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Anna Q. Nilsson

Highest Rated:   100% Adam's Rib (1949)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Mrs. Elcott
1954
No Score Yet The Unknown Man
  • Guest
1951
95% An American in Paris
  • Kay Jansen
1951
89% Show Boat
  • Seamstress
1951
98% Sunset Boulevard
  • Herself
1950
No Score Yet Malaya
  • Secretary
1949
No Score Yet Every Girl Should Be Married
  • Saleslady
1949
100% 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
No Score Yet 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 I Live on Danger
  • Mrs. Sherman
1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady
  • Paula Wales
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 The World Changes
  • Mrs. Peterson
1933
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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