Anita Thallaug

Anita Thallaug (born 14 February 1938 in Bærum) is a Norwegian actress and singer.


She has featured in musicals, cinema and TV programs. Under the name Vesla Rolfsen, at the age of seven, she was performing at the Spider theatre in Oslo.

She featured frequently in NRK children's programs of the 1950s.

Thallaug was the Norwegian contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest 1963, where she finished 13th (last). She was the first of four Norwegian entrants to score no points in the competition.

Anita Thallaug is the younger sister of opera singer Edith Thallaug.

Melodi Grand Prix entry's

Year Title Placing in national final Placing in eurovision
1962 Mormors spilledåse (Grandmother's music box) 5
1962 Våre skal dagene være (The days shall be ours) 4
1963 Drømmekjolen (The dream dress) 4
1963 Adjø (Adieu) 5
1963 Solhverv (Solstice) 13
1966 Ung og forelsket (Young and in love) 3
1966 Vims (Fussy Person) 5


  • 1990: Den spanske flue (The Spanish Fly) (TV) Mrs Meisel
  • 1964: Klokker i måneskinn (Watches in moonlight) Mannekeng, 'Manager of affairs'
  • 1962: Operation Løvsprett Søster Bitten
  • 1957: Blondin i fara (Blonde in danger) (Swedish film) Mona Mace
  • 1954: I moralens navn (The moral reputation)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Inger Jacobsen
with "Kom sol, kom regn"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Arne Bendiksen
with "Spiral"
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