|Born||Johanna Maria Ellinor Berglund
30 December 1974
|Died||13 February 2007
Johanna Maria Ellinor Berglund-Sällström (born Berglund 30 December 1974 in Stockholm - died 13 February 2007 in Malmö) was a Swedish actress. She worked as actress for more than 15 years before her death.
She became famous in Sweden in the 1990s after portraying the teenage girl Victoria Bärnsten in the soap opera Tre kronor. Thereafter she appeared in numerous productions, and received a Guldbagge Award for best female actress in 1998. Later that same year, unable to cope with her new-found celebrity, she took a break from filming and moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she worked in a café.
In 2000 she returned to Sweden to continue her acting career. If she had wanted to disappear and be forgotten about, she had very much achieved that. She did not enjoy the success of previous years until she won the role of detective constable Linda Wallander in the Swedish TV series Wallander, which brought her career and financial success again. She became internationally known for her role in the series, based on Henning Mankell's books about Kurt Wallander, the first two seasons airing in 2005 and 2006.
Sällström was stepdaughter to Björn Gedda. She married Albin Sällström in 2000; they were divorced in 2002, about a year after the birth of their daughter Talulah. In 2004 Sällström and Talulah narrowly escaped death in the 2004 tsunami while vacationing in Thailand. Sällström held on to a tree with one arm and to her daughter with her other.
Sällström was found dead in her home, from an overdose of sleeping pills, in Malmö shortly before midnight on 13 February 2007. She had recently been released from a psychiatric unit where she had been receiving treatment for depression. Her lifelong struggle with depression was exacerbated by her harrowing experience in Thailand. In a 2006 interview with the editor of the magazine Tove, she said, "I always thought I would be dead by the age of thirty." 
His grief and guilt over her death prevented Henning Mankell from writing the last two novels of his projected Linda Wallander trilogy. In the second Wallander series produced for Swedish TV, his daughter was said to be working elsewhere.
- "De förstod inte att hon ville dö" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2007-06-20.
- "Jag mår så himla dåligt" (in Swedish). Expressen. 2007-02-17.
- Gallagher, Paul (27 December 2009). "Henning Mankell creates a 'female Wallander' following star's suicide". The Observer (London). Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- "Johanna Sällström är död: Skådespelerskan avled i sitt hem" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2007-02-14.
- "Hon kände aldrig riktigt att hon dög" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2007-04-15.
- Johanna Sällström at the Internet Movie Database
- Johanna Sällström at Find a Grave
- Swedish Film Database