Birgitta Andersson

Ulla Birgitta Helena Andersson (born Andersson 20 April 1933) is a Swedish actress and comedian.[1]

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Birgitta Andersson playing Omaka par at Maximteatern in 1988.
Ulla Birgitta Helena Andersson

(1933-04-20) 20 April 1933 (age 89)
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1954–
Spouse(s)Anders Bye (divorced)
Partner(s)Carl Zetterström
ChildrenMatti Bye
Hanna Z Gradin


Andersson with Carl Gustaf Lindstedt in Teskedsgumman, 1967

Andersson made her breakthrough by acting in various variety shows with Povel Ramel and Karl Gerhard. She was part of the group around Hasse & Tage, acting in revues such as Gula Hund, Docking the Boat (Att Angöra en Brygga), Spader, Madame!, The Apple War (Äppelkriget), Ägget är löst, The Adventures of Picasso (Picassos Äventyr) and Häxan Surtant.

In 1967, she portrayed Teskedsgumman (Mrs. Pepperpot) in the Swedish advent calendar with the same name. The programme became very popular and has been re-run on Swedish television. Later, she also portrayed two other characters on children's shows: Hedvig in Från A till Ö - En Resa Orden runt (From A to Ö - A Trip Around the Words) from 1974 and the small troll Daisy in Trolltider (Trolltimes) from 1979.

Andersson played Doris in the Jönssonligan movies, and she provided the Swedish voice for Lady Kluck in the Walt Disney animated movie Robin Hood and Blomhåret in Dunderklumpen.

She has become a well-liked and popular actress in Sweden[2] with a characteristic dialect (västgötska),[3] and although her main forte has been comedy, she has also had more serious and character roles.[1]


She received the Guldbagge Honorary Award, which is the Swedish film industry lifetime honorary award, in 2016.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Andersson was born in Mariestad in 1933. She has two children, the pianist Matti Bye (born 1966) with her then-husband Anders Bye, and Hanna Z Gradin with the Swedish writer Carl Zetterström.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Birgitta Andersson". Nationalencyklopedin.
  2. ^ a b "Hedersbagge till Birgitta Andersson". Sveriges Television. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b Vorne, Anna (3 April 2007). "Birgitta Andersson: Jag behöver ingen man - jag får så mycket kärlek ändå!". Hemmets Journal. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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