(1933-03-30) March 30, 1933
CareerThyssen 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, Journey to the Seventh Planet, and Three Blondes in His Life. In addition to her appearance on the television show Dragnet, she appeared as Roxy Howard, the title character in the third Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice." Thyssen also appeared on Broadway in Pajama Tops as a replacement for June Wilkinson.
Thyssen is probably best remembered for her appearances in the Three Stooges films Quiz Whizz, Sappy Bull Fighters and Pies and Guys. In her brief stint with the Stooges, she endured a cream pie to the face in the latter film. After appearing in Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers in 1967, Thyssen retired from acting.
As of June 2010, Thyssen resides in New York.
- Bus Stop (1956)
- Accused of Murder (1956)
- The Beast of Budapest (1958)
- Catch Me If You Can (1959)
- Shawdows (1959)
- Terror Is a Man (1959)
- Three Blondes in His Life (1961)
- Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
- The Double-Barrelled Detective Story (1965)
- Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers (1967)
- "Greta Thyssen (Biography)". All Movie Guide. NY Times. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- Paul Parla & Charles P. Mitchell (2000). Screen Sirens Scream!: Interview with 20 Actresses from Science Fiction. McFarland & Company. p. 234. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
- Mark Voger (June 18, 2010). "Three Stooges' final leading lady, Greta Thyssen". The Star-Ledger. NJ.Com. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
Greta Thyssen was just beautiful. She was amazing. In BUS STOP they had her double for Marilyn Monroe so it would look as if Marilyn Monroe was built that way.
Why didn't they just use Greta Thyssen in the role? Hollywood doesn't work that way.
Of course, they did have Greta Thyssen in other roles. Some of her best remembered roles were in the films of The Three Stooges. They always did use some of the best girls in those films.
Oh, no, Moe! That's not the way to give Greta some cake!
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