Anni-Frid Lyngstad

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Dowager Princess of Reuss
Dowager Countess of Plauen
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, May 2013.jpg
Lyngstad during the opening of ABBA: The Museum, 6 May 2013
Biographical data
BornAnni-Frid Synni Lyngstad
(1945-11-15) 15 November 1945 (age 75)
Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway
Ragnar Fredriksson
(m. 1964; div. 1970)

Benny Andersson
(m. 1978; div. 1981)

Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen
(m. 1992; his death 1999)
  • Hans Fredriksson
  • Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson
HouseReuss (by marriage)
FatherAlfred Haase
MotherSynni Lyngstad
OccupationSinger, songwriter, environmentalist
Musical career
Also known asFrida
OriginTorshälla, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Years active
  • 1967–1984 (as solo artist)
  • 1996–1999 (as solo artist)
  • 1987–present (as guest singer)
Associated acts

Anni-Frid Synni, Dowager Princess Reuss of Plauen (German: Anni-Frid Synni, Prinzessin Reuß von Plauen; née Lyngstad, born 15 November 1945), commonly known as Frida Lyngstad (Norwegian: [ˈlyŋstɑ]; Swedish: [ˈlʏŋstɑːd]), or just by the mononym, Frida (Swedish: [²friːda]), is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer-songwriter, and environmentalist.[1] She is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.

In 1996, Lyngstad recorded her final album in Swedish, Djupa andetag (Deep Breaths), released by Anderson Records, before retiring from music.

In 1992, Lyngstad married Heinrich Ruzzo, Prince Reuss of Plauen, who was a prince of the former sovereign House of Reuss. Heinrich died of lymphoma in 1999.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2001. London, United Kingdom: Routledge & Europa Publications. 15 December 2000. p. 511. ISBN 1857430891.