Helle Virkner

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Helle Virkner
Born Helle Genie Lotinga[1]
(1925-09-15)15 September 1925
Gammel Rye, Denmark
Died 10 June 2009(2009-06-10) (aged 83)
Charlottenlund, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Occupation Actress, author
Years active 1944-2003
Spouse(s) William Rosenberg (1944–1949; divorced)
Ebbe Rode (1949-1958; divorced)
Jens Otto Krag (1959-1973; divorced)
Children 2 (one deceased)

Helle Genie Virkner (15 September 1925 – 10 June 2009) was a Danish actress, author and first lady (1962–68, 1971–72).

Personal life[edit]

Born to Morris Lotinga and his wife, Ellen Larsine (née Rasmussen). Virkner was married three times. First to actor William Rosenberg (1920-2014), then to actor Ebbe Rode (1910-1998). Her third marriage was to Danish Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag, with whom she has two children. Her daughter Astrid Helene 'Søsser' Krag, a journalist and former model, died on 5 July 2014, 51 years old. Helle and Søsser lived together in Charlottenlund in the last years of Helle's life.

Career[edit]

Virkner's career began in 1944, and two years later she appeared at the Royal Theatre. She eventually left her mark on the acting scene in a string of popular films and television series, including a significant role as Elisabeth Friis in the Danish TV series Matador. Her career ended in 2003.

Death[edit]

She died at her home in the Copenhagen suburb of Charlottenlund, from cancer, aged 83.[1]

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