Actress - filmography 1. Untitled Casanova Project (2005) (post-production) 2. Bang Bang Orangutang (2005) (post-production) .... Nina 3. Hollywood Homicide (2003) .... Ruby 4. The United States of Leland (2003) .... Marybeth Fitzgerald 5. "Alias" (2001) TV Series .... Irina Derevko (2002-2003) 6. Darkness (2002/I) .... Maria ... aka Darkness (Spain) ... aka The Dark (USA) 7. Queen of the Damned (2002) .... Maharet ... aka Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned (USA: complete title) 8. Hamilton (2001) (TV) .... Tessie 9. Ignition (2001) .... Faith Mattis ... aka Mise à feu (Canada: French title) 10. Chocolat (2000) .... Josephine Muscat 11. The Ninth Gate (1999) .... Liana Telfer ... aka Neuvième porte, La (France) ... aka Novena puerta, La (Spain) 12. Mystery Men (1999) .... Dr. Annabel Leek 13. Hamilton (1998) .... Tessie 14. Polish Wedding (1998) .... Jadzia 15. Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) .... Peggy Lindstrom 16. The Night and the Moment (1995) .... The Marquise ... aka Notte e il momento, La (Italy) ... aka Nuit et le moment, La (France) 17. Mr. Jones (1993) .... Dr. Elizabeth 'Libbie' Bowen 18. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) .... Mona Demarkov 19. Havana (1990) .... Bobby Duran 20. Hebriana (1990) (TV) .... Lena 21. Enemies: A Love Story (1989) .... Masha 22. S/Y Glädjen (1989) .... Annika Larsson ... aka S/Y Joy 23. Friends (1988) .... Sue 24. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) .... Sabina 25. Komedianter (1987) (TV) .... Ann 26. På liv och död (1986/I) .... Nadja Melander ... aka A Matter of Life and Death (USA) 27. Flucht in den Norden (1986) .... Karin ... aka Flight North (USA) ... aka Pako pohjoiseen (Finland) 28. Glasmästarna (1986) (TV) .... Lady with dog 29. Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985) (TV) .... Marta 30. Efter repetitionen (1984) (TV) .... Anna Egerman (older) ... aka After the Rehearsal (USA) 31. Fanny och Alexander (1982) .... Ekdahlska huset - Rosa ... aka Fanny and Alexander (USA) ... aka Fanny et Alexandre (France) ... aka Fanny und Alexander (West Germany) 32. Gräsänklingar (1982) .... Nina ... aka One-Week Bachelors 33. Kärleken (1980) .... Lena ... aka Love (International: English title) 34. Picassos äventyr (1978) .... Dolores ... aka The Adventures of Picasso (USA) 35. Tabu (1977) (uncredited) .... Girl ... aka Taboo (International: English title) 36. Friaren som inte ville gifta sig (1977) (TV) .... Gypsy woman 37. Ansikte mot ansikte (1976) .... Shop assistant ... aka Face to Face (USA)
Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
The Shipping News (2001) (very special thanks) ... aka Noeuds et dénouements (Canada: French title) The Cider House Rules (1999) (very special thanks)
Herself - filmography 1. Hamilton bakom kulisserna (1998) (TV) .... Herself 2. Lumière et compagnie (1996) .... (segment "Lasse Hallström") ... aka Lumière and Company (International: English title) ... aka Lumiere y compañía (Spain) 3. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV) .... Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Notable TV Guest Appearances 1. "Alias" playing "Irina Derevko" (episode # 4.22) 25 May 2005 2. "The Directors" playing "Herself" in episode: "The Films of Philip Kaufman" (episode # 2.34)
Lena Olin, born in Sweden, had already made a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman. Her father. Stig Olin, was also an actor and played in six of Bergman's films. Lena also belongs to the Bergman "family."
As a young actress, she played in the great classics of Shakespeare, Ibsen and Strindberg. She made her international debut as a movie actress in Efter repetitionen (1984) (TV) (aka "After the Rehearsal"), directed by Bergman. In western Europe she became well known in the political movie The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) as Sabina, in a story about the Prague spring uprising of 1968.
After coming to the US, she played mostly distinguished, exotic temptresses, intelligent women and crude vamps. Bergman had developed Lena's artistic gift to play different human emotions and express them in a subtle way. Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa (1985), rewrote the scenario for the movie Havana (1990) especially for Lena.
This explains why this film recalls associations with the classic movie Casablanca (1942), starring Ingrid Bergman, also from Sweden. She later received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in _Enemies: A Love Story (1989)_.
She went on to have a beautiful role in the film _Chocolat (2000)_ which received a Best Picture Oscar nomination, and Olin received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. She made a move to the smaller screen and played the role for one season as the deliciously evil Irina Derevko, the mother to Jennifer Garner's Sydney Bristow in the TV series _"Alias" (2001)_. Olin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Spouse Lasse Hallström (18 March 1994 - present) 1 child
Trivia Daughter of actor Stig Olin and actress Britta Holmberg. Son August b. 1986; daughter Tora, b. 1995. Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.  Sister of singer Mats Olin. For the role of Masha in "Enemies: A Love Story" (1989), Lena received the New York Film Critics Award for Best Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination. Had son August with actor Örjan Ramberg.
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