Viveca Lindfors

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Viveca Lindfors
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Biographical informations
Birth name Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors
Birth (1920-12-29)29 December 1920
Uppsala Sweden
Death 25 October 1995(1995-10-25) (aged 74)
Uppsala Sweden
Informations about family
Spouse George Tabori (1953–1970; divorced)
Don Siegel (1948–1953; divorced)
Folke Rogard (1944–1948; divorced)
Harry Hasso (1941–1943; divorced)
Professional informations
Occupation Actress
Years active 1940—1995
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate
Occupation in Stargate Actress
Character(s) Catherine Langford

Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors (29 December 1920 – 25 October 1995), better known under her professional name of Viveca Lindfors, was a Swedish stage and film actress.

Life and career[edit]

Lindfors was born in Uppsala, Sweden, the daughter of Karin Emilia Therese (née Dymling) and Axel Torsten Lindfors.[1][2] She trained at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School, Stockholm. Soon after, she became a theater and film star in Sweden. She moved to the United States in 1946 after being signed by Warner Bros. and began working in Hollywood. She appeared in more than one hundred films including Night Unto Night, No Sad Songs for Me, Dark City, King of Kings, Creepshow, and Stargate.

She appeared with actors such as Ronald Reagan, Jeffrey Hunter, Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott and Errol Flynn. She also appeared on television, including the 1959 episode "The Temple of the Swinging Doll" of the NBC espionage drama Five Fingers, starring David Hedison. Later, she had a recurring role on the ABC series Life Goes On, for which she won an Emmy Award. Lindfors appeared with Joseph Cotten and Ward Bond in the 1957 film The Halliday Brand. One of her last performances was in the original Stargate film in which she played the role of Catherine Langford.

An original and mesmerizing stage presence, her roles ranged from Strindberg to Shakespeare to the musical Pal Joey.

In 1962, she shared the Silver Bear for Best Actress award with Rita Gam at the Berlin Film Festival, for their performances in Tad Danielewski's No Exit.[3]

She was married four times: to Harry Hasso, a Swedish cinematographer; Folke Rogard, a Swedish attorney and World Chess Federation president; Don Siegel, the director; and George Tabori, a Hungarian writer, producer and director. She had three children: two sons (John Tabori with Hasso, and the actor Kristoffer Tabori, with Siegel) and a daughter (Lena Tabori, with Rogard).[4]

In the last years of her life, she taught acting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and had a lead role (essentially playing herself) in Henry Jaglom's Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995). The same year she returned to her native Sweden to perform in the play In Search of Strindberg. She died there of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 74, and was buried there. In New York, a service was held at the Actors Studio where Gene Frankel spoke to an audience about his respect and affection for her.

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]

