Dagny Carlsson

Dagny Valborg Carlsson, née Eriksson (born 8 May 1912) is a Swedish blogger centenarian.[1] Carlsson, who calls herself Bojan on her blog, started working as a seamstress at a factory at a young age.[2] She would later study at a textile institute in Norrköping.[3] At the age of 99 years she went to a class in computing to learn more about it, and at the age of 100 she became known in media for her high age and her blogging.[4] On the question about what makes a long life she has answered good genes and curiosity.[5] Dagny Carlsson was work leader at a corset factory in Sundbyberg, and for the last fifteen years of her worklife she worked at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.[6][7]

Dagny Carlsson
Carlsson in 2013
Dagny Valborg Eriksson

(1912-05-08) 8 May 1912 (age 109)
Kristianstad, Sweden
OccupationBlogger, retired seamstress
Known for
  • Blogging
  • television personality
  • film appearances

She has participated in several TV shows such as TV4's Nyhetsmorgon, SVT's Fråga doktorn, Gomorron Sverige and the SVT documentary series Det är inte så dumt att bli gammal. She has also been a guest in the Nordic talk show Skavlan on 4 March 2016[8] as well as TV4's Bingolotto game show.[9] In 2013, at age 101, Dagny Carlsson had a small role in the film The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, in which she played an elderly woman who has moved into the 100-year old protagonist’s abandoned room at the retirement home.[10] In December 2017, she presented an episode of the radio show Vinter i P1 on Sveriges Radio.[2] Carlsson supported the Me Too movement. [11]

Dagny Carlsson was married to Ragnar Norling (1909–1958) between 1942 and 1951.[12] She was then married to Harry Carlsson (1913–2004) between 1951 and until his death of cancer in 2004.[13]


  1. ^ "Sveriges äldsta bloggare firar 105". Sydsvenskan. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2019
  2. ^ a b "Dagny Carlsson om döde maken Harry: "Han dansade som en gud"". MåBra. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. ^ "102 år och egen blogg". Archived from the original on 10 February 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  4. ^ Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "106-year-old blogger in Sweden | DW | 09.05.2018". Retrieved 25 December 2019 – via www.dw.com.
  5. ^ "Nyfikenhet ger dig ett långt liv". Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  6. ^ Wikholm, Icakuriren | Ingela. "Dagny Carlsson fyller 105 år – här är hennes liv i bilder". Icakuriren. Archived from the original on 5 July 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Dagny Carlsson: Life Begins at 100". AlJazeera. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  8. ^ Persson, Christin. "Dagny om Rebecca & Fiona: "Inte bara bompa-bompa"". Sveriges Television. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Avsnitt 50.20 – BingoLottoWiki". bingolottowiki.se. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Se 104-åriga Dagny Carlssons känga till filmen "Hundraettåringen"". Archived from the original on 26 January 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Sweden's 105-year-old blogger supports Me Too campaign". The Local. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  12. ^ Carlsson, Dagny; Bjurberg, Helen (26 October 2016). Livet enligt Dagny: I huvudet på en 104-åring. Bokförlaget Forum. ISBN 9789137149462. Retrieved 25 December 2019 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ "Dagny Carlsson fyller 106 år: "Jag har inte en krämpa"". allas.se. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2019.

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