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Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at 83.

By AAP Newswire

Sweden's Film Institute says Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by her compatriot, the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, has died aged 83.

Spokesman Martin Frostberg says Andersson, who starred in The Seventh Seal and Persona died on Sunday.

The state-funded institute said on Monday that Andersson was four times named best actress in its annual awards, and also received a similar accolade from the Berlin Film Festival, in 1963.

Born on November 11, 1935, as Berit Elisabet Andersson, she later appeared in dozens of movies, including by directors John Huston and Robert Altman, before directing plays in Stockholm.

In 2009, she suffered a stroke and disappeared from the limelight.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenny, and her third husband, Gabriel Mora Baeza.