
 1955 Dreams
Mrs. Arén (uncredited)
 1955 Danssalongen
 1955 Den underbara lögnen
Gertrud (50 years later)
 1953 Vingslag i natten
 1953 Vägen till Klockrike
Waterhead's Mother
 1952 Because of My Hot Youth
Vendela Påhlman
 1952 Waiting Women
Mrs. Lobelius (uncredited)
 1952 Hård klang
Narrator / Clothes Saleswoman
 1952 Säg det med blommor
Mrs. Lagerberg
 1951 Valley of the Eagles
Baroness Erland
 1951 Puck - heter jag
Agneta Lindman
 1950 Södrans revy
 1950 Fiancée for Hire
Old Lady
 1949 The Wind Is My Lover
 1949 Thirst
Miss Henriksson
 1949 Playing Truant
 1949 Hin och smålänningen
Titta Grå
 1948 Cavalliers of the Navy
Mateos mor
 1948 Kvinnan gör mig galen
 1948 Private Bom
 1948 Solkatten
 1948 Hammarforsens brus
Marit's Grandma
 1948 Lappblod
 1948 Music in Darkness
Mrs. Schröder
 1947 Den långa vägen
Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht
 1947 Ådalens poesi
 1947 The People from Simlangs Valley
 1947 A Guest Is Coming
Grevinna Doris af Ernstam
 1947 The Night Watchman's Wife
Mrs. Eklund
 1947 Två kvinnor
Mrs. Jonsson
 1947 Life in the Finn Woods
Mrs. Sigrid Malm
 1947 How to Love
Vera Stätt
 1946 Hotell Kåkbrinken
 1946 I Love You
 1946 Evening at the Djurgarden
Mrs. Bender
 1946 The Pleasant August
Fru Lundahl
 1945 Flickor i hamn
Mrs. Holst
 1945 Sten Stensson kommer till stan
Emma Bohrn
 1944 Se opp för spioner!
Madame Carin
 1944 En dotter född
 1943 Kungsgatan
Caretaker's Wife
 1931 Pjerrot
 1927 Madame besøker Oslo
Madam Vera
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Appears in operettas on BBC television in Great Britain. See more »

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Although she played Victor Sjöström's mother in Wild Strawberries (1957), she was eleven years his junior in real life.

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