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Frida Lyngstad

Biography

Norwegian singer who was simply area of the pop group ABBA and sang on the most well-known tracks, like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.” She grew up by her grandmother after her mom passed away of kidney failing. Her marriage to some German prince in 1992 led to her getting the formal name Her Serene Highness Princess Anni-Frid Synni Reuss of Plauen. She wedded Ragnar Fredriksson on Apr 3, 1963, Benny Anderson on Oct 6, 1978, and Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen on August 26, 1992. She and Reuss continued to be wedded until his loss of life in 1999. She and Fredriksson got a daughter called Ann along with a son called Hans. Her idol can be jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

Quick Facts


Full Name Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Date Of Birth November 15, 1945
Place Of Birth Ballangen, Norway
Height 1.72 m
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality Swedish, Norwegian
Spouse Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen, Benny Andersson, Ragnar Fredriksson
Children Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson, Hans Ragnar Fredriksson
Parents Alfred Haase, Synni Lyngstad
Partner Henry Smith, 5th Viscount Hambleden
Music Groups ABBA
Movies ABBA: The Movie, Walk on Water If You Can, Jokerfejs, ABBA: The Winner Takes It All, Abba: The Golden Years, Abba: In Performance, Abba: The Visitors
TV Shows Melodifestivalen
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Is now involved with environmental causes and lives in Frilbourg, Switzerland.
2Released a song "the sun will shine again" with Jon Lord. [May 2005]
3Gave birth to her first child at age 17, a son Hans Ragnar Fredriksson on January 26, 1963. Child's father is her first husband, Ragnar Fredriksson.
4Gave birth her second child at age 21, a daughter Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson on February 25, 1967. Child's father is her first husband, Ragnar Fredriksson.
5Her second child, a 30-year-old daughter Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson, died in a car crash in state Detroit, USA on Janaury 13, 1998, a 13 days before her brother's 35th birthday.
6Close friend of Silvia Bernadotte, the queen of Sweden.
7ABBA's only appearance on Saturday Night Live (1975) occurred on her thirtieth birthday.
8Was the only non-Swedish member of pop group ABBA.
9Her official name is Her Serene Highness Princess Anni-Frid Von Plauen
10Believed that her father had died when his ship to Germany was sunk during the war. After a German magazine published the story of her origins in 1977, she discovered that he had not died.
11Her biological father, Alfred Haase, was a German sergeant.
12She is of German and Norwegian descent.
13Her late husband, Ruzzo, was a scion of Germany's Princely House of Reuss. His full name was Heinrich Ruzzo, Prinz Reuss.
14Won a talent contest in September 1967.
15As a member of ABBA, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England, in 1974 with the song "Waterloo" (6th April 1974).
16Ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
17The name ABBA was comprised of the first letters of the first names of the group's members: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
18She is "Norway's gift to Sweden"
19Has a grandson called Jonathan
20Was a member of the pop band ABBA.
21Her full name with all the names she aquired from husbands is Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad-Fredricksson-Andersson-Reuss, although musically she is known better as Frida.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scream Queens2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Upp till kamp2007TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
ABBA: The Definitive Collection2002Video performer: "Waterloo", "Ring Ring", "Mamma Mia", "SOS", "Bang-a-Boomerang", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", "Fernando", "Dancing Queen", "Money, Money, Money", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "That's Me", "The Name of the Game", "Take a Chance on Me", "Eagle", "One Man, One Woman", "Thank You For the Music", "Summer Night City", "Chiquitita", "Does Your Mother Know", "Voulez-Vous", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!", "On and On and On", "The Winner Takes It All", "Super Trouper", "Happy New Year", "When Al
Daria2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Just the Way You Are1984performer: "I Know There's Something Going On" - as Frida
ABBA in Concert1980TV Special documentary performer: "Take a Chance on Me", "Voulez-Vous", "Chiquitita", "I Have a Dream", "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!", "Knowing Me Knowing You", "Summer Night City", "Dancing Queen", "Does Your Mother Know", "Hole In Your Soul", "The Way Old Friends Do", "Thank You For the Music", "I Have a Dream Unedited Live Version", "Eagle"
Olivia1978TV Special performer: "Una voce poco fa" from "Il barbiere di Siviglia" - uncredited

