The Info List - Taina Elg

Taina Elisabeth Elg (born 9 March 1930) is a Finnish-American
actress and dancer. She has appeared on stage, television and in film.


1 Life and career

1.1 Personal life

2 Filmography 3 Stage appearances 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Eig was born in 1930 in Helsinki, Finland, but later raised in Turku by her parents, Helena Dobroumova (of Russian descent) and Åke Elg, a pianist. She was signed to a seven-year contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
in the mid-1950s.[2] In 1957 she won the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for the Foreign Newcomer Award – Female. She won another Golden Globe
Golden Globe
in 1958 for Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical/Comedy for her performance in Les Girls, tying with her co-star Kay Kendall. In 1958 she was nominated for a Golden Laurel as Top New Female Personality. In 1975 she was nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
for her performance as Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez in Where's Charley?. She appeared in the original Broadway production of Nine as Guido Contini's mother. In 1989 she had the title role as Lea in Chéri, from a Colette
novel as adapted by Anita Loos.[3] In 1980 she played Dr. Ingrid Fischer on CBS daytime drama soap opera Guiding Light. From 1980-82 she played Olympia Buchanan, first wife of tycoon Asa Buchanan, on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Her character, held prisoner by Asa for months, had a memorable death sequence, falling over a balcony at a costume party (that lasted nearly a month!) and informing son Bo (falsely) that Asa was not his father. Personal life[edit] Her son by her first marriage to Carl Björkenheim, which ended in divorce in 1958, is Finnish-American
jazz guitarist Raoul Björkenheim. In 1982 she remarried, to Rocco Caporale, an Italian-born educator and professor of sociology. They resided in New York City. Filmography[edit]

Taina Elg
Taina Elg
in 1955.

The Prodigal
The Prodigal
(1955) Diane (1956) Gaby (1956) Les Girls
Les Girls
(1957) Imitation General
Imitation General
(1958) The 39 Steps (1959) Watusi (1959) The Bacchantes (1961) Hercules in New York
Hercules in New York
(1970) Liebestraum (1991) The Mirror Has Two Faces
The Mirror Has Two Faces

Stage appearances[edit]

Look to the Lilies Two By Two (U.S. national tour) Nine Where's Charley? The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
(in Australia) Chéri by Colette
off-Broadway, New York 1989


^ http://www.kansallisbiografia.fi/kb/artikkeli/5105/Elg, Taina (1930–).] Kansallisbiografia. (Full text requires subscription.) (in Finnish) ^ http://www.finlandcenter.org/interview-with-finnish-american-acting-legend-taina-elg/ ^ On Stage; New York Times; April 28, 1989

External links[edit]

Taina Elg
Taina Elg
fan site Taina Elg
Taina Elg
on IMDb Taina Elg
Taina Elg
at Yahoo! Movies Soap Central character brief

v t e

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1950) June Allyson
June Allyson
(1951) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1952) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1953) Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1954) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1955) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1956) Kay Kendall
Kay Kendall
/ Taina Elg
Taina Elg
(1957) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1958) Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
(1959) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1960) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1961) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1965) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1967) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1968) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1969) Carrie Snodgress (1970) Twiggy
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1973) Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
(1974) Ann-Margret
(1975) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
/ Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason
(1977) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
/ Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1981) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1982) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(1983) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1984) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1985) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1986) Cher
(1987) Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
(1988) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1989) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1990) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(1993) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1994) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(1995) Madonna (1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2000) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2001) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2003) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Michelle Williams (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2013) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2014) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 57417521 LCCN: n92051534 GND: 119099683 SUDOC: 143492292 MusicBrainz: 66230671-4929-45fe-b7bf-a87b60a52ebc SN