GRETA GUENTHER
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GUENTHER--Greta Thyssen.

Her family and friends mourn the passing of Greta Thyssen Guenther, mother, widow, actress, painter, and beauty, who was celebrated for her seductive allure as a glamour girl in 1960's Hollywood and 1970's New York. Born in Hareskovby, Denmark, Greta came to Hollywood soon after being crowned Miss Denmark of 1952. She stared in film and television roles before marrying mining engineer Theodore Roy Guenther and retiring from acting to raise their daughter Genevieve Juliette. In retirement Greta found success as a painter who intriguingly combined representational portraiture and surrealistic allegory. Deeply loving, fiercely intelligent, and filled with appreciation for beauty and joy, Greta will be profoundly missed.


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Published in New York Times on Jan. 9, 2018.
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January 14, 2018
Greta was radiant and witty; and I'm grateful for her positive influence many years ago.
K C
January 12, 2018
Greta was a dear friend of mine and I always enjoyed our conversations. Greta was always full of life and someone whom I will cherish forever. I know that she will be missed by her family and everyone whom she befriended.
Paul Chaffiotte
January 10, 2018
May you fly with the angels, beautiful Greta
Tyler A. Chase
January 9, 2018
I just got a very distressing call from someone letting me know that my dear Greta Thyssen died on Saturday. I knew Greta for more than 18 years. I ever imagined her not being around. She was feisty, funny, glamorous and gorgeous. She was a Hollywood legend but she was also an amazing artist who painted huge portraits. One time she gave me a birthday party in her penthouse on 82nd street. The legendary Hollywood photographer,Peter Basch and casting director Kerry Barden were some of the people who came. I don't think she realized how people admired her. I miss her already.
Tyler A Chase
January 9, 2018
I have known Gretta for 5 years and she was beautiful as outspoken
She will be missed.
Sim Gershon
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