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jokerfejs1984Louise
Nöjesmaskinen1982TV SeriesABBA-member
Gå på vattnet om du kan1979Anna (as Annifrid Lyngstad)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vänligen Lars Lerin2016TV SeriesHerself
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Abba, P.S.2014DocumentaryHerself
Abba at the BBC2013TV MovieHerself
Ratata Through the 80s2013TV MovieHerself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
ABBA: Dancing Queen2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Nation's Favourite ABBA Song2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Gomorron2010TV SeriesHerself - Vald till rock and roll hall of fame
José Carreras Gala2004TV SeriesHerself
Beyond the Notes: Live2004VideoHerself
Super Troupers: Thirty Years of ABBA2004Video documentaryHerself
The Eurovision Song Contest2004TV SpecialHerself - ABBA
ABBA: Our Last Video Ever2004TV ShortHerself
The Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final2004TV SpecialWoman in ABBA-clip
ABBA: The Definitive Collection2002VideoHerself
ABBA: The Winner Takes It All1999Video documentaryHerself
Wiese1996TV SeriesHerself
A for ABBA1993Documentary shortHerself
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits1992VideoHerself
Na sowas!1984TV SeriesHerself
Gäst hos Hagge1983TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Vorsicht Musik!1983TV SeriesHerself
Aplauso1979-1982TV SeriesHerself / ABBA
Nöjesmaskinen1982TV SeriesHerself - Member of ABBA
Show-Express1980-1982TV SeriesHerself
Rundt om Skoller1982TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Disco1973-1981TV SeriesHerself / Singer / Herself, singer
Die Drehscheibe1975-1980TV SeriesHerself - Musician
ABBA in Concert1980TV Special documentaryHerself
ABBA: Words and Music1980Documentary shortHerself
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song1979TV SpecialSong Performer "Chiquitita" (as ABBA)
Top of the Pops1975-1978TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Member: ABBA
Starparade1974-1978TV SeriesHerself - Musician
Am laufenden Band1978TV SeriesHerself
ABBA: The Movie1977DocumentaryHerself
ABBA in Australia1976TV MovieHerself (as Frida)
Seaside Special1975TV SeriesHerself
The Eurovision Song Contest1974TV SpecialHerself - Swedish Entry: 1st Place
Melodifestivalen 19741974TV SpecialHerself (as ABBA)
Melodifestivalen 19731973TV MovieHerself
Melodifestivalen 19691969TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHerself (as ABBA)
Eurovision at 602015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Winner, 1974 (as ABBA)
ABBA: 40 Jahre Waterloo2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentaryHerself (as ABBA)
Agnetha: Abba & After2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Palme2012DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Thank You for the Music - 40 Jahre ABBA2012DocumentaryHerself
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesHerself
Upp till kamp2007TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Mania2007TV SeriesHerself
ABBA: Dancing Queen Interviews2007VideoHerself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHerself
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop2006TV Series documentaryHerself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHerself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHerself
Boom Bang-a-Bang! 50 Years of Eurovision2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHerself - aka 'Frida, ABBA member
When 'Blue Peter' Became ABBA2005TV MovieHerself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Tour d'Eurovision2005TV MovieHerself - Swedish Entry
Congratulations: 50 Years Eurovision Song Contest2005TV MovieHerself
30 veces 312003TV Movie documentaryHerself (as ABBA)
Alles komt terug2001TV SeriesHerself
Temalørdag: ABBA i 25 år1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - ABBA
Eurovisión Siglo XX1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (as ABBA)
Hoe win ik het songfestival1996TV MovieHerself - Swedish Entry
Last Dance1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHerself - ABBA (uncredited)
A Virgin Video Music Biography: Abba1984VideoHerself
Top of the Pops1976-1979TV SeriesHerself - ABBA / Herself

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#Quote
1[Talking about ABBA's signature song "Dancing Queen"]: I loved the song from the very beginning. Coming back from the studio, Benny played the backing track to me. It was so beautiful that I started to cry. I mean, even without lyrics or voices on it, it was outstanding.

#Trademark
1Dark auburn hair

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