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Anna Q. Nilsson (1888–1974)

Anna Quirentia Nilsson, popularly known as "Anna Q", who was born on March 30th, 1888, in Ystad, Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1905. The 5'7" Nilsson used her blonde beauty to become a famous model for well-known fashion photographers and fine artists. In 1907 she was chosen the most beautiful girl in the US and in 1911 made her film ... See full bio »

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Known For

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 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Mrs. Elcott (uncredited)
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery
Nurse (uncredited)
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Abby's Maid (uncredited)
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Old Talbot (1952)
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- My Other Love (1952)
 1951 The Unknown Man
Cocktail Party Guest (uncredited)
 1951 An American in Paris
Kay Jansen (uncredited)
 1951 The Law and the Lady
Mrs. Scholmm (uncredited)
 1951 Show Boat
Seamstress (uncredited)
 1951 Grounds for Marriage
Dowager at Friday Club (uncredited)
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
Anna Q. Nilsson
 1950 The Big Hangover
Helen Lang (uncredited)
 1949 Malaya
Secretary (uncredited)
 1949 Adam's Rib
Mrs. Poynter (uncredited)
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime
Woman with Harp (uncredited)
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
Mrs. Olaf Knudson
 1947 It Had to Be You
Saleslady (uncredited)
 1947 Cynthia
Miss Brady, English Teacher
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Mrs. Holstrom
 1946 The Secret Heart
Dr. Rossiger's Secretary (uncredited)
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Mrs. Scott's Nurse (uncredited)
 1943 Cry 'Havoc'
Nurse (uncredited)
 1943 Headin' for God's Country
Mrs. Nilsson
 1942 Crossroads
Madame Deval (uncredited)
 1942 I Live on Danger
Mrs. Sherman
 1942 Girls' Town
Mother Lorraine
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Mrs. Taipe (uncredited)
 1941 The Great Man's Lady
Paula Wales (uncredited)
 1941 Riders of the Timberline
Donna Ryan
 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Juror Next to Foreman (uncredited)
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Juror (uncredited)
 1938 Prison Farm
Matron Ames
 1938 Paradise for Three
First Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1937 Behind the Criminal (Short)
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Mrs. Virey
 1934 The Little Minister
Villager (uncredited)
 1934 School for Girls
Dr. Anne Galvin
 1933 The World Changes
Mrs. Peterson
 1928 Blockade
 1928 The Whip
Iris d'Aquila
 1927 Sorrell and Son
Dora Sorrell
 1927 The 13th Juror
Helen Marsden
 1927 Lonesome Ladies
Polly Fosdick
 1927 Babe Comes Home
 1927 Easy Pickings
Mry Ryan
 1927 The Masked Woman
Diane Delatour
 1926 Midnight Lovers
Diana Fothergill
 1926 Miss Nobody
Barbara Brown
 1926 The Greater Glory
 1926 Her Second Chance
Mrs. Constance Lee / Caroline Logan
 1926 Too Much Money
Annabel Broadley
 1925 The Splendid Road
Sandra De Hault
 1925 Winds of Chance
Countess Courteau
 1925 The Talker
Kate Lennox
 1925 One Way Street
Lady Sylvia Hutton
 1925 The Top of the World
Sylvia Ingleton
 1925 If I Marry Again
Alicia Wingate
 1924 Inez from Hollywood
Inez Laranetta
 1924 Vanity's Price
Vaana Du Maurier
 1924 The Fire Patrol
