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Actress Bibi Andersson died aged 83

Actress Berit Elisabeth Andersson, known professionally as Bibi Andersson, a Swedish actress who was best known for her frequent collaborations with the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, died on Sunday at 83.

She starred in "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"  „Smiles of a Summer Night”, „You Are My Adventure ,” „The Passion of Anna.” „The Butterfly's Dream,” „The Lost Prince” and more. Monday Andersson was the only person to have been named best actress four times in its annual awards. "Her achievements in Swedish cinema cannot be overrated," the Swedish Film Institute's CEO, Anna Serner, said in a statement. She appeared in more than 90 films, 13 of them directed by Bergman. She ALSO appeared in movies by directors such as John Huston and Robert Altman and starred alongside actors including Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier and Steve McQueen.

Bibi-Andersson-1956
Bibi Andersson in 1956

Her first collaboration with Ingmar Bergman came in 1951. In 1963, Andersson won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 13th Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in Vilgot Sjöman's The Mistress. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she worked primarily in television and as a theatre actress. In 1990, Andersson worked as a theatre director in Stockholm. As a curiosity, 73767 Bibiandersson, a minor planet discovered by Eric Walter Elst, is named after her.

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