Frans Gösta Viktor Ekman (28 December 1890 – 12 January 1938) was a Swedish actor. Generally spoken of as Swedish theatre's most legendary stage actor, Gösta Ekman enjoyed a prolific stage career during his short life, becoming the first real star of Swedish theatre. His boyish good looks attracted both sexes, helping to create a massive cult following and elevating him to the status of a living legend. Combined with a beautiful voice and a powerful stage presence, Ekman was able to captivate his audiences.
He is also known as Gösta Ekman, Sr. and Frans Gösta Viktor Ekman.