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Date of Birth 13 November 1922Norway
Date of Death 31 October 2006Oslo, Norway  (natural causes)
Nickname Moder'n
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

This diminutive actress is without a doubt one of Norway's most beloved entertainer. A gripping dramatic actress as well as a world class comedienne, you wouldn't know it by looking at her. After debuting on stage just after the German occupation of Norway ended in 1945 she went on to became one of the countries most versatile performers. Her starring role as Mrs Piper (aka Lily Hansen) in the farce "Busybody" ("Skulle det dukke opp flere lik er det bare å ringe") is legendary. The part won her the Norwegian Critic's Award in 1969 and resulted in a Norwegian film version in 1970. The movie was seen by roughly 15% of the Norwegian public. On screen she was also memorable as Valborg, the wife of criminal Kjell, in 14 crime-comedies about "Olsenbanden" from 1968 to 1999. On TV she will be fondly remembered as Modern (Mom) in "Fleksnes fataliteter" (1973), the most popular sitcom in Scandinavian history. She re-teamed with "Fleksnes"-writer/director Bo Hermansson to star in two other popular sitcoms, "Fredrikssons fabrikk" in 1990 and "Nr 13" in 1999.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mike Patton <film@start.no>

Spouse (1)

Jan Pande-Rolfsen (7 August 1948 - 11 March 2002) (his death) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Her smile and curly hair

Trivia (4)

Holds the Norwegian record for most film appearances by an actress, close to 50 in total.
Daughter of actors 'August Schønemann'(1891-1925) and Dagmar Kristensen (1901-1987).
Received a Knighthood, First Class of the Order of St. Olav (highest order in Norway).
Suffered a brain stroke in 2003, the year after her husband died. After this she was somewhat reduced and stayed out of the media.

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