Jacobsson, Ulla

BORN 23 May 1929, Mölndal, Gothenburg - DIED 24 Aug 1982, Wien
BIRTH NAME Rohsmann, Ulla-Maj
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 40, Nummer 149)

Ulla Jacobsson was educated at a school for commerce and first worked as a secretary. After she worked as an extra at the Stadttheater in Göteborg she took acting, dancing and singing lessons. Her first movie part in "Sie tanzte nur einen Sommer" (1951), in which she appeared nude, made her instantly famous.

In 1955 she appeared in Ingmar Bergmann's "Das Lächeln einer Sommernacht". She went to Vienna where she was engaged at the Theater in der Josefstadt. She continued her movie career as well. In 1965 she played next to Kirk Doublas in "The Heroes of Telemark" and in 1975 in Fassbinder's "Faustrecht der Freiheit".

Her first husband was the Viennese engineer Josef Kornfeld. This marriage brought her Austrian citizenship. They had a daughter, Ditte. During the 1950s she married her second husband, the Dutch painter Frank Lodeizen (1931-2013), with whom she had a son, Martin. This marriage ended after only two years. Her third husband was the Austrian professor Hans Winfried Rohsmann (1918-2002).

Towards the end of the 1970s her health detoriated and she withdrew from acting. She died in 1982 in Vienna of cancer.

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• was directed by Fassbinder, Rainer Werner


The grave of Ulla Jacobsson at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2009)


Ulla Jacobsson in "Sie tanzte nur einen Sommer".
Picture by Arca Film


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Ulla Jacobsson – Wikipedia

Jacoby, Georg

Published: 30 Jul 2017
Last update: 21 Feb 2022