Mary Ferguson
 1924 The Side Show of Life
Lady Auriol Dayne
 1924 Broadway After Dark
Helen Tremaine
 1924 Between Friends
Jessica Drene
 1924 Flowing Gold
Allegheny Briskow
 1924 Painted People
Leslie Carter
 1924 Half-a-Dollar Bill
The Stranger - Mrs. Webber
 1923 Enemies of Children
Patsy - as an Adult
 1923 Innocence
Fay Leslie
 1923 Thundering Dawn
Mary Rogers
 1923 Ponjola
Lady Flavia Desmond
 1923 Adam's Rib
Mrs. Michael Ramsay
 1923 Hollywood
Anna Q. Nilsson
 1923 The Spoilers
Cherry Malotte
 1923 The Rustle of Silk
Lady Feo
 1923 Souls for Sale
Anna Q. Nilsson (uncredited)
 1923 The Isle of Lost Ships
Dorothy Fairfax
 1922 Hearts Aflame
Helen Foraker
 1922 Pink Gods
Lady Margot Cork
 1922 The Man from Home
Genevieve Granger-Simpson
 1922 Three Live Ghosts
 1921 The Lotus Eater
Madge Vance
 1921 Värmlänningarna
 1921 Why Girls Leave Home
Anna Hedder
 1921/I The Oath
Irene Lansing
 1921 Without Limit
Ember Edwards
 1921 What Women Will Do
Lily Gibbs
 1920 The Brute Master
Madeline Grey
 1920 In the Heart of a Fool
Margaret Muller
 1920 The Fighting Chance
Sylvia Landis
 1920 One Hour Before Dawn
Ellen Aldrich
 1920 The Figurehead
Mary Forbes
 1920 The Toll Gate
Mary Brown
 1920 The 13th Commandment
Leila Kip
 1920 The Luck of the Irish
Ruth Warren
 1919 Soldiers of Fortune
Alice Langham
 1919 Her Kingdom of Dreams
Carlotta Stanmore
 1919/II A Sporting Chance
Pamela Brent
 1919 The Love Burglar
Joan Gray
 1919 A Very Good Young Man
Viva Bacchus
 1919 The Way of the Strong
Audrie Hendrie / Monica Norton
 1919 Cheating Cheaters
Grace Palmer
 1919 Venus in the East
Mrs. Pat Dyvenot
 1919 Auction of Souls
Edith Graham
 1918 The Vanity Pool
Carol Harper
 1918 In Judgment of...
Mary Manners
 1918 No Man's Land
Katherine Gresham
 1918 The Trail to Yesterday
Sheila Langford
 1918 Heart of the Sunset
Alaire Austin
 1917 Over There
Bettie Adams
 1917 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Mary Norton
 1917 The Silent Master
Undetermined Role
 1917 The Inevitable
Florence Grey
 1917 The Moral Code
Jean Hyland
 1917 Infidelity
Elaine Bernard
 1916 Her Surrender
Rhoda Cortlandt (as Anna Nilsson)
 1916 The Irony of Justice (Short)
Tom's Sister
 1916 The Goad of Jealousy (Short)
Olive - the Wife
 1916 Weighed in the Balance (Short)
Edna Carr - the Foreman's Daughter
 1916 The Lost Paradise (Short)
Janet Gordon
 1916 A Trial of Souls (Short)
Rose Mason
 1916 The Weaker Strain (Short)
Laura Price - the Wife
 1916 Beyond Recall (Short)
 1916 Truth Crushed to Earth (Short)
Tom's Sweetheart
 1916/I Sowing the Wind (Short)
Marjorie Turnbull
 1916 Sold Out (Short)
Leila Austin
 1916 The Silent Shame (Short)
Mrs. Hilliard - the Mother / Eunice Hilliard - the Daughter (dual role)
 1916 The Tangled Web (Short)
Ruth Alden
 1916 The Tight Rein (Short)
Amy Prentice - the Mill Worker (as Anna Nilsson)
 1916 Puppets of Fate (Short)
Mrs. Bullard
 1916 The Supreme Sacrifice
Helen Chambers
 1916 The Scarlet Road
Betty Belgrave
 1915 Barbara Frietchie
Sue Negly
 1915 The Night of the Embassy Ball (Short)
Nora, the Maid (as Anna Nilsson)
 1915 Voices in the Dark (Short)
Ethel Granger - the Daughter (as Anna Nilsson)
 1915 The Regeneration
Marie Deering
 1915/I The Game of Life (Short)
Ilma Stern (as Anna Nilsson)
 1915 Hiding from the Law (Short)
Rita - Jacques' Wife (as Anna Nilsson)
 1915 The Haunting Fear (Short)
Diana - an Adventuress (as Anna Nilsson)
 1915 Rivals (Short)
Sally Dixon - Lee's Sweetheart
 1915 A Sister's Burden (Short)
Ida - Nathanial's Wife (as Anna Nilsson)
