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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

U Is For Liv Ullman

It's Hump Day and we're getting in to VHL's of the A To Z aka the Very Hard Letters.U being one of them. Today I'm spotlighting Liv Ullman, actress, director and yes, another fellow Sagittarian. We are such creative folks.

Liv began her career on the stage in the 1950's, but did not become well known until her collaborations with famed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. The Passion of Anna, Cries and Whispers, Persona and Autumn Sonata would become some of her most famous films. She has been nominated for nearly every acting award and has received several Lifetime Achievement honors. She won the Golden Globe for her role in the 1971 film, The Emigrants.

Her directing career started in 1992 with the film Sofie. She went on to direct the Bergman composed film Faithless, which garnered a nomination for the prestigious Palm D'Or. In 2009 she directed Cate Blanchett in a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire for the Kennedy Center. Her upcoming directorial project is Miss Julie starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.

In addition to her acting and directing, Liv has chaired several film juries including Cannes and Berlin. She is the co-founder of the Women's Refugee Commission and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. In 2005 King Harald V of Norway made Ullman a Commander with Star of theOrder of St. Olaf, an honor granted to very few women.


  1. Amazing actress, seen her long ago in "Hour Of The Wolf" and "Let's Hope It's a Girl".

  2. Ambassador for UNICEF - she's excelled in many areas.
    U was easy for me today!

  3. I've never heard of her, but it sounds like she's accomplished quite a lot in her career :)

  4. U is a nightmare letter Melissa. UNICEF is a great organization and she's doing good work.

  5. Thanks for enlightening me. I knew of her work, but never knew of the woman behind it.

  6. The commander thing makes her sound like she was inducted into Star Fleet. Cool. It was fascinating to learn of her and her achievements.

  7. I never knew all that about her. Good for her!

  8. She is a splendid actress - and she must share that goodwill ambassadorship with Sir Roger Moore - who is the top ambassador at UNICEF after Audrey Hepburn handpicked him to take over for her.


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