Märta Torén

Märta Torén
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Märta Torén in The Shadow (1954)
Born (1925-05-21)21 May 1925
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 19 February 1957(1957-02-19) (aged 31)
Stockholm, Sweden
Other names Marta Toren
Years active 1942–1957
( m. 1952)
Children 1

Märta Torén (21 May 1925 – 19 February 1957) was a Swedish stage and film actress of the 1940s and 1950s.

Torén's father was a Swedish military officer, and for three years, during World War II, she was a secretary in the Swedish war office.[1]

After studying at the Stockholm Royal Dramatic Theater's Dramatens elevskola, Torén began her career on the stage and from 1947 she appeared in films. She appeared on the cover of the June 13 issue of Life Magazine in 1949.[2]

Torén appeared in 11 American film productions during her brief career.[3] One of her roles was opposite Humphrey Bogart in Sirocco (1951), and she also co-starred with Dana Andrews in Assignment – Paris! (1952).

On 19 February 1957, Torén died from a cerebral hemorrhage[3] at the age of 31. She had been stricken less than 48 hours earlier after performing in a play in Stockholm.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1942 Rospiggar Young Guest at Atlantic Uncredited
1942 Ride Tonight! woman from Brändbol
1943 Ombyte av tåg Young Woman in the Audience Uncredited
1946 Johansson och Vestman
1947 Eviga länkar One of Signe's Daughters Uncredited
1948 Casbah Gaby
1948 Rogues' Regiment Lili Maubert
1949 Illegal Entry Anna Duvak O'Neill
1949 Sword in the Desert Sabra
1950 One Way Street Laura Thorsen
1950 Panther's Moon Catherine Ullven
1950 Deported Countess Christine di Lorenzi
1950 Mystery Submarine Madeline Brenner
1951 Sirocco Violette
1952 Assignment – Paris! Jeanne Moray
1952 The Man Who Watched Trains Go By Michele Rozier
1953 Puccini Elvira Puccini
1954 Maddalena Maddalena
1954 House of Ricordi Isabella Colbran
1954 The Shadow Alberta Landi
1955 Golden Vein Maria
1957 Tormento d'amore Sara García
1957 The Open Door Countess de Caroli


  1. ^ "New Swedish Beauty Signed by Universal". The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster ed.). International News Service. July 7, 1947. p. 12. Retrieved March 25, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Marta's eyes on Hollywood". Life. Vol. 26 no. 24. June 13, 1949. pp. 103–107 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Marta Toren, Actress, Is Dead; Swedish Film and Stage Star, 30; Performer Stricken by Brain Hemorrhage--Appeared in Eleven American Movies Fought 'Pin-Up' Publicity". The New York Times. New York City. February 20, 1957. Archived from the original on 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Swedish Actress Marta Toren Dies Of Rare Disease". The Escanaba Daily Press. Escanaba, Michigan. Associated Press. February 19, 1957. p. 19. Retrieved March 25, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.

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