Eva Dahlbeck

Eva Dahlbeck
Kvinnodröm (Ulf Palme-Eva Dahlbeck).jpg
Dahlbeck and Ulf Palme in the film Dreams (1955)
Born
Eva Elisabet Dahlbeck

(1920-03-08)8 March 1920
Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Sweden
Died 8 February 2008(2008-02-08) (aged 87)
Stockholm, Sweden
Other names Eva Elisabet Lampell
Education Royal Dramatic Theatre
Occupation Actress & Author
Years active 1942–1970
Spouse(s)
( m. 1944; died 2007)
Children 2 sons

Eva Elisabet Dahlbeck (8 March 1920 – 8 February 2008) was a Swedish stage, film, and television actress. She received a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Brink of Life (1958). Dahlbeck retired from acting in 1970 and became an author.

Biography

Eva Dahlbeck was born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs near Stockholm. She attended the prestigious acting school of the Royal Dramatic Theatre (in Swedish: Dramatens elevskola) from 1941 to 1944, and acted on the Theatre's stage from 1944 to 1964. She made her film debut in the role of Botilla in Ride Tonight! (Rid i natt!, 1942).

Among her roles in Swedish films were the shrewd celebrity reporter Vivi in Love Goes Up and Down (Kärlek och störtlopp, 1946), the working-class mother Rya-Rya in the drama Only a Mother (Bara en mor, 1949); Mrs. Larsson, the warmhearted mother of seven in the popular children's film Kastrullresan (1950), and the young primary school teacher in Gustaf Molander's Trots (1952), a film with a screenplay by Vilgot Sjöman. In the mid-1950s Dahlbeck was one of Sweden's most popular and successful actresses. She became internationally known for her strong female leads in a number of Ingmar Bergman's films, in particular his comedies Secrets of Women (1952), A Lesson in Love (1954) and Smiles of a Summer Night (1955). In 1965 she won the award for Best Actress at the 2nd Guldbagge Awards for her role in the film The Cats (Kattorna, 1965).[1]

In the 1960s, Dahlbeck moved away from acting as she started to write. She retired from the stage in 1964 and made her final appearance on screen in the Danish film Tintomara (1970). She published several novels and poems in her native Sweden, and wrote the screenplay for Arne Mattsson's dark film Yngsjömordet (The Yngsjö murder) in 1966.

Dahlbeck married Sven Lampell, an air force officer, in 1944. The couple had two children. She lived out the last years of her life in Hässelby Villastad, Stockholm, where she died at age 87.

Awards

Filmography

  • 1941: Bara en kvinna - Guest at the masquerade (uncredited)
  • 1941: Det sägs på stan - Dancing woman (uncredited)
  • 1942: Ride Tonight! - Botilla
  • 1944: Räkna de lyckliga stunderna blott - Hedvig
  • 1945: Oss tjuvar emellan eller En burk ananas - Astrid (uncredited)
  • 1945: Black Roses - Per Bergström's wife
  • 1945: Den allvarsamma leken - Dagmar Randel
  • 1946: Brita i grosshandlarhuset - Brita
  • 1946: Love Goes Up and Down (Kärlek och störtlopp) - Vivi Boström
  • 1946: Meeting in the Night - Marit
  • 1947: Nyckeln och ringen - Eva Berg
  • 1947: Two Women - Sonja Bergman
  • 1947: Folket i Simlångsdalen - Ingrid Folkesson
  • 1948: Var sin väg (Each to His Own Way) - Karin Brofeldt
  • 1948: Lars Hård - Inga
  • 1948: Flickan från fjällbyn - Isa
  • 1948: Eva - Susanne
  • 1949: Kvinna i vitt - Solveig Rygård
  • 1949: Bara en mor (Only a Mother) - Maria, aka Rya-Rya
  • 1950: Fästmö uthyres (Fiancée for Hire) - Margit Berg
  • 1950: Hjärter knekt - Gun Lovén
  • 1950: Kastrullresan (aka Pip-Larssons) - mamma Larsson
  • 1951: Bärande hav - Lucie
  • 1951: Sköna Helena - Helena
  • 1952: Carson City - Gun
  • 1952: Ubåt 39 - Maria Friberg
  • 1952: Trots (Defiance) - Teacher
  • 1952: Kvinnors väntan (Secrets of Women) - Karin
  • 1953: Barabbas - The Mother
  • 1953: Skuggan - Vivianne
  • 1953: The Village - Wanda Piwonska
  • 1953: Kvinnohuset - Isa
  • 1953: Göingehövdingen - Kristina Ulfstand
  • 1953-1955: Foreign Intrigue (TV Series) - Barbara Vale / Nina Richter / Hilda / Nurse
  • 1954: En lektion i kärlek (A Lesson in Love) - Marianne Erneman
  • 1955: Resa i natten - Birgitta Lundberg
  • 1955: Kvinnodröm (Dreams) - Susanne
  • 1955: Paradiset - Ulla Karlsson
  • 1955: Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of a Summer Night) - Desiree Armfeldt
  • 1956: Tarps Elin - Elin Tarp
  • 1956: Last Pair Out (Sista paret ut) - Susanna Dahlin
  • 1957: Möten i skymningen - Irma Sköld
  • 1957: Sommarnöje sökes (Summer Place Wanted) - Ingeborg Dahlström
  • 1958: Nära livet (Brink of Life) - Stina Andersson
  • 1960: A Matter of Morals - Eva Walderman
  • 1960: Kärlekens decimaler - Astrid
  • 1960: Tre önskningar - Adèle Linton
  • 1962: Biljett till paradiset - Rita Carol
  • 1962: The Counterfeit Traitor - Ingrid Erickson
  • 1964: För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor (All These Women) - Adelaide
  • 1964: Älskande par (Loving Couples) - Marta Alleus
  • 1965: Morianerna (Morianna) - Anna Vade
  • 1966: Kattorna (The Cats) - Michele Quellec
  • 1967: Hagbard and Signe - The Queen
  • 1967: People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart - Devah Sørensen
  • 1968-1969: Markurells i Wadköping (TV Mini-Series) - Fru Markurell
  • 1970: A Day at the Beach - Cafe Proprietress
  • 1970: Tintomara - Baroness (final film role)

Novels

  • 1964: Hem till kaos ("Home To Chaos")
  • 1965: Sista spegeln: preludier ("The Last Mirror: Preludes")
  • 1966: Den sjunde natten: detaljer (The Seventh Night: Details")
  • 1967: Domen ("The Verdict")
  • 1972: Med seende ögon ("With Eyes That See")
  • 1974: Hjärtslagen ("The Heartbeats")
  • 1976: Saknadens dal
  • 1979: Maktspråket ("The Language of Power")
  • 1980: I våra tomma rum ("In Our Empty Rooms")
  • 1988: Serveto och den eviga elden ("Serveto and the Eternal Flame")
  • 1991: Vapenhandlarens död: ett reportage från insidan ("The Armsdealer's Death: An Inside Story")
  • 1996: På kärlekens villkor: en vandring i ett laglöst land
  • 1999: Sökarljus ("Searching Lights")

References

  1. ^ "Kattorna (1965)". The Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 2014-02-26.

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