Actress[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons Helena Mora Film
1995 Run for Cover Senator Anderson Film
1994 Stargate Catherine Langford Film
1994 Backstreet Justice Mrs. Robovit Film
1993 Zelda Madame TV movie
1993 Law & Order Helga Holtz TV series, 1 episode
1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 Woman Short
1992 North of Pittsburgh Rosa Andretti Film
1992 Exiled in America Dr. Helena Lindenhaim Film
1991 The Linguini Incident Miracle Film
1991 Zandalee Tatta Film
1991 Child of Darkness, Child of Light Ida Walsh TV movie
1991 Goin' to Chicago Helen Film
1990 China Beach Ilsa TV series, 1 episode
1990 Luba The Madame Film
1990 Life Goes On Mrs. Doubcha TV series, 1 episode
1990 The Exorcist III Nurse X Film
1989 Misplaced Zofia Film
1989 :Forced March Film
1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special Anna Rosenberg TV series, 1 episode
1989 Flickan vid stenbänken Storråda TV series, episodes 6, 8, 9
1988 The Ann Jillian Story Ann's Mother TV movie
1988 Yellow Pages Mrs. Bellinger Film
1987 Pehavý Max a strasidlá Barónka Hannah von Frankenstein Film
1987 Unfinished Business Helena Film
1987 Rachel River Harriet White Film
1987 Teta Hannah von Frankenstein TV series, 7 episodes
1986 The Wizard Anthea TV series, 1 episode
1985 Hotel Constance TV series, 1 episode
1985 Secret Weapons Aunt Rosa Koslov TV movie
1985 The Sure Thing Professor Taub Film
1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier Dr. Rice TV movie
1984 Silent Madness Mrs. Collins Film
1984 Passions Lila TV movie
1984 A Doctor's Story Mrs. Kristina Karlberg TV movie
1984 Trapper John, M.D. Zella Korevechi TV series, 1 episode
1983 Dies rigorose Leben Ada Film
1982 Creepshow Aunt Bedelia (segment "Father's Day") Film
1982 Inside the Third Reich Gypsy woman TV movie
1982 Divorce Wars: A Love Story Barbara Harper TV movie
1982 Dynasty Adriana TV series, 1 episode
1981 For Ladies Only Rachel Loring TV movie
1981 The Best Little Girl in the World Madame Seurat TV movie
1981 The Hand Doctress Film
1980 Mom, the Wolfman and Me Grandma Bergman TV movie
1980 Playing for Time Frau Schmidt TV movie
1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story Natasha Lytess TV movie
1980 Innan vintern kommer Ami TV movie
1979 Natural Enemies Dr. Baker Film
1979 Linus eller Tegelhusets hemlighet Ambassadress Film
1979 Voices Mrs. Lemon Film
1978 Girlfriends Beatrice Film
1978 A Wedding Ingrid Hellstrom Film
1978 A Question of Guilt Dr. Rosen TV movie
1977 Tabu Sirkka Lind Film
1976 Welcome to L.A. Susan Moore Film
1976 The Tenth Level Mrs. Schnagel TV movie
1976 :De lyckligt lottade Paulene TV series
1973 The Way We Were Paula Reisner Film
1973 La campana del infierno Marta Film
1972 La casa sin fronteras Film
1970 Puzzle of a Downfall Child Pauline Galba Film
1970 The Interns TV series, 1 episode
1970 El coleccionista de cadáveres Tania Badulescu Film
1967-1969 The F.B.I. Eva Bolen / Ida Salzman TV series, 2 episodes
1969 Medical Center Kyri Gregaros TV series, 1 episode
1969 Coming Apart Monica Film
1967 The Diary of Anne Frank TV movie
1967 Coronet Blue Kyra TV series, 1 episode
1967 Oscuros sueños de agosto Isabel Film
1965-1966 Ben Casey Mrs. Boone / Vivian Bennett TV series, 2 episodes
1965 Bonanza Angela Bergstrom TV series, 1 episode
