Garbo, Bergman honored on Swedish money

AP News
Posted: Apr 06, 2011 5:31 AM

Movie icons Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman are among the late Swedish celebrities who will adorn new editions of bank notes in the Scandinavian country.

Sweden's Central Bank says Stockholm-born Garbo, one of Hollywood's most celebrated actresses in the 1920s and '30s, will feature on the new edition of the 100-kronor bill to enter circulation in 2014-2015. One-hundred kronor is worth about $16.

Bergman, the famed Swedish film director who died in 2007, will be the motif for a new 200-kronor bill.

Other denominations will honor U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, soprano Birgit Nilsson, composer and entertainer Evert Taube and children's book writer Astrid Lindgren, creator of the Pippi Longstocking book series.