Asta Nielsen: The Talking Muse
Den Talende Muse
Asta Nielsen, often called Denmark's first great international star, is the spiritual godmother of many famous actresses. Her enormous dark eyes, mask-like face and slender, boyish figure made her the perfect diva. Between 1910 and 1932 she made 74 films. Now, more than 80 hours of recorded nightly telephone conversations between Asta Nielsen and the unconventional Frede Smith reveal Nielsen's private life for the first time.