Apr. 28th, 1941
Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands län, Sweden
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Swedish born singer, with red hair who started her Hollywood career in quiet roles that usually went unnoticed. She was discovered by the legendary George Burns (1896-1996), when she was just a cabaret singer, and was often typecast as a singing sexpot. In the early 1970s, she suffered a very bad fall that nearly ended her Hollywood career, but she fought back to be cast as a sexy older woman type. Twice nominated for an Academy Award: for Carnal Knowledge (1971), and Tommy (1975).
- Is not a natural redhead. That was 'Sydney Guilaroff' (qv)'s idea. The legendary hairdresser was also responsible for turning 'Lucille Ball' (qv) into a redhead.
- Was first choice to play 'Gypsy Rose Lee' (qv) in _Gypsy (1962)_ (qv).
- Both films for which she was Oscar nominated, _Carnal Knowledge (1971)_ (qv) and _Tommy (1975)_ (qv)), also co-starred 'Jack Nicholson' (qv).
- Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
- 1995: Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#10).
- Her mother's name is Anna.
- She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was initiated in the Tau chapter (Northwestern) in 1960.
- 1972: Survived a dramatic 22-foot fall from a stage in a Lake Tahoe, NV, concert.