Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

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Barbro Hiort af Ornäs
Barbro Hiort af Ornäs.jpg
Hiort af Ornäs in 1964
Barbro Margareta Eriksdotter Hiort af Ornäs

(1921-08-28)28 August 1921
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died27 November 2015(2015-11-27) (aged 94)
Bromma, Sweden
Years active1943–2001
Spouse(s)Ernst Nathorst-Böös (divorced)

Barbro Hiort af Ornäs (28 August 1921 – 27 November 2015) was a Swedish stage and film actress.[1]


She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, the daughter of Alma (née Ärnström) and Erik Hiort af Ornäs, she had a brother, Torbjorn.

Along with Bibi Andersson, Eva Dahlbeck, and Ingrid Thulin, she won the Best Actress Award at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival for Brink of Life.[2][3] In 1989, she was given the Litteris et Artibus for her services to the arts in Sweden. Hiort af Ornäs died in Bromma on 28 November 2015, aged 94.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Barbro Hiort af Ornäs profile". Swedish Film Database. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Brink of Life". Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  3. ^ "Barbro Hiort- of death Ornäs The actor Barbro Hiort af Ornäs has died at age 94. She held the Poetry Corner at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and played among other Stig-Helmer's mother in the film". Retrieved 29 November 2015.

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