Monica Zetterlund

Monica Zetterlund
1937 - 2005

Monica Zetterlund  Swedish Actress


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Monica Zetterlund was previously married to Magnus Roger, Sture Åkerberg and Torbjorn Zetterlund.


Swedish Actress Monica Zetterlund was born Eva Monica Nilsson on 20th September, 1937 in Hagfors, Värmlands län, Sweden and passed away on 12th May 2005 Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden aged 67. She is most remembered for Att angöra en brygga (1965), Utvandrarna (1971) and Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter (1977).. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Monica Zetterlund is a member of the following lists: 1937 births, 2005 deaths and Swedish female singers.


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Married3 20 years, 4 months 10 years, 9 months 3 years
Total3 20 years, 4 months 10 years, 9 months 3 years


First Name Monica
Last Name Zetterlund
Full Name at Birth Eva Monica Nilsson
Alternative Name Eva Monica Nilsson, Eva Nilsson
Age 67 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th September, 1937
Birthplace Hagfors, Värmlands län, Sweden
Died 12th May, 2005
Place of Death Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Cause of Death Apartment Fire Caused By her habitual Smoking In Bed.
Build Slim
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature She was the mother of actress Eva-Lena Zetterlund., She was the number one jazz singer in Sweden for over 40 years., She was admired for singing jazz in Swedish, instead of switching to French or English., She gained international acclaim when she toured the US in 1960, where she performed on "The Steve Allen Show"., She suffered from scoliosis, a disabling disease that twists the spine, making it difficult to move. In the last years of her career, she often had to be helped onto the stage and sang sitting down., The disabled star had no chance to survive the flames that broke out in and around her bed., She was married four times and had many tempestuous relationships., The star's life consisted of smoking, drinking and wild parties., The were many men in her life. Many disappeared quickly when Monica said it was over and she would go on to the next one as she had already met someone else., As a young girl Monica Zetterlund injured her back when she fell from a Trapeze at home in Hagfors., She was a borderline alcoholic & a hard partier., She also had chronic & severe backpain and was forced to take strong painkillers., She was a natural singing & acting talent with charisma and charm who exploded on the scene in the 1960s., She was a generous and kind person, bud stubborn: this lead to many conflicts with others., During her final years, she was almost totally disabled., She remained isolated in her three-bedroom Stockholm apartment & devoted much of her time to reading., Doris Stråhlman (best friend): "Yes, we did most things together. I miss her so much"., Claes Janson (musician friend): "At the end, she was so weak when she appeared that I really suffered for her"., Margareta Nilsson (sister): "The only thing I want to say that Monica was straight, honest and natural".
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Text Actress, jazz singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Att angöra en brygga (1965), Utvandrarna (1971) and Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter (1977).
Music Genre (Text) Vocal jazz, Living with scoliosis & severe back pain, Increasing disability due to scoliosis., The Eurovision Song Contest Swedish entry., Wheelchair bound due to scoliosis
Music Genre Jazz, Vocal
Origin Hagfors, Värmland, Sweden
Year(s) Active 1972-1972 (winner: Best Actress, Guldbagge Awards, for 'Äppelkriget' (1971) & 'The New Land' (1971)), 1963-2018 (vocalist: 14 x tv series, tv specials & films), 1963-1980 (actress: 8 x tv movies), 1963-1993 (actress: 9 x tv mini series), 1963-1970 (actress: 2 x short films), 1964-1980 (actress: 10 x films), 1959-2002 (tv self appearances: as guest, singer, musician, performer), 1963-1963 (Swedish entry: *The Eurovision Song Contest*, finished in 13th place), 1958-2005 (singer: 24 x albums), 1958–1999
Music Style Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Vocal Jazz, Torch Songs
Music Theme Rainy Day, Romantic Evening
Music Mood Intimate, Gentle, Refined, Sophisticated
Instrument (text) Vocalist
Official Websites
Family Member Eva-Lena Zetterlund (daughter) (actress)
Pets Torbjörn Zetterlund (husband #1), Göran Pettersson (husband #2), Sture Åkerberg (husband #3), Magnus Roger (husband #4), Eva-Lena Zetterlund (daughter), Thad Jones (trumpet player), Zoot Sims (saxophonist), Bill Evans (pianist), Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Harry Arnold (Orchestra Leader), Hans Alfredsson, Tage Danielsson, Doris Stråhlman (long-term friend), Claes Janson (musician), Bill Evans (jazz pianist), Margareta Nilsson (younger sister), Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Steve Kuhn (jazz pianist)
Favorite Places Copenhagen, Denmark

Monica Zetterlund (born Eva Monica Nilsson; 20 September 1937 – 12 May 2005) was a Swedish jazz singer and actress. Through her lifetime, she
starred in over 10 of Swedish film productions and recorded over 20 studio albums. She gained international fame through her collaborative album with Bill Evans, Waltz for Debby.

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Monica Zetterlund67 VirgoActress
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Torbjorn Zetterlund-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Eva LenaFemale27th February, 195566 years oldTorbjorn Zetterlund


Morsarvet1993GummanTV Show
Kulla-Gulla1986IdaTV Show
Time Out1982SigneTV Show
Sverige åt svenskarna1980Minister of financeMovie
The Children from Blue Lake Mountain1980Hulda KrokMovie
Räkan från Maxim1980Madame PetyponTV Movie
Katitzi1979The StepmotherTV Show
Godnatt, jord1979AnteaTV Show
Fasta förbindelser1979VioletTV Movie
Peters baby1978'Oscar'TV Show
Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter1977BerättareTV Show
Svea hund på Göta Lejon1976TV Movie
Nisse och Greta1975GretaTV Show
Guttersnipes1974Malinda KarlssonMovie
Glaset i örat1974TV Movie
Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter1973Narrator (voice)TV Show
Kvartetten som sprängdes1973Miss PylmanTV Show
Någonstans i Sverige1973Sif OlssonTV Show
Träben och emaljöga1973Anna GäddaTV Movie
The New Land1972UlrikaMovie
Anderlund & Zettersson U. P. A.1972TV Show
The Apple War1971Anna LindbergMovie
The Emigrants1971UlrikaMovie
Söderkåkar1970MalinTV Show
Sven Arvid är död1970Elisbeth PaganiniShort Film
Gula hund1966TV Movie
Att angöra en brygga1965BeritMovie
Spader, Madame!1965Hedvig LindbergTV Movie
Ramel i rutan1965TV Movie
Swedish Portraits1964MejramMovie
Da unten im Park1964TV Movie
Konstgjorda pompe1963TV Movie
Vittnesbörd om henne1963Short Film
Svenska öden1963TV Show
Gröna hund1962TV Movie
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