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IN PICTURES: Legendary Swedish actress Bibi Andersson leaves behind ‘hole of loss’

Andersson is perhaps best known for starring in many of Bergman classics including The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957) and Persona (1966).

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Andersson with Bergman, left, and Victor Sjöström during the shooting of Wild Strawberries. Photo: TT

Andersson first started working with the director at the age of 15, when she was cast in several commercials for the Swedish soap brand Bris, directed by Bergman.

She received several awards including the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin international film festival in 1963 for her role in Vilgot Sjöman's The Mistress (1962).


Bibi Andersson with fellow actor Nils Poppe in The Seventh Seal. Photo: TT

From early film credits in 1951, she continued working and starring in movies until 2009, when she suffered a stroke paralyzing one side of her body.

Andersson starring in Bergman movie Persona in 1966. Photo: TT

Her daughter Grede Dahlstrand said Andersson had made a mark on many people's lives.

"She leaves behind a great hole of loss for every one of us who had the privilege of being near her," Dahlstrand said.


Andersson receiving one of many acting awards in 2008. PhoRead More – Source

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