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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 November 1935Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Birth NameBerit Elisabeth Andersson
Height 5' 4¼" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom (1953), playing against Nils Poppe. Eventually, she was able to start at the Royal Dramatic Theatre's acting school in 1954. A brief relationship with Ingmar Bergman made her quit school and follow him to the Malmö city theatre, where he was a director, performing in plays by August Strindberg and Hjalmar Bergman. Bergman also gave her a small part in his comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), and larger roles in his Wild Strawberries (1957) and The Seventh Seal (1957). From the the 1960s she got offers from abroad, with best result in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977). During the civil war in Yugoslavia she has worked with several initiatives to give the people of Sarajevo theatre and other forms of culture.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson <mattias.thuresson@mbox300.swipnet.se>

Spouse (3)

Gabriel Mora Baeza (29 May 2004 - present)
Per Ahlmark (1979 - 1981) (divorced)
Kjell Grede (1960 - 1973) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Sister of Gerd Andersson.
Had to spend one night in police custody, accused of having neglected paying taxes on her income from Ingmar Bergman's German production company Persona AG.
A brief relationship with Gösta Terserus was followed by an abortion.
(1954-1956) Studied at Royal Dramatic Theater's acting school in Stockholm.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972
She and Ingmar Bergman made 13 movies together: The Magician (1958), The Touch (1971), The Devil's Eye (1960), All These Women (1964), Brink of Life (1958), Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (1957) (not released), The Passion of Anna (1969), Persona (1966), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Rabies (1958), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957) and Smiles of a Summer Night (1955).
Has a daughter, Jenny Matilde Grede, with ex-husband Kjell Grede.
Aunt of Lars Bethke.

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