Swedish Film Star Bibi Andersson Dead at 83
She was best known for her work with director Ingmar Bergman
Andersson was born in 1935 and began working with Bergman in 1951. Her first role in a Bergman-directed piece was a commercial for cleaning agent Bris.
The same year, she landed her first film role in the Alf Sjöberg-directed Miss Julie.
Andersson worked as a film extra throughout her teen years, before studying at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School from 1954 to 1956.
Throughout her career, Andersson starred in 11 films by Bergman, including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Magician and Persona.
Other films she appeared in include Duel at Diablo, The Kremlin Letter and Quintet.
In her later career, Andersson returned primarily to TV and theatre work.
She suffered a stroke in 2009.
Andersson is survived by her husband Gabriel Mora Baeza, as well as a daughter from her first marriage to Kjell Grede.
Goodnight Bibi Andersson, whose incandescent presence and beguiling performances gave life to some of the most unforgettable moments in cinema history. https://t.co/RA2gXvU7EC pic.twitter.com/0VaP3ipKTF— Criterion Collection (@Criterion) April 14, 2019
"Part of being an actress is aliveness, alertness, and it comes from not letting yourself stiffen. I wanted to see life, wanted to smell it, and I felt starving, mentally." Rest in peace, Bibi Andersson, whose bold and brilliant performances helped shaped cinema as we know it. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/WbFb1E3qEn— Tribeca (@Tribeca) April 14, 2019
Rest in peace Bibi Andersson. Star of several hugely influential Swedish movies directed by Ingmar Bergman, not least my favourite, one of the greatest psychological head trips of them all; Persona'. pic.twitter.com/18LUEQ0S7C— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 15, 2019