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Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83

AP  |  Copenhagen 

Andersson, the Swedish who starred in classic by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was 83.

Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, for the said.

The said Monday Andersson was the only person to have been named best four times in its annual awards.

In 1958, Andersson also shared the Best award at for her performance in Bergman's ""

Five years later, she won Best Actress at for her performance in Vilgot Sjoman's "The Mistress." "Her achievements in cannot be overrated," the Swedish Film Institute's CEO, Anna Serner, said in a statement.

Andersson "will be forever remembered as one of Sweden's truly great actors," she added.

Born in on November 11, 1935, as Berit Elisabet Andersson, she appeared in more than 90 films, 13 of them directed by Bergman.

They first met in 1951 when Bergman directed a series of soap commercials featuring Andersson, according to the institute.

Andersson's career expanded into major productions overseas in the 1970s. She appeared in movies by directors such as and and starred alongside actors including Paul Newman, and

She then turned to directing plays in before suffering a stroke in 2009 and disappearing from the limelight.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenny, and her third husband, Funeral arrangements were not announced.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 17:45 IST