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Viveca Lindfors

Highest Rated:   100% Girlfriends (1978)
Lowest Rated:   14% The Hand (1981)
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Birthplace:   Uppsala, Uppsala l?n, Sweden
Though of the same era as her Swedish compatriots Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, talented and beautiful leading lady of stage and screen Viveca Lindfors never achieved their superstar status due in large part to working in movies that inadequately displayed the full extent of her ability and charismatic personality. Still, she earned accolades and awards from critics and film societies around the world, including two awards from the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. Born Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors in Uppsala, Sweden, she learned to act at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm. She made her Swedish film debut in Snurriga Familjen (1940). For the next six years, she would appear in more films and establish a stage career. Moving to Hollywood in 1946, she contracted herself to Warner Bros. studios and two years later starred opposite Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Don Juan (1948); however, in 1947, she appeared in Night Unto Night, Ronald Reagan's first starring role, but the film was not released until 1949. The following year, she debuted in her first French film, Singoalla. She made her first Broadway appearance playing the lead in Anastasia. Other memorable stage roles include Miss Julie (1955), Brecht on Brecht (1961), and I Am Woman (1973), a one-woman show. For her filmwork, Lindfors won her first Best Actress Award from the BFF in 1951 for Die Vier im Jeep (Four in a Jeep). Her second BFF Best Actress Award was for her role in Huis Clos (No Exit) (1962). In her personal life, Lindfors was renowned for her numerous romantic liaisons -- this in a decade when such behavior was considered shocking. She claims to have married the first of her four husbands just to prove that a promiscuous woman could indeed marry a decent man. Unlike many actresses for whom the aging process marks the death of their careers, Lindfors grew gracefully into her latter years, gaining a dignified beauty and an even more commanding presence in such films as Welcome to L.A. and Robert Altman's A Wedding (1978). In 1985, she made her debut as a screenwriter and director with Unfinished Business. Lindfors made her final film appearance in Henry Jaglom's Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995). She died in October that year of complications from rheumatoid arthritis in her home town of Uppsala.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Run for Cover
  • Senator Anderson
1995
64% Last Summer in the Hamptons
  • Helena
1995
No Score Yet Backstreet Justice
  • Mrs. Robovit
1993
No Score Yet The Linguini Incident
  • Miracle
1992
33% Zandalee
  • Tatta
1991
No Score Yet Child of Darkness, Child of Light
  • Ida Walsh
1991
55% The Exorcist III
  • Nurse X
1990
No Score Yet Forced March
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Exiled
  • Dr. Helena Lindenheim
1990
No Score Yet Going Undercover
  • Mrs. Bellinger
1988
No Score Yet La Historia de Ann Jillian
  • The Mother
1988
No Score Yet Lady Beware
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Rachel River
  • Harriet White
1987
No Score Yet Secret Weapons
  • Aunt Rosa Koslov
1985
87% The Sure Thing
  • Prof. Taub
1985
No Score Yet Silent Madness
  • Mrs. Collins
1984
69% Creepshow
  • Aunt Bedelia
1982
No Score Yet Inside the Third Reich
  • Actor
1982
14% The Hand
  • Doctress
1981
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World
  • Madame Seurat
1981
No Score Yet For Ladies Only
  • Rachel Loring
1981
No Score Yet Playing for Time
  • Frau Schmidt
1980
No Score Yet Voices
  • Mrs. Lemon
1979
No Score Yet Natural Enemies
  • Dr. Baker
1979
100% Girlfriends
  • Beatrice
1978
78% A Wedding
  • Ingrid Hellstrom
1978
No Score Yet A Question of Guilt
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Welcome to L.A.
  • Susan Moore
1976
63% The Way We Were
  • Paula
1973
No Score Yet La Campana del infierno (A Bell from Hell)
  • Marta
1973
No Score Yet Puzzle of a Downfall Child
  • Pauline Galba
1970
No Score Yet Coming Apart
  • Monica
1969
No Score Yet Cauldron of Blood
  • Tania Badulescu
1967
No Score Yet Brainstorm
  • Dr. Elizabeth Larstadt
1965
100% The Damned (These Are the Damned)
  • Freya Nielsen
1963
85% King of Kings
  • Claudia
1961
No Score Yet The Story of Ruth
  • Eleilat
1960
No Score Yet Weddings and Babies
  • Bea
1960
No Score Yet I Accuse!
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet The Halliday Brand
  • Aleta Burris
1957
75% Moonfleet
  • Mrs. Anna Minton
1955
No Score Yet Run for Cover (Colorado)
  • Helga Swenson
1955
No Score Yet Dark City
  • Victoria Winant
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Chris Radna
1950
No Score Yet Backfire
  • Lysa Randolph
1950
No Score Yet Four in a Jeep
  • Franziska Idinger
1950
No Score Yet Night Unto Night
  • Ann
1949
No Score Yet Singoalla
  • Singoalla
1949
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan
  • Queen Margaret
1948

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Helga Holtz
  • 1993

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