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Anita Björk (born 25 April 1923) is a Swedish actress. Born in Tällberg, Dalarna, Anita Björk attended Dramatens elevskola (The Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school) in 1942-45. Anita Björk has been a leading lady of Swedish theatre for many years and has worked at the national stage; Dramaten, since 1945, where she has performed in more than 100 parts over the years (which makes her one of the greatest actors of Dramaten). On film, Anita Björk has played leading roles - in particular - in a number of style forming Swedish thrillers and crime mystery dramas, including Det kom en gäst (1947), Moln över Hellesta (1956), Damen i svart (1958), Mannekäng i rött (1958) and Tärningen är kastad (1960).

Still, her most famous part is probably her title role in Alf Sjöberg's celebrated film adaption of Strindberg's Miss Julie (1951) that was awarded with the grand prize at Cannes Film Festival. Married to Olof Bergström (1945–1951) and from 1953 with Stig Dagerman. After his death she had a relationship with Graham Greene. Currently performing in A.R. Gurney's play Kärleksbrev (Love Letters) at Dramaten, opposite Jan-Olof Strandberg (Lilla scenen; March-April, 2009).

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Anita Björk (born 25 April 1923) is a Swedish actress. Born in Tällberg, Dalarna, Anita Björk attended Dramatens elevskola (The Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school) in 1942-45. Anita Björk has been a leading lady of Swedish theatre for many years and has worked at the national stage; Dramaten, since 1945, where she has performed in more than 100 parts over the years (which makes her one of the greatest actors of Dramaten). On film, Anita Björk has played leading roles - in particular - in a number of style forming Swedish thrillers and crime mystery dramas, including Det kom en gäst (1947), Moln över Hellesta (1956), Damen i svart (1958), Mannekäng i rött (1958) and Tärningen är kastad (1960).

Still, her most famous part is probably her title role in Alf Sjöberg's celebrated film adaption of Strindberg's Miss Julie (1951) that was awarded with the grand prize at Cannes Film Festival. Married to Olof Bergström (1945–1951) and from 1953 with Stig Dagerman. After his death she had a relationship with Graham Greene. Currently performing in A.R. Gurney's play Kärleksbrev (Love Letters) at Dramaten, opposite Jan-Olof Strandberg (Lilla scenen; March-April, 2009).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Anita Björk, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1923-04-25

Day of Death 2012-10-24

Place of Birth Tällberg, Dalarna, Sweden

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Anita Barbro Kristina Björk

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Väntande vatten
2000 The Image Makers as Selma Lagerlöf
1998 Sanna ögonblick as Karin
1997 In the Presence of a Clown as Anna Åkerblom
1996 Private Confessions as Karin Åkerblom
1992 The Best Intentions as Victoria av Baden
1992 Madame de Sade as Madame de Montreuil
1989 Dagerman
1986 Amorosa as Arvida
1981 The Witch Hunt
1979 Heritage as Märta Skaug
1976 Sjung vackert om kärlek as Cecilia Fröding
1973 Kommer hem och är snäll as Tyra Hellgren
1969 Adalen 31 as Hedvig Björklund
1966 Utro
1964 Loving Couples
1962 Lady in White as Helen G:son Lundberg
1961 Square of Violence as Sophia
1960 Tärningen är kastad as Rebecka Striid
1958 Mannequin in Red as Birgitta Lindell
1958 The Phantom Carriage as Mrs. Holm
1958 Damen i svart as Inger von Schilden
1957 Guest at One's Own Home as Eva Dahl
1956 Song of the Scarlet Flower as Kyllikki Malm
1956 Moln över Hellesta as Margareta Snellman
1955 Der Cornet as Gräfin von Zathmar
1954 The Witch
1954 Night People as "Hoffy" Hoffmeir
1952 Secrets of Women as Rakel
1952 Han glömde henne aldrig as Karin Engström
1951 Miss Julie as Miss Julie
1950 Kvartetten som sprängdes as Maj Andersson
1947 Det kom en gäst as Siv
1947 Woman Without a Face as Frida Grande
1946 100 dragspel och en flicka as Elsa Borell
1942 Himlaspelet as Anna Jesper

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