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Full Name
Greta Thygesen

Film actress

Greta Thyssen

Years active


Greta Thyssen in her beautiful smile and blonde short hair

March 30, 1933 (age 82) (
Copenhagen, Denmark

Genevieve Juliette Guenther

Ted Guenther, George R. Starr, Al Trilla

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Greta thyssen and moe howard in let them eat cake

Greta Thyssen (born Greta Thysegen; March 30, 1933) is a Danish film actress and former model, long-resident in the United States. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, she appeared in films and television series between 1956 and 1967.


Greta Thyssen holding the cello while wearing pink sexy short

The Three Stooges Tribute GretaThyssen


Greta Thyssen in her curly hair and wearing black sexy dress while hand on her face

Thyssen 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, Three Blondes in His Life and Journey to the Seventh Planet.

Greta Thyssen's gorgeous smile while holding the ball and wearing polka dot top

In addition to her appearances on the television series Dragnet and Bachelor Father, she appeared as Roxy Howard, the title character in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice". Thyssen also appeared on Broadway in Pajama Tops as a replacement for June Wilkinson.

Greta Thyssen's shocked face while looking at the waiter holding a cake

Thyssen is probably best remembered for her appearances in the Three Stooges films Quiz Whizz, Pies and Guys and Sappy Bull Fighters. In her brief stint with the Stooges, she endured a cream pie to the face in the latter film. From 1956-1958, Thyssen was the original Pirate Girl on the game show Treasure Hunt, assisting host Jan Murray with presenting prizes hidden in miniature treasure chests. After appearing in the musical comedy Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers (1967), she retired from acting.


Greta Thyssen's curly hair and glamorous make up while hand on her face

Thyssen was married three times. Her third marriage was to Theodore Guenther, with whom she had a daughter, Genevieve Juliette Guenther (born February 14, 1969). As of June 2010, Thyssen resided in New York City.


Feature Films

  • 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)
  • Short Films

  • Quiz Whizz (1958)
  • Pies and Guys (1958)
  • Sappy Bull Fighters (1959)
  • References

    Greta Thyssen Wikipedia