1965 Brainstorm Dr. Elizabeth Larstadt Film
1965 Sylvia Irma Olanski Film
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Laura TV series, 1 episode
1962-1964 The Defenders Madeline Flanders / Mady Lorne TV series, 2 episodes
1964 12 O'Clock High Nicole Trouchard TV series, 1 episode
1964 Fanfare for a Death Scene TV movie
1963 An Affair of the Skin Victoria Film
1962-1963 The Nurses Mrs. Borman / Mrs. Vanopoulos TV series, 2 episodes
1963 The Damned Freya Neilson Film
1962 No Exit Inez Film
1962 Theatre '62 TV series, 1 episode
1962 The Paradine Case Mrs. Paradine TV movie
1961 King of Kings Claudia Film
1961 The Untouchables Mrs. Jarreau TV series, 1 episode
1961 Naked City Lulu Kronen TV series, 1 episode
1960 The Story of Ruth Eleilat Film
1960 Play of the Week Belia Odry TV series, 1 episode
1960 Adventures in Paradise Sister Catherine TV series, 1 episode
1960 The Emperor's Clothes Belia Odry TV movie
1960 Johnny Midnight Simone TV series, 1 episode
1959 Five Fingers Madame Zapote TV series, 1 episode
1959 Rawhide Luisa Esquivel Y Hadley TV series, 1 episode
1959 The Third Man TV series, 1 episode
1953-1959 The United States Steel Hour Danielle / Mary Lawrence TV series, 4 episodes
1958 La tempesta Catherine II Film
1958 Weddings and Babies Bea Film
1958 I Accuse! Lucie Dreyfus Film
1958 Kraft Television Theatre Gabrielle Delbos TV series, 1 episode
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month TV series, 1 episode
1955-1957 Climax! Lisa Muller / Solange Tanbeau / Soledad Barojo TV series, 3 episodes
1956-1957 Playhouse 90 Kathleen Moore / Martine TV series, 2 episodes
1957 Letter to Loretta Louise Reynard TV series, 1 episode
1957 The Halliday Brand Aleta Burris Film
1956 The Alcoa Hour Anna TV series, 1 episode
1956 The Philco Television Playhouse TV series, 1 episode
1955 Moonfleet Mrs. Minton Film
1955 Run for Cover Helga Swenson Film
1955 Appointment with Adventure Erica TV series, 1 episode
1953 Suspense TV series, 1 episode
1953 The Ford Television Theatre Maria Andrassy TV series, 1 episode
1953 Lux Video Theatre Julie TV series, 1 episode
1952 No Time for Flowers Anna Svoboda Film
1952 The Raiders Elena de Ortega Film
1952 Studio One TV series, 1 episode
1951 Journey Into Light Christine Thorssen Film
1951 Die Vier im Jeep Franziska Idinger Film
1950 The Flying Missile Karin Hansen Film
1950 Dark City Victoria Winant Film
1950 This Side of the Law Evelyn Taylor Film
1950 No Sad Songs for Me Chris Radna Film
1950 Backfire Lysa Radoff Film
1949 Singoalla Singoalla Film
1949 Night Unto Night Ann Gracy Film
1948 Adventures of Don Juan Queen Margaret Film
1948 To the Victor Christine Lund Lestrac Film
1946 I dödens väntrum Vellamo Toivonen Film
1945 Den allvarsamma leken Lydia Stille Film
1945 Svarta rosor Märta Lind Film
1945 Maria på Kvarngården Maria Film
1944 Jag är eld och luft Jenny Ahrman Film
1944 Nebbie sul mare Maria Rosati Film
1944 Appassionata Maria Film
1943 Brödernas kvinna Emma Film
1943 Anna Lans Anna Lans Film
1942 La donna del peccato La giovane donna Film
1942 Gula kliniken Nurse Doris Film
1942 Morgondagens melodi Maj-Lis Wassberg Film
1941 Tänk, om jag gifter mig med prästen Eva Örn Film
1941 I paradis... Angelica Jansson Film
1940 Snurriga familjen Lisa Film

