Ingrid Thulin, who with Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman was often cited as one of Sweden’s best actresses, has died at the age of 76.
Thulin died Wednesday at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Swedish news agency TT reported. She had lived in Rome since the 1960s, but had returned to Sweden for treatment of an unspecified illness.
Born Jan. 27, 1926, in Sollefteaa in northern Sweden, Thulin trained as a ballet dancer and attended Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre.
She worked in stage productions with legendary Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman before moving to films, appearing in minor roles in the 1940s and 1950s.
It was her film work with Bergman that eventually brought her fame, including a shared Cannes Film Festival best actress award in 1958 with fellow Swedes Bibi Andersson and Eva Dahlbeck for their roles in “Brink of Life.”
In 1956 she was cast with Robert Mitchum in “Foreign Intrigue,” her first American starring role, according to the All Movie Guide.
Her time in Hollywood was marred by her role in 1962’s “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” Before the film came out, her lines were dubbed over by actress Angela Lansbury.
Thulin also appeared on Broadway and on television productions, including a 1961 remake of “Intermezzo” on NBC and in “Moses, The Lawgiver” on CBS in 1975.
After her first marriage to Claes Sylwander ended in divorce, she remarried in 1958 to Harry Schein, founder of the Swedish Film Institute.
There was no information on survivors or funeral plans.