Kirsten Rolffes

Kirsten Rolffes (20 September 1928 – 10 April 2000) was a Danish actress, internationally mostly recognized for her roles in The Kingdom and Matador. She also had a leading role in Denmark's first sitcom, Een stor familie (One big family), set in an early 1980s office building. She attended drama school at Frederiksberg Theater (1947-48) and at the National Theater (Kongelige teater; 1948-50).

Kirsten Rolffes
Born(1928-09-20)20 September 1928
Died10 April 2000(2000-04-10) (aged 71)
OccupationActress
Years active1947-2000
Spouse(s)Carl Viggo Becker (1951-2000; her death)
Children3

CareerEdit

Her role in the country's first soap opera Landsbyen (The Village) helped cement her fame in her native country. She also worked in animation, voicing Ursula in the Danish language version of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Maleficent in the Danish dub of Sleeping Beauty, and the Evil Queen in the Danish dub of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. She also acted on stage at the National Theater (Det kongelige teater) between 1950-63 and 1988-94.

HonorsEdit

She was knighted in 1990 by Queen Margrethe II for her services to the theatrical arts.

DeathEdit

After fighting breast cancer and having multiple surgical operations, she conceded to the disease and halted treatment in 1995. She died in 2000 in Copenhagen, survived by her three children, and is interred in Garrison Cemetery.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1951 Meet Me on Cassiopeia Rumsterstang pige Uncredited
1953 We Who Go the Kitchen Route Olga
1955 Gengæld Fru Donner
1956 Qivitoq - Fjeldgængeren Sygeplejerske Kirsten Prage
1963 Hvad med os? Gorm's Wife
1968 I den grønne skov Spåkone
1969 The Man Who Thought Life Værtinden
1970 Løgneren Fru Høst
1974 Rapportpigen Harriet, the mature woman
1974 Pigen og drømmeslottet Emma Holgersen
1974 Nøddebo præstegaard Rasmine
1975 Sønnen fra vingården Konsulinde Martin
1977 Mind Your Back, Professor Sekretær på Slavisk Institut
1979 Skal vi danse først? Susannes mor
1981 Historien om Kim Skov Skolelærer
1981 Gummi-Tarzan Hundedame
1983 Otto er et næsehorn Mrs. Flora
1984 Busters verden Joanna's Mother
1985 Walter og Carlo - op på fars hat Viola van Heimvee
1986 Valhalla Ravnen Munin / Røskvas og Tjalfes mor Danish version, Voice
1986 Walter og Carlo - yes, det er far Viola van Heimvee
1987 Sidste akt Miss Archie
1988 Elvis Hansen, en samfundshjælper Putte von Porter
1989 Waltzing Regitze Regitze's Mother
1990 Casanova Sygeplejerske
1991 The Great Day on the Beach Fru. Fredriksen
1992 Sofie Jonas' Mother
1993 Jungledyret Voice
1997 Nonnebørn Priorinden / The Prioress

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