Linnéa Hillberg

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Linnéa Hillberg
Linnéa Hillberg, ca 1940s
Born Linnéa Paulina Nilsson
(1892-10-26)26 October 1892
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 3 July 1977(1977-07-03) (aged 84)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actress
Years active 1913–1974

Linnéa Paulina Hillberg, née Nilsson (October 26, 1892 – July 3, 1977) was a Swedish actress.

Born in Uddevalla on the Swedish west coast, Linnéa Hillberg made her stage debut in 1913. Early on she acted (1914-18) with the Karin Swanström Theatre Company and 1920-27 she was part of Ernst Eklund's Komediteatern (The Comedy Theatre). In between and during this time she appeared in a number of early Swedish silent films. She worked at Lorensbergsteatern in Gothenburg 1927-34 and at several private theatre's in Stockholm, including Vasateatern during Gösta Ekman's management. Also worked at the Royal Dramatic Theatre for som years (1938–41) but later in the forties became part of the Norrköping-Linköping City Theatre, together with her husband. Made on stage critically acclaimed appearances in a number of classic parts; as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth and Queen Gertrude in Hamlet, as both Mrs. Alving and Regina in Ibsen's Ghosts (different stagings) and as Gina Ekdahl in The Wild Duck; as Laura in Strindberg's The Father and as Claire Zachanassian in Dürrenmatt's The Visit. She toured extentively with Riksteatern for years in the 1950s and was from 1960 part of the first ensemble at Stockholm City Theatre.

During her career she worked sporadically in films and makes notable appearances in Norrtullsligan (1923), Pensionat Paradiset (1937), Adolf klarar skivan (1938), Med folket för fosterlandet (1938), Lågor i dunklet (1942) (directed by Hasse Ekman), Kungsgatan (1943), Flickan och djävulen (1944), Maria på Kvarngården (1945), Kvinna utan ansikte (Woman Without a Face) (1947) (script by Ingmar Bergman), Giftas (1955), Sången om den eldröda blomman (1956) and Korridoren (1973).

Shw was married to the actor Torsten Hillberg from 1919 until his death in 1954.

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