Anna Q. Nilsson

Anna Q. Nilsson

Highest Rated: 100% The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Lowest Rated: 82% They Died With Their Boots On (1941)

Birthday: Mar 30, 1888

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in Sweden, actress Anna Q. Nilsson was lured to the U.S. as a teenager by dreams of luxury and creature comforts. Her first job was as a nursemaid, but Anna learned English quickly and was able to advance herself professionally. Her striking Nordic beauty made her a much sought-after commercial model; one of the photographers with whom Nillson worked suggested that the girl was pretty enough for motion pictures, and recommended her for a one-reel epic titled Molly Pitcher (1913). She worked her way up to stardom, and her career might have continued unabated had not Nillson been seriously injured in 1925 when, while riding a horse, she was thrown against a stone wall. Nillson was an invalid for one whole year, working arduously with therapists and specialists in Sweden and Vienna until she was finally able to walk without aid. One of Nillson's comeback films was The Babe Comes Home (1927), in which she worked like a Spartan to give her own performance while trying to make baseball star Babe Ruth look good. When talking pictures came in, Nillson, whose career had been faltering since her accident, gave up films to concentrate on charity work. Occasionally she'd accept featured or bit roles, though few are worth mentioning except for her appearance as one of the silent-star "waxworks" - including Buster Keaton and H.B. Warner - in the 1950 film drama Sunset Boulevard. Anna Q. Nilsson retired in 1963 to Sun City, California.

Highest Rated Movies



88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Mrs. Elcott 1954
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Guest 1951
96% An American in Paris Kay Jansen 1951
89% Show Boat Seamstress 1951
99% Sunset Boulevard Herself 1950
No Score Yet Malaya Secretary 1949
No Score Yet Every Girl Should Be Married Saleslady 1949
96% Adam's Rib Mrs. Poynter 1949
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne Mrs. Knudson 1948
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Saleslady 1947
No Score Yet Cynthia Miss Brady, English Teacher 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Mrs. Holstrom 1947
No Score Yet The Secret Heart Miss Fox 1946
No Score Yet The Valley of Decision Nurse 1945
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady Paula Wales 1942
No Score Yet I Live on Danger Mrs. Sherman 1942
No Score Yet Crossroads Mme. Deval 1942
No Score Yet The People vs. Dr. Kildare (My Life Is Yours) Juror 1941
No Score Yet Riders of the Timberline Donna 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Mrs. Taipe 1941
No Score Yet School for Girls Dr. Anne Galvin 1935
No Score Yet The World Changes Mrs. Peterson 1933
No Score Yet Sorrell and Son Dora Sorrell 1927
No Score Yet Souls for Sale Actor 1923
No Score Yet The Toll Gate Mary Brown 1920
No Score Yet Seven Keys to Baldpate Mary Norton 1917
100% Regeneration Marie 1915
No Score Yet The Confederate Ironclad Elinor, the Northern spy 1912


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