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Also Known As: Berit Elizabeth Andersson Died:
Born: November 11, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor, director

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A major star of the Swedish cinema of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Bibi Andersson was appearing on stage at Malmo when discovered by Ingmar Bergman, who was casting a 1951 Bris soap commercial. She went on to became a staple of the director's stock company, distinguishing herself in such films as "Wild Strawberries" (1957), as the young hiker who brings comfort into the life of an elderly man (Victor Sjostrom), "Brink of Life" (1958), as the protective mother of an illegitimate child, for which she was named Best Actress at Cannes and "The Devil's Eye" (1959). Her finest work is undoubtedly "Persona" (1966), Bergman's masterpiece about a mute actress (Liv Ullman) and her nurse (Andersson) who gradually switch minds and identities. In "The Touch" (1971), Andersson was cast as a homemaker who seems content, but doubts her very happiness

A major star of the Swedish cinema of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Bibi Andersson was appearing on stage at Malmo when discovered by Ingmar Bergman, who was casting a 1951 Bris soap commercial. She went on to became a staple of the director's stock company, distinguishing herself in such films as "Wild Strawberries" (1957), as the young hiker who brings comfort into the life of an elderly man (Victor Sjostrom), "Brink of Life" (1958), as the protective mother of an illegitimate child, for which she was named Best Actress at Cannes and "The Devil's Eye" (1959). Her finest work is undoubtedly "Persona" (1966), Bergman's masterpiece about a mute actress (Liv Ullman) and her nurse (Andersson) who gradually switch minds and identities. In "The Touch" (1971), Andersson was cast as a homemaker who seems content, but doubts her very happiness

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
4.
 I Rollerna Tre (1996)
5.
 Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996) Cristina
6.
 Il Sogno Della Farfalla (1994) Mother
7.
 Dromspel (1994) Victoria
8.
 Una Estacion de paso (1992) Lise
9.
 Fordringsagare (1988) Tekla
10.
 Babette's Feast (1987) Swedish Royal Opera Patron
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Milestones close milestones

1949:
Worked as movie extra
1951:
First collaboration with Ingmar Bergman, appearing in his TV commercial for Bris soap
1953:
Screen acting debut in "Dum-Bom"
1955:
First film for Ingmar Bergman, "Smiles of a Summer Night"
:
Appeared in productions for the Malmo Theatre, Sweden
1957:
Had major roles in Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" and "Wild Strawberries"
1965:
US film debut in "Duel at Diablo"
1966:
Co-starred in Bergman's "Persona"
1973:
Made Broadway debut, "Full Circle"
1973:
Last film collaboration with Bergman, "Scenes From a Marriage"
1974:
Played Holga in "After the Fall" (NBC)
1976:
Arrested in Sweden for tax evasion
1985:
Co-starred in "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" (NBC)
1987:
Starred in "Babette's Feast"
1990:
Debut as stage director
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Education

Terserus Drama School: -
Royal Dramatic Theatre School: - 1954 - 1956

Notes

Not to be confused with transvestite actor Manuel Fernandez Chica who acts under the name of "Bibi Andersen" in the Spanish films: "Cambio de sexo" (1977) and the Almodovar films: "Matador" (1986), "La Leo de Deseo/The Law of Desire" (1987) and "High Heels" (1991).

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Gosta Terseus. Actor. Had brief relationship in the early 1950s.
companion:
Ingmar Bergman. Director, screenwriter. Had affair c. 1956-59.
husband:
Kjell Grede. Director, writer. Married in 1960; divorced in 1973.
husband:
Per Ahlmark. Politician. Married in 1978.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Josef Andersson.
mother:
Karin Andersson.
sister:
Gerd Andersson. Ballerina. Older.
daughter:
Jenny Matilda Grede. Born in 1973.
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