Swedish actress Lena Nyman has died at the age of 66.
Nyman, whose sexy film roles helped define the country's provocative film movement in the 1960s, passed away in a hospital in Stockholm on Friday morning (04Feb11) following a lengthy period of ill health. The cause of death is not known as WENN goes to press.
She won acclaim for her role in spoof documentary I Am Curious - Yellow, which was banned in America for two years.
After a career spanning 50 films and numerous stage roles, she was handed Swedish royal medal Litteris et Artibus in 2004 and the nation's acting honour The Eugene O'Neill Award two years later (06).