Actor Bibi Andersson passes away


“Her achievements in Swedish cinema cannot be overrated,” the Swedish Film Institute’s CEO, Anna Serner, said in a statement. Popular Photos

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Have you seen these photos of Ranveer Singh, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor? Funeral arrangements were not announced. Andersson “will be forever remembered as one of Sweden’s truly great actors,” she added. She appeared in movies by directors such as John Huston and Robert Altman and starred alongside actors including Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier and Steve McQueen. They first met in 1951 when Bergman directed a series of soap commercials featuring Andersson, according to the institute. She is survived by her daughter, Jenny, and her third husband, Gabriel Mora Baeza. In 1958, Andersson also shared the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Bergman’s Brink of Life. 11, 1935, as Berit Elisabet Andersson, she appeared in more than 90 films, 13 of them directed by Bergman. The state-funded institute said on Monday that Andersson was the only person to have been named best actress four times in its annual awards. Five years later, she won Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance in Vilgot Sjoman’s The Mistress. She then turned to directing plays in Stockholm before suffering a stroke in 2009 and disappearing from the limelight. Andersson’s career expanded into major productions overseas in the 1970s. Advertising

Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute. Latest Videos


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