 1915/II The Destroyer (Short)
Helen Vedrine
 1915 The Haunted House of Wild Isle (Short)
Ann Miller - the Doctor's Ward
 1915 The Second Commandment (Short)
Mirza - Sahki's Wife
 1915 The Siren's Reign (Short)
Marguerite Morrison - The Other Woman
 1915 The Night Operator at Buxton (Short)
 1915 Barriers Swept Aside (Short)
Natalie Thorpe - the Wife
 1915 In the Hands of the Jury (Short)
Lenore Butler - the Daughter
 1914 The Hazards of Helen
Helen [Ch. 18] 'The Night Operator at Buxton'
 1914 The Man in the Vault (Short)
Evelyn Van Pelt
 1914 The Ex-Convict (Short)
Marjorie Pelton - Richard's Wife
 1914 The Man with the Glove (Short)
 1914/II A Diamond in the Rough (Short)
 1914 Wolfe; Or, The Conquest of Quebec
Mignon Mars (as Anna Nilsson)
 1914/II Regeneration (Short)
Katherine Williams
 1914 The Secret of the Will (Short)
Sarah Lane - the Wife / The Grown Daughter
 1914 Perils of the White Lights (Short)
Annabelle - a Young Showgirl
 1914 Tell-Tale Stains (Short)
Mary Macey - Burke's Assistant
 1914 A Shot in the Night (Short)
Laura Trent - the Step-Mother
 1913/II Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
Eliza - a Runaway Slave
 1913 A Man in the World of Men (Short)
Alice - the Landlady's Daughter
 1913 The Counterfeiter's Confederate (Short)
Marion Purdy / May Brown
 1913 The Breath of Scandal (Short)
Mary Lane - The Village Teacher
 1913/III Retribution (Short)
Imogene - a Flirt
 1913 The Fatal Legacy (Short)
Anna Halleck - Harry's Wife
 1913 Shipwrecked (Short)
Patricia Jelds - the Daughter
 1913 Shenandoah (Short)
Gertrude Illingham
 1913 The Gypsy's Brand (Short)
Robar - the Gypsy Girl
 1913 John Burns of Gettysburg (Short)
Bess Burns - Tom's Wife
 1913 A Mississippi Tragedy (Short)
Martha Calhoun - the Planter's Daughter
 1913 The Battle of Bloody Ford (Short)
Agatha Elton
 1913 Prisoners of War (Short)
Mrs. Edwin Worth
 1913 The Grim Toll of War (Short)
Virginia Ellis - The Colonel's New Wife
 1912 The Toll Gate Raiders (Short)
Charlotte - the Judge's Daughter
 1912 The Farm Bully (Short)
Anna Whitcome - the Farmer's Daughter
 1912 The Fraud at the Hope Mine (Short)
Merry Stuart - the Stenographer
 1912 His Mother's Picture (Short)
Kitty - the Superintendent's Daughter
 1912 The Confederate Ironclad (Short)
Elinor Adams - a Union Spy
 1912 The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher (Short)
Betty - the Girl Telegrapher
 1912 A Railroad Lochinvar (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role
 1912 The Darling of the CSA (Short)
Agnes Lane
 1912 Jim Bludso (Short)
Jim Bludso's Wife
 1912 The Prison Ship (Short)
Ruth Carpenter - Daniel's 1st Daughter
 1912 The Soldier Brothers of Susanna (Short)
Susanna Beauford - the Daughter
 1912 The Siege of Petersburg (Short)
Charlotte Pemberton - their daughter
 1912 The Bugler of Battery B (Short)
Miss Colwell
 1912 The Filibusters (Short)
Anita - the Spy
 1912 The Drummer Girl of Vicksburg (Short)
Rose Beecher
 1912 Under a Flag of Truce (Short)
Rose Neville
 1912 'Fighting' Dan McCool (Short)
Edith Reid - Dan's Sweetheart
 1912 War's Havoc (Short)
Jennie McPherson - Mrs. Faulkner
 1912 The Tide of Battle (Short)
Alisia Stafford - Hardee's Sweetheart
 1912 Battle of Pottsburg Bridge (Short)
Bartlow's Sweetheart
 1912 Two Spies (Short)
Vera Cross
 1911 The Flash in the Night (Short)
 1911/I Molly Pitcher (Short)
Molly Pitcher
 1911 The Express Envelope (Short)
Hazel (unconfirmed)
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