Bibi Andersson

Actor, Director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1935 in Sweden

Filmography

Actor (52)

Elina 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Det gar aldrig som man tankt sig 1999 (Movie)

Solveig (Actor)

Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

I Rollerna Tre 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Il Sogno Della Farfalla 1994 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Dromspel 1993 (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

Una estación de paso 1992 (Movie)

Lise (Actor)

Babette's gastebud 1988 (Movie)

Swedish Royal Opera Patron (Actor)

Fordringsagare 1988 (Movie)

Tekla (Actor)

Svart gryning 1987 (Movie)

The Ambassador (Actor)

Los Duenos del silencio 1986 (Movie)

Swedish Ambassador (Actor)

Huomenna 1985 (Movie)

Singer (Actor)

Pobre Mariposa 1985 (Movie)

Gertrud (Actor)

Berget pa manens baksida 1983 (Movie)

Ann-Charlotte Leffler (Actor)

Exposed 1983 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

Sista Leken 1983 (Movie)

Viktor's Wife (Actor)

Svarte Fugler 1983 (Movie)

Simone Cambral (Actor)

Jag rodnar 1981 (Movie)

Siv Andersson (Actor)

Marmeladupproret 1980 (Movie)

Anna-Berit (Actor)

Quintet 1979 (Movie)

Ambrosia (Actor)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Francine (Actor)

Barnfoerbjudet 1978 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Twee Vrouwen 1978 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

An Enemy of the People 1977 (Movie)

Catherine Stockmann (Actor)

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1977 (Movie)

Dr Fried (Actor)

L' Amour en Question 1977 (Movie)

Catherine Dumais (Actor)

After the Fall 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Blondy 1974 (Movie)

Mitta (Actor)

Il Pleut sur Santiago 1974 (Movie)

Monique (Actor)

La Rivale 1973 (Movie)

Blanche (Actor)

Scenes From a Marriage 1973 (Movie)

Katarina (Actor)

Afskedens Time 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mannen fran andra Sidan 1972 (Movie)

Britt Stagenlius (Actor)

Ingmar Bergman 1971 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Girls 1971 (Movie)

Lysistrata (Actor)

Beroringen 1970 (Movie)

Karin Vergerus (Actor)

The Kremlin Letter 1970 (Movie)

Erika Boeck (Actor)

The Passion of Anna 1970 (Movie)

Eva Vergerus (Actor)

Storia di una Donna 1969 (Movie)

Karin Ullman (Actor)

Persona 1967 (Movie)

Alma (Actor)

Duel at Diablo 1965 (Movie)

Ellen Grange (Actor)

Not to Speak About All These Women 1964 (Movie)

Humlan (Actor)

The Devil's Eye 1960 (Movie)

Britt-Marie (Actor)

Brink of Life 1959 (Movie)

Hjordis Pettersson (Actor)

The Magician 1958 (Movie)

Sara Lindkvist--1st Maid (Actor)

The Seventh Seal 1957 (Movie)

Mia--Jof's Wife (Actor)

Wild Strawberries 1957 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

The Last Couple Out 1956 (Movie)

Kerstin (Actor)

Smiles of a Summer Night 1955 (Movie)

Actress (Actor)

The Lost Prince (TV Show)

Actor

Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Show)

Actor

World of Film (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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

Relationships

Josef Andersson

Father

Karin Andersson

Mother

Per Ahlmark

Husband
married in 1978

Gerd Andersson

Sister
older

Ingmar Bergman Screenplay

Companion
had affair c. 1956-59

Kjell Grede

Husband
married in 1960 divorced in 1973

Jenny Grede

Daughter
born in 1973

Gosta Terseus

Companion
had brief relationship in the early 1950s

EDUCATION

Royal Dramatic Theatre School

1954 - 1956

Terserus Drama School

Milestones

1990

Debut as stage director

1987

Starred in "Babette's Feast"

1985

Co-starred in "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" (NBC)

1976

Arrested in Sweden for tax evasion

1974

Played Holga in "After the Fall" (NBC)

1973

Last film collaboration with Bergman, "Scenes From a Marriage"

1973

Made Broadway debut, "Full Circle"

1966

Co-starred in Bergman's "Persona"

1965

US film debut in "Duel at Diablo"

1957

Had major roles in Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" and "Wild Strawberries"

1955

First film for Ingmar Bergman, "Smiles of a Summer Night"

1953

Screen acting debut in "Dum-Bom"

1951

First collaboration with Ingmar Bergman, appearing in his TV commercial for Bris soap

1949

Worked as movie extra

Appeared in productions for the Malmo Theatre, Sweden

Bonus Trivia

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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).

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