Inger Stevens (1934 – 1970). “Ingeborg” is a Norse princess with a star-crossed love life. Her name was the inspiration for Mr. and Mrs. Stensland to call their first born daughter Inger. Inger Stensland grew up to be a beautiful star-crossed actress better know as Inger Stevens, whose dramatic death at a young age remains controversial even today. Inger was best known for her role as Katy Holstrum in the 1960’s television series The Farmer’s Daughter. It was a breakout role for Inger, leading to more high profile roles on screens large and small. Less well known was Inger’s string of impetuous love affairs with her leading men, which may have led to her sudden death on April 30, 1970. InfoBarrell.