Greta Nissen 001

A photo of Greta Nissen - actress and dancer was born 30 January 1905 as Grethe Rutz Nissen in Oslo, Norway to parents Carl Andreas Frantz Nissen (1870-) and Agnes Magdalene Larsen (1879-1949). The couple separated in 1908 and Greta moved with her mother to Copenhagen, where she attended the National Ballet School and studied with Mikhail Fokine (1880-1942) from 1918-1919. In 1922 she was a solo ballerina with the Danish National Company and toured with them to New York in 1924.

Greta Nissen appeared in two Danish films before going to America and acted in more than twenty films altogether from 1925-1937. She married actor Weldon Heyburn (1903-1951) in 1932, which was eventually annulled in 1936. Meanwhile in 1933 she moved to Britain and continued with her film career until 1937. Returning to the United States she married industrialist Stuart Drake Eckert (1907-1993) in 1941. They had one son, Tor Bruce Nissen Eckert (1943-). She died 17 May 1988 in Montecito, California aged 83.
Date & Place: Unknown
Jan 30, 1905 - May 17, 1988
Updated Oct 10, 2017

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First a ballerina, then an actress in Danish and US films, Greta Nissen again moved - to the UK - and made films there. Did photography in the 20's and 30's make women more beautiful or were they were simply a glamorous group?
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Becky Kelly
She is Beautiful.
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Stunning in a very innocent looking way
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Perfect features!! She is a beauty!!
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Gorgeous photograph.
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Exquisite features.
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Beautiful looking lady...even in black and white her eyes shine out...gorgeous..x
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There must be a whole world of dazzling films I'm yet to discover.
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Oh my - her hair is so gorgeous. A true beauty ..
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I think it made them even more beautiful. There's always a starry, dreamy look to those old black and whites.
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Beautiful lady ! ⭐
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Wow! I wished I looked like that!!
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So pretty!!!!
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Beauty! No Photoshop, plastic surgery...just stunning!
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No plastic surgery nor photoshop.
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Truly beautiful
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Max Factor was a genius when it came to the stars make-up but of course he had fantastic canvases to start with
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Beautiful lady
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A camera face, or the gift of photographing pleasingly, is a great asset to a person seeking an opening in photoplay acting. Many a well-known “star” of today entered in the industry without previous experience because he or she possessed a camera face. As often as not such persons were singled out from among a crowd of “extras,” granted a tryout before the camera, and then taken in hand after proving good photographic types.
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black and white, is special with pictures,
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