Anna Q. Nilsson

Anna Q. Nilsson

  • Born on
    • March 30th, 1888
  • Died on
    • February 11th, 1974
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.


Acting (15 Credits)

1954Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Mrs. Elcott
1951An American in Paris as Kay Jansen
1951Show Boat as Seamstress (uncredited)
1950Sunset Blvd. as Anna Q. Nilsson
1949Adam's Rib as Mrs. Poynter (uncredited)
1948Every Girl Should Be Married as Saleslady
1947Cynthia as Miss Brady, English Teacher
1947The Farmer's Daughter as Mrs. Holstrom
1946The Secret Heart as Dr. Rossiger's Secretary
1943Cry 'Havoc' as Nurse (uncredited)
1942Crossroads as Madame Deval (uncredited)
1941The Great Man's Lady as Paula Wales
1941They Died with Their Boots on as Mrs. Taipe (uncredited)
1934The Little Minister as Villager
1915The Regeneration as Marie Deering

Herself (1 Credits)

1923Souls for Sale as Herself - Celebrity Actress (uncredited)


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