Viveca Lindfors was a beautiful and talented stage and film actor born in Sweden. In 1946, she was brought to Hollywood by Warner Brothers Studio in the hope that she would become a star to rival those two other popular Swedish-born actors, Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman. She went on to a long and distinguished career mostly on the stage, but also in television and movies. She also taught acting at the School of Visual Arts in New York. An example of her courageous and total devotion to her craft was in 1990, when she was assaulted and slashed on the face while on her way to a rehearsal. After receiving stitches for the wound, she proceeded with the rehearsal. She was the mother of the actor-director Kristoffer Tabori.