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February 6, 2022

35 Fabulous Photos of Danish Actress Osa Massen in the 1930s and ’40s

Born 1914 as Aase Madsen Iversen in Copenhagen, Danish actress Osa Massen began her career as a newspaper photographer, then became an actress. She first came to the United States in 1937. Her first film was Kidnapped (1935).

Massen notably appeared as Melvyn Douglas’ unfaithful wife dealing with blackmailer Joan Crawford in A Woman’s Face (1941). She also appeared as a mysterious woman with something to hide in Deadline at Dawn (1946). She also starred with Lloyd Bridges in the movie Rocketship X-M (1950), the first space adventure of the post-World War II era.

Later in her career, Massen appeared in guest roles on many television programs. She made three guest appearances on Perry Mason. In 1958, she played Lisa Bannister in “The Case of the Desperate Daughter”, where she was reunited with her “Master Race” daughter Gigi Perreau, and in 1959, she played Sarah Werner in “The Case of the Shattered Dream”.

Her last television role was in 1962 when she played Lisa Pedersen in “The Case of the Tarnished Trademark”. Massen died in 2006, 11 days before her 92nd birthday, in Hollywood, California. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Osa Massen in the 1930s and 1940s.


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