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Anita Björk

Anita Björk

Anita Björk was a Swedish actress.\nShe was born in Tällberg, Dalarna and attended Dramatens elevskola from 1942 to 1945. She was a leading lady of Swedish theatre for many years and worked on the national stage Dramaten from 1945 onwards and played more than 100 roles over the years.\nAnita Björk played leading roles in film in a number of genres, including thrillers and crime mystery dramas such as Det kom en gäst, Moln över Hellesta, Damen i svart, Mannekäng i rött and Tärningen är kastad. Her most famous role was probably her title role in Alf Sjöberg's film adaption of Strindberg's Miss Julie that was awarded the grand prize at Cannes Film Festival.\nIn the book-length interview Hitchcock/Truffaut, Hitchcock said he had hired Björk as the female lead for I Confess in 1952 after seeing her in Miss Julie. However, when Björk arrived in Hollywood with her lover Stig Dagerman and their baby, Jack L. Warner, the head of Warner Brothers insisted that Hitchcock should find another actress.
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