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Anna Q. Nilsson

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.

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Mar 30, 1888 In Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Darling of the CSA 1912-09-06
Latest Project:
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954-07-22
Known For
Poster of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Poster of An American in Paris
Poster of Adam's Rib
Poster of The People of Värmland
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Mrs. Elcott 1954-07-22
Movie The Great Diamond Robbery Nurse (uncredited) 1954-01-29
Movie Show Boat Seamstress (uncredited) 1951-07-19
Movie Grounds for Marriage Dowager at Friday Club (uncredited) 1951-01-12
Movie An American in Paris Kay Jansen 1951-09-26
Movie Sunset Boulevard Anna Q. Nilsson 1950-08-10
Movie Adam's Rib Mrs. Poynter (uncredited) 1949-11-18
Movie Every Girl Should Be Married Saleslady 1948-12-25
Movie Fighting Father Dunne Mrs. Olaf Knudson 1948-05-12
Movie The Farmer's Daughter Mrs. Holstrom 1947-01-01
Movie Cynthia Miss Brady, English Teacher 1947-08-29
Movie The Secret Heart Dr. Rossiger's Secretary 1946-12-25
Movie Cry 'Havoc' Nurse (uncredited) 1943-11-23
Movie The Great Man's Lady Paula Wales 1942-04-15
Movie Girls' Town Mother Lorraine 1942-03-06
Movie I Live on Danger Mrs. Sherman 1942-06-16
Movie Crossroads Madame Deval (uncredited) 1942-07-23
Movie Riders of the Timberline Donna Ryan 1941-09-17
Movie They Died with Their Boots On Mrs. Taipe (uncredited) 1941-11-20
Movie Prison Farm Matron Ames 1938-06-17
Movie Behind the Criminal Madge 1937-10-30
Movie Wanderer of the Wasteland Mrs. Virey 1935-09-09
Movie School for Girls Dr. Anne Galvin 1934-03-22
Movie The Little Minister Villager 1934-12-28
Movie The World Changes Mrs. Peterson 1933-11-25
Movie Babe Comes Home Vernie 1927-05-22
Movie The Masked Woman Diane Delatour 1927-01-16
Movie Easy Pickings Mary Ryan 1927-02-20
Movie Sorrell and Son Dora Sorrell 1927-12-02
Movie The 13th Juror Helen Marsden 1927-11-13
Movie Lonesome Ladies Polly Fosdick 1927-07-03
Movie Too Much Money Annabel Broadley 1926-01-03
Movie The Greater Glory Fanny 1926-05-02
Movie Midnight Lovers Diana Fothergill 1926-10-25
Movie Miss Nobody Barbara Brown 1926-06-27
Movie The Talker Kate Lennox 1925-05-24
Movie Winds of Chance Countess Courteau 1925-08-15
Movie Broadway After Dark Helen Tremaine 1924-05-31
Movie The Side Show of Life Unknown 1924-07-21
Movie Painted People Leslie Carter 1924-01-28
Movie Inez from Hollywood Inez Laranetta 1924-12-14
Movie Hello, 'Frisco Anna Q. Nilsson 1924-09-28
Movie The Fire Patrol Mary Ferguson 1924-08-14
Movie The Rustle of Silk Unknown 1923-05-13
Movie Souls for Sale Herself - Celebrity Actress (uncredited) 1923-04-22
Movie The Spoilers Cherry Malotte 1923-08-26
Movie The Isle of Lost Ships Dorothy Fairfax 1923-03-17
Movie Thundering Dawn Mary Rogers 1923-11-05
Movie Ponjola Lady Flavia Desmond 1923-10-28
Movie Adam's Rib Mrs. Michael Ramsay 1923-09-24
Movie Three Live Ghosts Ivis 1922-01-01
Movie The Man from Home Genevieve Granger-Simpson 1922-04-30
Movie A Trip to Paramountown Herself 1922-07-10
Movie Pink Gods Lady Margot Cork 1922-09-24
Movie Without Limit Ember Edwards 1921-03-20
Movie The Lotus Eater Madge Vance 1921-11-27
Movie The People of Värmland Unknown 1921-10-23
Movie The Toll Gate Mary Brown 1920-04-15
Movie The Fighting Chance Sylvia Landis 1920-08-01
Movie One Hour Before Dawn Unknown 1920-07-11
Movie Venus in the East Mrs. Pat Dyvenot 1919-01-26
Movie Cheating Cheaters Grace Palmer 1919-01-26
Movie The Love Burglar Joan Gray 1919-07-13
Movie A Sporting Chance Pamela Brent 1919-07-13
Movie Soldiers of Fortune Alice Langham 1919-11-22
Movie Her Kingdom of Dreams Carlotta Stanmore 1919-09-21
Movie Heart of the Sunset Unknown 1918-03-01
Movie Vanity Pool Unknown 1918-12-07
Movie The Trail To Yesterday Unknown 1918-05-06
Movie Seven Keys to Baldpate Mary Norton 1917-10-16
Movie The Tight Rein Amy 1916-05-14
Movie Sold Out Unknown 1916-06-05
Movie The Regeneration Marie Deering 1915-09-12
Movie The Darling of the CSA Agnes Lane 1912-09-06
Movie The Confederate Ironclad Elinor 1912-10-04