A graduate of Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre, actress Eva Dahlbeck began her film career under the direction of Gustav Mollander. Dahlbeck is most closely linked with the films of Ingmar Bergman, expertly etching characterizations ranging from low-life decadence to elegant high comedy. For her performance as mother-to-be Stina Andersson in Bergman's Brink of Life, she won the "Best Actress" prize at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival. Dahlbeck made her American debut as the wife of supposed fifth columnist William Holden in The Counterfeit Traitor (1962). Eva Dahlbeck also wrote several screenplays, novels and books of poetry, often using the pseudonym Lis Edvardson. She died at age 87 in 2008.