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      Harriet Andersson

      Harriet Andersson

      Highest Rated: 100% Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)

      Lowest Rated: 27% All These Women (1964)

      Birthday: Feb 14, 1932

      Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

      A sensual, stunningly beautiful member of Ingmar Bergman's troupe, Harriet Andersson was featured in many of the director's early classics. Unlike other typical Swedish leading ladies, Andersson was dark-haired, but her outsider appearance was used to smoldering, even kittenish appeal. She began by performing dance halls while still a teenager and at age 18 made her screen debut in "Medan Staden Sover/While the City Sleeps" (1950). Bergman cast her two years later using her coarse but sensual appeal to good effect in "Summer with Monika" (It is a still photograph from this film that Jean-Pierre Leaud steals in Francois Truffaut's 1959 masterpiece "The 400 Blows.") For the director, she was often the lower-class girl, as in her circus performer in "Sawdust and Tinsel" (1953) or her maid Petra in the comic "Smiles of a Summer Night" (1955). Bergman elevated her somewhat as the schizophrenic in "Through a Glass Darkly" (1961) and the dying sister in "Cries and Whispers" (1972) but in their final screen collaboration "Fanny and Alexander" (1981) had her back as a kitchen maid.

      Highest rated movies

      Fanny and Alexander poster
      Fanny and Alexander
      Through a Glass Darkly poster
      Through a Glass Darkly
      Smiles of a Summer Night poster
      Smiles of a Summer Night
      A Lesson in Love poster
      A Lesson in Love
      Sawdust and Tinsel poster
      Sawdust and Tinsel
      Monika poster
      Cries and Whispers poster
      Cries and Whispers
      Liv & Ingmar poster
      Liv & Ingmar




      93% 80% Liv & Ingmar Unknown (Character) $5.5K 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet ...But Film Is My Mistress Unknown (Character) - 2010
      69% 89% Dogville Gloria (Character) $1.5M 2003
      83% 69% Light Keeps Me Company Self - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Sky Miss Kjaer (Character) - 1993
      100% 94% Fanny and Alexander Justina (Character) - 1982
      94% 90% Cries and Whispers Agnes (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 44% The Girls Marianne (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Roman Mathaswintha (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 64% The Deadly Affair Ann Dobbs (Character) - 1966
      27% 43% All These Women Isolde (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving Couples Agda (Character) - 1964
      100% 92% Through a Glass Darkly Karin/Sister (Character) - 1961
      50% 74% Dreams Doris (Character) - 1955
      100% 89% Smiles of a Summer Night Petra the Maid (Character) - 1955
      100% 77% A Lesson in Love Nix (Character) - 1954
      100% 84% Sawdust and Tinsel Anne (Character) - 1953
      100% 83% Monika Monika (Character) - 1952