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




93% 80% Liv & Ingmar Unknown (Character) $5.5K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ...But Film Is My Mistress Unknown (Character) - 2010
70% 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
90% 91% Cries and Whispers Agnes (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Roman Mathaswintha (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 44% The Girls Marianne (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 64% The Deadly Affair Ann Dobbs (Character) - 1966
27% 44% All These Women Isolde (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving Couples Agda (Character) - 1964
100% 92% Through a Glass Darkly Karin (Character) - 1961
100% 89% Smiles of a Summer Night Petra the Maid (Character) - 1955
50% 75% Dreams Doris (Character) - 1955
100% 78% A Lesson in Love Nix (Character) - 1954
100% 84% Sawdust and Tinsel Anne (Character) - 1953
100% 83% Monika Monika (Character) - 1952


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sandhamn Murders Signe (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey Esther Stern (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanny and Alexander Justina (Character) 1984-1985