All articles by Robert C. Allen

From the Sight and Sound archive

Asta Nielsen: the silent muse

To mark a new BFI Southbank season celebrating the films of silent-era diva ‘Die Asta’, we share this feature – first published in S&S Autumn 1973 – which heralds Nielsen as of one of the world’s first and greatest film stars

By Robert C. Allen

Asta Nielsen: the silent muse