INSPIRATION :: Greta Garbo…and Astrid Lindgren

Did you know that in Sweden, the new 20 Kronor bill will be light purple and feature a picture of Pippi Longstocking creator Astrid Lindgren? And there will soon be a blue 100 kronor bill with Greta Garbo’s portrait!

Pippi Longstocking Author Astrid Lindgren on the New 20 Kronor Swedish Banknote
Greta Garbo on a 100 kronor Swedish bill

Here in the United States, authors of children’s literature and movie stars aren’t people we’d ever think to associate with paper money. But I kind of really love it, don’t you?


7 thoughts on “INSPIRATION :: Greta Garbo…and Astrid Lindgren”

  1. I once found that 20 kronor note at an airport! I’ve still got it as, well, I love Astrid Lindgren’s books and on the reverse side the note has Nils Holgerson, I used to love that story as a child!


  2. I´ts not Astrid Lindgren It is Selma Lagerlöv, and she is the one that wrote Nils Holgersson. but I agree Astrid Lindgren disurves to be on one :)


Have something to say? No need to log in. Now, commenting is easy and seamless, even from a mobile device.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.