Harriet Andersson Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Stockholm, Sweden
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Discovered at age 20 by celebrated director Ingmar Bergman, she became part of Bergman's regular stable of performers; in fact, he wrote Summer with Monika (1953) especially for her breakthrough. Extraordinary and versatile as an actress, her roles have ranged from the naive young wife in Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) to the mad visionary in Through a Glass Darkly (1961). Andersson also appeared in Fanny and Alexander (1982), Bergman's last film. After that she has appeared in a number of feature films and TV series in Sweden. Her autobiography was published in 2005.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mattias Thuresson

Harriet Andersson came to Malmö Stadsteater and met Ingmar Bergman in 1953. Her career is strongly tied to Bergman. Especially her film career in which she often appeared as strong, independent women, not rarely from the working class, with an erotic charisma. Andersson got her breakthrough with the title role in Summer with Monika (1953). Later she combined roles on the stage and on the big screen, and after 1968 chiefly at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. In film she was notably in Bergman's Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Cries & Whispers (1972) and Fanny and Alexander (1982)

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fredrik Klasson <fredrik_klasson@hotmail.com>

Spouse (1)

Bertil Wejfeldt (1959 - 1962) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (8)

Has a daughter, Petra Wejfeldt (born 1960), with her former husband, Bertil Wejfeldt. Harriet is the grandmother of Petra's 3 children.
Lived with Jörn Donner for a while in the 1960s.
Had a relationship with Ingmar Bergman in the 1950s.
She appeared on stage occasionally in her early career and played roles that ranged from the title role in "The Diary of Anne Frank" to Ophelia in "Hamlet".
Her daughter, Petra, is named after the maid that she played in Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) [Smiles of a Summer Night]. The musical "A Little Night Music" was adapted from this film.
No relation to actress Bibi Andersson.
Was engaged to late actor Per Oscarsson in the 1950s.
Received a long standing ovation and rapturous applause when given the Honorary Guldbagge for her body of work. [January 2009]

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