Swedish actresses who were born in 1905

Here are 6 famous actresses from Sweden were born in 1905:

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 Stockholm-April 15, 1990 New York City) a.k.a. Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, The Swedish Sphinx, The Face, Garbo, Greta Gustafsson or La Divina was a Swedish actor, musician and model.

Garbo was discovered by film director Mauritz Stiller and made her debut in the 1924 film "The Saga of Gosta Berling." She then moved to Hollywood and became one of the most famous stars of the silent era. Her iconic roles in films such as "Anna Christie," "Grand Hotel," and "Ninotchka" cemented her status as a Hollywood legend. Despite being nominated four times, Garbo never won an Academy Award. After leaving acting in 1941, Garbo lived a reclusive life in New York City but continued to be admired by fans and fellow actors. She was known for her natural beauty, androgynous style and mysterious persona, and her legacy continues to influence the film industry today.

Isa Quensel

Isa Quensel (September 21, 1905 Gothenburg-November 3, 1981 Solna Municipality) otherwise known as Anna Lisa Schulz was a Swedish actor and singer.

She began her acting career in the 1920s and continued to act in films, on stage, and on television throughout her life. Quensel was known for her versatile range as an actor and her ability to seamlessly transition between comedic and dramatic roles. In addition to her acting career, she was also a celebrated cabaret performer and recording artist, releasing numerous albums of popular songs throughout her career. Quensel received several awards for her contributions to the arts, including the Litteris et Artibus medal and the Swedish Academy's Eugene O'Neill Award. She is remembered as one of Sweden's most beloved and talented performers of the 20th century.

Maja Håge

Maja Håge (March 19, 1905 Borås-September 24, 1988 Stockholm) was a Swedish actor.

Throughout her career, Maja Håge appeared in over 150 film and television productions, becoming one of the most popular actresses in Sweden. She made her acting debut in 1923 at the age of 18 and quickly rose to fame, earning critical acclaim for her performances in both comedic and dramatic roles. She worked with some of the most celebrated directors of her time, including Ingmar Bergman and Hasse Ekman. Håge was also a beloved stage actress and performed in numerous plays for decades. In addition to her acting career, she was also a voice actress, dubbing foreign films into Swedish. Håge was awarded the Litteris et Artibus medal in recognition of her contribution to Swedish theater and film.

Kai Gullmar

Kai Gullmar (April 2, 1905 Sundsvall-March 25, 1982 Stockholm) also known as Gullmar, Kai, Gurli Maria Bergström, Gurli Bergström or Kaj Gullmar was a Swedish film score composer and actor.

Gullmar was the daughter of a music teacher and a philologist, and she showed a talent for music from a young age. Her interest in music led her to study at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she specialized in piano and music theory.

After completing her studies, Gullmar began working in the film industry as a composer, and quickly became known for her innovative and expressive music. She wrote scores for some of the biggest Swedish films of the 1930s and 1940s, including "Guldet och Muränan" and "Kvinnors väntan".

In addition to her work as a composer, Gullmar was also an accomplished actor, appearing in several films in the 1940s and 1950s. Despite her success, she remained committed to her work as a musician, and continued to compose and perform throughout her life.

Gullmar was widely recognized for her contributions to Swedish music, and received numerous honors and awards throughout her career. She was one of the first female composers to achieve widespread recognition in Sweden, and her influence on the country's music scene can still be felt today.

Maritta Marke

Maritta Marke (June 30, 1905 Äsperöd-December 8, 1983 Stockholm) also known as Asta Margit Thylefelt or Margit Amble-Næss was a Swedish actor. She had one child, Lars Amble.

Maritta Marke began her acting career in the early 1920s and quickly moved up the ranks to become one of the most sought after leading ladies in Swedish cinema. She appeared in numerous films during the 1920s and 1930s, working with some of the most famous directors of the era. Her acting style was known for its sensitivity and elegance, which helped her gain a loyal following among audiences.

In addition to her acting career, Marke was also known for her beauty and fashion sense, and often graced the covers of popular magazines. She was also an accomplished singer and recorded several songs in the 1930s that proved popular with audiences.

Despite her success, Marke's personal life was marked by tragedy. Her first husband died young of tuberculosis, and her second husband was killed in World War II. She went on to marry Lars Amble's father, the Norwegian writer Finn Halvorsen. Marke retired from acting in the early 1940s to focus on raising her son and pursuing other interests.

In her later years, Marke became involved in philanthropy and worked to improve the lives of underprivileged children. She passed away in 1983 at the age of 78. Today, she is remembered as one of Sweden's greatest actresses and a timeless icon of classic European cinema.

Wanda Rothgardt

Wanda Rothgardt (March 12, 1905 Stockholm-June 16, 1950 Gothenburg) a.k.a. Vanda Rothgardt was a Swedish actor. She had one child, Jane Friedmann.

Wanda Rothgardt began her acting career in the 1920s in Stockholm and quickly gained popularity for her roles in theater productions. In 1930, she made her film debut in the Swedish silent film "I Taket Lyser Stjärnorna" (Stars Shine on the Roof) and went on to appear in several other films. She was known for her versatility and ability to portray a range of characters, from comedic to dramatic roles.

In addition to her acting career, Rothgardt was active in the Swedish women's movement and often spoke publicly about women's rights and gender equality. She was also an advocate for children's rights and worked with several charitable organizations to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth.

Despite her success in both the entertainment industry and social activism, Wanda Rothgardt's life was cut short when she died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 45. Her legacy, however, lives on through her groundbreaking contributions to the Swedish film industry and her dedication to promoting social justice.

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