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November 12, 2022

40 Fabulous Photos of Taina Elg in the 1950s

Born 1930 in Helsinki, Finnish-American actress and dancer Taina Elg was signed to a seven-year contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the mid-1950s. In 1957, she won the Golden Globe for the Foreign Newcomer Award – Female. She won another Golden Globe in 1958 for Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical/Comedy for her performance in Les Girls, tying with her co-star, the famed and well-established Kay Kendall.

In 1958, Elg was nominated for a Golden Laurel as Top New Female Personality. In 1959, she starred alongside Kenneth More in The 39 Steps. In 1975, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez in Where‘s Charley?

In 1989, Elg had the title role as Lea in Chéri, from a Colette novel as adapted by Anita Loos. In 1980, she played Dr. Ingrid Fischer on CBS daytime drama soap opera Guiding Light. From 1980–82, she played Olympia Buchanan, first wife of tycoon Asa Buchanan, on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.

Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Taina Elg in the 1950s.


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