Nils Asther by William Mortensen about 1937

Nils Asther by William Mortensen about 1935

Nils Anton Alfhild Asther (17 January 1897 – 19 October 1981) was a Swedish actor active in Hollywood from 1926 to the mid-1950s, known for his beautiful face and often called “the male Greta Garbo”. Between 1916 and 1963 he appeared in over 70 feature films, 16 of which were produced in the silent era. He didn’t seek publicity, choosing instead to be alone. He is mainly remembered today for two silent films he made with his fellow Swede, Greta Garbo, and the pre-code interracial love affair in The Bitter Tea of General Yen. (from Wikipedia)

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