Lena Olin

Lena Maria Jonna Olin ( born March 22, 1955 in Stockholm ) is a Swedish actress and former beauty queen.

Life and career

The daughter of the well-known Swedish actor couple Stig Olin and Britta Holmberg came first in classical roles at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in her hometown appearance. There she met the director Ingmar Bergman know. Olin appeared in several Bergman films, such as in Fanny and Alexander ( 1982). The international film audiences dropped the dark-haired and 1.80 m wide Miss Scandinavia 1975 First in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988 ), the U.S. adaptation of Milan Kundera 's novel, on. For enemies - a love story (1989 ) she was nominated for an Oscar. Sydney Pollack cast her in 1990 opposite Robert Redford in Havana. Unlike previous joint work of Redford and Pollack the strip, however, was not a success.

Nevertheless, Olin could, even if you did not really succeed in the international break, bind a large fan base in itself. From professional assassin ( Romeo Is Bleeding, 1993) to the competent medical examiner ( Mr. Jones) she used it to embody strong and often disturbingly enigmatic female characters in every respect. To Olins other well-known films Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate belongs. From 2002, she appeared - as a former Soviet agent, and mother of the main character - in the hit TV series Alias ​​- The agent on. She was also seen in Queen of the Damned (2002) and had roles in Hollywood Homicide (2003) and Casanova ( 2005).

Lena Olin is married since 1994 with the Swedish director Lasse Hallström, with whom she made Chocolat (2000), Casanova and The Hypnotist (2012 ). With him, she has a daughter. From a previous relationship with the Swedish theater actor Örjan Ramberg comes a son.

Films (selection )

Awards and nominations


British Academy Film Award


European Film Awards

Golden Globe Award

New York Film Critics Circle Award

Satellite Award

Screen Actors Guild Award