Henning, Eva (1920–)

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Henning, Eva (1920–)

American-born actress. Born May 10, 1920, in New York, NY; dau. of a Norwegian father and Swedish mother; stepdaughter of Uno Henning (actor); graduated from Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm; m. Hasse Ekman (director), 1946 (div. 1953); m. Toralv Maurstad (Norwegian actor), 1954 (div.).

Popular film star in Sweden whose breakthrough came with title role in Elvira Madigan (1943); also appeared in 2 Ingmar Bergman movies, Fängelse (The Devil's Wanton) and Törst (Three Strange Loves); following 2nd marriage, moved to Norway (1958) and appeared mostly on stage; films include Gentleman for Hire, The Royal Rabble, One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer, Banketten (The Banquet), Flicka och hyacinter (Girl with Hyacinths), The White Cat, Gabrielle and Black Palm Trees.

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