Helena Bergström is a Swedish actress. The granddaughter of legendary Swedish actor Olof Widgren and the daughter of Hans Bergström and Kerstin Widgren. Bergström is married to Colin Nutley and is known for playing the female lead in many of his films. Being one of Sweden’s most highly acclaimed stage actresses she has played the lead part in plays like "Miss Julie", "Twelfth Night", "Pygmalion", "Piaf", "A Dolls House", the part of Hamlet in "Hamlet", "Medea", Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire", and Sally Bowles in Stockholm City Theatre’s production of "Cabaret". Despite being born into a theatrical family, Bergström's childhood dream was to work with animals. Aged 15, she travelled to Mississippi in the USA as an exchange student and lived there for a year. During this time, she became fascinated with the theatre and decided that the stage was her calling. Back in Sweden, she won a part in a TV series but failed in her first attempt to achieve a place at stage school. Thanks to tuition from Margreth Weivers, she succeeded on her third attempt in 1985.