WHEN one has the honor of bowing to royalty from the stage upon occasion,
during a professional career in one's native country, it is little wonder
that the favorite of such personages should make an impression upon the
remainder of the world. Anna Q. Nilsson was one of these fortunate persons.
She was born in Ystad, Sweden, and at the age of fourteen was playing leads
in repertoire at the King's theater. The scope of productions in which the
girl actress appeared ranged from comedy to tragedy, and embraced Ibsen
With several years of such experience, wherein she proved highly successful,
Miss Nilsson came to America. Her fame had spread before her, for she was
engaged immediately and made her debut here in a Broadway production.
She made her first screen appearance for one of the leading managements
of the day, playing in "Molly Pitcher," which gave her a splendid
opportunity to reveal her very likeable screen personality as well as her
finely trained talents. The list of photodramas which have presented Miss
Nilsson to an admiring public is a rather formidable one. Her more recent
appearances were in the Barker production, "Hearts Aflame" and
a featured role in Cecil De Mille's "Adam's Rib."
In addition to her studio work, and her constant study of the drama,
Anna Q. Nilsson finds time to follow her hobby to the kitchen, for she delights
in culinary art, and always is ready to discuss the newest pastry or delicate
tidbit with anyone who will lend an attentive ear. Extremely fond of outdoor
sports, she not only drives her own car, but is its chief mechanician.
Miss Nilsson has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is five feet seven inches
tall and weighs 135 pounds.