Montreal (Qc) CANADA - August 27 1999 File Photo -
Bibi Andersson press conference as Jury President of the 1999 World Film Festival.
Birgitta "Bibi" Andersson (born 11 November 1935) is a Swedish actress.
Andersson was born in Kungsholmen, Stockholm, the daughter of Karin (nÈe Mansion), a social worker, and Josef Andersson, a businessman. She studied acting at the Terserus Drama School and at the legendary Royal Dramatic Theatre School in Stockholm. After completing school, she agreed to join the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, which she remained a member of for 30 years. Her first collaboration with Ingmar Bergman was in 1951, when she participated in his production of an advertisement for the detergent "Bris". At the end of the 1950s she starred in three Bergman pictures: The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and Brink of Life.
Her intense portrayal of the nurse Alma in the 1966 film Persona led to an increase in the number of cinematic roles offered her, and she appeared that same year opposite James Garner and Sidney Poitier in the violent western Duel at Diablo. More Bergman collaborations followed, as well as working with John Huston (The Kremlin Letter: 1970) and Robert Altman (Quintet: 1979). She made her debut in American theatre in 1973 with a production of Erich Maria Remarque's "Full Circle". In 1990 she worked as a theatre director in Stockholm. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Andersson worked primarily in television and as a theatre actress, working with Bergman among others. She was also a supervisor for the humanitarian project Road to Sarajevo.
In 1996, she published her autobiography Ett ˆgonblick ("A Moment", or, literally, "A Blink of the Eye"). She has been married (1960, divorced) to the director Kjell Grede with whom she has a daughter, Jenny, and, secondly (1978, divorced), to the politician and writer Per Ahlmark. Since 29 May 2004, Andersson has been married to Gabriel Mora Baeza.