Christer Lindarw

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Christer Lindarw
Christer Lindarw 2015.jpg
Lindarw in Stockholm in March 2015
Background information
Birth name Bert Christer Lindarv
Also known as (1976) Zsa Zsa Shakespeer
Born (1953-03-03)March 3, 1953
Origin Sweden
Genres Entertainer

Christer Lindarw, born 3 March 1953 in Eskilstuna, Södermanlands län, is a Swedish clothes designer, drag queen entertainer, and the leader of dragshow group After Dark.

Lindarw was trained at Beckmans in Stockholm. His stage debut in 1976 - as Zsa Zsa Shakespeer - was in Wild Side Story at the now legendary nightclub of Alexandra Charles,[1][2] and he had his first major production at Hamburger Börs in 1980. Together with Lars Flinckman, Lindarw's co-star of many years from stage shows with their group After Dark, and using the group's name, he made it to third place in Swedish song pageant Melodifestivalen with the song La dolce vita.

Lindarw/After Dark wrote the Stockholm Gay Pride Anthem 2006 - "Kom Ut" ("Come Out") together with Stockholms Gaykör (Stockholms Gaychoir). "Kom Ut" ("Come Out") is the Stockholm Gay Pride official pride single for 2006.

Outside Sweden he is known mainly for performances in California and Spain and clothes he has designed for international celebrities such as Diana Ross.[3]


  1. ^ Månads Journalen, Stockholm, Feb. issue 1996, cover & p. 34-41
  2. ^ Christer Lindarw and Christina Kellberg in This Is My Life ISBN 978-91-7424-533-2 pp. 75-76 & 122
  3. ^ La Dolce Vita by Kalle Westerling, Normal, Stockholm, 2006 p beg p 20

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