With a striking physical presence on screen and a towering talent to match Swedish Viveca Lindfors (1920-1995) never achieved the success or fame of compatriots Garbo or Bergman however her achievements on screen and stage were worthy of being in their company. The daughter of a publisher and a painter as a graduate of Stockholm Royal Dramatic Theater she would find herself in Swedish movies as one their top stars by her early 20's. "The Spinning Family" her debut, "In Paradise", "The Sin of Ana Lans", "Appassionata", "Black Roses" and "Interlude" were among her best remembered. With the success of Bergman in the 40's Hollywood was happy to import European talent particularly after WWII as movies needed to become more international. Under contract at Warner's the beautiful Lindfors made her American debut in the drama "To the Victor" with Reagan. It didn't match Bergman's success. Apart from the international success of "Adventures of Don Juan" with Flynn the Warner years did not turn her into a major star and they gave up quickly. "Dark City" with Scott and "No Sad Song Los for Me" with Sullavan wasted her, "Four in a Jeep" was a forgotten gem, while Broadway and "Anastasia" brought her enormous acclaim. The film would go to Bergman and become one of her greatest. "Run for Cover" with Cagney, "Moonfleet" with Granger, "The Halliday Brand" with Cotton and "I Accuse!" with Ferrer were not hits but she was memorable nonetheless. Back in Europe the award winning "No Exit" and "Weddings and Babies" as well as regular stage appearances would be more fulfilling. Strong contributions in "King of Kings", "The Way We Were" with Streisand, "Welcome to L.A" and "A Wedding" for Altman, "Creepshow", "The Sure Thing" with Cusack and "Stargate" were complimented by almost nonstop TV appearances, fine stage work including an acclaimed one woman show and topical autobiography. Lindfors was no dull beauty or forgotten former movie star. Living her life on her terms, sometimes controversially for the times, the Hollywood years were mainly unsatisfying providing only a glimpse of her greatness that years of regular TV, small film roles and the stage revealed in all its glory.