Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Archive for the ‘Swedish’ Category

Bibi Johns

In 1929, Swedish on September 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Bibi Johns: born Gun Birgit Jonsson, 1929 Sweden; actress in German film and television consistently between 1954 and 1979, with single credits in 1985 and 1998.


Janet Ågren

In 1948, Swedish on June 24, 2018 at 3:02 am

Janet Ågren (born 1949) Swedish actress in Italian exploitation films.

Anita Ekberg 1931 – 2015

In 1931, Swedish on June 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Anita Ekberg at the New York Arts Students League annual costume ball.

Ann-Margret (1941 – )

In 1941, Swedish on June 11, 2018 at 7:01 am

Ann-Margret Olssen: Swedish-born actress and entertainer.

Inger Stevens

In 1935, Swedish on May 27, 2018 at 10:43 am

Inger Stevens (1935 – 1970): Swedish-born American actress, died of a drug overdose in Hollywood, aged 34.

Inger Stevens (1934 – 1970)

In 1934, American, Swedish, tragic actress on April 29, 2018 at 11:38 am

Inger Stevens: Swedish-American actress born Ingrid Stensland 18 October 1934, Stockholm Sweden; died 30 April 1970, Hollywood Hills California; acute barbiturate poisoning (suicide).

Stevens emigrated to USA as a child, and grew up first in New York and then rural Kansas. She ran away from home as a teenager to become an actress. Guided by her agent and husband Anthony Scoglio, she broke into films and TV in 1957, starring in The Farmer’s Daughter (TV 1963–66) and feature films including Cry Terror! (1958), A Guide for the Married Man (1967), Madigan (1968), Hang ‘Em High (1968) and House of Cards (1968).

Stevens’ personal life was complicated: she had a serious affair with her first co-star, the married Bing Crosby, during her marriage. In 1961, Stevens secretly married African-American actor-producer Ike Jones in Mexico, although the affair with Crosby continued. On the night of her death she dined and argued with her latest lover Burt Reynolds. Although Stevens attempted suicide several times and was frequently depressed, her paid companion and housemate – former actress turned makeup artist Lola McNally – and some sensationalist authors have peddled the claim that Stevens was murdered.

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Britt Ekland

In 1942, Swedish on April 29, 2018 at 5:02 am

Britt Ekland: Swedish-born actress (1942) who started in Italian movies, then British films, Hollywood movies and UK television.

Inger Stevens in Hang ‘Em High (1968)

In 1934, American, Swedish on February 1, 2018 at 11:24 am

Inger Stevens (1934 – 1970). Swedish-born actress known for playing Katy Holstrum in the 1960s TV series The Farmer’s Daughter; committed suicide April 30, 1970.

Anita Ekberg 1931 – 2015

In 1931, Swedish on February 1, 2018 at 11:22 am

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Ann-Margret, born 1941

In 1941, Swedish on January 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Ann-Margret: born Ann-Margret Olsson, 28 April 1941, Sweden, moved to USA in November 1946, became a naturalised American citizen in 1949.