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Friday, 13 November 2015

ABBA Singer Frida Is Still Sexy And Happy With 70 - Italian Article

Anni-Frid Lyngstad Synni also still looks great with 70 years

Südtirol News


Rough English translation of the article:

ABBA singer Frida is still sexy and happy with 70

Despite many vicissitudes has Abba singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad Synni - short Frida - can never be beaten. From her self-confidence she has until today lost none. And a new challenge found. On November 15, Frida celebrates her 70th birthday.
Frida has to be an exceptionally strong woman. Otherwise, the Abba singer would not have survived the many dramas of their lives so without prejudice. Her mother died early, her father did not know her first. She is twice divorced, widowed and has lost her daughter in a car accident. Nevertheless, it is not only happy in their choice-home, Switzerland. She feels even more attractive as a Senior.
"I think I look good - I am satisfied with myself," says the star of the legendary Swedish pop group of the magazine "Damernas Värld" the end of April. "Most sexy is a person, if they feel comfortable with yourself." Countless men around the globe had the willowy brunette adored in the '70s when she rocked back on platform shoes to "Mamma Mia" and "Dancing Queen" in the clock.
She was then assigned to their bandmates Benny Andersson. The second musician pair Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog both 1974 came to world fame when Abba with the song "Waterloo" won the Grand Prix. "We were very nervous," Frida the BBC in 2014 says about the famous appearance.
"We were two couples, we were in love," she says in retrospect. "I think in a way people could identify with us." However, the infatuation held at two pairs not last forever. After their marriage in 1978, Frida and Benny in 1981 separated again. For the singer thus already the second marriage went on the rocks. While still a teenager, she had married the Swede Ragnar Fredriksson, get with him two children - a boy and a girl. The daughter died as a young woman in a car accident.
To cope with the blows of fate, Frida writes a lot, "even if I have not published much," she says in the talk show "Skavlan" in September 2014. From the beginning, it Lyngstad not easy as a child of a Norwegian and a German soldier was born in 1945 in a mining settlement near the town of Narvik. "Tyskerbarn" call the Norwegian crew such children back then.
That her father lives, and that this is the German Alfred Haase, Frida learned only when she was famous with Abba. The youth magazine "Bravo" brought together the two. "His name is Haase, he knew of nothing," the magazine writes about his article.
As much as German as Norwegians would perhaps wish, one of the famous Abba members to belong to their compatriots: It is neither the one nor the other, but Swedish. After she moved with her grandmother as a little girl to Sweden, she took as a teenager to Swedish citizenship. Not even marriage with the German Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss von Plauen did not alter Prince, lived with Frida until his death in 1999 in Switzerland.
There is the singer who has become by marrying the princess, remained as a widow. "I feel at home there, I live there for 30 years," she says to Swedish television. "I was born in the mountains. (...) It is as if the circle would close. I'll be back in nature, in which I was born."
Out of love for her adopted country she works for the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 2015 to a musical tribute. Otherwise, Frida, who also celebrated solo success in the 70s and 80s, rather than singing busy with other projects: For a designer she has designed a ski suit.


  1. I always thought Freda was the sexy one with the best behind, though I am now a woman of osme 71 years. Their songs are wonderful then and now. Thank you. Good to see you are happy. Also thought you were the happy one of the group. Thank you

    1. Caro, I understand exactly what you are saying about Frida being the sexy one. She was absolutely stunning - particularly during the 1977 Tour when she wore those little shorts - what a figure !