Ten fun facts about Liv Ullmann
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Like most struggling actresses, Liv too started out with bit parts in films and on television. Her first major break came from Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. She acted in his film “Persona” in 1966. They eventually went on to becoming and stayed lovers for several years.
Liv is known to be Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman’s muse. She has acted in ten of his most-acclaimed movies.
Though Bergman’s films did bring her into the spotlight, in reality it was two non-Bergman movies and a Hollywood flop that actually made her a well-recognized name in the field.
After finishing high school, she decided that she wanted to be an actress. Her application at Oslo’s National Theatre School was turned down two times. She eventually went onto to study acting at London’s Webber school of acting.Fact 5
Though Liv was brilliant in the European films she acted in, many of her Hollywood movies were disasters. Amongst them were 40 Carats, Lost Horizon and Pope Joan.Fact 6
Her interests spread beyond the film industry and she had worked as a goodwill ambassador with UNICEF.Fact 7
Liv made her New York stage debut in the year 1975 in "A Doll's House."Fact 8
She has been nominated over 40 times for various awards. These included various lifetime-achievement awards. She walked-away with the best actress prize three times from the National Society of film critics.Fact 9
Ullmann always wanted to direct movies. She debuted as a director in the 1992 movie “Sofie”. She directed Erland Josephson, former co-actor and friend in this film.Fact 10
In 2006, Ullmann created a furor of sorts when she announced that she had been compelled by the Norwegian Film Fund to end her long-time wish of directing movie based on “A Doll's House”. Click here for more people facts ❯
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