Taina Elg Biography (1930-)
Addresses: Agent: c/o Hartig-Josephson Agency, 527 Madison Avenue, NY,NY, 10022.
Ms. Elg has appeared with the Finnish National Radio, the Monte Carlo Balletof the Marquis de Cuevas, Swedish Dance Theatre, and the Finnish Opera Ballet. She is fluent in English, French, Italian, German, Finnish, Swedish, and Russian. She enjoys swimmimg, skiing and tennis and is an American citizen.
- actress, dancer
- Birth Details
- March 3, 1930
- Helsinki, Finland
- Principal Stage Appearances
- Second female lead, Paul and Constantine, LaJolla Playhouse, 1957;Essie, Redhead, Dallas State Fair, 1960; female lead, The Tender Trap, Paper Mill, New Jersey, 1963; Claudine, Can-Can, Kenley Players, Columbus, OH, 1964; Nonotchka, Silk Stockings, Melodyland, CA, 1964; Maria, West Side Story, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 1966; Elsa, The Sound of Music (three different productions), 1966-71; stand-byfor Julie Christie, Uncle Vanya, Circle in the Square Uptown, New York, 1974; Charley's Aunt, Where's Charley, Circle in the SquareUptown, 1976; The Utter Glory of Morrisey Hall, New York, 1980; female lead, Strider, 1980; Mamma, Nine, 46th Street Theatre, New York, 1982.
- Major Tours
- Irma, Irma la Douce, national, 1962; second female lead, There's a Girl in My Soup, national, 1968; Esther, Two by Two, national, 1968; Angel, I Married an Angel, summer tour, 1970; Desiree, ALittle Night Music, Australia, 1975; Madame Hortense, Zorba, summer tour, 1976; female lead, 13 Rue de I'Amour, summer tour, 1978.
- Principal Films
- The Prodigal, 1955; Diane, 1956; Gaby, 1956; LesGirls, 1957; Imitation General, 1958; The 39 Steps, 1958; Watusi, 1959; The Bacchae, 1959.
- Television Appearances
- The Great Wallendas, 1978; Dr. Fisher, The Guiding Light, 1980; Nicole/Olympia, One Life to Live, 1980-81; narrator, Blood andHonor, Youth Under Hitler, 1981; also Andros Target; It Takes a Thief; The Doctors; Hong Kong; Northwest Passage; Wagon Train, others. Guest appearances on Ed Sullivan Show, Perry Como Show, Bell Telephone Hour, Chevrolet Special, talk shows.