STOCKHOLM – Actress Lena Nyman, who starred in sexually explicit movies that defined Swedish cinema in the 1960s, has died. She was 66.

Nyman’s manager Mats Nilemar says she died peacefully in a Stockholm hospital early Friday after a long illness.

Nyman starred in more than 50 Swedish films and plays. She won international fame mainly as the lead character in “I Am Curious — Yellow,” a 1967 film that was banned in the U.S. for two years, and its sequel, “I Am Curious — Blue.”