Maj Lillemor "Lill" Lindfors (born 12 May 1940 in Helsinki) is a Swedish singer. Born in Helsinki, Finland she has been performing in Scandinavia with minor and major success since the 1960s.
She debuted as a revue actress in Uddevalla in 1960 and the following year as a recording artist. In the most recent decades, Lindfors has been known in Scandinavia for her "one-woman shows" in which she mixes music with a lot of comedy. She was one of the first artists who sang samba in Sweden, and she was also one of the first Swedish performers who did stand-up comedy in her shows.
Eurovision Song Contest
Lindfors's performance of "Nygammal Vals ("New, yet familiar waltz") with Svante Thuresson took second place in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest.
She was a presenter at the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was most famous for suffering a wardrobe malfunction live, during the contest, after passing through a part of the elaborate set. She later admitted it was a gag, but that it had not been rehearsed beforehand. According to author John Kennedy O'Connor's book The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, the EBU was not pleased with this stunt. It remains one of the most iconic moments in the contest's history. She also performed "Musik ska byggas utav glädje" ("My Joy Is Building Bricks of Music") as the contest's major opener.
She has starred in several Swedish TV-shows which have been awarded in Montreaux.
In 1998, she became Sweden's Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF.
She was married in 1969 to director Peter Wester, with whom she has one child. The couple divorced in 1973. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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