Leander, Zarah

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Leander, Zarah Gender: F
Sara Stina Hedberg
born on 15 March 1907 at 22:16 (= 10:16 PM )
Place Karlstad, Sweden, 59n22, 13e30
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°09' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°24 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°15'

Zarah Leander


Swedish singer and actress whose greatest success was in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Leander began her career in the late 1920s, and by the mid-1930s her success in Europe, particularly in Germany and the Scandinavian countries, led to invitations to work in the United States. She was reluctant to relocate her children, and opted to remain in Europe. From 1936, she was contracted to work for the German Universum Film AG (UFA) while continuing to record songs. Leander later noted that while her films were successful, her work as a recording artist was more profitable.

As a result of her controversial choice to work for the state-owned UFA when it necessarily was subordinate to the Third Reich, her films and lyrics were viewed by some as propaganda for the Nazi cause, although she took no public political position. Initially shunned by much of the artistic community and public, she found herself unable to resume her career after the Second World War. She would remain a figure of public controversy for the rest of her life. Eventually she returned to performing throughout Europe, but was unable to equal the level of success she had previously achieved. She spent her later years in retirement in Stockholm, and died there on 23 June 1981 at the age of 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Balz, Bruno (born 6 October 1902)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Immer wieder Schweden" by Peter Echevers H. (Dr. Peter Echevers H., 2007), p. 71: "Zarah Leander - wir Kinder nannten sie immer ‚Zarah Zylinder' — hieß mit bürgerlichem Namen eigentlich Sara Stina Hedberg, sie kam am 15. März 1907 um genau 22.16 Uhr zur Welt, übrigens im gleichen Geburtsjahr von Astrid Lindgren."

Translation: "Zarah Leander - We children always called her 'Zarah Zylinder' - whose real name was actually Sara Stina Hedberg, came into the world on 15 March 1907 at exactly 22.16 o'clock, incidentally, the same year of birth as Astrid Lindgren."

Svi: Koppejan gives 15 March 1907 at 13h45 Karlstad in Beeldgids van de dierenriem (no source mentioned).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.