Danish movie stars born in 1906

Here are 5 famous actresses from Denmark were born in 1906:

Elga Olga Svendsen

Elga Olga Svendsen (April 14, 1906 Copenhagen-July 27, 1992 Denmark) also known as Elga Olga was a Danish actor.

Elga Olga was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1906. She started her career in acting in the Danish silent movie era in the 1920s. She appeared in a number of Danish films during the 1930s and 1940s, and came to be regarded as one of Denmark's most popular and successful actresses.

She also appeared on stage throughout her career, performing in plays in Denmark and internationally. In addition to her work as an actress, Elga Olga was also known for her singing voice and recorded several songs throughout her career.

During World War II, Elga Olga was involved in resistance work against the Nazi occupation of Denmark. She was imprisoned by the Gestapo for her activities, but managed to escape and continued her resistance work until the end of the war.

After the war, Elga Olga continued to act in Danish films and plays until her retirement in the 1970s. She was known for her strong and versatile performances, and her work helped to establish Danish cinema and theater as important cultural institutions.

Elga Olga passed away in Denmark in 1992 at the age of 86.

Else Højgaard

Else Højgaard (April 18, 1906 Bornholm-July 11, 1979 Bornholm) a.k.a. Else Andreasen was a Danish actor and ballet dancer.

She started her career as a ballet dancer, performing with the Royal Danish Ballet and later with the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. In the 1930s, she transitioned to acting and appeared in many films and plays, including the Danish comedy classic "Mille, Marie og mig" (1944). Højgaard was known for her charming and graceful performances, which earned her a loyal following in Denmark. In addition to her acting work, she also taught ballet and choreographed several productions. Højgaard was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog in 1965 for her contributions to Danish culture.

Ebba Amfeldt

Ebba Amfeldt (December 21, 1906 Denmark-June 1, 1974 Denmark) was a Danish actor.

She began acting in the 1920s and went on to appear in over 30 films throughout her career. She was known for her roles in Danish films such as "The Last Judgment" (1945) and "The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman" (1952). In addition to her film work, Amfeldt also appeared in many theater productions in Denmark. She was widely recognized for her acting talents and was honored with numerous awards throughout her career, including the Order of the Dannebrog, one of Denmark's highest honors.

Beatrice Bonnesen

Beatrice Bonnesen (October 21, 1906 Copenhagen-January 19, 1979 Denmark) was a Danish actor.

She began her career in Denmark in the 1930s and gained international recognition when she starred in the 1948 British film "Oliver Twist" as Nancy. She continued acting in both Danish and international films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including the 1960 film "The Time Machine" and the 1962 film "The Longest Day". Bonnesen was known for her expressive eyes and ability to portray complex emotions on screen. In addition to her acting work, she was also a theater director and acted in stage productions throughout her career. Bonnesen was married to the Danish actor Poul Reumert until his death in 1968.

Karen Berg

Karen Berg (May 28, 1906 Denmark-November 15, 1995 Denmark) was a Danish actor.

She is best known for her work in Danish films during the 1930s and 1940s. Karen Berg's acting career spanned over three decades, during which she appeared in more than 25 films. In addition to her work in film, Berg was also a trained theatre actress and performed on stage throughout her career. She was highly regarded for her versatility as an actor, and her performances were praised for their naturalism and subtlety. Though considered one of the most gifted Danish actresses of her time, she retired from acting in the 1950s and lived the rest of her life in relative seclusion. Despite this, Berg remained a beloved figure in Danish cinema and her contributions to the industry continue to be celebrated to this day.

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