About Asta Nielsen
September 11, 1881 - May 25, 1972
|Place of Birth||:||Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Also Known As||:||Asta Sofie Amalie Nielsen, The Silent Muse, Die Asta|
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Asta Nielsen is often considered the 'first international movie star', and was an explosively popular female lead through the 1910s and 20s. Though born in Denmark, she mostly worked in Germany and starred in over 70 films, usually directed by her husband Urban Gad. She was known for her boyish looks and had her breakout in the erotically charged 'Afgrunden' (1910).