Biography

Anna Quirentia Nilsson was a Swedish-born actress who achieved success in American silent movies. Starring in some 200 feature films. The first Swedish actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1905, she had earned enough for a ticket across the Atlantic. In New York she was discovered on a thriving avenue by the famous portrait painter James Carroll Beckwith and soon she was New York's highest paid model. In 1907 she was named America's most beautiful woman and became a model for the 1910s beauty ideal, The Gibson Girl Look.

Anna Quirentia Nilsson was a Swedish-born actress who achieved success in American silent movies. Starring in some 200 feature films. The first Swedish actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1905, she had earned enough for a ticket across the Atlantic. In New York she was discovered on a thriving avenue by the famous portrait painter James Carroll Beckwith and soon she was New York's highest paid model. In 1907 she was named America's most beautiful woman and became a model for the 1910s beauty ideal, The Gibson Girl Look.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1888-03-30

Day of Death 1974-02-11

Place of Birth Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden

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Also Known As

  • Anna Quirentia Nilsson
  • Annie Nilsson
  • Anna Nilsson

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Mrs. Elcott
1954 The Great Diamond Robbery as Nurse (uncredited)
1951 An American in Paris as Kay Jansen
1951 Show Boat as Seamstress (uncredited)
1951 Grounds for Marriage as Dowager at Friday Club (uncredited)
1950 Sunset Boulevard as Anna Q. Nilsson
1949 Adam's Rib as Mrs. Poynter (uncredited)
1948 Every Girl Should Be Married as Saleslady
1948 Fighting Father Dunne as Mrs. Olaf Knudson
1947 Cynthia as Miss Brady, English Teacher
1947 The Farmer's Daughter as Mrs. Holstrom
1946 The Secret Heart as Dr. Rossiger's Secretary
1943 Cry 'Havoc' as Nurse (uncredited)
1942 Crossroads as Madame Deval (uncredited)
1942 I Live on Danger as Mrs. Sherman
1942 The Great Man's Lady as Paula Wales
1942 Girls' Town as Mother Lorraine
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Mrs. Taipe
1941 Riders of the Timberline as Donna Ryan
1938 Prison Farm as Matron Ames
1937 Behind the Criminal as Madge
1934 The Little Minister as Villager
1933 The World Changes as Mrs. Peterson
1927 Sorrell and Son as Dora Sorrell
1927 Lonesome Ladies as Polly Fosdick
1927 Babe Comes Home
1927 Easy Pickings as Mary Ryan
1927 The Masked Woman
1926 Midnight Lovers as Diana Fothergill
1926 Miss Nobody as Barbara Brown
1926 The Greater Glory as Fanny
1925 Winds of Chance as Countess Courteau
1924 Hello, 'Frisco as Herself - Anna Q. Nilsson
1924 The Fire Patrol as Mary Ferguson
1924 The Side Show of Life
1924 Broadway After Dark as Helen Tremaine
1924 Painted People as Leslie Carter
1923 Ponjola
1923 Adam's Rib as Mrs. Michael Ramsay
1923 The Spoilers
1923 The Rustle of Silk
1923 Souls for Sale as Herself - Celebrity Actress (uncredited)
1923 The Isle of Lost Ships as Dorothy Fairfax
1922 A Trip to Paramountown as Herself
1922 The Man from Home as Genevieve Granger-Simpson
1922 Three Live Ghosts as Ivis
1921 The Lotus Eater as Madge Vance
1921 Värmlänningarna
1920 The Toll Gate as Mary Brown
1919 Her Kingdom of Dreams as Carlotta Stanmore
1919 A Sporting Chance as Pamela Brent
1919 Venus in the East as Mrs. Pat Dyvenot
1918 The Trail To Yesterday
1917 Seven Keys to Baldpate as Mary Norton
1916 The Tight Rein as Amy
1915 The Regeneration as Marie Deering
1912 The Confederate Ironclad
1912 The Darling of the CSA as Agnes Lane

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