Swedish leading lady Anita Bjork made her screen bow in 1942's The Road to Heaven. Thereafter, she worked with virtually every leading Swedish director, including Ingmar Bergman, Arne Mattson, Gustav Molander, Bo Widenberg, and Alf Sjoberg. Her most celebrated film performance was the title role in Sjoberg's Miss Julie (1951). Among her rare non-Swedish film assignments was the 1954 20th Century Fox Cold War drama, Night People, one of her two English-language films. Far from limiting her talents to the screen, Anita Bjork also distinguished herself with the Royal Dramatic Theater of Stockholm. She died at 89 in 2012.