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Greta Thyssen

  • Birthplace: Hareskovby, Denmark
  • Birthday: March 30
Date of passing: 
January 06, 2018

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Greta Thyssen was a Danish film actress and model.

Thyssen arrived in the United States after winning the Miss Denmark crown in 1952. She attempted to follow in the footsteps of the reigning blonde sex symbols Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield by forging a movie career. She was Monroe's double in Bus Stop, and appeared in Accused of Murder, Terror Is a Man, Three Blondes in His Life and Journey to the Seventh Planet.

Greta Thyssen was a Danish film actress and model.

Thyssen arrived in the United States after winning the Miss Denmark crown in 1952. She attempted to follow in the footsteps of the reigning blonde sex symbols Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield by forging a movie career. She was Monroe's double in Bus Stop, and appeared in Accused of Murder, Terror Is a Man, Three Blondes in His Life and Journey to the Seventh Planet.

In addition to her appearances on the television series Dragnet and Bachelor Father, she appeared as Roxy Howard, the title character in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice.”

Thyssen is probably best remembered for her appearances in the Three Stooges films Quiz Whizz, Pies and Guys and Sappy Bull Fighters.

From 1956-1958, Thyssen was the original "Pirate Girl" on the game show Treasure Hunt, assisting host Jan Murray with presenting prizes hidden in miniature treasure chests.

After appearing in the musical comedy Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers (1967), she retired from acting.

Thyssen died January 6, 2018, in Manhattan, New York. She was 90.

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