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Facts about "Viveca Lindfors"
Birth countrySweden +
Birth dateDecember 29, 1920 +
Death countrySweden +
Death dateOctober 25, 1995 +
FilmStargate (movie) +
Has played inLast Summer in the Hamptons (film) +, Run for Cover (film) +, Backstreet Justice (film) +, Zelda (TV movie) +, Law & Order (TV series) +, Geoffrey Beene 30 (short) +, North of Pittsburgh (film) +, Exiled in America (film) +, The Linguini Incident (film) +, Zandalee (film) +, Child of Darkness, Child of Light (TV movie) +, Goin' to Chicago (film) +, China Beach (TV series) +, Luba (film) +, Life Goes On (TV series) +, The Exorcist III (film) +, Misplaced (film) +, Forced March (film) +, CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV series) +, Flickan vid stenbänken (TV series) +, The Ann Jillian Story (TV movie) +, Yellow Pages (film) +, Pehavý Max a strasidlá (film) +, Unfinished Business (film) +, Rachel River (film) +, Teta (TV series) +, The Wizard (TV series) +, Hotel (TV series) +, Secret Weapons (TV movie) +, The Sure Thing (film) +, The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (TV movie) +, Silent Madness (film) +, Passions (TV movie) +, A Doctor's Story (TV movie) +, Trapper John, M.D. (TV series) +, Dies rigorose Leben (film) +, Creepshow (film) +, Inside the Third Reich (TV movie) +, Divorce Wars: A Love Story (TV movie) +, Dynasty (TV series) +, For Ladies Only (TV movie) +, The Best Little Girl in the World (TV movie) +, The Hand (film) +, Mom, the Wolfman and Me (TV movie) +, Playing for Time (TV movie) +, Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV movie) +, Innan vintern kommer (TV movie) +, Natural Enemies (film) +, Linus eller Tegelhusets hemlighet (film) +, Voices (film) +, Girlfriends (film) +, A Wedding (film) +, A Question of Guilt (TV movie) +, Tabu (film) +, Welcome to L.A. (film) +, The Tenth Level (TV movie) +, De lyckligt lottade (TV series) +, The Way We Were (film) +, La campana del infierno (film) +, La casa sin fronteras (film) +, Puzzle of a Downfall Child (film) +, The Interns (TV series) +, El coleccionista de cadáveres (film) +, The F.B.I. (TV series) +, Medical Center (TV series) +, Coming Apart (film) +, The Diary of Anne Frank (TV movie) +, Coronet Blue (TV series) +, Oscuros sueños de agosto (film) +, Ben Casey (TV series) +, Bonanza (TV series) +, Brainstorm (film) +, Sylvia (film) +, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV series) +, The Defenders (TV series) +, 12 O'Clock High (TV series) +, Fanfare for a Death Scene (TV movie) +, An Affair of the Skin (film) +, The Nurses (TV series) +, The Damned (film) +, No Exit (film) +, Theatre '62 (TV series) +, The Paradine Case (TV movie) +, King of Kings (film) +, The Untouchables (TV series) +, Naked City (TV series) +, The Story of Ruth (film) +, Play of the Week (TV series) +, Adventures in Paradise (TV series) +, The Emperor's Clothes (TV movie) +, Johnny Midnight (TV series) +, Five Fingers (TV series) +, Rawhide (TV series) +, The Third Man (TV series) +, The United States Steel Hour (TV series) +, La tempesta (film) +, Weddings and Babies (film) +, I Accuse! (film) +, Kraft Television Theatre (TV series) +, The DuPont Show of the Month (TV series) +, Climax! (TV series) +, Playhouse 90 (TV series) +, Letter to Loretta (TV series) +, The Halliday Brand (film) +, The Alcoa Hour (TV series) +, The Philco Television Playhouse (TV series) +, Moonfleet (film) +, Appointment with Adventure (TV series) +, Suspense (TV series) +, The Ford Television Theatre (TV series) +, Lux Video Theatre (TV series) +, No Time for Flowers (film) +, The Raiders (film) +, Studio One (TV series) +, Journey Into Light (film) +, Die Vier im Jeep (film) +, The Flying Missile (film) +, Dark City (film) +, This Side of the Law (film) +, No Sad Songs for Me (film) +, Backfire (film) +, Singoalla (film) +, Night Unto Night (film) +, Adventures of Don Juan (film) +, To the Victor (film) +, I dödens väntrum (film) +, Den allvarsamma leken (film) +, Svarta rosor (film) +, Maria på Kvarngården (film) +, Jag är eld och luft (film) +, Nebbie sul mare (film) +, Appassionata (film) +, Brödernas kvinna (film) +, Anna Lans (film) +, La donna del peccato (film) +, Gula kliniken (film) +, Morgondagens melodi (film) +, Tänk, om jag gifter mig med prästen (film) +, I paradis... (film) + and Snurriga familjen (film) +
Infobox imageViveca Lindfors.jpg +
NameViveca Lindfors +
OccupationActress +
ProvViveca Lindfors +
Stargate occupationActress +
Supporting cast inStargate (movie) +
Year active end1995 +
Year active start1940 +