She began filming in her late teens: Medan Staden Sover (50, LarsErie Kjellgren); Anderssonskans Kalle (50, Roll Husberg); Biffen och Bananen (51, Husberg); Puck Heter fag (51, Sell am vl Bauman); Sabotage (52, Eric Jonsson); Ubat 39 (52, Erik Faustman); and Trots (52, Gustaf Molander). After Summer with Monika, she made several films for Bergman, invariably representing the sensual “lower” woman: first as the circus girl in Sawdust and Tinsel (53); A Lesson in Love (54); Journey into Autumn (55); and Smiles of a Summer Night (55).
After that, she made three more films with Bergman: superb as the schizophrenic in Through a Glass Darkly (61); in Now About These Women (64); and as the dving sister in Cries and Whispers (72). If she did not work for him much more it may be because of her marriage to director Jorn Donner, a man more disposed to drawing out her vitality.
Her other films include: Hoppsan! (55, Stig Olin); Sista Paret Ut (56, Alf Sjoberg); Nattbarn (56, Gunnar Hellstrom); Kvinna i Leopard (58, Jan Molander); Flottans Overman (58, Olin); Brott i Paradlset (59, Kjellgren); to Germany for Barbara (61, Frank Wisbar); Siska (62, Alf Kjellin); Lyckodrommen (63, Hans Abramson); A Sunday in September (63, Donner); To Love (64, Donner); Loving Couples (64, Mai Zetterling); For Vanskaps Skidl (65, Abramson); Lianbron (65, Sven Nykvist); Har Borjar Aventyrct (65, Donner); to Britain for The Deadly Affair (66, Sidney Lumet); Orinen (66, Abramson); in an episode from Stimulantia (67, Donner); Rooftree (67, Donner); Mennesker Modes og Sod Musik Upstar in Hjertet (67, Henning Carlsen); Jag Alskar du Alskar (68, Stig Bjorkman); The Girls (68, Zetterling); Anna (70, Donner); Den Vita Yaggen (75, Bjorkman); Monismanien W55 (75, kenne Fant); La Sabina (79, |ose Luis Borau); as the kitchen maid in Fanny and Alexander (82, Bergman); Rakemtram (83, Hellstrom); Slimmer Nights (87, Gunnel Lindblom).
She also participated in Himmel og Helvede (88, Morten Arnfred); Blankt Vapen (90, Carl-Gustav Nykvist); Hpyere enn Himnielen (93, Berit Nesheim); Majken (95, kjell-Ake Andersson); Selma ir Johanna (97. Ingela Magner); Pip- Larssons (98, Eva Dahlman and Glas Lindberg); Det Sjnnde Skottet (9S, Ulf Alderinge); Happy End (99, Ghristina Ololson); ludilli (00, Alexander Moberg); Gossip (00, Colin Nutley).
A little coarse, sensual, dark, and slatternly, a creature of more homespun sensibility: thus, her fame was based originally on the arbitrary, sexy working girl, Monika, in Summer with Monika (52, Ingmar Bergman). Her own background was in revue and the chorus line, rather than the straight theatre.