Swedish postcard by Axel Eliassons Konstförlag, Stockholm, nr. 413, mailed in 1916. Photo: Uno Falkengren, Göteborg.
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Swedish postcard. Nordisk Konst, Stockholm, 1092/7. Tora Teje in Karin Ingmarsdotter (Victor Sjöström 1920).
Tora Teje (1893-1970) was a Swedish actress who starred in Swedish silent cinema
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Swedish postcard. Nordisk Konst, Stockholm, 1092/14. Tora Teje in Klostret i Sendomir (Victor Sjöström 1920).
Tora Teje (1893-1970) was a Swedish actress who starred in Swedish silent cinema.
Tora Teje , originally Tora AdelhejtSylwander , née Johansson , was born January 7, 1893 in the St. Mary Magdalene parish in the Södermalm quarter of Stockholm. was a Swedish actress. Teje studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School from 1908 to 1911. She came to play many leading roles at the Royal Dramatic Theatre where besides the years 1913-1922 she was engaged in his professional career . She played the roles of Jean Racine’s Fedra , Euripides’ Medea, Indra’s daughter in August Strindberg’s A Dream Play , the grandmother of Hjalmar Bergman’s Farmor och vår Herre /Grandmother and Our Lord/Thy Rod and Thy Staff , Nina Leeds in Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude and Christine Mannon in O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Elektra.
In film, she had her breakthrough with the romantic comedy Erotikon by Mauritz Stiller in 1920. The story deals with a professor (Anders de Wahl) who is obsessed by the sexual life of bugs, but doesn’t notice his wife (Teje) his an affair with two men, one of whom (Lars Hanson) his – unjustly - jealous of the other. Two years later, Teje played a kleptomaniac , indicated as ‘Modern Hysteriac’, in Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan/Witchcraft Through the Ages. Victor Sjöström had previously directed her in Karin Ingmarsdotter/Karin, Daughter of Ingmar and Klostret i Sendomir /The Monastery of Sendomir , both from 1920. In the former, the sequel to Ingmarssönerna /Sons of Ingmar (Sjöström 1919), Teje played the title rol as the daughter of Ingmar (Sjöström ). Both films were adaptations from chapters of Selma Lagerlöf’s novel Jerusalem. Klostret i Sendomir , based on a 1828 short story by Franz Grillparzer, deals with a monk (Tore Svennberg) who tells two visitors how, in a former life he was a count who discovers his unfaithful wife has a longstanding affair and even his daughter is not his own. Teje also acted in Familjens traditioner (Rune Carlsten 1920) with Gösta Ekman and Mary Johnson, had the lead in Norrtullsligan (Per Lindberg 1923) about low-paid female clerks who go on strike, and acted in 33.333 (Gustav Molander 1924) with Einar Hanson. Her last silent performances were as Marguerite Gauthier in Damen med kameliorna/The Lady with the Camelias (Olof Molander 1925), based on Dumas fils’ famous play and with Uno Henning as Armand Duval, and as Signe Rosenkrans in the August Strindberg adaptation Giftas/Getting Married (Olof Molander 1926), again with Henning. After years on stage Teje returned one time to the screen in 1939, acting opposite Victor Sjöström in Gubben kommer/ The Old Man is Coming, based on Gösta Gustaf-Janson’s novel.
From 1913 to 1948 Teje was married to court photographer Herrman Sylwander . Together they had a son, Claes Sylwander, who, in his memoirs Oh Gud, vad vi haft roligt! /Oh God, we had fun !, tells about himself and about his mother. Tora Teje died April 29, 1970 in the Oscar Township, in Stockholm.
Sources: Swedish Wikipedia, IMDB.
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