Nils Asther
Date of Birth
Jan 17, 1897
Birth Place:
Hellerup, Denmark


Almost impossibly handsome, Danish-born, Swedish-reared Asther had the misfortune to be tagged the "male Greta Garbo." He did two films with his famous counterpart: The Single Standard and Wild Orchids (both 1929), and what an exotically handsome couple they made. Like Garbo, a protégée of Finnish-born director Mauritz Stiller, Asther had made a name for himself in Swedish theater and films before...