Nils Asther

Nils Asther
1897 - 1981

Nils Asther  Swedish Actor


Who is is he dating right now?

Nils Asther passed away on 13th Oct 1981 aged 84.


Nils Asther was previously married to Vivian Duncan (1930 - 1932).

He was in relationships with Greta Garbo (1929), Mauritz Stiller (1920), Johnny Arthur, Ken DuMain and Hjalmar Bergman.


Swedish Actor Nils Asther was born Nils Anton Alfhild Asther on 17th January, 1897 in Copenhagen, Denmark and passed away on 13th Oct 1981 Stockholm, Sweden aged 84. He is most remembered for Wild Orchids. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Nils Asther was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Barbara Stanwyck in The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), Joan Crawford in Dream of Love (1928) and Greta Garbo in Wild Orchids (1929).

Nils Asther is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Copenhagen, Swedish male silent film actors and Male actors from Stockholm.


Help us build our profile of Nils Asther! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Married1 2 years - -
Dating5 97 years, 10 months 37 years, 11 months -
Total6 97 years, 10 months 31 years, 1 month 2 years


First Name Nils
Last Name Asther
Full Name at Birth Nils Anton Alfhild Asther
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th January, 1897
Birthplace Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 13th October, 1981
Place of Death Stockholm, Sweden
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 6' 0½" (184 cm)
Build Athletic
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity White
Nationality Swedish
University Royal Dramatic Theater School, Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Text Painter
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Wild Orchids
Year(s) Active 1916–1963

Nils Anton Alfhild Asther (17 January 1897 – 19 October 1981) was a Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid-1950s, known for his beautiful face and often called "the male Greta Garbo". Between 1916 and 1963 he appeared in over 70 feature films, 16 of which were produced in the silent era. He didn't seek publicity, choosing, instead, to be alone. Unfortunately, he is mainly remembered for two films he made with his fellow Swede, Greta Garbo and the pre-code Interracial love affair in The Bitter Tea of General Yen.

More about Nils Asther
Less about Nils Asther

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Nils Asther84 CapricornActor
Vivian Duncan89 GeminiActress
Greta Garbo84 VirgoActress
Mauritz Stiller45 CancerDirector
Johnny Arthur68 TaurusActor
Ken DuMain77 VirgoStunts
Hjalmar Bergman47 VirgoWriter




Suddenly, a Woman!1963LondonchefenMovie
Vita frun1962Simon EkMovie
Svenska Floyd1961Vincent MitellaMovie
När mörkret faller1960Tord Ekstedt, VicarMovie
That Man from Tangier1953HenriMovie
Ponds Theater1953Kurt von ObersdorfTV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Baron Hauser, NorstadTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950TV Show
The Adventures of Ellery Queen1950TV Show
Starlight Theatre1950Jack CorvelloTV Show
Samson and Delilah1949Prince (uncredited)Movie
The Feathered Serpent1948Prof. Paul EvansMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948TV Show
Son of Lassie1945OlavMovie
Jealousy1945Peter UrbanMovie
Love, Honor and Goodbye1945Tony LinnardMovie
The Man in Half Moon Street1945Dr. Julian KarellMovie
Bluebeard1944Inspector Jacques LefevreMovie
The Hour Before the Dawn1944Kurt van der BreughelMovie
Alaska1944Thomas LerouxMovie
Submarine Alert1943Dr. Arthur HunekerMovie
Mystery Broadcast1943Ricky MorenoMovie
Night Monster1942Agor SinghMovie
Sweater Girl1942Prof. Henri MenardMovie
The Night Before the Divorce1942Victor RoselleMovie
Night of January 16th1941Bjorn FaulknerMovie
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day1941Constanzo LabardiMovie
Flying Blind1941Eric KarolekMovie
The Man Who Lost Himself1941Peter RansomeMovie
Forced Landing1941Colonel Jan GolasMovie
Hate in Paradise1938Tony DrakeMovie
Guilty Melody1936GalloniMovie
The Prisoner of Corbal1936VarennesMovie
Abdul the Damned1935Chief of Police Kadar-PashaMovie
Madame Spy1934Capt. FranckMovie
The Love Captive1934Dr. Alexis CollenderMovie
The Crime Doctor1934Gary PattenMovie
Love Time1934Franz SchubertMovie
Bombshell1933Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)Movie
Storm at Daybreak1933Capt. Geza PeteryMovie
The Bitter Tea of General Yen1933Gen. YenMovie
By Candlelight1933Prince Alfred von RommerMovie
If I Were Free1933Tono CasanoveMovie
The Right to Romance1933Dr. Helmuth HepplingMovie
Letty Lynton1932Emile RenaulMovie
-But the Flesh Is Weak1932Prince PaulMovie
The Washington Masquerade1932BrennerMovie
The Sea Bat1930CarlMovie
The Single Standard1929Packy CannonMovie
Wild Orchids1929Prince De GaceMovie
Laugh, Clown, Laugh1928LuigiMovie
Our Dancing Daughters1928NormanMovie
The Cardboard Lover1928AndreMovie
Dream of Love1928Prince Maurice de SaxeMovie
The Cossacks1928Prince Olenin StieshneffMovie
The Blue Danube1928Erich von StatzenMovie
Loves of an Actress1928RaoulMovie
Sorrell and Son1927Christopher 'Kit' SorrellMovie
Topsy and Eva1927George ShelbyMovie
Der Mann mit der falschen Banknote1927Movie
Gauner im Frack1927George ValeskaMovie
Hotelratten1927Fürst LadroneMovie
Adventure Mad1926Reginald EllisMovie
The Golden Butterfly1926Andy, sein SohnMovie
Das süße Mädel1926The Prince's SonMovie
Wrath of the Seas1926Tropedooffizier Günther AdenriedMovie
Der Mann seiner Frau1926Movie
Briefe, die ihn nicht erreichten1925Georg von ArnimMovie
Finale der Liebe1925Dr. Gaston LasarMovie
Wienerbarnet1924Charles DupontMovie
Carl XII:s kurir1924StanislausMovie
Geheimnis der Herzogin, Das1923Movie
The Nurtull Gang1923Baby's FiancéMovie
Vem dömer1922ApprenticeMovie
Gyurkovicsarna1920Bandi GyurkovicsMovie
Himmelskibet1918Wounded Martian Citizen (uncredited)Movie
Solen der dræbte1918JanMovie
Retten sejrer1918Movie
Vingarne1916Aspiring actorMovie
Show More
Show Less

Onscreen Matchups




Top Contributors for Nils Asther

Edit Page

Help keep Nils Asther profile up to date.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees Connections

Connect any celebrity with Nils Asther to see how closely they are linked... romantically!

Recent connections involving Nils Asther