Viveca Lindfors (December 29, 1920 - October 25, 1995), better known under her professional name of Viveca Lindfors, was a Swedish-American stage and film actress.
She was born in Uppsala, Sweden, and trained at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School, Stockholm. Soon after, she became a theater and film star in Sweden. She moved to the United States in 1946 after being signed by Warner Bros. and began working in Hollywood films. She appeared in over 100 films including Creepshow, Dark City, King of Kings and Stargate. She appeared with actors such as Ronald Reagan, Jeffrey Hunter, Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott and Errol Flynn. She also appeared on television (e.g., Life Goes On with Patti LuPone).
In the 1980s in Manhattan, Lindfors was slashed on the side of her face by a stranger on the street. She took it reasonably well, publicly declaring that she wished she could recite poetry to the malfeasant.
She was married briefly to director Don Siegel by whom she had her son, actor Kristoffer Tabori.
She had returned to her native Sweden to perform in the play In Search of Strindberg. She died there of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 74, and was buried there.
In New York a service was held at the Actors Studio where Gene Frankel spoke to an audience about his respect and affection for this talented and unique poetic performer.