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Anna Q. Nilsson

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.

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Mar 30, 1888 In Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954-07-22
Latest Project:
In the movie The Darling of the CSA 1912-09-06
Known For
Poster of Hello, 'Frisco
Poster of The People of Värmland
Poster of Her Kingdom of Dreams
Poster of The Regeneration
Movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Mrs. Elcott
Movie The Great Diamond Robbery Nurse (uncredited)
Movie The Unknown Man
Movie An American in Paris Kay Jansen
Movie Show Boat Seamstress (uncredited)
Movie Grounds for Marriage Dowager at Friday Club (uncredited)
Movie Sunset Boulevard Anna Q. Nilsson
Movie Adam's Rib Mrs. Poynter (uncredited)
Movie Every Girl Should Be Married Saleslady
Movie Fighting Father Dunne Mrs. Olaf Knudson
Movie Cynthia Miss Brady, English Teacher
Movie The Farmer's Daughter Mrs. Holstrom
Movie The Secret Heart Dr. Rossiger's Secretary
Movie Cry 'Havoc' Nurse (uncredited)
Movie Crossroads Madame Deval (uncredited)
Movie I Live on Danger Mrs. Sherman
Movie The Great Man's Lady Paula Wales
Movie Girls' Town Mother Lorraine
Movie They Died with Their Boots On Mrs. Taipe (uncredited)
Movie Riders of the Timberline Donna Ryan
Movie Prison Farm Matron Ames
Movie Behind the Criminal Madge
Movie Wanderer of the Wasteland Mrs. Virey
Movie The Little Minister Villager
Movie School for Girls Dr. Anne Galvin
Movie The World Changes Mrs. Peterson
Movie Babe Comes Home Unknown
Movie The Masked Woman Unknown
Movie Easy Pickings Mary Ryan
Movie Lonesome Ladies Polly Fosdick
Movie The 13th Juror Helen Marsden
Movie Sorrell and Son Dora Sorrell
Movie Midnight Lovers Diana Fothergill
Movie Miss Nobody Barbara Brown
Movie The Greater Glory Fanny
Movie Too Much Money Annabel Broadley
Movie Winds of Chance Countess Courteau
Movie The Talker Kate Lennox
Movie Broadway After Dark Helen Tremaine
Movie Painted People Leslie Carter
Movie Inez from Hollywood Inez Laranetta
Movie The Side Show of Life
Movie Hello, 'Frisco Herself - Anna Q. Nilsson
Movie The Fire Patrol Mary Ferguson
Movie Ponjola Unknown
Movie Adam's Rib Mrs. Michael Ramsay
Movie The Spoilers Cherry Malotte
Movie The Rustle of Silk
Movie Souls for Sale Herself - Celebrity Actress (uncredited)
Movie The Isle of Lost Ships Dorothy Fairfax
Movie Three Live Ghosts Ivis
Movie A Trip to Paramountown Herself
Movie The Man from Home Genevieve Granger-Simpson
Movie The Lotus Eater Madge Vance
Movie The People of Värmland Unknown
Movie Without Limit
Movie The Toll Gate Mary Brown
Movie Cheating Cheaters Grace Palmer
Movie Venus in the East Mrs. Pat Dyvenot
Movie The Love Burglar Joan Gray
Movie Her Kingdom of Dreams Carlotta Stanmore
Movie A Sporting Chance Pamela Brent
Movie Vanity Pool
Movie The Trail To Yesterday Unknown
Movie Seven Keys to Baldpate Mary Norton
Movie Sold Out
Movie The Tight Rein Amy
Movie The Destroyer Helen Vedrine
Movie The Siren's Reign Marguerite Morrison - The Other Woman
Movie The Haunting Fear Diana - an Adventuress
Movie A Sister's Burden Ida - Nathanial's Wife
Movie The Regeneration Marie Deering
Movie Uncle Tom's Cabin Eliza - a Runaway Slave
Movie Shenandoah Gertrude Illingham
Movie A Mississippi Tragedy Martha Calhoun - the Planter's Daughter
Movie The Confederate Ironclad Unknown
Movie The Darling of the CSA Agnes Lane