Former Hollywood stars Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman will be among the personalities who will appear on the new banknotes that Swedish National Bank will be print.
Director Ingmar Bergman will appear on the bill of 200 SEK, while former actress Greta Garbo will appear on the 100 SEK.
Besides, they will appear on other banknotes Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary General of the United Nations, opera singer Birgit Nilsson and musician Evert Traube.
Johan Gernhard and Leif Pagrotsky , Vice President and General Council of the Bank of Sweden – Riskbank said that General Council chose people who had a positive impact and have produced important cultural impressions since 1900. They believe that the designs reflect the Swedish heritage and different parts of Sweden in a positive and representative way.
Ingmar Berga, one of Hollywood’s famous directors, died in 2007 and had its origins in the Swedish island of Gotland. Greta Garbo, one of the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era, she was also a Swedish and she died in capital Stockholm, in 1990.